Financial Literacy for Educators
Online and self-paced. Enroll any time and complete within 6 months.
Presented by UCF Continuing Education and UCF CREATE (Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology, and Entertainment).
The Financial Literacy for Educators Program is an online, asynchronous development program offering instructional guidance and materials on teaching personal finance to high school students. The program consists of (7) modules in budgeting, use of bank accounts, credit scores, filing your taxes, investing, completing student loans, and home & auto information. The module assignments will provide hands-on experience for educators, as well as supply financial literacy content and worksheets for use in the teacher’s classroom. By the end of the learning experience the participant will be able to immediately present financial literacy training that will engage their students.
The course curriculum aligns and fulfills the newly enacted “Financial Literacy Instruction in Public Schools [SB 1054]” or the “Dorothy L. Hukill Financial Literacy Act” whereby high school students in Florida must complete a one-half credit of instruction in personal financial literacy and money management.
Who Should Enroll?
This program is tailored for educators, school administrators, and community workers who teach Financial Literacy to students.
- 100% online program consists of (7) self-paced modules.
- Each module is delivered online, can be taken independently, and delivered asynchronously.
- Relevant and rich content offers students learning, demonstration, and practice on key financial literacy and financial decision-making skills.
- Modules include knowledge and comprehension as well as case studies or real-world scenarios.
- Progressive development requires an 85% proficiency before advancement into next module.
- Each module will have learning objectives, Florida State and International Society for Technology in Education standards which align with FLDE requirements, an introduction, course content, case scenario, organizational assessments, and a quiz.
- Participants will have the opportunity to communicate directly with course instructors for additional feedback.
The Tax modules follow Florida State Standards and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards
Course Designer and Advisor
Tracey R. Morrison, M.Ed., Lead Instructional Designer, Program Coordinator, and Instructor
UCF College of Arts and Humanities, Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology, and Entertainment (CREATE)
Tracey Morrison is an instructional designer, program coordinator, and instructor with the Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology, and Entertainment (CREATE). Ms. Morrison is currently working on her doctorate degree in instructional design at Liberty University, holds a master’s degree in instructional design and educational technology from the University of Central Florida, and a bachelor’s in humanities with an art history focus from Rollins College. Ms. Morrison worked in the field of finance for 20+ years and within an educational environment for 15+ years. As a finance professional she has held several positions as an accountant, developing and managing budgets and financial reports for law firms, country clubs, food distributors, nonprofits, and UCF. The combination of her two passions, finance, and education, has led to the research and development of several online courses created to assist students who are entering adulthood, and teachers who want to increase their educational technology skills.
Frequently Asked Questions
- a computer
- the internet
- Microsoft Word or Google Docs
- Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
- a PDF reader
- Chrome 106 and 107
- Firefox 105 and 106 (Extended Releases are not supported*)
- Edge 104 and 105
- Respondus Lockdown Browser (supporting the latest system requirements)
- Safari 15 and 16 (Macintosh only)
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Instructor: Tracey Morrison