Center for Economic Education

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About the Center for Economic Education

The Miami Dade College Center for Economic Education is the local affiliate of the Florida Council on Economic Education and the National Council for Economic Education. The Center provides professional development opportunities in teaching economics and financial literacy to teachers in Miami-Dade and Monroe, serves as a source for standards based resources for K-12 educators in all disciplines and coordinates local, state and national programs and competitions related to economics.

The Center's workshops focus on demonstrating the effective use of engaging instructional methods with standards based curricular materials to teach economics and personal finance. Our goal is to inspire students so that they will become effective participants in the economy, successful entrepreneurs, responsible consumers and wise investors.

Signature Programs

Virtual Economics 4.0

This interactive tool helps you understand the most important concepts in economics and personal finance and find the right lessons to teach them at your grade level. It includes a searchable database of over 1,400 lessons by grade level, concept, or state standards.

Financial Freedom

This educational resource is designed to provide content for use within the classroom to improve students' financial literacy skills while meeting state standards and reinforcing tested skills.

Competition of Decision-Making with Ethics (C.O.D.E.)

This program combines students' passion for the virtual world with educators' need for educational lessons. Educators, ethicists, and business leaders developed a unique interactive program that puts students on the front lines of a hypothetical business, where they have to make critical ethical and competitive decisions.

The Florida Stock Market Challenge

This program gives K-12 students the opportunity to participate in an online investment simulation and manage a hypothetical $100,000 investment portfolio. The Florida Stock Market Challenge is sponsored by Raymond James and State Farm and has become the most popular FCEE program.

The Governor's Award Program

At the Governor's Awards, the FCEE will award best practices in five project based categories for elementary, middle and high school grade levels. Last year, project winners split $3,750 in cash awards. In addition, the Harper Award, which includes a $1,000 cash prize, is awarded to a teacher who has demonstrated leadership in financial literacy, free enterprise and economic education over a sustained period of time, with evidence of creativity and innovation in teaching these concepts at the local, state and national level.