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Center for Economic Education

Center for Economic Education

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the ESU Center for Economic Education to deliver high-quality programs and materials which facilitate knowledge of essential economics concepts and economic reasoning ability of students from kindergarten through senior high school, especially in the Center's service area. Moreover, in recognizing that economic education is a continuous process, the Center will strive to have each student's exposure to economics begin in the early grades and continue through high school.

It is important to recognize that every kindergarten through twelfth grade teacher does not necessarily have the training, ability, and motivation to enthusiastically teach students economic concepts and reasoning in an effective, grade-appropriate manner. However, it is the objective of the Center to train a sufficient number of teachers so that a student has substantive experiences with high-quality economics instruction and materials several times in their education.

Lending Library

The Center has virtually all of the publications available from the National Council on Economic Education and a variety of others. Checkout privileges are extended to teachers, with the highest priority being teachers in the Center’s service area. If we do not have something you wish to use, please do not hesitate to contact another Center in Kansas. Currently, the Center does not charge a fee for to check out material; all we ask is for you return it by bringing it to the Center or pay the return postage to get it here. Anything sent should be addressed to:

Center for Economic Education
Campus Box 4027
Science Hall 141
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Cir
Emporia, KS 66801-5087

Community Outreach

Financial and Economic Literacy

Economic and financial literacy are a foundation for making important decisions both individually and collectively. Although the Center’s focus is primarily upon educating and training K-12 teachers, we will offer speakers, workshops, and resources to wider audiences. Please contact Rob Catlett at the Center for more information at 620-341-5678.

Internet Resources:

Saving even small amounts on a regular basis can create significant wealth over time. Try the first link; the second illustrates several situations about interest:

Council on Economic Education

Kansas Council on Economic Education (state)

Federal Reserve

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