Center for Economic Education

Our Mission

The mission of the Middle Tennessee State University Center for Economic Education is to develop the K-12 students of Tennessee to have the knowledge, understanding, and skills to make informed economic choices as consumers, workers, and citizens in a global economy.

Director: Dr. Robert B. Blair
Assistant Director: Dr. Maria L. Edlin


Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:

Connecting Students to the Real World and Their Futures

Wed, Oct 22; 8:30a.m.–3:00p.m. CT
Location: Federal Reserve Bank, Nashville

Help your students be better equipped to make college and career choices!  This session will help you learn more about post-secondary education and its connection to income, student loans, career opportunities, and unemployment. We will demonstrate creative learning strategies, highlight free technology resources, and share NEW ready-made curriculum materials.  Additionally, data about the current economic and employment situation will be shared. Free curriculum materials and technology resources will be provided to participants.  Join us for this interactive workshop that will help you to connect students to their futures!

The program is conducted in partnership by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Nashville Branch and Middle Tennessee State University Center for Economic Education.

 

Navigating the New Economics Standards
Fri, Nov 7; 9:00a.m.–3:00p.m. CT
Location: Federal Reserve, Nashville

Whether you are treading water as a new econ teacher or sailing the high seas as an experienced econ teacher, this session will give you a chance to further navigate the new economics standards. Join us gain resources and activities ready for implementation in your economics classroom, collaborate with other teachers, and further explore the standards.

The program is conducted in partnership by Middle Tennessee State University Center for Economic Education and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Nashville Branch.

 

Teaching Personal Finance: Employment Requirement Training for Tennessee Educators
Thurs & Fri, Jan 15 & 16; 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. CT
Location: MTSU, Murfreesboro

The two-day workshop will provide secondary educators and college pre-service (student) teachers with the employment requirement for teaching the required Tennessee high school personal finance course. The session will allow educators to expand their knowledge of personal finance concepts and provide them with curriculum and supplemental teaching tools for use in the classroom. Concepts covered will focus on the new personal finance course standards: financial responsibility and personal decision making; education, careers, and income; planning and money management; credit and debt; risk management; and, saving and investing.  Participants must attend both days to receive the employment requirement to teach the high school personal finance course.

The program is conducted in partnership by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Nashville Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – Memphis Branch, and Middle Tennessee State University Center for Economic Education.