1318 E. Shaw Suite 420
Fresno, CA 93710

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https://www.csccr.org/American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

FAX (703)-706-4663

400 N. Columbus Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314

AAFCS is the only national professional association dedicated to Family & Consumer Sciences professionals; striving to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life by providing educational programs, influencing public policy, and through communication. Members focus on an integrative approach to the reciprocal relationships among individuals, families and communities, as well as the environments in which they function.

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

Fax (703)-683-7424

1410 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Founded in 1926, ACTE is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers.

American Culinary Federation (ACF)

FAX (904)-825-4758

180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095

An authority on cooking in America since 1929, ACF is the premier profession chef’s organization in North America with more than 22,000 members in more than 230 chapters.  In 1976, ACF forever changed the culinary industry by elevating the position of the executive chef from service status to the professional category in the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Official Titles.  Offering competitions, certifications, national apprenticeship programs, regional and national events, and magazines that help foster the growth of professional chefs and the foodservice industry.

American Dietetic Association (ADA)


120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995

ADA is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.  ADA is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.  ADA was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917 by a visionary group of women, led by Lenna F. Cooper and ADA’s first president, Lulu C. Graves, who were dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve the public’s health and nutrition in World War I.

California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)

FAX (916)-486-7765

950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150
Folsom, CA 95630

State Chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children whose mission is dedicated to advancing the excellence throughout the early care and education profession.

California Fashion Association (CFA)

FAX (213)-688-6290

444 S. Flower Street, 34th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 9007

CFA is a non-profit, public benefit Association, dealing with all the significant issues affecting the apparel and textile industry of California.

California Restaurant Association (CRA)

FAX (916)-447-6182

621 Capital Mall, Suite 2000
Sacramento, CA 95814

CRA is the oldest restaurant association in America, with more than 100 years experience, and more than 90,000 eating and drinking establishments currently operating in California, an estimated $54 billion in food and drink sales in 2007 and the generation of $4.5 billion in California sales tax per year.  Restaurants are indisputably a driving force in both the state employment and revenue sectors.  Over 1.4 million food industry jobs are currently in existence and there will be 1.6 million jobs in this field by 2017.

Center for School, College and Career Resources (CSCCR)


CSCCR is committed to providing expert-created and-reviewed content, advice and support for K-12 and higher eudcation students, parents and professionals.  We have assembled a group of outstanding experts and writiers from dozens of academic disciplines. college admissions, test preparation, financial aid, and special student groups such as military veterans, students with disabilities, minority students, and LGBTQ students.

CSCCR  recommends a new guide on how to turn a passion for cooking into a culinary career. The guidebook features Ernest Miller, leader of Slow Food Los Angeles and former instructor at Le Cordon Bleu, and talks about some of today's up-and-coming careers in the culinary arts: food writer, food photographer, mycologist, and food broker. It also shows people interested in these careers both where and how to get started.

Cooking passion to culinary career: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/making-money-cooking/

Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of California (FCSTAC)


FCSTAC is the only state-level professional association for Family and Consumer Sceinces teachers that has as its mission the promotion of and support for secondary Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The organization is a strong advocate for Family and Consumer Sciences with a variety of audiences – legislative, business and industry, and administrators.  Since it establishment in 1981, the association has worked with representatives of other related professional organizations, the California Department of Education and other key policy and decision makers.

National Institute for Consumer Education (NICE)

FAX (313)-487-7153

207 Rackham Building,
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

NICE’s mission is to empower people through education to become informed consumers, reasoned decision-makers, and participation citizens in a global market. Since its establishment in 1973, NICE has served as an advocate for consumer education in the nation’s schools, workplaces, and communities.

Teacher.org California


Teacher.org is a teacher advocacy site for new and current teachers/educators.  

Some of what Teacher.org provides:

-State by state certification/licensing information

-State by state teacher shortage information
-Career information and profiles for jobs within the field of education - including salary and job outlook

-Scholarship information including our very own annual scholarship opportunity  

-Lesson Plans 

-Detailed information on what it takes to become a certified teacher

-Expert advice via interviews

-Educator resources 



Teach.com is a free online resource that is dedicated to helping individuals become teachers throughout the United States. Our California Teaching page provides a step-by-step guide to becoming a teacher in California; along with salary information, incentives, financial aid information, and can even help aspiring teachers find teaching jobs in California. 


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http://teacherdegrees.com/state/california/  - http://mastersineducationguide.com/state/california/

TeacherDegrees.com is a research and media organization in Kansas focused extensively on higher education and labor trends in the Teaching and Educating sectors.  They have California guidebooks to better help job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing landscape of the education and teaching markets in California. TeacherDegrees.com and MastersinEducationGuide.com provide community resources that are centered around hiring, labor trends, and higher education in the US.

Key updates to state guides include:
 - Salary and compensation levels across numerous fields of education and teaching
 - A comprehensive look at the growth of online teaching instruction at not-for-profit universities
 - Tips for pursuing a continued teaching degree while working as an educator
 - A list of top teaching and education employers in several distinct labor markets

Helpful Links

California Department of Education
Accredited Schools in California

California Universities Guidebook
Top Online Colleges in California


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