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Course SummaryTake Macroeconomics for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply towards your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging economics video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your economics teaching license with Macroeconomics for Teachers. Brush up on macroeconomics topics so you can better teach business, economics, finance and other topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn economics credits in a hurry!
1. Watch engaging video lessons about inflation and unemployment.
2. Check your knowledge of things like banking and monetary policy with practice quizzes and exams.
3. Ask clarification questions from our expert economics instructors.
4. Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP Macroeconomics exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Macroeconomics for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use towards licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Business and economics teachers who want to brush up on macroeconomics
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging macroeconomics videos into their instruction
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- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make macroeconomics easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert macroeconomics instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review macroeconomics terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn macroeconomics credits in less than two weeks.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Macroeconomics for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1|
|Economic Scarcity, Choice and the Production Possibilities Curve (scarcity, opportunity cost, efficiency)|
Comparative Advantage, Specialization Benefits and Exchange (comparative advantage, gains from trade, absolute advantage)
|Day 2||Chapter 3|
|Supply, Demand and Market Equilibrium (demand and supply schedules, demand and supply curves, equilibrium)|
Economic Measurements (flows of goods, services and resources, gross domestic product (GDP), difference between investment and investments)
|Day 3||Chapter 5||Measurement and Adjustment of Inflation (Consumer Price Index, gross domestic product, cost-push and demand-pull inflation)|
|Day 4||Chapter 6|
|Unemployment (defining the unemployment rate, types of unemployment, minimum wage and its impact on unemployment)|
Aggregate Supply and Demand (the Keynesian Model, shifts in labor supply and demand, sticky wages, favorable and unfavorable supply shocks)
|Day 5||Chapter 8|
|Macroeconomic Equilibrium (the GDP Deflator, full-employment GDP, differences between a recession and a depression)|
Unemployment and Inflation (the Philips Curve Model and what influences it)
|Day 6||Chapter 10|
|Economic Growth and Productivity (national productivity, human and physical capital, technology and productivity)|
Banking, Money and Financial Markets (financial assets, functions of money, the Money Multiplier)
|Day 7||Chapter 12||Central Bank and the Money Supply (the Federal Reserve System, open market operations, Quantity Theory of Money)|
|Day 8||Chapter 13||Monetary and Fiscal Policies (the ideas of John Maynard Keynes, types of fiscal policy, contractionary and expansionary gaps)|
|Day 9||Chapter 14||Foreign Exchange and the Balance of Payments (supply and demand, trade deficit and surplus, the exchange rate)|
|Day 10||Chapter 15||Capital Inflows and Outflows and Restrictions (net exports, financial markets, trade restrictions)|
|Day 11||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for macroeconomics|
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