The mission of the Center for Economic Education in the Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, is to promote high quality teaching of Economics and Consumer Economics at all levels of schooling (K-12 and junior college) in the State of Illinois. It does this through the provision of training in Economic Education for current and prospective teachers of Economics and Consumer Economics, as well as community groups, and through research in this field.
Students should become:
The Center offers teachers and school districts, and community organizations the curriculum resources and training to teach the fundamental concepts and skills needed to understand and succeed in our market economy. We are part of the Economic Illinois and the Council for Economic Education, a network of educators that is recognized across the country as the premier provider of economic education professional development programs for teachers, curriculum consulting, curriculum materials, and student economic education programs. Our programs integrate the teaching of economics (including consumer economics) throughout the curriculum. We also offer training in economics courses and in providing economics and financial literacy programs, helping schools develop a comprehensive curriculum for economics.
The UIC Center for Economic Education is involved in:
The AtLAS Winter 2011 issue features an article about the Economics Department’s Center for Economic Education. The article provides examples of the programs of the Center for Economic Education, such as professional development for K-12 teachers in financial literacy and how to use tools like the Stock Market Game and the Economics Poster Contest to develop economic and financial literacy in their students.