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Purdue Center for Economic Education

Our Programs

The Purdue Center for Economic Education (PCEE) supports teachers in their mission to bring high-quality economic education and literacy to K-12 students. We provide teachers with materials, curriculum and programming so they can best promote financial literacy, career development, and entrepreneurship with their students. 

There is typically no fee to attend PCEE programs, and participating teachers often receive ready-to-use curriculum materials.

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Questions? Contact the center at and (765) 494-2245.

Teacher Workshops

These training workshops for K-12 teachers are taught by practicing teachers and occur in after-school settings. All workshops are practical and provide teachers with curriculum ideas and teaching strategies that they can immediately use with their students. 

Participants may earn PGPs (Professional Growth Points). 

Classroom Business Enterprise 

The center's Dennis J. Weidenaar Classroom Business Enterprise (CBE) program gives K-8 students the opportunity to operate a real money business in their classrooms. Students decide what good or service to produce, gather the necessary productive resources, then market, produce, and sell their product. Through the CBE program, teachers learn how to tie CBE activities back to academic standards in math, reading and social studies, and how to integrate STEM topics into their projects. 

The program includes an annual showcase at the business school, in which students present their business plans to visitors. CBE showcases are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend to support local students in their entrepreneurial efforts.

This year's CBE showcase is set for April 3, 2024. 


Reach out to us at if you are interested in learning more about the 2024 CBE program and showcase!


EconVersations is a series of after-school economic and financial education programs for secondary teachers and administrators, grades 7-12. Programs revolve around a specific topic or content area with the goal of increasing teacher knowledge and providing teachers with cutting-edge curriculum ideas for sharing that knowledge with their students. 

EconVersationprovides a stimulating environment for teachers to interact and share curriculum ideas, and typically includes an expert guest speaker and the demonstration of related lesson plans and teacher resources by a PCEE staff member or a practicing teacher. 

We welcome suggestions for future program topics. 

Classroom Visits and More

Staff from our center are often available to visit schools in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties to demonstrate effective economics lessons and to provide consulting services. These teaching demonstrations show how economics and personal finance can be taught, even in the younger grades. Center staff can also provide consulting services on how to implement economics and financial education across the curriculum.

We are eager to assist K-12 teachers in their efforts to give students the best economic education.