South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program

The South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program provides incentives for K-12 teachers who are experts in the area of financial literacy and have a desire to teach professional development workshops to other educators in their school, district, or at state educator conferences. The goal is to increase the number of South Carolina students receiving high quality personal finance instruction.

South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers will provide outstanding training and resources to teachers throughout the state. By leading fellow teachers in demonstrating how to integrate real life concepts across the curriculum, these teachers will greatly assist South Carolina in educating and empowering our youth with financial literacy skills needed to make sound financial decisions.

Eligibility

  • Certified classroom teachers who instruct students for at least half of the school day.
  • Teachers who have completed three years in the profession and participate in professional development related to financial literacy.
  • Teachers who demonstrate a passion for furthering personal financial literacy.

South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers will enter a three year Cohort with incentives provided at each level:

Year 1: bronze level

Bronze Level teachers will...

  • attend one in-person Master Teacher workshop
  • attend one financial literacy professional development workshop
  • teach one professional development workshop related to financial literacy in their school or district

Upon completing each requirement and appropriate documentation, bronze level teachers will be able to earn up to $500.

YEar 2: silver level

Silver Level teachers will...

  • attend one in-person Master Teacher workshop
  • attend one financial literacy professional development workshop
  • teach two professional development workshops related to financial literacy in their school or districts
  • participate in one SC Economics sponsored financial literacy contest or competition

Upon completing each requirement and appropriate documentation, silver level teachers will be able to earn up to $1,000.

Year 3: gold level

Gold Level teachers will...

  • attend one in-person Master Teacher workshop
  • attend one financial literacy professional development workshop
  • teach three professional development workshops related to financial literacy in their school or districts
  • participate in one SC Economics sponsored financial literacy contest or competition
  • administer a Financial Literacy pre- and post- assessment to show student growth

Upon completing each requirement and appropriate documentation, gold level teachers will be able to earn up to $1,500.