Over 10,000 people have taken FEE's free online courses! As such, a few questions seem to come up again and again. We thought it would be helpful to post these frequently asked questions and their answers here in the Community, where you can meet and discuss with other FEE Course users. That way, if you have a question we haven't answered yet, you can learn from your fellow course users. We'll keep adding over time, and we hope this short list is helpful for now.Thanks for being part of our course-user Community!
Can you get credit for completing a FEE Course? What does a student receive upon completion?
Upon completion of a FEE course, the student receives a certificate of achievement that may be shared on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets. Certificates may be added to college and/or job applications as a reputable educational institution. Since FEE courses are not accredited, credit is individually determined by the teacher, class, school, etc. If you'd like to receive credit for taking FEE Courses, we recommend you speak to your guidance counselor or advisor about using them as the curriculum for an independent study in economics or entrepreneurship.
For what age/s are FEE courses best suited?
The course material is presented at the high school level. No previous courses are necessary, though if you are a complete beginner looking for an easy way to start, we recommend taking Economics in One Day or Economic Principles: Cooperation and Prosperity.
I don’t have a background in Economics. Can I still teach/facilitate a FEE course?
Yes, anyone can facilitate a FEE course. Our facilitator guides provide extra help for facilitators, but it’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the material before attempting to guide others.
Does FEE provide a hard copy of the course?
Currently, Economics of Entrepreneurship and Economics in One Day have corresponding PDF guides. You can find them at the very beginning of the respective online course to download for free.
Does FEE provide any classroom resources we can give out to students?
FEE provides free Classroom Kits for classrooms, homeschool co-ops, and other civic organizations with 25 or more students. These kits include 50 copies each of Economics in One Lesson, I, Pencil, Great Myths of the Great Depression, and The Law. Those who order a Classroom Kit will also be emailed accompanying study guides to make discussion easy. The kits are absolutely free, all we ask is that you send us photos of your students using the materials. These photos help us show our donors the impact of programs like this one, and will help us keep Classroom Kits free.Stay tuned as we seek the answers to your big questions about FEE Courses!
Hi! I'd love to use your courses in our homeschool. I see in the FAQs that you advise starting with Economics in One Day or Economic Principles: Cooperation and Prosperity, but do you have any more direction for a logical order in which to proceed with the other courses? Thank you so much for all you do and all the information you provide!
Hi Christy! We're happy to help. How old are your kids?
They will be in 10-12th grades next year.
Wonderful! They're definitely old enough to use the courses according to their interests. We recommend starting with Economics of Entrepreneurship and using it in order if they have the time for an in-depth study. Module One really lays down the foundations that they'll need to talk about the ideas. From there, I'd proceed with EoE, and pepper in other courses as questions arise. The smaller courses are great ways to harness the power of tangential thinking.
I hope you'll consider enrolling them in FEE Seminars this summer. FEE Seminars are 3-day programs where students get a taste of the college experience while exploring economics and entrepreneurship. We've extended the application deadline so it's not too late to register.
Hope that helps!T