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Our teacher training initiative is a collaborative endeavour designed to standardize teacher training in personal finance using a shared model called Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators® (J$FFE).
J$FFE, which was designed to ensure consistency and rigour in national teacher training programs, is administered by the Jump$tart Coalition on behalf of its partners and affiliates.
- Is licensed, at no cost, to qualified users.
- Helps local organizations conduct professional development programs for teachers in their area.
- Focuses on teachers as adult learners and as consumers.
- Complements many existing teacher training programs and conferences events.
- Is suitable for teachers at any grade level, regardless of the subject into which the teacher incorporates financial education.
- Promotes both consistency and customization.
Contact Dan Hebert for more information.
How it Works
Learn how your organization can host a teacher training initiative, which was designed to ensure consistency and rigor in national teacher training programs.
Want to learn more about the program? Read through some frequently asked questions about J$FFE to determine whether your organization is ready to host an in-depth teacher training in personal finance.
To offer training in your area, complete the application for a free, limited license to use the Jump$tart Coalition Financial Foundations Model.
Rules of Usage
To use the J$FFE model, which includes all curriculum, modules, assessments and J$FFE toolkit documents, there are certain rules of usage.
Are you an individual or organization that has questions about J$FFE? Check out some of the frequently asked questions related to the model.
Interested in training in your area? See when an organization near you will be hosting an event.
About Our Model Founding Developers
The Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators model (J$FFE) is a collaborative endeavor initially proposed by former Jump$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$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, Junior Achievement USA, National Endowment for Financial Education, and the Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona) developed the model with valuable insight from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Education. The five non-profit organizations now serve as the J$TTA national advisory committee and support the Model, jointly, as the standard in personal finance teacher training.