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:

Stock Market Game Webinar: Getting Started with the Basics of Research
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:30 p.m. (CST)
Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:00 a.m. (CST)
Monday, January 19, 2015 9:00 a.m. (CST)

During the webinar we will answer any questions you have about getting your teams started and then explore the basics of company/stock research using Yahoo Finance as our source of information and graphing. Please email Maria L. Edlin (maria.edlin@mtsu.edu) if you are interested in participating in one of the webinar sessions.


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 Middle Tennessee State University Center for Economic Education, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Nashville Branch and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – Memphis Branch. Please email Maria L. Edlin (maria.edlin@mtsu.edu) if you are interested in participating in the training.




Stock Market Game Webinar: SMG Super Bowl XLIX Project
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 4:30 p.m. (CST)
Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:00 a.m. (CST)

During the webinar we will answer any questions you have about getting your teams started and then explore the the Super Bowl XLIX Project which integrates research on the companies who will be advertising during this year's Super Bowl broadcast . Please email Maria L. Edlin (maria.edlin@mtsu.edu) if you are interested in participating in one of the webinar sessions.