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Family & Consumer Sciences MSEd Career Outlook

The Forecast is Bright…

  • Middle-level Family and Consumer Sciences education is delivered through the state-mandated course, “Home and Career Skills.”
  • Fifty-five percent of all active Family and Consumer Sciences educators are eligible for retirement in the next ten years. *
  • According to the U.S. Department of Education, there is a shortage of Family and Consumer Sciences educators in New York state.**
  • Only a small number of Family and Consumer Sciences teacher preparation programs exist in New York state.

* Source: New York State Basic Education Data System (BEDS)
** Source: Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide listing, 2010

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