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How to Write a Family Consumer Science Teacher Resume

The skill to run an effective household is not something people are born with; instead, it is something they learn. In contemporary society, family and consumer science teachers aim to educate students in these skills. These teachers, the modern version of the classic home economics teacher, train students in everything from cooking to sewing. If you wish to work as an educator in this capacity, craft an engaging resume that will show potential employers that you are the candidate best to fill their position.

Choose a resume format. Use a pre-made resume template, such as one loaded on your word processing program, to structure your resume. By doing so, you can craft an attractive resume without dedicating time to the task of formatting.

Compose an objective that pertains to your reason for teaching family and consumer science. This section shows your potential employers why you have selected the field and makes you seem dedicated to the task of teaching these important skills. An effective objective could, for example, read, “To assist students in developing the skills necessary to run households and manage the homes they will captain as adults.”

List your experience, including student teaching and any private teaching that relates to the subject area. If this is the first job for which you are applying, your student teaching will likely be the only experience you have. If you have ever taught a cooking, sewing or related class, even in a part-time capacity, list this as experience on your resume. If you have taught another subject, list this experience, as well, as it shows your appropriateness as an educator.

Provide any certifications that qualify you for the job. List not just your state board of education teaching certificate, but also any other certifications that pertain to any of the tasks you will teach. For example, if you have a certification from a professional cooking school, list this uncommon credential to set you apart from the rest.

Include any uncommon abilities in the skills section. Avoid listing overly obvious skills, such as cooking and sewing, as potential employers will assume that you have these skills. Instead, only list the ones that are less common, such as training in a particular culinary style.


Erin Schreiner is a freelance writer and teacher who holds a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. She has been actively freelancing since 2008. Schreiner previously worked for a London-based freelance firm. Her work appears on eHow, and RedEnvelope. She currently teaches writing to middle school students in Ohio and works on her writing craft regularly.