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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 prostart@morestaurants.org

9/4/20 New ProStart Educators should be registered with NRAEF
9/25/20 FCSHS First Mentoring Meeting (Virtual)
Nov.-Dec. 2020 FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference (Virtual)



FCCLA State Executive Council Meeting

Regional/State Officer Qualifications Forms Due


FCSHS Varsity/Junior Varsity LifeSmarts Finals, Virtual



2/10/21 MoACTE Legislative Day, Jefferson City
3/4/21 FCCLA STAR Events Culinary Arts/Baking & Pastry Competitive Events, Osage Beach
3/12/21 FCSHS Mentor/Protege Meeting, Jefferson City
3/15-16, 21 FCCLA State Leadership Conference, Virtual
Mar. 2021 FCCLA Legislative Shadowing Project, Jefferson City
TBA Food Science Workshop, Virtual

LifeSmarts National Competition, Virtual

5/13-14 Career Pathways for the Teaching Profession Level I Training, Jefferson City
TBD FCCLA State Executive Council Meeting
6/1/21 CCQI Submission Deadline
6/27-7/2/21 National FCCLA Leadership Conference, Nashville, TN & Hybrid
7/26-29/21 MOACTE/MoEFCS Summer Conference, Springfield











Printable Event Dates



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 Staff

Donna Taylor
Missouri FCCLA State Adviser
(573) 522-6543

Mailing Address:
Office of College and Career Readiness/FCCLA
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

Street Address:
5th Floor, Jefferson Building
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

General Information

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



Tracey Eatherton
Ste. Genevieve High School
715 Washington Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670





Debra Price-Scheppman
Missouri State University
Childhood Ed and Family Studies
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897-0001



Rachelle Banhart
Lex La-Ray Technical Center
2323 High School Drive
Lexington, MO 64067



Michelle Brinkley
Lebanon R-3
757 Brice Street
Lebanon, MO  65536


Betty Glasgow
Bolivar High School
1401 N. Hwy. D
Bolivar, MO 65613

MoEFCS Organizational Information

MoEFCS Membership

MoEFCS Bylaws and Polices

MoEFCS Board Forms

MoEFCS Board and Annual Meeting Minutes — posted as available

MO-FACS Listserv

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

Listserv Rules

Listserv Use

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

​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.

Offered Only at Career Centers


Approved Program Guidance


Missouri's approved programs are located in comprehensive high schools, area career and technical centers, community colleges and universities.


Teacher Education Programs


Educator Certification 

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.