UA Units Merge to Tackle Economics, Finance Educator Shortfall

The Norton School's Take Charge America Institute and the Office of Economic Education have combined to address statewide high school economics and personal finance education mandates by training more teachers.

Two units at the University of Arizona charged with training teachers in economic education have merged. The move comes as Arizona's schools struggle to expand teaching capacity to meet new high school education mandates in economics and personal finance for the class of 2012.

For years, the University of Arizona's Take Charge America Institute, TCAI, and the Office of Economic Education, OEE, have worked separately to train teachers and other educators in economics and personal finance. The two organizations joined forces this spring and will work together as OEE, which previously was housed in the Eller College of Management. OEE  moves under the umbrella of TCAI at the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Released date: 
Sep 2 2010