About Us

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Our mission is promoting financial literacy and economic education in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Council on Economic Education (OCEE) is the leading organization in Oklahoma that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school—and we have been doing so for over 60 years. OCEE is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit, educational organization whose mission is promoting financial literacy and economic education in Oklahoma.

Established in 1954, OCEE is affiliated with the Council on Economic Education – a national network of state councils and university-based centers.

We train teachers to teach economic concepts, free enterprise education and basic financial management skills in grades K-12. Investing in teachers has proven to be the most effective and efficient way to reach our state’s young people.

Our goal is reaching students through teachers in Oklahoma, giving them the skills they need to be productive citizens, informed consumers and knowledgeable voters. Ensuring our students understand economics and know how to manage their financial resources are the keys to growth and development in our state.

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OCEE enjoys a unique and beneficial partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) through the College of Business Administration. The partnership with the College of Business Administration enhances OCEE’s work in areas such as research and providing college accredited coursework for teachers.  The partnership also provides cost-saving benefits such as office space, human resource management and reduced administrative and operational expenses.

UCO’s mission of “helping students learn” embraces OCEE’s core values.  This partnership furthers the positive impact both the University and OCEE are having on the state of Oklahoma.

OCEE is an affiliate of the Council for Economic Education