Teacher Professional Development

K-12 educators, it’s tough for you to participate in professional development and still be in the classroom with your students. You have a lot to do and so little time to finish everything. Our online professional development programs are designed to make it easier! There are three options for you to consider, each with a different level of time commitment and a different level of educational attainment:

Program Options

1 | Graduate Credit

One hour of graduate credit can be acquired through Emporia State University for completing 15 hours of course work, including readings; participation in an online, interactive program; and completion of the unit assessment. Learn more about the program and register »

2 | FRB Professional Development Certificate

You can earn a professional development certificate from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis by participating in an estimated 10 hours of lessons, readings, and online programming. Learn more about this no-fee program and register »

3 | CPDU Credit

Teachers can earn one hour of CPDU credit with no fee by working with their students to complete an online course in one of more than 50 topics spanning concepts in economics and personal finance. To register for the program, log into Econ Lowdown, navigate to the Professional Development Options, and click on CPDU credit.

Invite Us to Your District's Next Professional Development Event (or Day)

Fed staff is available for professional development events at your school or in your district. Whether you are seeking a one hour or a full-day professional development experience, we can provide resources and instruction in personal finance and/or economics. As always, Fed workshops and resources are free of charge. Professional development workshops are limited to the Eighth District. For more information, contact economiceducation@stls.frb.org.

Read more about the mission of the St. Louis Fed’s economic education staff in the essay "Teach One, Reach Many," from our 2016 annual report.

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