Tennessee

State-by-State Assessment of Personal Finance Education Standards

State Department of Education Link

https://www.tn.gov/education.html 

Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards

Yes

Tennessee has stand-alone personal financial literacy standards. Students grades 9-12 are required to earn .5 credits of financial literacy for graduation. 

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/financialinstitutions/images/DOE-TN-cte_std_personal_finance.pdf 

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

No

Family and Consumer Sciences does not have a personal financial literacy course, but Agriculture Education has a course that counts toward the personal financial literacy requirement. 

Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards

No

There are minimal standards embedded within the economics curriculum. 

Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standards 

Yes

Tennessee offers a course entitled Financial Math. There are some financial literacy topics embedded with in this course. 

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/standards/math/stds_math.pdf 

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

Yes

Beginning with the high school graduating class of 2013, Tennessee students now must complete a ½ semester class on personal financial education, as a graduation requirement.

State Assessment of Personal Finance Required 

No