Family and Consumer Science, Education

Vincennes University's A.S. degree in Family & Consumer Sciences Education will provide you with the first two years of a four year degree, which will enable you to teach this subject at the junior high or high school level.

What is it?

The field of Family and Consumer Sciences is concerned with improving the life of individuals and families, and includes such diverse areas as:

  • Nutrition, Health, and Food Management
  • Interior Design and Housing
  • Family Relations and Human Development
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Family Economics and Resource Management

Salaries and Employment Opportunities

The nation (including Indiana) is presently experiencing a shortage of qualified family and consumer science teachers.  This makes for excellent job opportunities!  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2009 median annual income of secondary teachers was $55,210.

The VU Advantage

You will have the opportunity during your first two years of education to participate in 30 hours of field activity in an actual classroom.  By starting at Vincennes University, this exposure will take place early in your education, not just as an upper classman!

VU is Indiana’s First College and continues to be Indiana’s most affordable residential college.  At Vincennes University you will have the advantage of small classes and labs, free tutoring, excellent course transferability, and hands-on instructional activities.

Find out more about the courses required for this major

For more information about this major, please contact Professor Lou Ann Lindsey at 812.888.5304 or