To promote and assist public and private K-12 educators to meet a growing need among students for greater economic, financial and entrepreneurship education, and to assist them to become resourceful teachers in these areas, so that our students can be better informed citizens, consumers, employees, entrepreneurs, savers, investors and other roles they will assume over their lifetime.
To offer various members of our service region state-of-the-art, topical professional-development workshops, programs, resources and special events to meet the challenge of teaching economics to students so they may be successful participants as responsible citizens, consumers, workers and entrepreneurs in a global economy.
The Center assists and encourages teachers to be knowledgeable in economics so that their students can become better informed citizens, consumers, employees and entrepreneurs. We work directly with students but also focus on developing and training by providing:
Recent State budget cuts to education have severely impacted the budgets of these districts and have hampered their ability to offer professional development opportunities to teachers. In several counties, teacher training budgets have been cut by 50 percent, others have been completely eliminated. The CEFE bridges the gap by providing workshops to teachers at no cost to them, or their respective school districts.