MoneySKILL: Online Courses for Middle and High School Students

In celebration of April and Financial Capability Month, the Making Cents Project is showcasing a different financial education program or resource each day of the month. The 20th in this series is MoneySKILL from the American Financial Services Association (AFSA).

Are you looking for an online personal finance course that provides pre- and post-assessments along with interactive modules? Consider AFSA’s free course: MoneySKILL. Nationwide, over 800,000 students have enrolled in MoneySKILL.

The high school version has 36 modules, and the middle school version has 12 modules. A listing of topics for each module can be found in this course content overview.MoneySKILL is designed to be used as all or part of a course in personal finance, economics, business, math, or social studies. Quizzes are built in throughout the program to test how well students grasp the concepts.

The course was recently redesigned to be mobile friendly – meaning students can access the course from any computer, tablet, or mobile device. This also means modules can be completed anywhere students have an internet connection. Check out this handout for an overview of the program, comments from users, and additional details.

To sign up, teachers will need to complete an information form and be validated as an educator. Within 1-3 business days, you should receive an email that provides log-in information. Teachers can then create student user accounts and begin using the program in their classroom. Teachers have many options including which modules they assign to their students and a minimum score students must achieve before continuing to the next module.

Once students have begun taking modules, teachers can view the grade book where they can view class and student information. There is also an option to print certificates of completion for each student. In addition, teachers may upload their own handouts for students to view within the course. All of these features are thoroughly covered in the Teacher Handbook which is available to enrolled educators.

Disclaimer: Resources included on the Making Cents blog have been reviewed by Pennsylvania educators and deemed worthwhile for classroom or professional use. Inclusion does not indicate endorsement by the Pennsylvania Department of Education or Penn State University.

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