Content-Based Teacher PD

As teachers across the country join the effort to improve the financial literacy of the next generation of American consumers, many are more enthusiastic than they are confident in their own financial knowledge.  That’s where Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators (J$FFE) can help.  J$FFE is a comprehensive, content-based professional development program for teachers, designed to improve their own financial knowledge and confidence – and help them make smart consumer decisions of their own – before taking that knowledge into classrooms at all grade levels.

Building your knowledge…  benefiting your students.

Founding Developers

The Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators (J$FFE) Model is a collaborative endeavor initially proposed by former Jump$tart Coalition board member Ted Beck, president and CEO, of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and undertaken by the Jump$tart Coalition on behalf of its partners, in response to independent and widely quoted research, conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which found that relatively few personal finance teachers felt adequately prepared to teach the subject or use their state’s standards.

The five founding developers of the J$FFE (Council for Economic Education, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, Junior Achievement USA, NEFE, and the Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona) developed the Model with valuable insight from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Education. The Jump$tart Education Committee now serves as an advisory committee for J$FFE endeavors.