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Economics Classes Offered for Wisconsin Teachers

NOV. 5, 2004--Flexible online courses with partial tuition reimbursement are being offered to current Wisconsin teachers who are interested in economics education.

Coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Extension Office, the courses are sponsored by EconomicsWisconsin and offered for graduate credit through all University of Wisconsin institutions.

Offered online, these classes are developed and taught by UW faculty involved in EconomicsWisconsin, who are associated with the Centers for Economic Education at the University of Wisconsin campuses.

teachers, said Brian Schultz, a professor of economics at UW-River Falls and state program director of EconomicsWisconsin. The classes explore contemporary and historical issues in economics and include teaching and learning resources appropriate for middle- and high-school students. Course material and activities will be related to Wisconsin Academic Standards in economics for grades 8 and 12.

Teachers can qualify for partial tuition reimbursement if employed by a Wisconsin school. Upon successful completion of the course, teachers can receive a reimbursement of $100 per credit toward a maximum of $300.

EconomicsWisconsin, in conjunction with the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and Proctor & Gamble Paper Products Company, make tuition reimbursement possible. Since 1963, EconomicsWisconsin has been helping elementary and secondary education teachers to gain competence and confidence teaching about the free-market economy.

For more information, view www.economicswisconsin.org; contact the UW-Stevens Point Extension Office at 1-800-898-9472, uwspext@uwsp.edu; or contact Brian Schultz at 715-425-3335 or brian.l.schultz@uwf.edu.

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