Master Teacher Program

K-12 teachers: You are invited to apply for CEE’s Master Teacher Program. Below you will find more information along with the application.

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To develop a cadre of K-12 teachers who can teach professional development workshops to other educators in their districts or at a national conference, therefore increasing the numbers of students receiving personal finance and economic education.

Designed for: Teachers, coaches, and administrators of K-12, early childhood, math, social studies, US History, Global History, Economics and AP Economics.

Benefits to becoming a Master Teacher

  • Earn additional income
  • All expenses are covered in regards to in-person training and required events which includes travel, accommodations and stipend
  • Designation as a “Master Teacher” by CEE
  • Certificate and pin
  • Badge for professional website
  • Recognition on the CEE’s website
  • Scholarship or stipend to attend CEE’s Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference
  • Honorarium for workshops and webinars conducted
  • Invitations to special events, e.g. with nationally known economists


  • Minimum of five years of full-time classroom instruction
  • Participated in at least 6 hours of CEE Professional Development
  • Demonstrated experience presenting at professional development workshops and conferences

Application requirements

  • CV or resume
  • Two letters of support (see template), one of which must be from your direct supervisor, second may be from administrators, principals, superintendents, mentors, professors, or colleagues
  • Personal written statement of why you want to become a Master Teacher and your commitment to CEE
  • Two peer reviewed lesson plans

If selected for the Master Teacher program, participants will be required to attend the following sessions and events:

  • Attend 3 live and 3 webinar sessions of the program throughout the year
  • Teach at least one 6-hour or two 3-hour workshops and one webinar per year at CEE’s request (will receive compensation). Must promote the CEE and Master Teacher program in your school district.
  • Serve an as ambassador to schools in their area to promote CEE, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Awards, Master Teacher program, National Economics Challenge and the Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference

Additional optional opportunities:

  • Attend CEE’s Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference (early October)
  • Commit to conduct professional development sessions in own school/district within 12 months
  • Actively participate in at least two CEE workshops a year; minimum 6 hours (one full day or two half-days)
  • Serve on a screening committee to review new Master Teacher applications

If you have any questions please contact:

Ruben Rivera
Senior Director, Academic Programs
Council for Economic Education