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South Dakota Council on Economic Education

The mission of the South Dakota Council on Economic Education (SDCEE) is to improve the quality and quantity of statewide economic literacy. This is accomplished through teacher training programs, educational material development, and effective distribution of resources through a statewide lending library and web page. These activities focus on teaching basic economic concepts to students in kindergarten through 12th grade and to adults through community programs. The SDCEE incorporates economic education, financial responsibility, environment, economic development and enterprise into its programs. 

The SDCEE, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is part of the outreach services of the Beacom School of Business. This relationship, in addition to partnerships/affiliations with statewide, national and international organizations, enables the Council to meet the ever growing needs of the citizens of South Dakota. The Council is committed to maintaining and expanding programs which will prepare students, teachers and community members to participate successfully in a global economy as consumers, workers and citizens. Literacy of this type will help South Dakota grow and keep its population vibrant.

The SDCEE is supported by

  • Beacom School of Business
  • Foundations and Agencies
  • Businesses
  • Individuals 
  • Endowment Income

Contributions may be sent to: Dr. Lynne Roach, SDCEE

SDCEE Programs

Teacher professional development programs are a vital component of the activities of the South Dakota Council on Economic Education. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year for K-12 teachers. Our most popular programs are Environmental Economics Institutes, Economics and Financial Responsibility Workshops and SD Stock Market Game Program.

The South Dakota Council is also involved in student programs in partnership with school districts across the state. One such program is the Academy of Finance in cooperation with CitiBank.

Workshops are held at various times throughout the year. For information on upcoming workshops or to obtain resources for teaching economics and financial responsibility, contact Dr. Lynne Roach.at lynne.roach@usd.edu or 605-677-5559.