This Salon, held March 5-6, 2013, at the University Club in Washington, D.C., was a continuation of an ongoing discussion that began with a NEFE-funded national research study that examined teachers’ preparedness to teach personal finance (www.nefe.org/tntfinalreport) which led to the development of the Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance (J$TTA)—an initiative that implemented five content-focused in-service teacher professional development pilots across the country. The next step is to articulate a process for integrating financial education into pre-service teacher preparation.
This small event focused on the needs, obstacles, and opportunities for integrating personal finance content into the education major at universities, including the steps necessary to include and/or pilot financial education into pre-service teacher preparation—especially in states that are adding the content to school-based standards in subject areas that have not traditionally taught personal finance (e.g. social studies and mathematics).
Final Research Report