Financial Literacy for Everyone
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Discover the wide array of free resources on Practical Money Skills and how to use them in your classroom.
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Continuing Education

Sympathetic to the demands upon educators to balance teaching with the fulfillment of re-certification requirements, Practical Money Skills has begun a partnership with higher education to offer these courses online.



University of San Diego Division of Continuing Education

usd sealThe first such partnership with the University of San Diego makes available two online, continuing education money management courses for elementary and secondary teachers.

Developed and offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Continuing Education, these graduate level classes are designed to give teachers of personal finance learning the additional tools and resources they need to help teach students how to take control of their financial future.

Both courses, Personal Economics for Teachers (EDU 590EA) and Teaching Money Management (EDU 590EB) are taught online by an instructor and can be taken simultaneously. Students have 60 days to complete the online portion of the course and are given up to six months to complete additional assignments. Teachers who successfully complete each course earn one semester unit of graduate level extension credit. The cost is only $65 per class. Teachers interested in registering for these classes should call 1(888) 321-6658 or visit the University of San Diego Division of Continuing Education Independent Study Programs.

The Personal Economics for Teachers class is very unique in that it focuses on helping teachers hone their own personal finance skills. Teachers are given the opportunity to develop a personalized money management plan that will help them achieve either a short or long-term financial goal, such as saving to take a family vacation or to start a new business. The second course, Teaching Money Management, helps teachers find new, creative and innovative ways to incorporate personal finance learning in the classroom.

The content portion of each course incorporates the teacher training curriculum component of Practical Money Skills for Life, a free, award-winning, bilingual money management program provided by Visa USA. This program is complete with lesson plans, presentation materials and in-class activities. It is also mapped to state educational standards, ensuring that activities not only teach important life skills but also keep classes on target to meet state requirements.

Again, for more information or to register today for these courses, please call 1(888) 321-6658 or visit the University of San Diego Division of Continuing Education Independent Study Programs.

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