Residential Teacher Programs

To fulfill the Foundation for Teaching Economics’ mission to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers become more effective educators, FTE offers different professional development opportunities to teachers. These range from single day seminars to week-long residential programs.

Each program format provides methodological and content instruction. Participants learn to incorporate activity-based lessons into their economics classes and also add to their expertise in the field. In addition to micro-and macro-economics, programs also covered a variety of applied economic topics, such as economic history, international trade, and the environment.

The FTE strives to make these programs accessible to all teachers. The cost is subsidized so participants pay a nominal fee, if any, to attend. Programs are offered nationwide so teachers have the choice of multiple dates and locations.

  • This program has not changed the way I think about economics, but it has changed the way I will teach economics by making my lessons more lively and interactive. Teaching economics does not have to be dry and just looking at charts!

    Thomas Sander
    EFT Vanderbilt
  • Environment and the Economy helped me understand the link behind the “science” of “economic science” and the economy. I really think it will help me be a more well rounded teacher and not have to send students to their science teacher to have their questions answered!

    Paul Coleman
    E&E Ft. Lauderdale
  • FTE programs are perfect for any high school teacher of any subject. FTE has given me a solid foundation in teaching Economics and has led to the opportunity for me to train at the district and state level (in Economics). I even led a session at the latest CEE conference!

    Elizabeth St. Lawrence
    E&E Stowe
  • EFIAH specifically dove into areas of American History that I have visited often, but not in this way! It will be a great asset to my classroom. The physical activities are also a great help for my lesson planning and delivery.

    Kyle Shubert
    EFIAH Dallas
  • This program taught me new information and activities that I look forward to bringing to my students. I will be using the activities modeled in this program with my students!

    Morgan Paul
    Economic Issues Scottsdale