Texas State University FCSTATss Students
The Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas is for teachers, educators and students preparing for a teaching career in the following Career Clusters.
Architecture and Construction
Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
Education and Training
Hospitality and Tourism
FCSTAT Student Membership Benefits
Invest in your future... and experience the advantages of participating in one of the most vital and dynamic organizations in Texas — FCSTAT Student Section.
- Membership FCSTATss membership includes all privileges and member benefits except holding office and voting.
- Governmental Representation The FCSTAT Executive Director is a professional lobbyist dedicated solely to representing Texas Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Legislative issues and policies which affect FCS are monitored at the state and national level.
- Liability Insurance Low cost liability insurance that is designed specifically for the Family and Consumer Sciences Education student teacher.
- Elizabeth F. Smith Scholarship Awarded annually to an undergraduate pursuing a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
- FCSTAT Web site Services, benefits, calendar of events, professional development conferences and links to state and national FCS curriculum and legislative resources.
- FCSTAT Conference FCSTAT sponsors an outstanding Professional Development Conference annually for Family and Consumer Sciences Educators.
- FCSTAT Exhibit Show FCSTAT sponsors an educational show with equipment, textbooks, resource materials and fundraisers.
- Job Referral Service FCS Education teaching positions from across the state are sent by E-mail to FCSTATss members.
- FCSTAT Information Services State and national legislative alerts, FCS and general educational news sent via E-mail.
- Members Only Discounts on auto insurance, auto rentals, hotels, movies, auto loans, LifeLock, dental, vision and more.
- Leadership Growth Become involved in public affairs, leadership and professional development activities at the local and state level.
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION PROGRAMSUniversities offering Family and Consumer Sciences Education programs:
- Lamar University
- Sam Houston State University
- Tarleton State University
- Texas A&M Kingsville
- Texas Southern University
- Texas State University
- Texas Tech University
- Texas Woman’s University
FCSTAT Student HistoryThe Board of Directors of the Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas approved the formation of a student organization in 1974.
first chapter application was received in 1975 from Texas Tech University.
Eleven chapters were approved the first year: Baylor University, Lamar
University, Mary Hardin Baylor University, Sam Houston State University,
Stephen F. Austin State University, Southwest Texas State University, Texas
A&I University, Texas Southern University, Texas Tech University,
University of Houston, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Eileen Nesloney (Slater) of Texas Tech was elected as the first president of the student organization. She was also the first student to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of FCSTAT..
The concept for the student organization evolved when the FCSTAT board recognized that an organization for family and consumer sciences majors did not exist on the college and university campuses. It was the consensus of the board that a student organization for family and consumer sciences education majors would afford students an opportunity to learn about the teaching profession before entering the field of education. It was also envisioned that the students would become more professionally involved in public affairs and more knowledgeable about the role of the teacher in public schools..
The state president of the Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas Student Section and the advisor to the state president serve as liaison members on the FCSTAT Board of Directors without voting privileges..
Until 1980 FCSTATss held its annual state meeting during the State Inservice Conference for Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers. The FCSTAT Board of Directors approved the student group's request to hold a separate meeting in 1980. Since that time the constitution changed so that the annual state meeting would be conducted on the vice-president's campus. In 1997, the Executive Council voted to coordinate the state conference with the State FCCLA Leadership meeting..
In 2000, FCSTAT began presenting workshops to the Student Section in an effort to provide student teachers with knowledge about how to be a teacher, the different learning styles of students, and technology that is useful in the classroom.
It continues to be a source of significant pride that FCSTATss is the only organization in the United States solely for Family and Consumer Sciences education majors.