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Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Economic Education is to provide K-12 teachers with quality professional development and curriculum materials for the purpose of promoting the seamless integration of economic education for K-12 students.

We accomplish this mission by…

Collaborating and partnering with classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators, administrators, businesses, and the community at large.

Our History

The Joint Council on Economic Education (JCEE) was founded in 1949 as a non-profit, nonpartisan educational organization to promote quality economic education nationally. In the 1990’s, the JCEE name was changed to the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) and in 2008 NCEE became the Council on Economic Education.

The Stephen F. Austin State University Center for Economic Education was established in 1983 and joined efforts with other University Centers in the State of Texas who were affiliated with the Texas Council on Economic Education. Dr. Gloria Durr, Chair of the Department of Home Economics spearheaded the development of the Center, focusing on attending conferences, training sessions, and scouting programs and other university centers. She inspired broad support from the university which promoted collaboration with other departments within the university as well as interdisciplinary faculty.


The Stephen F. Austin State University is one of several university centers that comprise the Texas Council on Economic Education and houses the Center for Economic Education which is part of the Division of  the School of Human Sciences.

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