Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher
By: Mackenzie Cox
Job Description and Responsibilities
If attending a community college, the individual will earn their Associates degree. For major colleges and universities, an individual may earn their bachelor’s or Graduate degree. A bachelor’s degree is the main source of education that would need to be obtained to get an entry level position in the FACS teaching field.
Teachers must attend meetings and conferences to insure their lessons and curriculum is being met. If the teacher is an assistant, they will most likely be continuing their education at a college. For Teachers, many of their formal education is completed by the time they receive their teaching license.
Many individuals who are in this career field often find satisfaction through their students. They find it rewarding when the student learns somethings new, gets an answer right, or begins to develop confidence in themselves.
Important skills that are needed for this job are active listening, speaking, problem solving, critical thinking, and being able to relate to the students. A few more include patience, adaptability, communication, leadership, and mentoring.
Opportunities for Advancement
- Helping others learn and succeed
- Changing styles and trends allows the teacher to learn and incorporate new ideas
- Each year offers new challenges and excitement
Personality Traits Needed
- Patience, Dependable, Caring, Encouraging, Optimistic, and Helpful.