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.
Do you have students trying to decide on their future career? Want something give them something more hands-on?
TSCPA’s virtual Discover Accounting Program is designed to introduce students to the CPA profession, either in a live or virtual classroom setting. Participating students will explore opportunities offered by the profession and will become familiar with the educational and licensure requirements for CPAs. Students will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with Tennessee CPAs working in various positions and industries across the state. This model allows your students to attend the program from home or school, and offers you the option to schedule a CPA to speak to the class through either an in-person or virtual visit. The program can be used in the classroom by educators or viewed by students on their own.
Questions? Please contact Megan Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-377-3825.
Request a Speaker
Would you like a CPA to speak to your class? Fill out a request form for a Classroom Q&A with a CPA and we can help you arrange for a CPA in your community to speak to your class.
Accounting Program for Building the Profession
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The AICPA is collaborating with TSCPA and state departments of education, along with the creator of the program, Dr. Dan Deines, CPA, to help further the impact of high school accounting educators through training on higher-order accounting curriculum called the AICPA Accounting Program for Building the Profession (APBP).
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.
High school teachers who go through the program will receive support from the AICPA and TSCPA as they work to implement the course in their state.
More detailed information about The Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project can be found on AICPA's Start Here Go Places website HERE.
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 sign up with the AICPA to view and download these lesson plans.
- AICPA's Start Here, Go Places - This website is a jackpot of classroom resources for accounting, personal finance and business teachers. The AICPA provides great worksheets, handouts and discussion guides. You can request materials for free for your classroom, including Bingo games, career planners and much more!
- 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.
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.
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.