Application Deadline Extended for SC Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

The deadline to submit applications for the second cohort of educators interested in participating in the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program has been extended until Sunday, May 31 at midnight. Teachers can apply online at SCFLMT.org.  

“These are extraordinary times, and we know teachers are rightfully focused on helping students adapt to online learning while we shelter in place,” said State Treasurer Curtis Loftis. “We applaud their hard work and dedication during this unexpected change to the school calendar. We have extended our application deadline in hopes it will provide more time for teachers to apply for the program and receive the financial incentives the program offers for teaching personal finance.”

The South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teacher Program provides financial incentives for K-12 teachers who are experts in the area of financial literacy and have a desire to teach professional development workshops to other educators in their school, district or at state educator conferences. The goal is to increase the number of South Carolina students receiving high quality personal finance instruction.

South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers will provide outstanding training and resources to teachers throughout the state. By leading fellow teachers in demonstrating how to integrate real life concepts across the curriculum, these teachers will greatly assist South Carolina in educating and empowering our youth with financial literacy skills needed to make sound financial decisions.

Eligibility requirements include:

Certified classroom teachers who instruct students for at least half of the school day.

Teachers who have completed three years in the profession and participate in professional development related to financial literacy.

Teachers who demonstrate a passion for furthering personal financial literacy.

South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers will enter a three-year cohort with incentives provided at each level based on participation in a progression of professional development and training obligations.