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:

BCEN 6650 Workshop in BE/ME -- Innovations and Problems in Personal Finance Education
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
June 1, 2015 - July 2, 2015
This graduate course will be a hybrid class that will meet 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., June 1-4, 2015, face-to-face on campus followed by your attendance at the Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition Personal Financial Education Teacher Conference at the Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg, Tennessee,  June 10-12. During the Jump$tart Conference, we will meet at least once to reflect upon the information learned and relate it to how you will be able to use it in the classroom to teach Personal Finance. All other work, including your final exam, will be completed online.

Tennessee Jump$tart Personal Finance Education 11th Annual Conference 
Park Vista Hotel
Gatlingburg, Tennessee
June 10, 2015 - June 12, 2015

Personal Finance Literacy Teacher Training
tlanta Federal Reserve Bank, Nashville Branch
Nashville, Tennessee
July 9, 2015 - July 10, 2015
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. Participants must attend both days to receive the employment requirement to teach the high school personal finance course.