April 2021 Flash Survey Results: How do you get a new course approved?

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May 10, 2021
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Flash Surveys, Survey Results

After announcing Mission 2025, a grant program awarding $1,000 to schools implementing a new standalone personal finance elective course during or after the 2021-2022 school year, we were curious about how new courses are approved at schools across the country. A special thank you to the 644 respondents of the survey -- we were able to gain valuable insight into your school’s course approval process and we are excited to share the survey results with everybody.


We also asked respondents who had experience adding a new course the following:


Here are the insights we were able to gather from teachers who have experience getting a new course approved:

Feeling deterred by these challenges? If so, be sure to check out the "You don't have to reinvent the wheel!" section of the Mission 2025 page. NGPF has created a course approval template as well as a course syllabus template that is ready for you to use. And as you know, the NGPF curriculum is free and NGPF is offering $1,000 grants for schools adding a semester-long personal finance class! 


 We also asked respondents who didn't have experience adding a new course the following questions:

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About the Author

Ren Makino

Ren has been working part-time at NGPF since 2014, interning through high school and college. With his knowledge growing alongside NGPF, after graduating from college in 2020, he joined the team to work full time with a focus on teacher onboarding. He is also the editor of the NGPF podcast and makes sure it is accessible to teachers on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music. During his free time, he likes to try out coffees from different roasters across the world and try out new brewing methods, even though personal finance gurus tend to caution against buying a cup of joe.