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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



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

 Roxanne Trees

Get to know Roxanne Trees 

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

FACS Division Documents & Information

Committee Representatives   Board Report Archive  
Division Policy Meeting Minutes   Division Business Meeting Minutes
 FACS Division Policy Handbook  FACS Resources
Division Newsletters   FACS Division Section Officers
 FACS Award Application Form  FACS Division Awards Recipients
 FACS Division Past Presidents  Policy and Planning Committee Members  
 Form for FACS Division Showcase of Best Practices Meet Rachel Gonzalez


FACS Graduate Fellowship Information

Apply to the FACS Division Graduate Fellowship
 FACS Division Graduate Fellowship and Roll of Honor Recipients

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