Educator Resources

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. Registration for fall 2018 dates will be open at a later date. For more information, please contact Laura Hunt at lhunt@tscpa.com

Upcoming 2018 Discover Accounting Programs

Check back soon for 2018 dates

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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2018 Advanced Accounting Professional Development for High School Educators

In June 2018, TSCPA partners with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Tennessee Department of Education, to bring the fourth 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 seven years, the APBP program has trained more than 1,000 high school teachers in 42 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. 

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.

College Educators

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.

Printed promotional kits are available and can be mailed to you upon request. Printed kits will include:
  • 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.
 

Educational Websites

www.startheregoplaces.com

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.

www.thiswaytocpa.com

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.

www.ftc.gov/YouAreHere

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.