Students preparing to teach are encouraged to take at least one class in economics, selecting either the micro or macro principles course or a class dealing with current economic issues.
Masters in Curriculum & Instruction
The Graduate School of Education at the University of St. Thomas offers a course of study leading to a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with application in Economic Education. This degree sequence is designed to help teachers become better prepared to meet the demands of improved, enriched curricular and instructional practices in the schools. The student must satisfactorily complete 4 courses in Education and 6 courses in economics/economic education.
Continuing Education courses in Economics are also offered each semester for teachers who have their degrees and desire additional coursework in economics.
Conferences and Workshops
The Curriculum Library is well-stocked with up-to-date materials, both in print and non-print form. Located in Room 310B Loras Hall, all these materials are available for use by teachers in the Twin Cities area on a lending-library basis.
*Annotated Bibliography of Teaching Materials for Global Economics, Grades K-12, 2nd edition.
*A Selected Bibliography of Curricular Materials for the Teaching of Economics and Related Subjects: a listing of all the print and non-print materials in the Center's Resource Library.
*Note: These bibliographies are available upon request.
Formal cooperation has been established with four school districts under the EconomicsAmerica Program (formerly DEEP -- Developmental Economic Education Program): Burnsville-Savage-Eagan School District, Osseo School District, White Bear Lake Area Schools, South Washington County District 833, and the schools of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis.