Teaching High School Economics

July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017

Teaching High School Economics

“My comfort and confidence level of teaching economics went from low to high in just one week. The instructors provided an authentic learning environment that I know I can replicate in my classroom. On top of that, I have a TON of lesson ideas and resources to share with my peer teachers that can be used to enrich our students' learning experience."

This one-week, 2 credit graduate course helps prepare educators to teach high school economics and builds confidence in those with little background. Providing a solid introduction to the high school MN academic standards in economics, the first half of the week focuses on microeconomics and the second half focuses on macroeconomics. Both content and pedagogy are included, along with hands-on activities and simulations to bring into the classroom. Teachers will leave the course with not only a stronger understanding of economics but also with the tools to teach these concepts to your students.

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Participants will also attend a follow-up session during the school year to continue enhancing content knowledge and share with one another. To receive the graduate credit, participants must attend the follow-up session and prepare a final project.


  • Professor Agapitos Papagapitos, Department of Economics, University of St. Thomas
  • Martha Rush, Mounds View High School
  • Adam Rushmeyer, Melrose Area High School


  • $80 registration fee
  • $150 participation stipend for summer course, $30 for the follow-up session
  • Six $250 travel scholarships are available for teachers from high-needs districts who reside outside the 13-county metro area (Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Pierce, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, St. Croix, Washington, and Wright). Scholarships will be automatically assigned by registration order based on information given during registration. After May 15, any available scholarships will be released to those participants who are from outside the 13-county metro area regardless of whether or not their district is considered high needs.

What’s Included:

  • Receive 2 FREE graduate credits from the University of Minnesota. Course participants are expected to take the course for graduate credit, attend the follow-up session during the school year, and prepare a final project to receive graduate credit in July 2018.
  • Receive 42 Continuing Education Units (35 during the summer and 7 for follow-up session)
  • Receive free lessons, resources, and materials
  • Receive the Virtual Economics 4.5 flash drive, $160 value
  • Receive High School Economics, 3rd Edition, $37 value
  • Breakfast and lunch included each day

Eligibility for Course:

  • Must be licensed to teach in MN or a highly qualified paraprofessional.
  • Must have classroom placement for Fall 2017 in a secondary school.
  • Registration is limited to 25.

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Questions about this or other events? Contact us at mcee@umn.edu or (612) 625-3727.

Funds for this project were provided by a grant from the federal Improving Teacher Quality Program of the No Child Left Behind Act) administrated by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.