Master Teachers

Interested in becoming a Master Teacher for the Minnesota Council on Economic Education?

MCEE Master Teachers work closely with MCEE staff and affiliated university economic center directors in the development and delivery of K-12 teacher professional development programs in economics and personal finance throughout Minnesota. MCEE's goal is to ensure all K-12 teachers and pre-service teacher students understand concepts and effective pedagogy practices to teach with confidence and relevance.

Benefits of becoming a Master Teacher:

  • Earn additional income; covered expenses (mileage, parking, etc.)

  • Professional development opportunities (MN and national)

  • Designation as a “Master Teacher” by MCEE

  • Recognition

    • Biography and photo prominently displayed on MCEE’s website and other promotional materials as appropriate

    • Recognized at Minn-Econ, MCEE’s annual conference

    • Letters of recognition can be sent to school administrators upon request

    • Marketable attribute on curriculum vitae

  • Stipend to attend CEE’s Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference

  • Opportunity to strengthen in-person and virtual presentation skills

  • Belong to an established statewide economics and personal finance network of Master Teachers

Eligibility

To be considered for the MCEE’s Master Teacher program, a teacher must:

  • Hold a current MN teaching license

  • Have completed and participated in at least 6 hours of MCEE courses, webinars (live or recorded - request access to recorded webinars by emailing mcee@umn.edu), workshops, annual conference, Minn-Econ, student competitions

  • Have significant demonstrated professional development and experience in economics and/or personal finance education

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the MCEE Master Teacher application. Prior to completing the application it will be helpful to have the following information readily available:

  • Personal written statement of why you want to become a Master Teacher and how you would contribute to the mission of MCEE

  • Curriculum Vitae or resume that outlines:

    • Education Background

    • Teaching License(s)

    • Teaching Experience (specifically related to economics and personal finance)

    • Professional growth and accomplishments

    • Educational leadership activities

  • One letter of support from current principal or superintendent

  • Video teaching a lesson in economics or personal finance (preferably in-person but virtual lesson also accepted -- the video will not be made public and students can be visible in the video)

  1. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of MCEE staff, center director affiliates and/or current Master Teachers. All applicants will be notified by MCEE staff of the review outcome.

If selected for the MCEE Master Teacher program, teachers will be required to:

  • Teach or co-teach MCEE webinars and/or in-person workshops

  • Attend MCEE webinars and workshops

  • Promote the MCEE Master Teacher program within your district/region districts

  • Possibly conduct MCEE teacher development training in your school district/region districts

  • Serve as an ambassador on behalf of MCEE within your school district and schools of higher education in your district’s regional area to promote MCEE, Minn-Econ, EconFest (MCEE Teaching Awards Program), Economics Challenge, Personal Finance Decathlon, and other MCEE events

  • Assist MCEE staff on committees such as selecting Teaching Award winners

  • Attend CEE’s Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference (at least every three to five years)

  • Attend at least two CEE workshops/webinars a year