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Online Personal Finance Institute

Teaching or planning to teach personal finance? This online institute will deepen your knowledge in all aspects of personal finance. Participants will also have the opportunity to take the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test!

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George Mason University Center for Economic Education

Jul 08, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024
All Day
Registration Deadline: July 9, 2024
Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 45

This online, asynchronous institute is designed for those teaching the personal finance portion of high school Economics and Personal Finance.  Over its six weeks, it covers detailed content instruction including banking, credit, consumer rights and responsibilities, insurance, taxes, financial planning and planning for further education after high school.

  • Take the W!SE Financial Literacy test and have the opportunity to earn this teacher certification at no charge.
  • Teachers who complete the entire institute and pass the W!SE certification will also be recognized as VCEE Certified Personal Finance Educators.
  • Participants receive the Virtual Economics Version 5.0 flash drive with over 1,400 activity-based lessons searchable by grade and topic, 51 key economic concepts, and a glossary with over 500 terms. ($164.95 value).
  • Each week features guest speakers who are content specialists in their field – including taxes, banking, insurance, and financial planning.

Educators who successfully complete this course with proven mastery will be honored as a VCEE Certified Economic Educator: High School Personal Finance.

Appalachian Power | State Farm | Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation | Virginia Credit Union | Virginia Lottery

Bank of America | Truist Foundation | Virginia Society of CPAs | Wells Fargo


Instructor: Patrick DeRosa, Associate Director
Contact Person:
Patrick DeRosa, Associate Director
Center for Economic Education
George Mason University

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