We provide professional development for educators, implement K-12 school-based programs, and develop teaching materials, resources, and curriculum for economics and financial literacy.
For 40 years, the Economics Center has trained teachers, developed classroom materials, and revolutionized economics learning for students from kindergarten through high school. Annually, the Economics Center trains 800-1000 educators. These individuals improve their working knowledge of the economy, entrepreneurship, and personal finance and then pass this knowledge onto more than 25,000 students. We serve a diversity of students and teachers, from urban to rural.
State Standards and Requirements
At a minimum, the ODE recommends six weeks of financial literacy content be offered to students around the following topics: budget, credit, investing, savings, and philanthropy.
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) requires that financial and economics content and concepts be taught as a requirement for graduation from any high school in Ohio. This content must be offered as part of a required course. While some districts can offer the content as a stand-alone course, the others will choose to integrate the content into another required class.