Financial Educator Certificate Program
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Are you looking for training and/or financial educator certification in order to better teach others about personal financial management? If so, then the Financial Educator Certificate Program is for you!
What Will I 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 as well as 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:
- Increase their own financial knowledge.
- Apply knowledge through assignments and case studies.
- Share professional experience from the field.
- Support one another through online discussions.
What Is Required for this Course?
The Financial Educator Certificate Program costs $250. This is a synchronous course, meaning participants will be taking it along with a cohort of peers whom are all learning the same concepts at the same time. The next course starts September 14, 2015. Registration is now open.
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. A new module is presented every two to three weeks for most of the course. (A holiday break will take place December 28 through January 10.) Participants are expected to spend five to six hours on each of the ten modules. The final project will be completed during the last month of the course (March 7 through April 5). For more information on the course modules and schedule, visit the Family Social Science course home page.
The certificate will be granted upon the successful completion of all requirements of the program, including:
- Completion of all assignments.
- Active participation in online discussions and chats.
- Achievement of at least 80 percent on each of the Check Your Knowledge quizzes.
- Completion of Capstone Project.
How do I get started?
Haven't registered yet? Follow the instructions on the Registration and Access page.
Already registered for the course? Visit the Family Social Science course home page for more course information.
Having problems with registration and/or access ? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
The Financial Educator Certificate Program is taught by Mary Jo Katras, Extension Educator — 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. You may also visit the Family Social Science course home page for more information on the course modules and schedule.