Economic Education Certificate

Department of Economics, College of Business Administration

Vision Statement

The graduate certificate in economic education is to assist high school instructors who teach economics to obtain the 18 graduate credit hours needed to teach economics as a dual enrollment course.  The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requires that teachers must have at least 18 graduate credit hours in a given subject to teach classes that can be considered dual-enrollment. The graduate certificate is designed to expand high school teachers’ economics knowledge both in theory and practice so they can deliver high quality classes at the college-level.

Program Contact Information

Jamie Wagner, PhD, Director, UNO Center for Economic Education
332B Mammel Hall (MH) 
6708 Pine Street
402.554.2357
jfwagner@unomaha.edu

Zhigang Feng, PhD, Graduate Program Chair and Advisor
332BB Mammel Hall (MH) 
6708 Pine Street
402.554.2786
zfeng@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

General Application Requirements and Admission Criteria

Program-Specific Requirements

Application Deadlines (Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023)

Students are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible, especially if applying for assistantships or scholarships.

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 15

Other Requirements

  • All applicants must have earned a minimum junior/senior GPA of 2.85
  • Students must have completed ECON 2200 and  ECON 2220
    • Students with a secondary education degree from UNO may substitute ECON 2400—Economics for Educators in lieu of Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics.
  • English Language Proficiency: Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English. Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the United States, OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a predetermined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.
    • Paper-based TOEFL: 550, Internet-based TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 53, Duolingo: 105

Degree Requirements

ECON 8050ECONOMIC EDUCATION3
Electives15
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
MONEY AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS
LABOR ECONOMICS
QUANTITATIVE APPLICATIONS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
ECONOMICS OF TECHNOLOGY
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ANALYSIS
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ECONOMICS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ECONOMICS OF URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SPECIAL STUDIES IN ECONOMICS
INDEPENDENT STUDY
Total Credits18