The Center for Economic Education
The Center for Economic Education at Bellarmine University – a collaborative effort with the Kentucky Council on Economic Education – gives teachers the resources to make every day money decisions relevant for a new generation.
The economic education center includes a stocked library with the latest materials related to financial education, as well as ready-made lesson plans. The center is available to both education students and practicing teachers.
In addition to her expertise as an early childhood and special needs educator, Center co-director Kathleen Cooter is a former high school economics teacher. As a former family credit interviewer for the Habitat for Humanity office in Fort Worth, Texas, she recognizes the power of financial knowledge to make homes and stability possible for families. This year, she co-authored a book titled "Financial Literacy for Children and Youth," with Thomas Lucey, an education professor at Illinois State University in Normal.
Co-director Corrie Block teaches social studies methods courses to aspiring elementary, middle and high school teachers, as well as research methodology to graduate students.