Teacher Recognition Programs
Arkansas has so many wonderful teachers and Economics Arkansas enjoys honoring those who've demonstrated excellence in teaching economics. We have two programs that recognize outstanding economics educators.
Bessie B. Moore Awards Program
The Bessie B. Moore Awards Program recognizes Arkansas teachers for going “above and beyond” what is required by developing outstanding economic and personal finance projects they integrate into the classroom during the school year. The recipients receive statewide recognition from board members and donors during an annual luncheon hosted each fall, plus a monetary award.
We are deeply grateful to our generous sponsors who make this program available.
The winners were announced in September 2016. They will be honored during a luncheon on Nov. 17, 2016.
Master Economics Teacher Program
Economics Arkansas certifies outstanding economics educators as Master Economics Teachers or METs. Participants in this choice initiative serve as “resource extenders” by providing training in economics and personal finance to other teachers across the state. Candidates undergo a rigorous nomination, selection and testing process before certification. Economics Arkansas is one of the few organizations in the national network of economic education councils fortunate to have such a unique group of teachers dedicated to helping promote economic literacy.
During the 2014-15 school year, a record-setting 10 new MET candidates qualified for MET designation.
For a list of active METs, click here.
We are deeply grateful to Ray Hobbs of Rogers, AR, for his very generous support of the MET program. Thank you.