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FMU's Center for Economic Education offers summer course

FLORENCE – The South Carolina Council on Economic Education (SCCEE) has developed three new economics courses to be taught this summer for teachers of students in grades 6-8.

 The courses are three-hour graduate courses, subsidized by the SCCEE, to help teachers better prepare to help students meet the state’s new social studies standards. 

One course will be offered by the Center for Economic Education at Francis Marion University, June 7-19, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  The course is designed to prepare teachers in grades 6-8 to teach economic concepts as described in the state social studies standards. 

 Cost of the course is $150, which covers fees and materials.  Each of the courses has limited enrollment.  Other Centers for Economic Education offering the course are located at Winthrop and Charleston Southern universities.

Teachers will review nationally developed materials that can be used in the classroom to help students  meet the new standards.  For more information about the course, call Dr. James Rinehart, Phillip N. Truluck Professor of Public Policy, economics, at FMU, 843-661-1426 or e-mail him at

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Last Published: June 24, 2004 9:17 AM
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