The Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance at Appalachian State University recently hosted 35 high school teachers from Northwest North Carolina for a week-long professional development program on personal finance and economics.
The sessions helped meet the requirements of NC House Bill 924 that made economics and personal finance a requirement for high school graduation.
While on campus, the participants developed lesson plans related to finance and economics for their courses relating to topics including: the true cost of credit; choosing and managing a credit card; borrowing money for an automobile or other large purchase; home mortgages; credit scoring and credit reports; planning and paying for postsecondary education; and other relevant financial literacy issues.
According to the North Carolina Council on Economic Education — NCCEE, which coordinated the program as part of a public-private partnership, more than 35,558 North Carolina students will be impacted as a result of such summer programs.
NCCEE worked through the Financial Literacy Initiative in the Walker College of Business, which is led by financial literacy director Bryan Bouboulis, to put on the program.
About the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance
The Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance develops leaders for business, government and education by offering a Bachelor of Science in business administration in two specializations: finance and banking, and risk management and insurance. Learn more at https://finance.appstate.edu.