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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. For additional NASBA-sponsored opportunities, see our upcoming events below. To receive CPE’s, please email Jordan.Tollefson@georgetown.edu to register.

Round table discussion
Mini-course: Ed Finance in 2021, June 21-24
Register Here for the Nov. 2-3 Cohort
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Certificate Cohort Resources

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.*


Sign up here for our next cohort.

Upcoming Events

One on one discussion

Certificate in Ed Finance 2021

November 2-3 via Virtual Delivery

Federal Funds Are Flowing: What We’re Finding So Far
30-Minute Webinar
5/18/21, 10am PT

The Edunomics Lab Team has taken the pulse on district plans for spending the incoming $123B in federal relief aid for schools. We’ll share what we’re seeing – and, importantly, what we’re not – as district budgets begin to take shape. Register here.

Ed Finance in 2021: A Whole New Ballgame!
6/21-24, 10am PT
Designed to help leaders and communities meet this unprecedented moment, this mini-course is hands-on and practice-based, not finance theory. The overarching goal is to help participants make strategic spending decisions on behalf of students, rooted in their own local context. Register here.

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 and troubleshoot common challenges related to restructuring funding around students. To learn more about the network, email Laura.Anderson@georgetown.edu.

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