Southeastern to host teacher enrichment workshops on how money works


Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University will hold a series of financial literacy  workshops designed for teacher enrichment.

     Offered as a collaboration involving Southeastern’s departments of Teaching and Learning, Management and Business Administration, the Division of Extended Studies, and the Louisiana Council for Economic Education (LCEE), the “How Money Works” series will introduce current and future educators to financial matters designed for teachers.

     Charlotte Collins, project manager for Extended Studies, said all seminars are free to participants and are scheduled from 4 5 p.m. in Southeastern’s Charles E. Cate Teacher Education Center. Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be provided to current educators, while teacher candidates can receive service hours. Each session can be taken independently, or all three combined for a complete program.

     The schedule of workshops is as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 20, or Monday, March 26 Financial Success on a Teacher Salary
  • Thursday, April 12, or Monday, April 16 Budgeting on a Teacher Salary
  • Tuesday, April 17, or Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Saving and Investing on a Teacher Salary

     “It is critical for teacher candidates to have awareness, support and knowledge about one’s own financial literacy,” said Cindy Elliott, Teaching and Learning department head.

     The ‘How Money Works’ series will provide educators with valuable information on establishing financial success, budgeting, saving and investing on a teacher’s salary.”

     Online registration and workshop details are available at For more information, contact the Division of Extended Studies at 985-549-2301, 800-256-2771 or

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