Inside MAEEE

Master's program develops dynamic educators

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Bank at school

Children learn about finances through school banking program

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Challenge champions

Cab Calloway first in Personal Finance Challenge

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Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship

At the CEEE's 40th Anniversary Celebration, UD President Pat Harker noted, "Because of the CEEE, the state has rigorous and well-articulated content standards in economics, and teachers who are well prepared to teach economics, entrepreneurship and personal finance through lessons that engage and resonate. Young people are now less susceptible to financial insecurity; more aware of our national economic policy; and more informed, more participatory citizens who -- by their votes and their advocacy -- can help shape that policy."

In fact, beginning at a very early age, Delaware’s students are learning how markets work; how conscientious spending, saving and investing can lead to financial security; and how innovation through entrepreneurship is a possibility for all.  The founding mission of the CEEE continues: to point K-12 economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship educators toward effective and ongoing opportunities for professional development; to provide teachers with dynamic, standards-based resources, and to engage students in relevant and experiential programming statewide.

The CEEE, affiliated with the Delaware Council on Economic Education, is able to exponentially broaden its influence because of the unique advanced degree program offered through the University of Delaware. Nowhere else can teachers earn a Master of Arts in Economics & Entrepreneurship for Educators -- a distinction that leaves graduates well-positioned to become change agents in their own school districts, states, and countries.

News Highlights

In students' shoes

Teachers try Lerner College's new economics and entrepreneurship competition

Two Lerner College centers have created a new economics and entrepreneurship competition designed for middle school students.

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The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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