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 mission is to ensure all K-12 teachers and students in higher education teacher preparation programs, responsible for teaching MN economics and personal finance academic standards, understand concepts and effective pedagogy practices to teach with confidence.

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 resume/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


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 and/or webinars (live or recorded - you can request access to recorded MCEE webinars by emailing, workshops, annual conference, Minn-Econ, student competitions

  • Have 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 explaining why you want to become a Master Teacher and how you will contribute to the mission of MCEE

    • Resume or curriculum vitae that outlines:

      1. Education Background

      2. Teaching License(s)

      3. Teaching Experience (specifically related to economics and personal finance)

      4. Professional growth and accomplishments

      5. Educational leadership activities

    • One letter of support from current principal or superintendent

  2. Eligible applicants will be invited to interview with MCEE staff.

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

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

  • Potentially 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, MCEE Teaching Awards Program, Economics Challenge, Personal Finance Decathlon, and other MCEE events

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

  • 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

  • Attend at least two MCEE workshops/webinars per year

If you have questions about the Master Teacher role or would like more information, please reach out to Colleen Gray, MCEE Education Director, at