Missouri

State-by-State Assessment of Personal Finance Education Standards

State Department of Education Link

https://dese.mo.gov/ 

Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards

Yes

Missouri updated their personal financial literacy standards in 2016. These standards had not changed since 2006 when the State Board of Education revised graduation requirements for Missouri’s students to include one-half credit of Personal Finance. The new standards were approved during the September 2017 State Board meeting for implementation during the 2019-2020 school year.

https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/curr-mls-personal-finance-cle-sboe.pdf 

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

Yes

There is a personal financial literacy course offered through Family and Consumer Sciences. There is also a course offered through Business Education. 

https://dese.mo.gov/personal-finance-curriculum-guide 

Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards

No

Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standards 

No

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

Yes

Students are required to have .5 credits of financial literacy to upon graduation. 

State Assessment of Personal Finance Required

Yes

Students are required to take a personal finance assessment that aligns with the new state standards beginning in 2019-2020 school year.