What is MoneySKILL?
MoneySKILL is an interactive, online personal finance course available to educators at no cost. The course consists of 37 modules (or topic areas) that address a broad range of personal finance concepts and includes built-in quiz questions, pre- and post- tests, real-life simulations, and more. MoneySKILL is designed for students in middle school, high school, and college, and the course content can be customized based on individual teacher and student needs.
What areas of study does MoneySKILL cover?
MoneySKILL is a comprehensive personal finance curriculum and covers a broad range of personal finance concepts, such as budgeting, managing expenses, accessing credit, saving and investing, insurance, and more. A full list of MoneySKILL modules can be found here.
Where can I teach MoneySKILL?
MoneySKILL can be used as a standalone personal finance course or can be integrated into a variety of other courses where personal finance may be taught, including but not limited to:
- Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)
- Social Studies
- Workforce Development
MoneySKILL courses can also be created for use as take-home assignments or special projects. Because it is completely web-based, MoneySKILL can be used in a variety of classroom environments, including remote learning, home school, after school programs, workshops, and more.
What is the cost to use MoneySKILL?
MoneySKILL is free to use. There are no ads, licensing fees, or charges of any kind to instructors, students, or schools/organizations using the course.
Does MoneySKILL align with personal finance education standards?
MoneySKILL currently aligns with all national standards for personal finance curriculum in grades K-12, including National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.
Please also refer to our State Standards Map for a high-level overview of each state’s personal finance education requirements.
Are MoneySKILL courses customizable?
Yes. MoneySKILL instructors can fully customize the course content depending on the focus of their class or needs/interests of their students.
Who can register to be a MoneySKILL instructor?
Any educator who is interested in teaching personal finance can sign up to become a MoneySKILL instructor. In addition to traditional school teachers, this includes parents, home school educators, school administrators, nonprofit organizations, or community educators.
All grades for the students in our district must be recorded in a state-required software package. Is it possible to upload the information from MoneySKILL into the software?
While MoneySKILL is not fully integrated with any specific education software, instructors can export all MoneySKILL grade information to an Excel file for use within other programs.
In my state, teachers must track the time students spend on course study. Is that possible with MoneySKILL?
Yes. Along with student quiz and test grades, MoneySKILL tracks the total time students spend completing each module of the course. Note, students will be logged out automatically after 15 minutes of inactivity to track active class times more accurately.