Students completing the program in Family and
Consumer Sciences Education/Extension are qualified to apply for
Family and Consumer Sciences teaching certificates (grades 5-12) in
Montana. While salaries vary considerably across school
districts many schools in Montana are now offering salaries
beginning in the low to md-$30,000s with a nine month contract and
excellent benefit packages. Montana teaching certificates are
often honored in other states as well.
Students interested in pursuing a career with the
Montana Extension Service will find themselves well-qualified to be
hired as a county extension agent with a starting salary of around $33,000.
It should be noted that many states require a masters degree to be
hired into the extension service. Students finishing their
undergraduate degree at MSU will be well-positioned to attend
graduate school furthering their education in either specialty areas
in Family and Consumer Sciences or in education.
Private Firms and
Students can also find employment opportunities in
the public and private sectors. For example, students may find
employment with government agencies such as the Department of
Insurance or the Department of Health and Human Services who are
looking for knowledgeable employees who are also excellent
instructors. Private firms such as Graingrowers, Egg Board,
Northwest Energy, are often in the market for college graduates who
are trained educators and who also have a background in Family and
Yet another exciting opportunity for students is to
consider employment with the Peace Corps or missionary work.
These types of organizations are usually anxious to hire persons
with broad Family and Consumer Sciences background and a teaching
certificate is an added bonus.
Explore this web-site for more information about the
Family and Consumer Sciences Education/Extension program.