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Family and Consumer Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Duane Whitbeck

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Contact Person:
Holly Viets

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Phone: 620-235-4457
Fax: 620-235-4686

Family & Consumer Sciences
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Are you looking for a program that boasts nearly 100% employment based on the past 10 years and on the projection into the next 10 years.  This program continues to serve the public by providing competent, caring and committed FACS teachers. Teaching content in nutrition, child development, parenting, consumer education, interior design, fashion and career exploration, this highly valued career path usually ends up with students getting to have their pick of numerous job offers.

  • If you want to become the kind of person that others look up to, become a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher.
  • If you want a 100% chance of a great career after graduation, become a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

The average salary of Kansas Teachers was $46,500 annually in 2012-13. The average beginning salary of Kansas teachers was $32,000 - $40,000. Teachers have good benefit packages and a schedule that is conducive to enjoying an active family lifestyle.

The demand for FACS teachers is very high. There are only two FACS teacher education programs in the state of Kansas.

Therefore, FACS education graduates are in high demand.  We get requests for our graduates from other states as well including Connecticut, Washington and Colorado.  Visit with our faculty for more information.

Check out the following links for additional information about our program.


Teacher Resources:

Powerpoint: Graphic Organizer Presentation

For more information:
Sheila Cook, Teacher Education