Advance your knowledge of financial literacy concepts!

Delta College is proud to announce the launch of a financial literacy instructor certification course

The Need for Financial Literacy

Negative financial outcomes and low levels of consumer knowledge and confidence have made it crystal clear that financial literacy in America should be a national priority. However, many administrators and professors are not comfortable teaching or at a minimal sharing financial literacy because it is a very dynamic subject that many consider to be taboo. In fact, most financial literacy programs are aimed at helping the student, but very little is being done to address the low-confidence levels cited by those responsible for teaching or sharing these important financial literacy topics.

General eCourse OVERVIEW

This eight-module, 12-week interactive virtual eCourse will engage participants and emphasize the instruction of personal finance concepts, information and behavior so that instructors have the tools, resources and confidence to implement positive financial management in their own lives – and then to transfer that knowledge to their students. Much of the work for the eCourse is self-paced. That is, participants will be able to read, watch the videos and post entries within a designated timeframe for completing the week's topical assignments.

Using technology, participants can complete activities and interact with each other without having to leave their campuses for training.

The EIGHT-module content topics INCLUDE: Global Economics and Personal Finance; Spending and Financial Planning; Saving and Investing; Enhancing Earning Capacity; Careers and planning; Financial Services & Identify Fraud; Manage Credit and Debt; and Risk Management and Insurance.



The Financial Literacy eCourse has a modular structure and makes use of group participation. Content is in the formof active participation in asynchronous discussion and synchronous chat, direct mail, postings of materials, Web resources and instructor notes. Participants will acquire more in-depth information on some topics through links to outside sources.


An eTextbook, along with other supporting online resources will be provided and utilized extensively throughout the entire course.


No prerequisites required-- just a strong desire and dedication to learn how to effectively share and/or facilitate individual or group financial literacy topical sessions.


Participants should expect to spend no less than three to four hours per week in reading, reflection, and participation within the course.


DR. Lorraine Howard, a Certified Financial Planner from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and presently National Faculty Member of Wilkes University’s Graduate School of Education, will facilitate all aspects of the Financial Literacy Teacher Trainer eCourse.


Certificate of Accomplishment: Upon completion of
the full complement of the eCourse content, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment.

Certification in Personal Finance: Working in Support of Education (W!SE) developed Certification in Personal Finance to encourage educators to build their knowledge of personal finance and, therefore, strengthen and improve the quality of personal finance instruction. The topics taught in the Financial Literacy eCourse are aligned to the W!SE Exam and after completion of the eCourse, participants can sit for the W!SE Exam (an online 75 multiple choice questions). Educators who pass will receive a designated CPF certificate from W!SE.

THE eCOURSE is tentatively scheduled to LAUNCH MID-MARCH, 2016.

IF INTERESTED and for additional information, PLEASE CONTACT TINA LENT: