Meet the Center 

"Economics for Everyone!"

The VCU Center for Economic Education (VCEE) advances economics and personal finance education among Central Virginia's K-12 teachers and students. We do this in three ways: teaching; research and publications; and service and advocacy, which includes partnering with the Virginia Council on Economic Education on programs and academic competitions.

Teacher Programs

The center conducts in-depth instruction that connects K-12 teachers with resources for bringing economics to life in the classroom. See upcoming sessions

An average year of teacher workshops by the numbers:

  • 500 participants
  • 4,000 contact hours
  • 20,000 K-12 students reached each year through their teachers
  • 40 teachers recognized as “Certified Economic Educators” for completing 40+ hours of training and demonstrating competence on a test of economics or personal finance

Lesson Plans and Assessments

Our inquiry-focused lesson plans guide students to investigate social questions using economic reasoning to interpret relevant evidence.

Service, Advocacy and Programs

The center works with the Virginia Council on Economic Education to serve thousands of teachers and students each year through programs such as: 

The center assists the Virginia Department of Education in questions related to economics and personal finance standards and curriculum. Our director serves on the board of the Global Economic Education Alliance, and the Virginia Jump$tart Coalition, we work with the national Council for Economic Education on curriculum, presentations, and national webinars. 

The center director serves on the advisory board to Money Matters to Students, a student-run organization that provides high schools the opportunity to teach the personal finance concepts to elementary- and middle-grade students.


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Meet the Council

The Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working as a public/private partnership – the primary resource for Virginia’s K-12 teachers and school divisions seeking training and classroom resources for economic and financial education, at little or no cost thanks to financial support from partners.

In partnership with colleges and universities, VCEE supports a network of Centers for Economic Education across Virginia, including the VCU Center for Economic Education. The Centers are collaborative hubs for K-12 teachers, school divisions and local businesses. Institutes and workshops provide training and up-to-date resources.

The council was co-founded by a former dean of the VCU School of Business, J. Curtis Hall, Jr., and businessman S. Buford Scott, who is also a founding trustee of the VCU School of Business Foundation.

Learn More About VCEE

Contact Information:
Virginia Council on Economic Education
Snead Hall, Room B2145
(804) 828-1627