Pennsylvania

State-by-State Assessment of Personal Finance Education Standards

State Department of Education Link

https://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx 

Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards

No

There are not stand-alone standards for personal financial literacy, but rather embedded standards within the following curriculum areas: Economics, Family and Consumer Sciences, Career, Education and Work, and Business, Computer, and Information Technology.  The state legislature created a task force on financial literacy. Every two years the task force makes recommendations to the governor and general assembly regarding legislative or regulatory changes to improve economic education/financial literacy. 

http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/CF-PA_Model_Personal_Finance_Curriculum.pdf 

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

Yes

Standards for personal financial literacy in family and consumer sciences can be found in the course Financial and Resource Management. 

Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards 

Yes

The financial literacy standards are embedded within the economics coursework. These standards can be found throughout the curriculum grades K-12. 

Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standards 

No

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

No

While the standards are embedded within several courses and curriculum areas, none of those areas are requirements for graduation. 

State Assessment of Personal Finance Required 

No