Center for Economic Education – University of Nebraska Lincoln

The center serves as a teaching, research and service unit of the Department of Economics and the College of Business. The center is affiliated with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education. The Nebraska Council supports the work of the centers for economic education at Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney, Wayne and Chadron. The center is affiliated with the National Council on Economic Education and is part of the EconomicsAmerica network.

About

Teacher Education

The 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 education majors at Nebraska.

Instructional Services

Instructional assistance is provided by the center to local school districts, education agencies, college faculty and community groups on such topics as curriculum development, course content, resource materials and strategies for teaching economics. The center maintains an extensive resource library containing books, instructional units, videotapes, curriculum guides and other resources. Library materials are available on a loan basis to teachers and administrators.

Materials Development

The center develops and distributes educational materials in economics for use by teachers in Nebraska and nationwide. Most of these materials are curriculum units or lessons for students on current economic topics. The center also prepares other institutional materials such as nationally normed and standardized tests in economics.

Faculty Education

The center makes presentations and participates in programs to help college faculty and graduate students become better economics instructors. The center contributes to publications on the teaching and learning of economics. This work is done in cooperation with the National Center for Research in Economic Education.

Service Area

The center serves schools in Lincoln and in the following counties: Adams, Boone, Burt, Butler, Clay, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Fillmore, Gage, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Merrick, Nance, Nuckolls, Platte, Polk, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, Webster, York. The center also works with the southern portion of Hall county and Educational Service Units No. 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 18.

The Resource Library serves the entire state.

Services Provided

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Training

  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
Primary Contact
Tammie Fischer
Address
HLH 525 E
PO Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone
(402) 472-2319