In recognition of challenges faced by families across the globe because of COVID-19 and our desire to fulfill our mission of introducing future leaders to the economic way of thinking, FTE is offering the Economics for Leaders (EFL) curriculum online this summer. Participants can choose from two options – a week long synchronous course or a six week long asynchronous class. Both courses cover the same key economic topics as the in-person program and student will have the opportunity to earn the coveted FTE Excellence in Economic Understanding award based on their post-test performance.
EFL ONE WEEK SYNCHRONOUS COURSES
In the synchronous course, students and the professor will be “live” together, likely on Zoom or similar platform, during lectures, discussions, etc. It is very dynamic and interactive. However, the course will require students be online at times convenient for individuals living in the time zones of the USA. This option may not be optimal for students located in time zones not shared with the USA.
EFL ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE
Interactive, standards-based instruction in economic reasoning is the hallmark of FTE-style economic education. In this course, FTE has adapted interactive methodology to the virtual classroom to teach students ten key economics concepts critical to understanding the economic way of thinking. This EFL program is offered in an asynchronous, paced format. Students are able to complete lessons when convenient, although they will be required to advance through the material at a specified pace and meet learning benchmarks to advance. Interactive discourse, with both the instructor and students, is required.
- Scarcity, Opportunity Cost, Markets, Competition, Supply and Demand, Labor
- Property Rights and Externalities, Entrepreneurship, Money, Actions of Government, International Trade
- Registration Fee: $650
- Course Length: June 2 – July 28, 2020
- Deadline to Apply: May 29, 2020
- Prerequisites: none
- Course Materials: laptop/desktop, internet access
- Optional undergraduate credit: 2 sem. hrs. undergraduate credit – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs – additional fee $244
If you have any questions regarding this course, please reach out to us at email@example.com.