Center for Economic Education

economic education group

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 County 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

Economic Poster/Calendar Contest

In the Economic Poster Contest, students learn more about the economy in a fun and creative way. Each year, approximately 300 students gain a better understanding of our economic system through their participation in this exciting competition.

Financial Freedom

The Financial Freedom workbook is a road map of the perilous highways and bi-ways of the personal finance world. Though the landscape has changed, success in navigating still remains an achievable goal. A person who attains financial freedom scales that summit by making sound choices, staying true to themselves, living within or even below their means, paying themselves first, and remaining devoted to a solid set of priorities. These principles have always been true; it's just the world we apply them to that has changed.


Many of today's students arrive in class with headphones on, listening to the latest hit song or watching the newest viral video. They often question learning material that they can simply "Google" and struggle with applying textbook concepts to the world around them. As educators, we are continually struggling to find ways to reach each of these students by engaging them in the learning process. Rockonomix, a student-produced music video parody project, helps motivate student learning by using popular media to reinforce basic economic principles. This competition is open to all Florida High School students!

The Florida Stock Market Challenge

The Florida Stock Market Challenge is an exciting way to engage your elementary, middle or high school students while presenting lessons across the curriculum… economics, social studies, math, science. Established more than 20 years ago, the Florida Stock Market Challenge gives K-12 students the opportunity to participate in an online investment simulation and manage a hypothetical $100,000 investment portfolio.

Regional Economic Educator & Leadership (REEL) Awards

The Florida Council on Economic Education and the MDC Center for Economic Education will honor nine local teachers, three at each school level, for excellence in economic education in Miami-Dade County. Recognition includes cash awards for each teacher and the opportunity to apply for the statewide Charles C. Harper Economic Educator of the Year Award (Prize: $1,000). By Invitation Only.