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Financial Literacy Fair and TikTok Contest


On April 16th, 2022, the College of Business hosted its first ever Financial Literacy Fair to celebrate Financial Literacy Month!

To get students excited for the fair, a Tik Tok competition was held for students to give their best financial advice to college students. The following lists the students and their Tik Toks that won the competition:

EKU Joins Effort to Fill Teaching Qualification Gap Through Free Program for Educators

Free Financial Literacy Program for Teachers

Kentucky high school teachers have the opportunity to earn 35 professional development hours this summer as part of the Kentucky Master Teacher of Personal Finance Program (KMTPF) at no cost.

2020 Learning for Life Teaching Award Winner Announced

Mrs. Mayer with Students

Central Bank and the Eastern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education are pleased to announce that the winner of the sixth annual Learning for Life Teaching Award is Mrs. Jana Mayer, social studies and extended learning teacher at Model Laboratory School.

EKU, Central Bank, Announce 2019 Learning for Life Teaching Award

Jeff Fultz, Jill VanDyke, Angela Vaughn, Tracy Hall, Jennifer Ochs, Cindy Harter

Central Bank and the Eastern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Learning for Life Teaching Awards: the second-grade team of Tracy Hall, Jennifer Ochs, Jill VanDyke, and Angela Vaughn from Daniel Boone Elementary School.  Central Bank and the EKU Center for Economic Education established this award to stimulate and recog

Center for Economic Education Celebrates 43 Years

Business and Technology Center

On September 16, 1975, the Center for Economic Education was established in cooperation with the Department of Secondary and Higher Education in the College of Education. The Center has been providing valuable material and training opportunities to public schools for 43 years.  

Coalition for Financial Literacy in the Commonwealth

Coalition Members

Kentucky has mandated a course in financial literacy for high school graduation.

Multiplier Effects of Teaching Economics

Students Learning Economics and Math

This recent story in the Berea Citizen highlights an economics and math lesson taught at Shannon Johnson Elementary School by Olivia Bivins, a former student in both Dr. Cynthia Harter's Introductory Economics class and Dr. Krista Althauser's Elementary Methods class in which Ms. Cindy West presented a session on teaching economics in the elementary classroom.  Ms.

Teacher Study Tour to Peru

Photo of teachers at Machu Picchu in June, 2017

The Global Economic Education Alliance (GEEA) is offering a Teacher Study Tour to Peru, scheduled for June 15 - 25, 2018.  The application deadline is January 15th, but teachers should start the online application as soon as possible.

Kyle J. Thacker Memorial Scholarship Winners

The EKU Department of Government and Economics is pleased to announce that the 2016 winners of the Kyle J. Thacker Memorial Scholarship are Jessica Casebolt and Lauren Rose. They are pictured here with Keith Thacker (Kyle’s brother) and Loretta Kleckner (Keith and Kyle’s mother).

Partnership Blends Economics and Chocolate

How better to teach youth about economics and give them the skills for lifelong learning than with chocolate?

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