The purpose of the Certiﬁcate in Financial Education program is to prepare middle and high school teachers to teach ﬁnancial literacy. Students who receive a Certiﬁcate in Personal Financial Education from NJCU will acquire the personal ﬁnancial knowledge and the pedagogy and be prepared to teach personal ﬁnance/ﬁnancial literacy at the middle/high school level.
The Certiﬁcate in Personal Financial Education will be delivered through the Institute for Financial Literacy and Economic Education (IFLEE) at NJCU in collaboration with the College of Education. Upon completion of the Certiﬁcate in Personal Financial Education students will also receive the Certiﬁed Personal Finance Educator (CPFE) designation as a professional credential. The CPFE designation is a new designation that NJCU will pioneer and will be similar to other credentials such as the CFA and CFP. The requirement for this credential will be the completion of the Certiﬁcate in Personal Financial Education.