Economics for Teachers

Economics for Teachers (EFT) offers a unique experience for teachers looking to improve their economics teaching skills.

The week-long EFT program encompasses 50+ hours of instruction, providing teachers with lesson plans, economics content instruction, networking opportunities, and a diverse learning format. Lectures and activities are led by expert economics professors and skilled mentor teachers selected nationwide for their expertise. Both new and experienced teachers will benefit from this program.

Program Format + Application

FTE offers Economics for Teachers in two different formats to best fit teacher needs and summer schedules:

  • EFT Teacher-Student Program – offered on college campuses, with high school students also in attendance, so teachers can observe first-hand how to run and debrief activities and simulations
  • EFT Teacher-Only Program – offered in a hotel with other teacher attendees; activities and simulations are also presented and debriefed for the group

Lodging, materials, and most meals are covered by FTE.  Registrants are responsible for their own travel costs to and from the program site.  All attendees are eligible for a $600 participation stipend and a $150 commuter stipend (if applicable).

All EFT programs qualify for three semester hours of graduate credit in economics through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, available for an additional fee.

Lesson plans and resources for Economics for Leaders are available for use in the classroom.