Welcome to the home page of the Gus A. Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University.
The Center is a member of the Council for Economic Education, and as a Council member, assumes responsibility for furthering economic education both in schools and among community groups in its service area.
Our 12th annual Creative Teaching Ideas for Your Basic Economics Course workshop
The FSU and USF Stavros Centers for Economic Education will host our 12th annual Creative Teaching Ideas for Your Basic Economics Course on February 4-5th 2016 in Tallahassee, FL. The workshop will kick off with a welcoming reception on Thursday, February 4th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the FSU Stavros Center for Economic Education located at 250 S. Woodward Avenue. The workshop presentations on teaching ideas and other innovations in economic education will begin Friday, February 5th in Union Room 315. This year’s workshop will feature presentations by several leaders on the front lines of economic education, including Patrick Walsh (St. Michael’s College), Steven Landsburg (University of Rochester), and Daniel Winchester (Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University). Please see the workshop flyer for additional details and the workshop schedule.
2016 Creative Teaching Ideas Workshop Flyer You can register here. For more information about the workshop, click here.
Common Sense Economics
CSE for Life (CSE 1000) course for Educators: Spring 2015
The Florida State University Stavros Center will offer Common Sense Economics for Life for Educators course this Spring. Instructors who successfully complete the course earn a certificate and a confirmation letter of completion. If you are interested in taking this 15-week course, it will begin on January 25th 2016, and run through May 9th. You can register here. Registration closes on January 22nd. For an additional fee of $216, teachers can also earn graduate credit for this course from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS) Extended Studies program. Those interested in the graduate credit opportunity should enroll with UCCS here before the start of the class in order to avoid their $25 late fee after the deadline passes. For more information about our CSE for Life Educators course, click here.
Common Sense: Economics for Life! Course Package
We are seeking to identify and cooperate with instructors interested in offering the course at their school
|CSE Course Package PDF|
Excellence in Economic Education (EEE)
Designed to promote excellence in the teaching of economics, the EEE program seeks to bring economic excitement alive for both students and teachers.
Study of Political Economy and Free Enterprise (SPEFE)
The SPEFE program focuses on research that enhances the understanding of the institutions and policies supportive of free enterprise.