Economics & Personal Finance
Economics and Personal Finance online courses – VDOE is offering an additional option for school divisions that want to offer Economics and Personal Finance online courses with a locally-assigned teacher facilitating the course and with Virtual Virginia’s learning management system. Training for division teachers will be provided August 4 and 5 in Williamsburg. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo #143-14.
Instruction in economics and personal finance prepares students to function effectively as consumers, savers, investors, entrepreneurs, and active citizens. Students learn how economies and markets operate and how the United States’ economy is interconnected with the global economy. On a personal level, students learn that their own human capital (knowledge and skills) is their most valuable resource.
Beginning with students entering ninth grade in fall 2011, one standard unit of credit in Economics and Personal Finance is required for graduation with a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma. Students may earn this credit by successfully completing the course at any time during their high school career. Students with disabilities seeking a Modified Standard Diploma may use the course to satisfy one of the three required mathematics credits.
Videos for Teachers
In order to ensure that teachers of history/social science, career and technical education and mathematics have access to instruction in the Economics Education & Financial Literacy content areas, VDOE has produced a series of videos for Teachers.
These courses are part of the Banking Services, Insurance and Securities & Investments Pathways in the Finance Career Cluster.