Right Start in Teaching Economics

A program designed to support educators new to teaching economics

The Right Start in Teaching Economics program is designed to support teachers, especially those who are new to teaching, or just new economics educators, in becoming more knowledgeable and effective in their classrooms. This four-day residential program combines lectures, discussions, case studies, and simulations to help participants feel confident in teaching economics to students.



We know incentives matter – these are some of the benefits you can expect to gain by participating in Right Start in Teaching Economics:

  • New teaching strategies to integrate the economic way of thinking into lessons
  • Right Start curriculum and activities to engage your students with economic subject matter
  • In-depth lectures and activities taught by university professors and experienced mentor teachers
  • Valuable opportunities to network, share ideas, and connect with colleagues

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).

The Right Start in Teaching Economics program qualifies for three semester hours of graduate credit in economics through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.  The optional credits are available for an additional fee.