Family Consumer Sciences & Human Services
Calendar of Events
Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services
|Career Pathways for the Teaching Profession Training (Best Western)|
Deadline to turn in ProStart Assurances Agreements to firstname.lastname@example.org
|9/4/20||New ProStart Educators should be registered with NRAEF|
|9/25/20||FCSHS First Mentoring Meeting (Virtual)|
|Oct.-Nov., 2020 TBA||MO ProStart Educator Training|
November, 2020 TBA
Interior Design with Technology Workshop, UCM
Sew with Confidence Level II Workshop, UCM
FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference (Virtual)
FCSHS Second Mentoring Meeting
|12/1/20||FCSHS Junior Varsity LifeSmarts Finals, Jefferson City|
|12/2/20||FCSHS Varsity LifeSmarts Finals, Jefferson City|
|12/7-8/20||FCCLA State Executive Council Meeting, Jefferson City|
|12/18/20||Regional STAR Events Registration Due|
|12/18/20||Regional/State Officer Qualifications Forms Due|
|1/22/21||MO ProStart Invitational Entry Documents Due|
MO ProStart Culinary and Management Teams Documents Due
|2/10/21||MoACTE Legislative Day, Jefferson City|
|2/18-19/21||MO ProStart Invitational, Springfield|
|2/23-24/21||FCCLA Legislative Shadowing Project, Jefferson City|
|3/14-16/21||FCCLA State Leadership Conference, Osage Beach|
LifeSmarts National Competition, Cincinnati, OH
National ProStart Invitational, Washington, DC
FCCLA State Executive Council Meeeting, Branson
National FCCLA Leadership Conference, Nashville,TN
MOACTE/MoEFCS Summer Conference, Springfield
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Inc. (FCCLA) is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization in public and private school through grade 12+
Please visit our website for up-to-date information and publications: www.mofccla.org
Missouri FCCLA State Adviser
Office of College and Career Readiness/FCCLA
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
5th Floor, Jefferson Building
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
What is Family, Career and Community Leaders of America?
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national organization of students who have taken or are taking a course in family and consumer sciences classes through grade 12.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is incorporated as a private, nonprofit career and technical organization. FCCLA is one of the 10 national career and technical student organizations which operate through career and technical education programs in schools.
How does Family, Career and Community Leaders of America relate to class?
The main goal is the same: to improve personal, family, community, and job/career life. The family and consumer sciences teacher is the advisor of the chapter. The teacher/advisor uses the structure of the chapter to give family and consumer sciences students leadership experiences in planning and directing their own activities that in turn give family and consumer sciences class more meaning.
What is Comprehensive and Occupational?
FCCLA members maybe classified as either a comprehensive member or an occupational member. Comprehensive members are taking or have taken courses in family and consumer sciences that are broad in scope and content related to the many areas of family and consumer sciences. Occupational members are students who have or are taking courses to prepare them for entry-level or advanced career. This classification is used for internal organization purposes relating to some programs and representation of officers.
Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including nutrition and fitness, teen pregnancy, strengthening family relationships, financial literacy, working with children and the elderly, entrepreneurship, violence prevention, and career exploration.
Who may join?
Any student who has taken or is taking a course in family and consumer sciences education may join an established chapter in his or her school. Chapters are found in public and private middle and high schools. There are chapters in all 50 states; Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the Virgin Islands.
Membership is voluntary for all students who have taken or are taking a course in family and consumer sciences education. Both young women and men are members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.
How is Family, Career and Community Leaders of America financed?
FCCLA is supported primarily by student membership dues paid annually. The organization also seeks individual, corporate, and foundation gifts. State association dues are set by each association and are voted on by the state membership. Regional and chapter dues are set by each individual group and approved by the members. In addition, chapters may receive money through donations, grants, and fundraising activities.
What does your membership support?
- National member magazine, Teen Times;
- Newsletter for adult leaders, The Adviser;
- Mailings to chapters;
- National program development;
- Program workbooks and chapter resources;
- Training for adult and student leaders;
- National promotion of the organization;
- Membership cards and membership processing fees;
- Membership promotion;
- National Board of Directors and National Executive Council activities;
- Expenses related to raising money and seeking corporate sponsors;
- Operating expenses of the national headquarters and staff;
- Experiences that help you develop your own leadership style and job skills by attending regional, state, and national conferences;
- Activities and personal successes that you can include on job, school, and scholarship applications;
- Activities and costs associated with running a state-level organization with 17 state executive council members;
- Missouri FCCLA Legislative Shadowing Program;
- Having the opportunity to run for regional, state, and national FCCLA offices;
- Participate in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Competitive Events;
- Missouri FCCLA scholarship fund;
- State membership pins for each affiliated member.
Annual MoEFCS Summer Conference
July 26-29, 2021 — Springfield
For more information, visit the MoEFCS website:
2020-2021 MoEFCS Officers
MoEFCS Organizational Information
- What is MoEFCS? Membership Information Sheet
MoEFCS Bylaws and Polices
MoEFCS Board Forms
MoEFCS Board and Annual Meeting Minutes — posted as available
MoEFCS Awards and Scholarships
Deadline is February 28th.
- Champion Business Leader of the Year Award
- Legislative Business Advocate of the Year Award
- New Teacher Award
- Pride & Community Service Award
- PRIDE Award Scoring Guide
- Teacher of the Year Distinguished Service Award
MoEFCS Best Practices Award
This new award is designed to recognize educators who have developed a creative and innovative teaching practice in one of the Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services content areas. The MoEFCS Awards and Recognition Committee encourages all members to submit a teaching strategy. The committee members will compile all of the "best practices" in a handout to be distributed to MoEFCS members during the July summer conference at Springfield.
MoEFCS Retiring Teachers
Are you retiring this year? Or know of someone who is? If so, and you are a member of MoEFCS, we would like to honor you and/or your peer at the MoEFCS Awards and Recognition Reception during the summer conference. Please click the link below to submit the retiree information to the MoEFCS Awards and Recognition Committee.
The purpose of MO-FACS Discussion List is to provide an electronic communication forum for educators, parents, and citizens, at large, throughout Missouri who are interested in the field of family consumer sciences and human services education. MO-FACS is intended to facilitate the communication and exchange of ideas to improve and expand upon family consumer sciences education and related services for students in Missouri. MO-FACS is the main line of communication from the state level to local educators for family consumer sciences and human services programming in Missouri.
Topics of discussion might include:
Sharing ideas and resources
Promotion of opportunities for youth, including FCCLA
Legislation and policies
Professional development opportunities
Program guidelines and deadlines
To post a message, view archives, subscribe or unsubscribe to the listserv visit http://lists.more.net/mailman/listinfo/mo-facs.
Standards and Curriculum Frameworks
National Standards for Family Consumer Sciences Education
The National Association of State Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences Education (NASAFACS), an affiliate of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACS) Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), first began development of national standards for family and consumer sciences in May 1995. The resulting work became a powerful tool for showcasing the movement from home economics, with an emphasis on technical homemaking skills, to Family and Consumer Sciences Education & Human Services, with its focus on broader family and society issues, and provided significant new direction for the field.
In May 2014, NASAFACS initiated a project to update the national standards, utilizing a highly participatory process to collect recommendations from a wide variety of stakeholders. Over 1,000 reviewers, including FACS educators and subject matter specialists from all states along with representatives of external organizations, business and industry, agencies with direct connections, and other stakeholders, reviewed the National Standards and provided recommendations for the second edition.
Common Career Technical Core
Missouri FCSHS is responsible for programing in these three clusters: Education and Training #5; Hospitality and Tourism #9; Human Services #10.
The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) is a state-led initiative to establish a set of rigorous, high-quality standards for Career Technical Education (CTE) that states can adopt voluntarily. The standards have been informed by state and industry standards and developed by a diverse group of teachers, business and industry experts, administrators and researcher.
The CCTC includes a set of standards for each of the 16 Career Clusters™ and their corresponding Career Pathways that define what students should know and be able to do after completing instruction in a program of study. The CCTC also includes an overarching set of Career Ready Practices that apply to all programs of study. The Career Ready Practices include 12 statements that address the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are important to becoming career ready.
FCSHS Curriculum Frameworks
Junior High School Course (7-8)
High School Courses (9-12)
- Career Development/ Entrepreneurship
- Career Development/ Entrepreneurship Transition Document (Transition from CFL)
- Child Development I
- Child Development II
- Family Consumer Resource Management
- Family and Individual Health
- Food Science
- Housing Environments and Design
- International Foods(Cuisine)
- Nutrition and Wellness
- Personal Finance
High School Programs of Study (9-12)
Requires separate program approval -2 or more course required in the program of study.
These Programs of Study are offered at Comprehensive High Schools or Career Centers.
- Apparel, Textiles and Design Pathways
- Career Pathways for the Teaching Profession
- Child Development - uses the two course listed above
- ProStart I and II - (National | Missouri)
- Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP) I and II
Offered Only at Career Centers
- Early Childhood Professions
- Nail Technician
- Culinary Arts - available at ACF Secondary Certified Career Centers
Approved Program Guidance
- Benefits of an Approved Program
- 2017 Program Revision Documents
- FCS and HS Implementation Guide - Includes Course Descriptions
- Implementation Handbook for FCS: Facilities and Safety
- Application for Approval of Career Education Programs
Missouri's approved programs are located in comprehensive high schools, area career and technical centers, community colleges and universities.
Teacher Education Programs
Missouri has three higher education institutions that provide pre-service education programs in family consumer sciences and human services. For information on enrollment and requirements for teacher of family and consumer sciences please contact the college.