History

The Kentucky Council on Economic Education (KCEE) is a 42-year-old statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered at the Bellarmine University Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education in Louisville where our vision and mission are made possible through the university’s generous collaboration. Founded in 1974 by Dr. Jack Morgan at the University of Louisville, our organization works with a network of partners to educate teachers to help the residents of Kentucky develop the practical life-long skills necessary to make good economic choices.

The KCEE is the sole organization building teacher competency in the economics field and is ranked 7th   nationally among the company of organizations training educators to teach economics and personal finance in the classroom. Unlike some organizations which focus solely on the student, the KCEE’s principle aim is the teacher. By training teachers directly, we are able to utilize the multiplier effect to reach many more students on a continuous basis year after year.

Providing teachers professional development workshops and conferences expands our reach and facilitates a continuous learning foundation that integrates the adaptation of new and ever changing educational information.  Application of this model has enabled us to positively impact more than a million students in Kentucky throughout our 41 year history. Our high quality teacher training and classroom programs have allowed us to provide students in Kentucky the necessary knowledge and skills to be financially and personally successful, in turn enhancing the quality of our communities throughout the Commonwealth.

The KCEE is able to achieve statewide market reach through our collaboration with other universities in which we have Centers for Economic Education. In addition to the center at Bellarmine University, we have Centers for Economic Education at Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Murray State University and Northern Kentucky University.