Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education prepares students for family work, work life, and careers in Family and Consumer Sciences by empowering individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenge of living and working in a diverse global society.

Diane Ryberg
Education Consultant
Phone: 608-267-9088

Erik Sitts
Office Operations Associate
Phone: 608-267-2280


What's New in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

On-line registration for the DPI 2015 Child Care Conference is now available.

The Coursework Completion System (CWCS) implemented this past year collects data specific to all courses completed by all students, grades K3-12. This new data collection facilitates the standardization of student coursework information across the state, providing data necessary to answer important questions at the local and state levels, and enable Wisconsin to meet federal requirements.

Family and Consumer Sciences courses are listed under three numeric specific files for completion into the CWCS system. FCS teachers can validate the enrollment figures of students enrolled in family and consumer sciences courses alphabetically by district.

FCS teachers are asked to look at their district specific data for the accuracy of the student enrollment.

Questions about FCS enrollments can be addressed to:
Diane Ryberg
Education Consultant
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
FCCLA State Adviser


The National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education adds alignment with FCCLA programs, Career Clusters, and 21st Century Skills. For more information, click here.


The National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education were officially adopted in December 1994. The nature of the standards provided for FACS educators are based on knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for family life and global society and success in related career pathways. The overview and direction of the national standards are available at:


Program Information Resources Associations



Work Based Education

Career Cluster Correlations

Process Framework and Questions

Quality FCS Standards

21st Century Correlations

FCCLA Correlations

Certification - Memorandum, ACCT, CCT, IT


ECE Statewide Advanced Standing for DPI ACCT and CCT Courses

Teacher Licensing

Grant Opportunities

Personal Financial Literacy Planning Curriculum

Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy

Food Science Equivalency

2011 Approved Child Care Services Program

FACS Professional Links

WI Association of FCCLA



For questions about this information, contact Diane Ryberg (608) 267-9088