Over the past five years, Illinois State family and consumer science teacher education majors with a bachelor's degree obtained teaching positions with starting salaries ranging from $35,000 to $48,000. It is not uncommon for our students to receive job offers during their last semester or after they graduate.
Each year the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State receives calls and written announcements posting openings for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers that are not listed in any placement bulletins. These include position openings not only in Illinois, but in California, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Indiana, and Missouri.
Teacher Education graduates often find employment under the following areas:
Public / private school teacher (middle school and high school)
Preschool / nursery teacher
Area vocational school teacher
Cooperative Extension specialist, community educator, youth educator