MCEE Workshops and Programs

Project-Based Entrepreneurship

Description: The Project-Based Entrepreneurship (PBE) program is a self-paced, 7-hour professional development training created by the Mississippi Council on Economic Education and designed to equip educators to teach the basics of opportunity recognition and business development, to implement experiential entrepreneurship in his/her classroom, and to be leaders of entrepreneurship education in his/her district. The online training is designed specifically to help teachers (with a pedagogical focus on Special Education, Career and Technical Education, and Alternative Education) roll out a school-based enterprise or to generate similar work-based learning experiences in his/her classroom. The goal is to help students discover occupational interests, practice workforce skills, and transition to independence. The PBE training fills an existing gap by offering an abridged alternative to the intensive 75-hour Master Teacher of Entrepreneurship (MTEnt) program for teachers who do not require the “915” Entrepreneurship Endorsement through the Mississippi Department of Education.

This is a 7 hour ONLINE ON-DEMAND teacher training with the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand the nature of Entrepreneurship along with effective tactics, strategies, and techniques associated with teaching entrepreneurship in an alternative classroom environment (e.g., Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Alternative Education)
  • Identify data resources, websites, and conceptual literature useful for teaching entrepreneurship
  • Employ a learning-by-doing approach to the teaching of entrepreneurship
  • Develop critical thinking, problem solving, and analytic skills
  • Identify and leverage community support for teaching entrepreneurship
  • Apply understanding of inventory and financial management

For: 6-12 grade teachers (w/ pedagogical focus on Special Education, Career and Technical Education, and Alternative Education Teachers)

When: NOW! The workshop is on-demand so you may complete it all at one time or save your progress and return to it later.

Where: ONLINE!

Fee: No registration fee

Requirements: Must have a desktop, laptop or tablet with internet capability.

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum and 0.7 CEUs. (CEU’s will only be awarded for the first completion of the course).

Contact: 601-974-1325


Understanding Fiscal Responsibility

Description: Are you looking for high quality, objective materials to help you give your learners proper context to understand the rhetoric of the upcoming presidential election and the hard choices we face as a nation with our limited resources? The Understanding Fiscal Responsibility (UFR) curriculum gives adolescents an informed perspective about debt, numeracy, objectivity, and practice weighing costs and benefits so that they will make more knowledgeable and responsible decisions about their own finances and demand better decisions from their elected leaders about the nation’s finances.


For: ONLY 9-12 grade teachers of the following subject areas:

  • World History
  • US History
  • US Government
  • Economics
  • Problems of an American Democracy
  • MS Studies
  • Advanced World Geography
  • Business – Academic
  • Business – CTE
  • Personal Finance


  • Friday, February 7, 2020; Oxford- 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday, February 14, 2020: Starkville- 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020; Cleveland- 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020; Jackson- 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: No registration fee, credit card required to hold your spot.

Requirements: Must bring a laptop computer or tablet with capability to hookup to wi-fi.

What’s in it for me?: Free curriculum, 0.7 CEUs, lunch provided and a $50 stipend (payable only to qualifying teachers. See above.)

Contact: 601-974-1325 or