Center for Economic Education


Providing students with experiential economic education programs that increase their awareness of economics, entrepreneurship, and personal finance in the real world.

Why Teach Economics?

Economics provides the framework from which people and groups make decisions. A better understanding of basic economics will help young people be:

  • Productive Workers
  • Responsible Citizens
  • Knowledgeable Consumers
  • Prudent Savers and Investors
  • Effective Participants in the Global Economy
  • Lifelong Decision Makers


Center for Economic Education (brochure)

Childrens’ Literature Lending Library – The CEE has a lending library of over 250 children’s literature books that are available on-loan to teachers, community partners, and undergrad students. Many books listed will show links to available lesson plans and/or resources associated with each book. To check out a book call 816-235-2254.


Primary funding is generously provided by the Cloud L. Cray Foundation. This program is sponsored by the UMKC School of Education.

The UMKC Center for Economic Education is an affiliate of the Missouri Council on Economic Education and the Council for Economic Education.