Certificate ED Finance2018-12-19T19:17:32+00:00

Certificate Ed Finance

Financial and resource allocation issues influence all aspects of U.S. public education policy yet are often not fully understood. This one-of-a-kind Certificate in Education Finance (CEF) equips participants with the practical skills they need in strategic fiscal management, finance policy analysis, and financial leadership to deploy resources in ways that do the most for students.

What is the Certificate in Education Finance?

The CEF is an interdisciplinary certification combining finance, economics and leadership with public policy and administration. The hybrid interactive virtual and in-person learning is designed for busy working professionals.

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Participants Learn To:

  • Identify common (but often ill-understood) cost drivers in education.
  • Analyze how policy affects equity and resource use.
  • Effectively consume and use education finance information.
  • Strategically allocate resources to reach desired outcomes and avoid unintended consequences that can negatively impact students, schools, and communities.
  • Grapple with productivity and financial tradeoffs in an environment of finite education dollars.
  • Communicate finance strategy and decisions to myriad audiences.

Who can join a CEF cohort?

The program targets, but is not limited to, education policymakers; central office leadership; campus and network leaders; analyst and graduate students; grant makers and non-profit leaders. No prerequisites or advance preparation required. Upon completion, participants earn 4.0 CEUs or 48 CPEs.*

Upcoming Events

Certificate in Education Finance
Austin, TX
1/31/2019 – 2/1/2019
Edunomics Lab will host its 3rd certificate cohort. This session is being hosted by the Austin Chamber.  For more information visit:

National Conference on Education, AASA workshop-style session
Los Angeles, CA
Marguerite Roza will present How to communicate about money (and the soon-to-be-released ESSA mandated school financial reports). Some of the most contentious issues district leaders face are about money. Those are about to get even more intense as a slew of school-by-school financials are released (per the ESSA requirement). This session is designed to equip leaders to engage with their communities and principals (and the media!) on emerging financial data with the goal of leveraging dollars do the most for students. We’ll share new messaging research on how to talk about money in ways that can help unite (versus divide) communities, particularly amidst financial scarcity. To register for this conference visit: http://nce.aasa.org.

National Forum on Education Policy, Education Commission of the States
Denver, CO
7/10-12, 2019
Edunomics Lab will participate as a presenter during this annual policy conference. Check back for more details as out participation is finalized.