Online Macroeconomics for High School Teachers

June 8, 2015 to July 1, 2015

New Course!

Eventbrite - 2015 Online High School Macroeconomics

Teaching the subject of macroeconomics can be challenging for at least two reasons: first, very few macroeconomic topics are entirely self-contained; secondly, your students will often ask questions that require that you draw from concepts and ideas that are spread throughout the course in order to give a satisfactory answer. Therefore, it becomes important that the high school instructor become familiar with the “big picture," as well as with the details of macroeconomics in order to effectively communicate information to the students. This online course is designed with high school teachers of macroeconomics in mind. It exposes teachers to the details of macroeconomics, as well as the context within which macroeconomic events occur. Though graphs and equations are indispensable economic tools, the approach in this course is one that emphasizes intuition, more so than the technical aspects of macroeconomics. 

The course will be offered over a period of 12 weeks and consists of 10 self-paced units. Each of the units covers roughly one chapter of the assigned text and includes a Sapling online learning assignment, fully-narrated study notes, PowerPoint outlines, and an online discussion forum. Along the way, the course will also offer suggestions on how to organize and present macroeconomic materials in the high school classroom. Additionally, there are teaching conferences, each requiring “real-time” online participation. The teaching conferences, led by the course instructor, focus on elaborating on concepts and on strategies of how to teach the principles of macroeconomics to your own students. 

The course covers the macroeconomic concepts in the Minnesota Social Studies Standards (9-12) and is open to teachers of grades 9-12.

The course is designed by Agapitos Papagapitos, Professor and Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of St. Thomas. The course instructor is Ethan Cherin, St. Paul Central High School teacher and MCEE Master Teacher.


Eventbrite - 2015 Online High School Macroeconomics

Registration for the course is $120 and includes access to the online textbook and all materials for the course. Registration is limited to 30. Participants will also receive 42 continuing education units.

Cancellation Policy: We require a cancellation notice at least 2 weeks prior to the program date for a registration refund. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks from the registered program are not eligible for a refund. To offset online administration, $10 of your registration fee is non-refundable.

Questions? Contact Andrea Hanson at or (612)625-3727.