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About This Micro-Credential

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Understanding personal finances and the economics behind them allows people to make responsible decisions and maintain control over key components of their lives. This micro-credential will give students the content and methods required to teach economics and personal finance to diverse groups ranging from students (K-12) to employees to community members.

Learn How to Apply

Skills You Will Gain

Business Economics

Personal Finance

Financial Literacy

Developing Curriculum and Teaching Guidelines

Curriculum Design

K-12 Education

Business Education

Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit knowledge of basic economic and personal finance concepts appropriate to K-12 educators and community stakeholders.
  • Implement innovative instructional materials and methodologies for economic reasoning and personal finance in diverse classroom settings.
  • Understand learning and cognitive strategies for community stakeholders working with economics and financial literacy.

Required Courses

  • ECO 580 - Economics for Teachers
  • ECO 594 - Teaching Econ/Fin Literacy Topics


Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani
Economics and Financial Literacy Education, First semester offered: Spring 2019


Northern Kentucky University
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