Utah

State-by-State Assessment of Personal Finance Education Standards

State Department of Education Link

https://schools.utah.gov/ 

Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards

Yes

Utah just revised their financial literacy standards in September of 2019. The course is for juniors and seniors and must be taught by a CTE certified teacher or secondary certified teacher. 

https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/0ef7870d-abb3-4efe-aba0-f186609eee9d 

https://www.schools.utah.gov/cte/gfl 

 

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

Yes

Family and Consumer Sciences has personal financial literacy standards within the course Adult Roles and Financial Responsibilities. There are also some standards embedded within several other FCS courses.

https://www.uen.org/core/core.do?courseNum=200117 

Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards 

Yes

There are some financial literacy standards embedded within the economics curriculum. 

https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/d7d5cd0e-1433-454f-be06-23f09bb4f143 

Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standards 

Yes 

Mathematics of Personal Finance is designed for students in their junior or senior year of high school. The course represents content from mathematics and personal finance that are essential for students who will assume roles as consumers, money managers and members of a global workforce.

https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/d41abbe8-f7b3-4e24-ae1c-bd10c8cb79b7 

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

Yes

All students must earn and successfully pass .5 credits of general financial literacy for graduation. 

State Assessment of Personal Finance Required

Yes

Utah requires that all high school students take a half‐year course exclusively dedicated to personal finance topics and students are required to take an end‐of‐course assessment examination created and administered by the state.