Mission of the Center

 
The Center for Economic Education at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa seeks to reach out to public and private schools to globally advance God's kingdom by improving the economic and personal financial literacy of K-12 students. We will strive to present a Biblically wise, skillful, responsible, and caring way to apply their economic, personal finance, and marketplace education in their communal life in God's world.

The Dordt College Center for Economic Education seeks to be the leading economic and financial literacy resource for K-12 schools, teachers, and students in Northwest Iowa who want to integrate economics, personal finance, and marketplace topics into their curricula.

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We are affiliated with a nationwide network of college-based Centers for Economic Education.

In Iowa, economics is included in the K-12 standards and is required to be implemented by districts; however, Iowa does not require a high school economics course and economics is not a required course for many college students. High School teachers assigned to teach economics often have a social studies or business licensure with only minimal college economics. Elementary and middle school teachers often have no college level economics.

In Iowa, personal finance education is included in the K-12 standards and is required to be implemented by districts; however, Iowa does not require a high school personal finance course and personal finance is not a required course for many college students. Few college professors and fewer K-12 teachers have received formal financial education. The teaching, training, and curriculum materials provided through Centers for Economic Education in every state have research-based proven curricula to improve literacy of teachers in these areas. The multiplier effect of each trained teacher reaching 100 students per year is the foundation of Center based educational objectives.