Masters of Education

Nebraska Council on Economic Education Workshops

Pursue a Master's Degree Designed for You

The focus area in K-12 economic education is designed to help teachers enhance their knowledge of basic economics concepts and demonstrate how economics can be taught in the K-12 classroom. Coursework includes a series of economics principles courses designed for educators along with a set of applied economics courses in a variety of subjects. No prerequisites in economics are required. A variety of teaching and evaluation methods are demonstrated throughout the courses along with fieldtrips to area businesses. All courses feature the latest teacher resources in economic education. Tuition scholarships for the Economic Education courses (Econ 850 and 851) are available through the UNL Center for Economic Education. Some courses may be available online.

Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education with a Focus Area in Economic Education

12 hours in Economic Education
18 hours in TLTE
6 hours in CEHS
36 credit hours total

Economic Education [12 hours]

Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following course selections:

Complete 6 credit hours from the following courses:

ECON 850: Economics for Teachers, Part 1 (3 cr.)
ECON 850: Economics for Teachers, Part 2 (3 cr.)

Select 6 credit hours from the following topics:

ECON 851: Special Topics in Economics (1 cr. each)

Topics include:

Economics and Children’s Literature
Economics and the Zoo
Economics and U.S. History
Economics by the Numbers
Economics of Sports
Money and Banking
Economics and Entrepreneurship
Economics and Personal Finance

Coursework in TLTE: (18 hours)

TEAC 800, 801, 888, 889 (12 credits)
One course each in Category A and B (6 cr. total) Category B Courses (3 cr.):

For Social Studies Education, one course in Social Science education (3 cr.) selected from:

TEAC 822 : Principles and Practices in Social Studies Education
TEAC 925: Seminar in the Curriculum and Teaching of Social Sciences

For Business Education, one course from category B (3 credits)

Additional coursework in CEHS outside TLTE [6 hours] In areas such as:

Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Nutrition and Health Sciences
Special Education and Communication Disorders
Textiles, Clothing and Design

For more information on how you can begin this Master of Education with a focus area in Economic Education contact:

Dr. Tammie Fischer, Director
UNL Center for Economic Education
402-472-2333 or