Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship

Professional Development/Workshops

What?    The Stock Market Game (SMG) is a program designed to introduce students in grades 4-12 to the global economy and the world of finance and investing. Working in groups, students make decisions about how to invest $100,000 and then follow the markets at real-time prices! We are happy to announce that a renewal of funding from the Investor Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice allows us to continue offering participation in the Stock Market Game for $5.00 per team.    

Who?      Students in grades 4 - 12

When?    March 2nd - May 8th, 2015

Where?   You can register your students by visiting the SMG website. Click on the "Registration" tab and complete the form. Once you have submitted the form you will receive an email with usernames and passwords for your students.

Contact Marion Jacobs at if you have any questions.

Macroeconomics Topics Seminar Series


What?    Expert Speakers and lesson demonstration from High School Economics, 3rd Edition

Who?     Economics and History Teachers

When?   Multiple Dates listed below* ~ 4:30 - 7:30 PM ~ A light dinner will be provided**

                          Thursday, March 19 ~ Money and Monetary Policy Lessons ~

                          Dr. Andrew Hill, Economic Advisor ~ Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank

                          Thursday, April 30*** ~ What Factors Cause Economic Growth? ~

                          Dr. James Butkiewicz, Chairman ~ University of Delaware Economics Department

Where?   Duncan Center, 500 Loockerman St., Dover, DE

Click here to register for this workshop.  

*If you will be attending multiple dates, you will need to complete a separate registration for each.

**If you are unable to attend, please notify us 24 hours before the session date or you will be billed for the dinner.

***Please note the date has changed for this session, it was originally scheduled for April 28th.


What?   Teachers and bank volunteers collaborate to help third and fourth grade students learn critical lessons in personal finance and economics in a short, 45-minute lesson.

Who?      Teachers of students in 3rd & 4th grade

When?    April 21 - 22 - 23

Where?   Your classroom

Click here to register and sign up your class.  Contact Jen Magaw at if you have any questions.


What?    Qualifying high school teams vie for the state championship title, cash prizes and an opportunity to compete in an all-expense-paid May 22nd trip to the 2015 National Personal Finance Challenge, to be held in Kansas City, MO. 

Who?      Qualifying high school teams using the CEEE's Keys to Financial Success personal finance curriculum

When?    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where?   Perkins Student Center, Rodney Room, 325 Academy St., Newark, DE

HS Teachers using the Keys curriculum should contact the CEEE's Barbara Emery at for more information on how their students can qualify.




What?               The ME* Competition is a program designed to recognize student achievement in acquiring and applying knowledge in economics, entrepreneurship, and personal finance.

Who?                 Students in 3rd - 6th grades for Newark and 3rd - 5th grades for Georgetown.

When/Where?    Newark ~ May 19th - May 21st ~ Executive Banquet & Conference Center           

                          Georgetown ~ May 27th ~ Carter Center

Click here to register for the Newark Competition.  

Click here to register for the Georgetown Competition

View the flyer here and contact Jen Magaw at if you have any questions.

What?                 Looking for a way to promote an entrepreneurial curiosity among your students? Join us on campus for an afternoon workshop that will prepare you to prepare your students for next year's "just BE"  Middle School Students Being Entrepreneurial Competition-- a new contest, co-produced by the CEEE in partnership with the UD Horn Program in Entrepreneurship.

Who?                  Middle School Teachers

When/Where?    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ~ Grad Hub, One South Main St., Newark, DE     

Click here to register.

Contact Barbara Emery at if you have any questions.

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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