Are you a new/newer teacher? Are you a seasoned teacher wanting to refresh and sharpen your skills?
Do you teach Personal Finance? Are you ready to implement new Personal Finance legislation, LB 452,
The Financial Literacy Act Nebraska Revised Statute 79-3001 to 79-3004? Would you like to earn financial
education industry certification? Are you interested in revising an existing Personal Finance course to add
more rigor? If so, consider attending Nebraska’s Personal Finance Institute, to be held at the University
of Nebraska-Kearney July 18-21, 2022. A second institute is also being held in Omaha the week prior.
Nebraska K-12 teacher participants will each receive a $600 honorarium when the entire program is
completed. Meals are included but participants must pay for their own lodging. A room block is reserved
at Comfort Inn by the Interstate for those who wish to stay overnight. Room rates are $90 for 2 queens,
and $100 for 1 king. Call to book for the UNK Personal Finance Institute at (308) 251-2722 (an online link
will be coming soon)!
To be eligible to receive the $600 honorarium, attendees must participate in all aspects of the Institute,
including pre-work (about 20 hours), evening meals and W!se certification pretest and exam.
The UNK Personal Finance Institute is limited to the first 30 completed registrations. To register you must
complete the online Personal Finance Institute application and submit your $150 refundable
deposit. Your check will be held and returned to you the final day of the Institute.
Prior to the Institute, participants are required to spend a minimum of 20 hours in Institute pre-work. We
will utilize NextGen Personal Finance (http://ngpf.org) on-demand professional development modules for
this purpose. More details will be provided later. Prior to beginning the Institute pre-work, participants
will take a 75-minute proctored certification pretest from their own device at home/school.
Any Nebraska middle school, secondary and/or 2- or 4-year college educator who intends to implement
personal finance into their curriculum is eligible for the Personal Finance Institute. Off-site lodging is
your own responsibility, although a discounted housing block has been established. Only K-12 teachers
are eligible for the honorarium. At the end of the training, teachers are required to take the W!SE financial
literacy certification exam. Passing or failing this literacy certification exam will not affect the course
grade. However, being able to add an industry certification to your teaching resume is a valuable aspect
of professional development!
Earn Graduate Credit
The UNK Personal Finance Institute will be offered as an optional 3-hour graduate credit on-campus
course from July 18-21, 2022. Participants can sign up for optional graduate credit (3 credits—MGT
899P: Economic & Financial Education) through UNK. To do so, participants will need to create an
account. Applications are now open for Summer with a July 1st registration deadline for credit.
Participants are responsible for all tuition and fees.
- Create account: https://www.applyweb.com/unkgrad/index.ftl
- Program selection: Graduate non-degree summer 2022
- Applications open now for Summer 2022 and deadline is July 1
- Application fee: $45
- No prerequisites are required.
Participants are required to attend the entire on-campus training sessions, including evening meals, for
the 4 days of the Institute, plus take the literacy certification exam. The Institute will run approximately
from 8:30 am each day and conclude around 7:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and 4 pm on
Thursday. Your registration indicates your commitment to fully attend and participate in the Personal
Participants should bring a laptop for use throughout the Institute. Dress is business casual. Rooms can
be chilly – please bring a sweater or jacket.
CLICK HERE to complete the Personal Finance Institute online application, which is due by June 24, 2022, or when registration is full.
If you have any questions, please contact: