National Center for Economic and Financial Education

Focus of National Center

The mission of the National Center for Economic and Financial Education is to advance the growth, service, and recognition of K-12 educators in the New York metropolitan area as they develop economic and financial literacy. The core focus includes:

  • In-person and online professional development opportunities for educators led by professors and master teachers
  • Hands-on active learning resources
  • Customizable programs for schools and districts
  • Networking with community peers

Benefits of Teacher Training

The National Center offers free in-person and online workshops led by local and national experts. Workshops demonstrate how to integrate economics and personal finance into math, science, and social studies classes as well as the elementary curriculum. Workshop attendees:

  • Exchange successful tips and techniques with their peers
  • Receive free publications, lessons and other resources
  • Earn continuing education units

Current Workshops Upcoming workshops being offered by the National Center are listed below.  For more information about the National Center for Economic and Financial Education’s activities, please call 212-730-6728 or email

  • Math in the Real World

    November 5, 2015
    Continuing Education Units: 3

    How many times have your students asked you, “When am I going to use this in real life?” In this workshop, we will introduce you to several resources that will help you relate math and personal finance lessons to real issues facing your students.


  • Never Too Young: Personal Finance After-School Program

    November 19, 2015
    Continuing Education Units: 3

    Never Too Young: Personal Finance for Young Learners is an after school program that introduces children as young as five to basic economic concepts through fun, interactive activities such as songs, stories, and games.


  • The Hidden Costs and Benefits of College

    December 10, 2015
    Continuing Education Units: 3

    The cost of college quoted or listed is not the real cost. College loan debt now exceeds credit card debt so it’s crucial for your students to understand the real costs of attending college before they make some of the most important decisions of their lives.


  • Virtual Economics 4.5

    December 17, 2015
    Continuing Education Units: 6

    This workshop will show you how to navigate the new 4.5 version of the Virtual Economics flash drive, a ‘must-have’ resource that provides all the tools you need to create engaging economic and personal finance lessons.


  • Entrepreneurship Economics: Lessons, Videos, and Real World Scenarios

    December 18, 2015
    Continuing Education Units: 6

    This workshop, based on the publication Entrepreneurship Economics, will provide teachers with student-centered instructional methods for introducing entrepreneurship and analyzing how entrepreneurs benefit society.


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