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:

Personal Finance Education - Employment Requirement Training

October 13-14, 2014

College GP$ for Middle School

Help your students develop a plan for their future! Learn about resources and strategies for teaching
middle school students about post-secondary education and careers. This session will highlight personal
finance concepts, goal setting strategies, online education and career resources, and will integrate Common
Core and related Tennessee standards. Free supplemental resources will be provided. Educators are
highly encouraged to bring their own technology to take full advantage of the session.

This session is appropriate for library media specialists, guidance counselors, and classroom teachers
wanting to help students prepare for their futures.

September 16, 2014 in Memphis Tennessee

September 17, 2014 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee


Navigating the New Economics Standards

Tuesday, November 7, 2014 9:00a.m.–3:00p.m. CST

Location: MTSU, Murfreesboro

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.