Economic Education Certificate

Department of Economics, College of Business Administration

Vision Statement

The Economic Education Graduate Certificate 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 Economic Education 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

Catherine Yap Co, PhD, Graduate Program Chair and Advisor
332R Mammel Hall (MH) 
6708 Pine Street
402.554.2805
cco@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines (Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021)

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

Program-Specific Requirements

  • 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.

    • The minimum TOEFL score required to be admitted to the Economic Education Certificate  is 80 for the internet-based test (550 for the paper-based test), or 6.5 for the IELTS test, or 53 for the PTE test.

  • All applicants must have earned a minimum Junior/Senior GPA of 2.85.
  • There will not be a required entrance exam to complete the Graduate Certificate in Economic Education.
  • 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.

Degree Requirements

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