Finance University



WV Jump$tart has focused its objective on offering West Virginia’s educators the most up-to-date financial literacy academy available. Finance University was developed by the West Virginia Jump$tart Coalition in partnership with the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office and others in 2003. Since that time, over 200 teachers from all corners of West Virginia have attended Finance University.

Finance University has since been recognized as a best practice for teacher training in the US Financial Literacy Education Commission’s National Strategy for Financial Literacy (2006) and many of the financial and investing experts that were part of the inaugural year continue to be participants.

The Economic and Financial Education for Teachers will not only be useful for bringing financial literacy to your classroom, but you will find yourself a more savvy saver and investor at the program’s conclusion.

This program allows for the state inclusion of personal finance subjects such as investor education into existing curriculum through a national program called the 21st Century Learning Skills Partnership.

Finance University also satisfies part of the Personal Finance Education Specialist Advanced Credential (24.4.9) as prescribed by the West Virginia Department of Education.

More information on Finance University go to:


James Rutledge

Outreach Manager/Invester Education

Office of the State Auditor

Telephone: (304) 558-2251