High School Educators
TSCPA is dedicated to supporting high school educators in Tennessee who are in a key position to inspire and develop the CPAs of tomorrow! We have a number of resources designed to help educate and promote the accounting profession and the benefits of a CPA designation.
Discover Accounting Program
Each fall, TSCPA coordinates several "field-trip" events for high school students to learn more about a future in accounting at a local college or university. These one-day Discover Accounting Programs are free and open to ALL students who are interested in learning more about the accounting profession. Teachers are welcome to bring their entire classroom to one of these events by simply REGISTERING HERE.
2017-18 Discover Accounting Programs
Sept. 15: University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Knoxville, TN
Sept. 18: East Tennessee State University; Johnson City, TN
Sept. 26: Martin Methodist; Pulaski, TN
Oct. 5: University of Tennessee at Martin; Martin, TN
Oct. 6: University of Memphis; Memphis, TN
Oct. 20: Middle Tennessee State University; Murfreesboro, TN
Oct. 24: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Chattanooga, TN
Oct. 27: Tennessee Technological University; Cookeville, TN
Nov. 17: Belmont University; Nashville, TN
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Request a Speaker
Would you like a CPA to speak to your class? The TSCPA Speakers Bureau can help you arrange for a CPA in your community to speak to your class.
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2017 Advanced Accounting Professional Development for High School Educators
On June 19-21, TSCPA partnered with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Tennessee Department of Education, to bring the third annual Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project (APBP) to Tennessee. This advanced accounting course, developed by Dr. Dan Deines of Kansas State University and Joe Bittner of the University of Connecticut, is a pilot program to work towards the development of an Advanced Placement (AP) Accounting course with CollegeBoard. Over the past six years, the APBP program has trained more than 900 high school teachers in 45 states!
This professional development program prepares participants to teach the course content, discuss ideas of how to implement the course at their high schools, and how to build relationships with practicing accounting professionals. The ultimate goal is for the College Board to adopt accounting as part of its Advanced Placement Curriculum.
Additional High School Educator Materials
AICPA Educator Community - In an effort to support educators, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has created an online community for Pre-College Accounting and Business Educators.
Looking for a fun and interactive way to teach about accounting? The AICPA has collaborated with teachers across the country to create an entire set of lesson plans that are free (just like the AICPA Membership). If you are interested in these resources, you must register with the AICPA to view and download these lesson plans.
- AICPA's Accounting Case Exploration - These lesson plans will introduce students to the world of accounting by placing them in a real-life situation as an accountant. Each case puts the students in seat of an accountant, facing different decisions. He or she must think like an accountant to come up with the best solution to the problem.
- Bank On It - Looking for a fun, interactive accounting game that will challenge your students on accounting fundamentals? Give them a taste of real working-world scenarios and reinforce what you're teaching them in the classroom with this online game! Click here to download the Educator's Guide on how to get started.
- AICPA's Start Here, Go Places - These little magazines are a fun way to let students explore the path to becoming a CPA. The TSCPA currently has issue #8 available for our educators. This issue features Tennessee Titans CFO and TSCPA member Jenneen Kaufman, CPA. (Students actually get to meet Jenneen at the Accounting Academy!) There is a companion worksheet and answer key that is also available upon request either through the AICPA or directly from TSCPA.
- From Point A to CPA - Educators can use the AICPA's interactive guide "From point A to point CPA: An educator's guide to using Start Here, Go Places in the classroom" along with great worksheets, handouts and discussion guides.
TSCPA offers scholarships to students who have completed introductory courses in accounting and/or students majoring in accounting.
TSCPA College Educator Members are mailed a promotional kit for the TSCPA Scholarship Program each year.
- Poster - One printed poster to place in your classroom. More available upon request.
- Handout - Ten printed handouts for students in your classroom that explain the application process and the link to the online application. More available upon request.
Financial Fitness Days
Learn more about hosting a Financial Fitness Day on your campus.
Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), this website is a great resource for high school educators and students to learn more about the accounting profession and how to become a certified public accountant.
Another great website developed by the AICPA, this site offers information to college students on the CPA profession, education, career tools, and the CPA exam and licensure.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a "virtual mall" with content that will help kids learn to protect their privacy, spot frauds and scams and avoid identity theft. The FTC website introduces key consumer and business concepts and helps youngsters understand their role in the marketplace. The FTC is the nation's consumer protection agency.