Nebraska Centers for Economic Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
The goal of the UNL Center for Economic Education is to increase the quantity and enhance the quality of economic education. This goal is achieved through teacher education, instructional services, materials development, faculty education, and research.
The UNL Center conducts credit courses and non-credit workshops to increase the economic understanding of teachers and to improve their skills in teaching and integrating economics into their present curriculum. Graduate courses are offered for certified school teachers and administrators. Undergraduate credit courses are offered for College of Business majors and minors as well as education majors in the College of Education and Human Sciences.
The UNL Center also offers pre-college programs and events including the following:
- Elementary Savings Program: a partnership between the center, financial institution, and local school district. An official branch of the partnering financial institution housed in the school with students serving as tellers.
- Econ is Everywhere! Summer Camp: for post 6th through post 8th grade students. The camp takes students on a journey into the exciting world of economics as it relates to money, entertainment, government, sports, and the global economy.
- Economics Day: for high school students and their teachers is coordinated by the UNL Center and held at the UNL campus.
- Academic Competitions: for middle and high school students including the Economics Challenge, Finance Challenge, and the Stock Market Game.
Tammie Fischer, Director
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
523 College of Business
Lincoln, NE 68588-0482
University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO)
Established in the late 1970s and jointly supported by the College of Business and College of Education, the UNO Center continues to serve K-12 teachers in the Omaha metropolitan area. In 2005, the UNO Center was reviewed by the National Council on Economic Education and given its highest accreditation rating.
The mission of the UNO Center for Economic Education is to improve the economic literacy of current and future Nebraska and Western Iowa citizens by providing educational and training programs and materials for teachers of K-12 classes.
The center assists and encourages teachers in their efforts to teach the economic concepts needed by future citizens to become well-informed voters, wise consumers, and effective producers.
Director: Jamie Wagner
University of Nebraska at Omaha
134T Mammel Hall
Omaha, NE 68182-0048
University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK)
Housed in the College of Business and Technology, the UNK Center for Economic Education shares over 20 years of UNK's history. The UNK Center was established in 1985 to provide a resource for K-12 teachers wanting to incorporate economics into their curriculum. The general purpose of the center was the promotion of a better understanding of economics and our economic system through an establishment of a curriculum library and workshops to provide training for the teachers.
Today, that general purpose remains, but has evolved to more efficiently interact with the entire UNK community: the students, the city, the region of Southwest Nebraska, and the global community. The mission has expanded to include outreach programs that allow the center to collaborate with other entities sharing the same passion.
Alyse Andreasen, Director
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Department of Economics
Kearney, NE 68847
Chadron State College
The goals of the Center for Economic Education at Chadron State College have been to increase the economic literacy, financial literacy, entrepreneurship literacy and critical thinking skills of teachers, students, and the general public in our service region.
Our goals were achieved through undergraduate courses, graduate courses, workshops and distribution of educational materials from the National Council on Economic Education, Nebraska Council on Economic Education, Federal Reserve System and Center for Economic Education.
The center offers a graduate course each summer focusing on certified K-12 Nebraska teachers. The course content has varied each summer, with the Guffey Scholarship available for certified K-12 Nebraska teachers and administrators. Master of Business Administration students have used the course as part of their Plan of Study for the MBA program at Chadron State.
The center has hosts and coordinates the Annual World Food Day Teleconference each year in the fall. Each spring, the center provides an Economics exam to the area high school students as part of the Scholastics Day at Chadron State College. The center continues to be a strong advocate and supporter of the Stock Market Game, and has served as a mentor for it.
Gary A. Dusek, Administrator
Chadron State College
Division of Business and Economics
Chadron, NE 69337
Wayne State College
The mission of the Wayne State College Center for Economic Education is to promote a better understanding of economics and our economic system to schools, ESU units, and adult groups throughout Northeast Nebraska.
The Wayne State Center hosts workshops and teleconferences on various methods of infusing economics into the K-12 curriculum, provides pre-service teacher training, offers graduate courses on Economic Education for teachers, and Stock Market Game training.
Dr. Lindsey Doctorman, Director
Wayne State College
Department of Business and Economics
Wayne, NE 68787
Curtis Satellite Center to the Centers for Economic Education
The center provides outreach to area teachers and students in economic and financial education programs.
Mary Rittenhouse, Director
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Curtis Nebraska 69025