When you think of family and consumer sciences you probably time travel to home economics classes in middle and high school. These classes originally taught life trades to young adults such as culinary skills, nutrition, and personal finance. FCS in recent years has developed into much more than that, especially with the addition of the student organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Through FCCLA, students can further make a difference in their societies, not just as a concept, but as a potential career opportunity.
After 10 years of different careers, Susan Turgeson decided it was time to go back to school for teaching. Her early family and consumer sciences teacher covered different subjects she related to and, essentially, promised a job, something few fields can do.
Now an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Turgeson joins The Produce Moms for a podcast episode to showcase the vast amount of opportunities right now by becoming an FCS teacher.