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Financial Educator Certificate Program

Registration is currently closed. The next course starts September 2018.

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Are you looking for training or financial educator certification to better teach others about personal financial management? If so, then the Financial Educator Certificate Program is for you!

What You Will Learn

The Financial Educator Certificate Program equips community-based professionals with knowledge and skills to work with people to manage financial resources, build financial assets, and improve financial health and well-being. The course covers core financial concepts of earning, spending, saving, borrowing, and protecting. The course also includes an overview of financial behavior theory, financial education delivery methods, ethics, and program evaluation.

Through individual study and online interaction with cohort peers, participants will demonstrate mastery of core financial practices, including the ability to:

Participants will also understand core tenets of financial education and evaluation, including the ability to:

How the Course Works

This is a synchronous course, meaning participants take it along with a cohort of peers who are all learning the same concepts at the same time. A new module is presented every two to three weeks for most of the course. A final Capstone Project will be completed during the last month of the course. See the complete Course Schedule for more information.

This program uses a combination of videos, activities, case studies, quizzes, downloadable resources, and more to keep you engaged as you work through ten modules. For more information on what you'll learn in the course, see Course Modules.

Your investments:

The certificate will be granted upon the successful completion of all requirements of the program, including:

Get Started

Registration is currently closed. The next course will begin September 2018. Registration will open May 2018.

The Financial Educator Certificate Program is taught by Lori A. Hendrickson, Extension Educator — Family Resiliency; Mary Jo Katras, Program Leader — Family Resiliency; and Catherine Solheim, Professor — Family Social Science.

Development of this program was financially supported by the Greater Twin Cities United Way. The College of Education and Human Development — University of Minnesota provided instructional design and technology production support.

Do you have questions about the course? See Frequently Asked Questions or Contact us.

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