For nearly seventy years, the mission of the Council for Economic Education has been to teach K-12 students about economics and personal finance. CEE seeks to advance this mission by educating educators and providing curriculum tools, pedagogical support, and a community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide.
Each year, CCE recognizes three United States educators with the John Morton Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Award. The award program is open to K-12 teachers of any subject whose innovative teaching techniques improve and stimulate economic understanding in and out of the classroom. Recipients receive a cash award of $1,000, as well as transportation to and from, hotel accommodations, and conference registration for the annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. One award will be given in each of the following categories: grades K-4; grades 5-8; and grades 9-12.
Eligible candidates include current K-12 teachers in a public, private, or parochial school. Self-nomination will be considered.
See the Council for Economic Education website for complete program guideline, application instructions, and information about previous awardees.