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Economics Education

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Prepare economically literate and productive citizens

Become an effective economics teacher by strengthening your knowledge of both education and economics. Study how markets work. Learn what is produced, how it is produced, and how income is distributed. Explore subjects such as:

  • The role and impact of international trade
  • The effect of monopolies on the economy
  • The problems of unemployment and inflation

Your studies will provide you with a framework for evaluating policy to determine whether they help improve the quality of people’s lives. You will be equipped to help design solutions for society’s economic problems.

You will also learn how to turn your knowledge into effective, engaging lessons for secondary students that will help them develop the skills they need to graduate as economically literate and flourishing citizens.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Math
  • Adolescent development and educational psychology
  • Educational technology for teaching social studies
  • Disciplinary literacy in the social studies

CAREER OPTIONS

  • High school teacher
  • Middle school teacher
  • School counseling
  • School administration
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Educational leadership
  • Educational technology

What’s special about this program?

UD’s bachelor of arts in economic education combines coursework in economics and education with a strong emphasis on content knowledge and pedagogy. This prepares teacher candidates to teach economics, including Advanced Placement economics, as well as the other social science disciplines, including civics, geography and history.

Even before student teaching, economic education majors complete over 75 hours of classroom experience tutoring, mentoring and teaching adolescents in local middle and high schools. In their senior year, candidates participate in a yearlong placement in a secondary school where they will complete their student teaching. This rigorous program enables economic education graduates to secure teaching jobs throughout the Eastern Seaboard, the nation and abroad.

 

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Blue Hen Economics

Blue Hen Investment Club

Lerner Student Advisory Board

Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honors Society

Sample curriculum

BUAD110

 

Basics of Business
ECON101

Microeconomics

 

ECON103

Macroeconomics

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

HIST104
 
World History
 

Foreign Language

 

 

Math Requirement Course

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

ECON300/301

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory or
Quantitative Microeconomic Theory

 

STAT200

Basic Statistical Practice

 

ECON303

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

 

ECON306
 
Introduction to Econometrics
EDUC419 

Diversity in Secondary Education

 

POSC150

Introduction to American Politics

 

HIST206

United States History

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

ECON300-Level

Economics Course

 

ECON300/400-Level

Economics Courses

 

EDUC414

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents

 

EDUC413 

Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology

 

GEOG120

World Regional Geography

 

 

Second Writing Course

 

 

Related Work Courses

 

 
ECON400-Level

Economics Courses

 

EDUC420

Reading in the Content Areas

 

EDUC400

Student Teaching

 

HIST491

Planning a Course of Instruction

 

HIST492

Integrating Instructional Technology into Social Studies Teaching

 

HIST493

Problems in Teaching History and Social Sciences

 

  University Breadth Course
 

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