Economic Workshop

The Economic Workshop will be taught by two of UNLV Department of Economics’s finest professors. Flexible learning schedule, lots of content and activities to use in your classroom, and learning support from our faculty and team.

In 2017, the Nevada legislature passed SB249 that requires high schools across the state to teach one-half unit of credit of economics in combination with or without American government. The UNLV Economic Workshop will provide educators of the Clark County School System with the skills and activities to teach (or enhance their teaching of) economics in the classroom.
The course is primarily asynchronous, with online instruction videos, readings, and quizzes. There will be one Saturday morning class near the end of the course where educators will practice the concepts learned and practice the in-classroom activities, in addition the course
will help establish a network of economics teachers that can continue to share and assist each other. This workshop will count as 16 credit hours. In addition to completing the online coursework, teachers must attend the one in-person Saturday class in order to complete the credential.

This course is designed for current teachers licensed to teach social studies in the state of Nevada but does not count towards a license in social studies. This course does count towards continuing education units for licensed social studies teachers in Nevada or educators wanting to learn more about economics.

Upcoming Cohort

Start: May 1, 2024
End:  June 1, 2024

Saturday class: May 18, 2024 (4 hours in-person. 14 Credit Hours of Online Learning)

Deadline to Register: May 15, 2024

Cost: $35

For more information or questions about this program, please contact our Community Organizer, Amy Miller, at

  • WHAT – Earn 6 CUs toward salary advancement or Continuing education credit for social studies license renewal
  • WHO – Targets economics, social studies, government, math and resource room teachers. Other staff interested in economics education and classroom application.
  • WHERE – 14 hours – asynchronous coursework 4 hour – one in-person session at UNLV
  • WHEN – May 1 – June 1, 2024. Registration ends May 15, 2024. Required Active Learning Workshop 9AM-12PM on Saturday May 18, 2024.
  • WHY – Experience high level instruction hosted by C.K. Miller, Ph. D., UNLV Visiting Assistant Professor & Associate Director of Economic Education Learn, practice and plan for interactive economics-based classroom games for high level student engagement

This program is made possible by support from the UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research and the Engelstad Foundation.

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