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Teaching Financial Literacy

Gain the skills, curriculum tools, and confidence to successfully teach financial literacy

Course Overview

Teaching Financial Literacy is a four-week program that provides educators with the skills, curriculum tools, and confidence to successfully teach financial literacy and economic topics to K-12 students.

Once this professional development course is completed, educators can apply to teach Pathways to Financial Success, NKU’s financial literacy course, at their high schools through NKU's School-Based Scholars (dual-credit) program.

The program follows national standards and is aligned to Kentucky’s and Ohio's new standards.



Early Bird Rate: $50
Registration Deadline: May 1st.

After May 1st: Individual Registration
Rate: $100
Registration Deadline: June 24th.



Dates: July 5-29, 2022

Course content is delivered in an online and asynchronous format but includes two hours of online synchronous discussion per week, those times are:

  • July 6 | 10AM - 11AM
  • July 7 | 10AM - 11AM
  • July 13 | 10AM - 11AM
  • July 14 | 10AM - 11AM
  • July 20 | 10AM - 11AM
  • July 21 | 10AM - 11AM
  • July 27 | 10AM - 11AM
  • July 28 | 10AM - 11AM

Course Outline

Week Topics
Week 1 Introduction to economics and financial literacy
Week 2

Experiential learning, simulations, and project-based learning for teaching economics and financial literacy

Standards, course development and general education program

Week 3

Integrating design thinking, multiple intelligence, and differentiation to teach economics and financial literacy

Earning an income, paying for college and financial planning process

Week 4

Connecting the community, case studies, music, videos, and social media in teaching economics and financial literacy

Consumer credit, taxes, saving and investing


Meet the Instructors

Nancy Lang

Dr. Nancy Lang is Associate Professor of Economics. Her primary teaching areas are microeconomics, international business and economics, and economics for teachers. Dr. Lang's research interests include instructional strategies for teaching economics, learning and teaching styles, and attitudes toward economic issues.

Biography Continued

She is co-author of a high school economics textbook and conducts professional development programs in economic and financial education for teachers. She is actively involved in a variety of internationally-focused programs that have taken her to countries such as Estonia, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Ukraine, Mexico and Quebec. She earned her doctorate in economic education at the University of Georgia.


Course Outcomes

  1. Analyze and evaluate programs and curricular materials designed for the development and understanding of economics and financial concepts.
  2. Apply state and national standards for course and lesson development as well as assessment of student understanding of economic and financial concepts.
  3. Discuss class activities, practices, and organizational strategies that support the development of economic and financial thinking.
  4. Discuss pedagogical practices, class activities, and strategies that enable educators to implement and manage economic and financial literacy instruction in ways that facilitate higher order thinking.


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