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Delta State’s College of Business is pleased to announce the establishment of The Center for Economic Education and Research (CEER) housed within the University’s Division of Accountancy, Computer Information Systems and Finance located in Broom Hall on the campus.
The mission of the CEER is to provide an academic resource for public and private schools, K-12 teachers and students, as well as adult learners in the Mississippi Delta. More specifically, the CEER will promote a greater understanding of economics, the United States economic system, and financial literacy through educational outreach activities and research.
The Center is founded on the belief economics and entrepreneurship are necessary components of any successful economic development program. The CEER will conduct economic education professional development programs for K-12 teachers and will act in a consulting capacity with public and private school systems in the Mississippi Delta. “This Center is consistent with our goal of serving as a resource for the Mississippi Delta Region,” said Dr. Billy C. Moore, dean of Delta State’s College of Business.
The CEER is affiliated with the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE) and the Council for Economic Education (CEE). The MCEE is one of 48 state-wide non-profit councils dedicated to advancing economic education and financial literacy through academic centers located on college and university campuses. Collectively, the 48 state councils and their more than 275 centers make up the CEE network. The CEE is the umbrella organization which develops curriculum standards, teaching materials, teacher training and assessment instruments for implementation at the state and local levels. The primary functions of the state councils are to generate greater public awareness concerning the need for economic and financial literacy and to raise funds in support of center activity within the state.
Dr. Gökhan Karahan and Dr. Michelle Matthews, associate professors of economics, have agreed to facilitate and oversee the operations for the CEER as director and associate director, respectively. “Dr. Karahan and Dr. Matthews bring wealth of experience and expertise to these positions. Their commitment to economic development and enhancing financial literacy will greatly benefit the Mississippi Delta Communities,” said Moore.
The overall mission of the CEER will be accomplished through such programs and services as: professional development programs and continuing education courses for K-12 teachers assigned to implement Mississippi’s required economics curriculum; consultation to public and private schools concerning how to implement, manage and assess Mississippi’s required economics curriculum; educational outreach programs for the general public which promote an understanding and appreciation of the United States economic system; programs to promote and encourage sound financial habits, including saving and investment, within households throughout the Mississippi Delta; research expertise for the assessment and evaluation of economics education projects and programs; and, original economics education and financial literacy research to support public policymakers and local economic development officials.
Delta State University’s College of Business is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and offers undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Accountancy, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, Management, Marketing, General Business Administration, Hospitality Services, and Commercial Aviation.
For more information on the CEER, contact Dr. Gökhan Karahan, 662-846-4195, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the MCEE, visit their website at http://www.mscee.org