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:

Summer Graduate Course for Personal Finance Teachers! Tuition/Travel Expenses Paid
via a grant from the US Department of Education and the Tennessee Department of

BCEN 6650 Section 001: Innovations and Problems in Personal Finance Education
June 2, 3, and 4, 2014 at MTSU AND June 25, 26, and 27 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

BCEN 6650 Section 002: Innovations and Problems in Personal Finance Education
June 5, 6, and 7, 2014 at MTSU AND June 25, 26, and 27 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

     Requirements - you MUST be scheduled to teach personal finance during the 2014-2015
     school year. Priority will be given to teachers who have seniors in their classes but this is
     not an absolute requirement.

Personal Finance Education - Employment Requirement Training

July 10-11, 2014

August 21-22, 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


 For Summer 2013 FECAS Summer Institute Teachers ONLY - Link to Student Pre-Test