Teacher Professional Development

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 get it all done.

Teachers in certain states can earn one hour of CPDU credit by working with their students to complete an online course in one of more than a dozen topics spanning concepts in economics and personal finance. There is no fee.

Map showing states that offer Professional Development Credit opportunities

CPDU Credit can be obtained in certain states.

  • To earn this one hour of CPDU credit, you must complete the following steps:
    • register for a course through the Economics Education program,
    • preview the course,
    • enroll 15 or more students in the current school year,
    • ensure 15 or more students in the class complete the course, and
    • answer all the questions in the instructor survey.
  • State professional development credit is available in these states: AL, AR, DE, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MD, ME, MO, MS, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV.
  • If you are in educator in one of the following states, you must obtain pre-approval from your district administrator: DE, GA, ID, IN, MD, ME, MO, NJ, NY, TN, VA, VT, WV.

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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