Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division


 Rachel Gonzalez
Learn more about the FACS Division from Rachel Gonzalez Rachel Gonzalez
Lakeridge Junior High
Orem, UT
Family and Consumer Sciences Division The Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education Division helps to promote and enhance FACS education throughout the United States and cooperates with other Divisions to advance the purposes of ACTE®.

The purpose of the FACS Division is to prepare students for family life, work life and careers in FACS by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed for:

  • strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across the life span
  • becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community and work settings
  • promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span
  • managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families
  • balancing personal, home, family and work lives
  • using critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community and work environments
  • successful life management, employment and career development
  • functioning effectively as providers and consumers of goods and services
  • appreciating human worth and accepting responsibility for one’s actions and success in family and work life

The FACS Division does this by empowering individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Our unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships.

The ACTE Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division is aligned with the following career clusters:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Marketing, Sales and Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


Industry Insider Tour: Hospitality and Tourism Sector

Transform your CTE programs by participating in sector-specific, two-day tours designed to provide CTE educators and administrators from across the nation the unique opportunity to learn about exemplary business-education partnerships that might be replicated, in whole or in part, in their own communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with leaders in business, industry and education through focused interactive sessions, informative tours and engaging networking events. Join us for an immersive experience that will help you cultivate stronger connections between educators and employers and build programs of innovation.

Rosen Shingle Creek (room nights on Oct 22 & 23)
Orlando, Florida
Tour and sessions Oct. 23-24 (with fly-in on Oct. 22)

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Congratulations to the 2018 National ACTE Award Winner from the FACS Division!

Roxanne Trees

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Do you know a FACS teacher who deserves recognition? Learn more about the ACTE Member Awards and how to apply in your state.

Full ACTE Division/Career Clusters Matrix

Sections of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division:
  • NATFACS—National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • NATEFACS—National Association Teacher Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • NASAFACS—National Association State Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences