Pool of Teachers for Finance CourseWhile multiple options exist, the Economics and Personal Finance course (6120-36 weeks) in the business curriculum meets all the economics and personal finance standards of learning. Some school divisions are using the BUS6120 course to meet the required instruction; however, there have been concerns expressed about the availability of teachers. The endorsement codes a teacher must hold on a license to teach the Economics and Personal Finance course have been expanded. See Expanded Pool of Teachers for Finance Course (PDF).
Economics Education & Financial Literacy VideosTo ensure that teachers of history/social science, career and technical education and mathematics have access to instruction in the content delineated in the objectives, VDOE has produced a series of 35 videos. Each video highlights a part of the content and are between 10 and 20 minutes long. Presenters in the vignettes are teachers, practitioners or university professors.
Training Opportunities for Economics Education & Financial Literacy
To support the Economics Education and Financial Literacy objectives and to help middle and high schools meet the graduation requirement that all students receive instruction in economics and personal finance, professional development is provided by VDOE and The Virginia Council on Economic Education. A schedule with registration information for the sessions currently available and hosted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education is available for download.
- Professional Development Opportunities – Economics and Personal Finance (PDF)
For more information, see Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE)