Center for Economic Education
The goals of the Center for Economic Education at Salem State University are to:
- Raise the economic literacy of public school teachers
- Encourage teachers to include economic concepts in their classrooms
- Acquaint teachers with readily available resources
The center has been formally affiliated with the Council for Economic Education and the Massachusetts Council on Economic Education since the early 1980's. During this time the center has organized courses and workshops in dozens of communities north of Boston.
The center helps to organize and recruit participants for the following annual activities: workshops for K-12 teachers on the teaching of economics and financial literacy; the Economics Challenge and the Reserve Cup for high school level students; and the judging and scoring of contests sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
The Center won an Excellence in Economic Education Federal Grant though the Council for Economic Education to provide workshops for K-12 teachers on financial literacy during the 2009-10 academic year.
Director: Van Pham, Associate Professor, Economics, 978.542.6615
Co-Director: Ken Ardon, Associate Professor, Economics, 978.542.6683