Mississippi

State-by-State Assessment of Personal Finance Education Standards

State Department of Education Link

https://www.mdek12.org/ 

Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards

No 

Mississippi does not have stand-alone standards for personal financial literacy; however, standards are embedded within the economics coursework, family and consumer sciences curriculum, and business and technology curriculum.

https://www.foolproofme.org/downloads/standards/Mississippi.pdf 

Personal Finance Standards in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Family and Consumer Sciences

No

There are not specific personal finance standards for Family and Consumer Sciences; however, Personal Finance standards are embedded within the Resource Management Coursework. 

Personal Finance is offered through the Business and Technology Education division of CareerTech for grades 9-12. This course is offered as .5 elective credit. 

https://districtaccess.mde.k12.ms.us/curriculumandInstruction/Business%20and%20Technology1/New%20BTE%20Framework/02.Personal-Finance.pdf 

Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards 

Yes

Financial literacy standards are embedded within the social studies curriculum from grades 2-12.

https://www.mdek12.org/sites/default/files/Page_Docs/final_2018_mississippi_ccr_social_studies_standards.pdf 

Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standards

No

Personal Finance or Financial Literacy Course Required for Graduation or Required to be Offered

No

Mississippi schools are required by law to offer personal finance as an elective. This ensures that all students have access to personal finance information, but students are not required to complete the course for graduation. Some standards are taught in Economics, which is required in either 11th or 12th grade. 

State Assessment of Personal Finance Required 

No