Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship

Graduate Programs

Masters in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators - MAEEE

  1. Purpose - The Master of Arts in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators (MAEEE) is specifically designed for educators who have demonstrated leadership potential. These educators are then equipped with both a solid foundation in economic theory and a set of strategies and methods for teaching economics, entrepreneurship and financial education. Graduates of the program are master teachers who provide economic leadership and act as agents of change in their own regions. Click here to download a brochure.
  2. Application
    1. Candidates should complete an online application for admission by clicking here.
    2. References should include your supervisor; a representative from your school district; and the Council or Center for Economic Education in your region or an organization committed to improving the understanding of economic education, financial education and entrepreneurship. These individuals should be able to indicate their appraisal of your teaching effectiveness, your potential for professional growth and your ability to succeed in a graduate program.
    3. Your personal statement should discuss your short and long-term professional goals and how these objectives may be achieved through a Master of Arts program of study in economics, entrepreneurship and financial education.
    4. Applications will be reviewed, and admission decisions for the 2015 cohort will be made in the spring of 2015.
  3. Program Statement
    1. The program has six sequential components:
      1. Online Instruction:  Before arriving on campus, participants will complete an online introduction to the material to be presented during the first summer session.
      2. First Summer: Participants will spend four weeks on campus and take course- work in micro and macroeconomics, and entrepreneurship teaching applications.*
      3. Intervening School Year (off campus): Participants will develop and implement an economic, entrepreneurship or personal finance education project.
      4. Online Instruction: Before arriving on campus, participants will complete an online introduction to the material to be presented during the second summer session.
      5. Second Summer: Participants will spend four weeks on campus and take courses in money and banking, international trade, micro/macro applications and teaching applications.*
      6. Intervening School Year (off campus): Participants will complete their implementation design and prepare a public policy paper or curriculum project.
    2. *During the summer sessions, course content is reinforced by meetings with top scholars, successful entrepreneurs and representatives from Federal Reserve Banks and national think tanks.
    3. Required Courses:
      1. Microeconomics for Economic Educators (3 Credits)
      2. Macroeconomics for Economic Educators (3 Credits)
      3. Curriculum Strategies for Elementary Economic Educators (3 Credits)
      4. Curriculum Strategies for Secondary Economic Educators (3 Credits)
      5. Monetary and International Trade Theories for Economic Educators (3 Credits)
      6. Contemporary Issues for Economic Educators (3 Credits)
      7. Practicum in Economic Education (6 Credits)
    4. Participants must also transfer 6 economics, entrepreneurship or education credit hours.
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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.

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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.

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