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Membership is $50 per year running from October to October. NAEE co-sponsors (with Council for Economic Education (CEE) and Global Association of Teachers of Economics (GATE) a conference in October or early November each year, and sponsors a smaller conference for professional development in early spring.

To join, please use the INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP FORM. Upon completion, either select Paypal to be directed to pay there, or print and mail to the address below.

The National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE) is the professional association of economic educators.

Purpose

The mission of NAEE is to be the premier professional organization advancing the growth, service and recognition of economic educators as they expand economic and financial literacy. The association provides opportunities for the professional growth and recognition of its members through conferences, publications, and awards. The Association articulates concerns, needs, and long-term goals in the field; forges new and needed initiatives; and represents the profession to its various audiences.

Goals of the Association

  • to provide a forum for communication, sharing best practices and research, and exchanging ideas among those involved in economic and financial education;
  • to promote strong leadership, sound management and effective fund raising for economic education organizations;
  • to advance objective, non-partisan, and academically strong economic education programs;
  • to advocate for and improve the economic and financial education of teachers;
  • to collaborate with the Council for Economic Education, affiliated state Councils and Centers, the Federal Reserve Banks, and other economics and financial literacy stake-holders, in mutually beneficial, reciprocal partnerships.

Benefits of NAEE Membership:

    Networking
  • Community of educators dedicated to economic education
  • Connections to K-12 education community and organizations
  • Mini-grant program for professional development
  • NAEE awards recognize leaders in the field
    Professional Development
  • Access to latest economic education materials and methods
  • NAEE Workbench, an on-line resource for professional development information and materials
  • NAEE Professional Development Conference each spring
  • Curriculum development through NAEE's Curriculum development Committee
    Research Community
  • Research sessions sponsored with the CEE at the ASSA meetings
  • Research sessions conducted at the NAEE / CEE / GATE Annual Conference

Membership Qualifications

Full membership in NAEE is open to persons who have specifically-designated professional responsibilities in economic education. Members are affiliated with a Center for Economic Education or a state Council on Economic Education, affiliated with the National Council, or other organization closely aligned to the goals and mission of the Association. Any individual who expresses an interest in the goals and mission of the association may join.

Honorary membership is extended to individuals who have been elected to such distinction by the NAEE Executive Committee. Honorary members are non-voting members and are not assessed dues.

To join, please use the Membership Individual Form. Upon completion, you may choose to be directed to Paypal or you may print and mail with your check to:

Dr. Kim Sosin
Executive Secretary, NAEE
P.O. Box 27925
Omaha, NE 68127
Questions? email: kim@naee.net

Services

NAEE seeks to enhance economic education and your career as an economic educator by:
  • Providing professional development programs, including a spring conference and pre-conference sessions at the CEE/NAEE/GATE annual meetings,
  • Providing a members-only web site, Economic Workbench, with access to information from NAEE colleagues that will be helpful for running councils and centers,
  • Providing mentoring and consulting for our members, informally and through our mini-grant program,
  • Publicly recognizing the achievements of individual members of our network through annual NAEE awards for leadership, service, research, international contributions, and rising stars,
  • Co-sponsoring research sessions with CEE at the Allied Social Science Association annual meetings, and
  • Improving communication within economic education

Becoming Involved

Seven standing committees recommend new directions and policies, and guide implementation and evaluation of new projects and actions. They are:
  • Awards and Professional Recognition
  • Communications
  • International
  • Professional Development
  • Publications
  • Research
  • Technology

The executive committee appoints committee members from volunteers, generally for three-year terms. Please indicate on the form which committees are of interest to you.