2006 MO Department of Education Rule Chapter 5c50-345
No legislation specifically mandating Personal Finance Education requirement.
Department of Education Rules Chapter 5c50-345. The New Minimum Standards Apply to the Class of 2010. Effective for the graduating class of 2010 and thereafter, the state minimum high school graduation requirements comprise twenty-four (24) units of credit that must be earned between grades nine (9) and twelve (12). There will be NEW requirements for a half-unit course (one semester) in 'Personal Finance' and a half-unit course in health education. Classes in Personal Finance may be offered in grades 10, 11 and 12, as a practical arts course, a social studies course or as a stand-alone course. Each student's transcript must indicate that he or she earned a passing grade in this course. If the personal finance class is offered in the practical arts department, it may be counted to meet: (1) the personal finance requirement; and (2) as one-half of the required credit in practical arts. If personal finance is offered in the social studies department, it may be counted to meet: (1) the personal finance requirement; and (2) as a half-unit (0.5) of the 3 units of required social studies. In either of these cases, the electives available to a student would increase to 7.5 units, and the student would earn the full 24 units of credit required for graduation.
Personal Finance Education (.5 Unit) Provided within Business Education Family and Consumer Sciences Courses Required for graduates beginning with Class of 2010.
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy