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Certificate in Education Finance (CEF)
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.
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.*
EARN YOUR CERTIFICATE IN ED FINANCE
SBA Network Meeting
Edunomics Lab hosts a network of districts exploring or implementing student-based allocation formulas. This collaborative group meets monthly to explore current research, troubleshoot common challenges, and support efforts to advance SBA formulas in local context. To learn more about the network, email Laura.Anderson@georgetown.edu.
Financial turmoil and public education webinar part 3: Updated financials, and state and district responses
5/28/20, 10 am PT / 11 am MT / 1 pm ET
Georgetown’s Edunomics Lab is hosting a series of short interactive webinars on what we are learning about the financial outlook, what states and districts might consider as they make financial plans for the coming weeks and year, and what actions have been taken thus far. In this new webinar, we will share the latest implications for district finances and staffing, and a round-up of how states and districts across the country are responding. Register here.