General Financial Literacy

Overview

House Bill 286, Financial and Economic Literacy Education Amendments
This bill amends provisions related to financial and economic literacy education.

Rule R277-704: Financial and Economic Literacy, Integration into Core Curriculum and Financial and Economic Literacy Student Passports

Teach Children to Save Day
Governor Gary Richard Herbert declares April 20, 2018 as Teach Children to Save Day. 

Utah’s General Financial Literacy Graduation Requirement: A Program Review

Note: If you need this information in an accessible, format contact the department directly.

Course Information

Course Description

The General Financial Literacy (GFL) course for juniors and seniors encompasses standards that are essential to the development of basic financial literacy. Students will gain the information and skills to implement a life-long plan for financial success.

Levels: Grades 11-12 
Units of Credit: 0.50
Core Code: 01.00.00.00.100
Prerequisite: None

General Financial Literacy Strands and Standards

General Financial Literacy Comparison New Standards to Old Standards

Educator Endorsement

General Financial Literacy Endorsement

The General Financial Literacy Endorsement attaches to a Secondary or CTE License. Submit completed application, fee, official transcripts and any other documentation to:

Utah State Board of Education
Educator Licensing
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200

 

Learning Communities

There are 12 distinct learning communities with the focus on providing resources, training events, community outreach, and other endeavors that are tied to financial and economic literacy. The areas of support are found within these regional areas. To find information on who to contact for your region or area of focus, please contact Brandon Jacobson. 

Regions/ Areas

Bear River Region

Central Region

Mountainland Region

Southeast Region

Southwest Region

Uintah Basin Region

Wasatch Front North Region

Wasatch Front South Region

Charter Schools

Special Education and Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind

Alternative and Adult Education

K-8 Statewide Content, Curriculum, Training, and Program Support

Resources

ListServ

A listserv is an automatic mailing service. As a member of a list, you will receive copies of all the mail that is sent to the group. Lists are to be used to share information and ideas, ask for help or clarification on topics, etc. Subscribe to be part of our Utah Education Network (UEN) mailing list.

General Financial Literacy Educators List
The purpose of this mailing list is to assist General Financial Literacy educators in communicating with each other and to share ideas that will improve teacher skills.

Online Connections

Finance in the Classroom (FITC)
The FITC program brings parents, teachers and community together to provide a strong financial education program for Utah students. FITC encourages skilled teaching in the classroom supported by additional activities at home and in the community. Student learning is promoted through fun, yet sound lessons resulting in student recognition through the Passport Program.

My 529
My529 is a nonprofit 529 plan established and sponsored by the State of Utah. Earnings are not subject to federal or state tax when used for qualified higher education expenses.

The Stock Market Game
Connect students to the global economy with virtual investing and real-world learning.

Visualization Data

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Contact Us

Brandon Jacobson
Specialist, General Financial Literacy
Phone:  (801) 538-7946 | E-mail