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Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship is dedicated to support K-12 educators, K-16 students, and parents of students about the economic way of thinking and instilling in them an appreciation for these useful tools and their applications.

About the Center

The NMU-CEEE provides a variety of services, programs and resources including K-12 educator training programs, professional developmentAlbert_Beekhuis_Award._2012_tsmall.PNG workshops, graduate courses and more. Look for a our programs in this website and in our Facebook page.

The NMU-CEEE is the recipient of the 2012 Albert Beekhuis Center of Excellence Award from the National Council for Economic Education.


Coming "Your Wealth" Lectures

- "In our backyard. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula economic and community development." Sam M. Cohodas Professor, Tawni Ferrarini. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Mead Auditorium, West Science Hall

- "Student Debt and Budgeting for College Students." James Studinger, Chair Michigan Jump$tart Coalition. Friday, March 24, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. Mead Auditorium, West Science Hall


The CEEE represents the Council for Economic Education on trip to Japan

Tawni Hunt Ferrarini (Sam M. Cohodas professor at Northern Michigan University), Nancy Usitalo (third grade teacher at Sandy Knoll Elementary School), and Derek D'Angelo (high school teacher at Utica High School and President of the Michigan Council on Economic Education) traveled to Japan and hosted various workshops and classes on behalf of the Council on Economic Education. 


“Community and Economic Profiles for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula”

This directory lists county data for each of the fifteen counties of the U.P. It showcases the major exporters, the major employers, the educational opportunities, and the cultural and recreational opportunities of each county. See latest issue. We would appreciate if you complete this survey.



2017 Economics Challenge and Personal Finance Challenge

Please click here for this year's Economics Challenge and here for the Personal Finance Challenge. We have had a lot of success in the past, so we encourage you to register as a teacher and register as many teams as you can. The team that qualifies with the highest score will be declared U.P. Champion and we'll support their transportation and accommodations expenses. If other teams qualify and need some financial support, we can try to work something out. On the Saturday after the qualifiers have been announced, we intend to have a practice quiz bowl to help you be ready. We can use video teleconference to make it easier on teams not close to NMU. Please don't hesitate to contact the center with any questions you may have. The more U.P. teams participate, the better the chances to get more teams in the state finals. 

Websites for Economic Educators

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Future students earn digital badges prior to arriving on NMU’s campus. Each can be placed on your resume, college application, and social networking site. Learn more <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/ceee/badges">here</a>.The CEEE offers a course as part of Action in Education Summer Institute. The childrenIn winter and spring: The UP Economics and Personal Challenges for HS students and the UP Economics Poster Contest for ES and MS students. More here: <a href=http://www.nmu.edu/ceee/economics-challenge-2015#overlay-context=home-page">Econ Challenge</a> and <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/ceee/sites/Drupalceee/files/UserFiles/PosterContestUP.PDF">Econ Poster</a>. And starting 2016 Personal Finance Challenge for HS students.Common Sense Economics for Life online course for high school teachers: economics and personal finance. After successful completion, earn a certificate and the course package (videos, quizzes, exams, exercises, interactive activities). This 15-week college-level course begins on Sept 14th. More here: <a href="http://www.commonsenseeducation.net/courses/cs_economics/adopter/e1000.php">CSE</a> The CEEE is the proud leader of the "Your Wealth" lecture series. Learn more about recent speakers at <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/yourwealth/">nmu.edu/yourwealth</a>.Hugo Eyzaguirre and Tawni Ferrarini of NMU

Quick Links

Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship - NMUceee@nmu.edu906-227-1218

Northern Michigan University, Gries Hall, Room 300A

1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855