About Certell

We fulfill our mission by working with top educators, developing and supporting content creation for our multimedia courses. We assist our faculty partners with marketing, distribution, logistics, strategic planning, fundraising, and hosting of online courses.

Since 2013, we have led twenty-eight professional development events for over 500 teachers. To date, Certell’s Common Sense Economics course is used in more than 130 classrooms and reaches approximately 12,000 students, and growing.

We are developing courses to adapt materials and our unique “Read, Watch, Listen, Do” approach to promote a multicultural perspective on key concepts in economics, government, history, and related subjects.

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Common Sense Economics for Life

Common Sense Economics for Life (CSE1000) is available for both students and educators as a credit-based course. The course is available as a one-semester combined economics course, or as a full year of both economics and personal finance. The Common Sense Economics course material can be used in part at all grade levels. The full course material is designed to encompass the exact needs of any type of student from homeschoolers looking for high school or dual enrollment credit, to adult learners looking to expand their economic reasoning skills. Click below to enroll or learn more about any of these opportunities! In addition to Common Sense Economics (CSE1000), Certell also offers Micro- and Macro-Economics (CSE1001) and Common Sense Personal Finance (CSE1002). Please see the Common Sense Economics Adopt Curriculum block below for more details on these products.

Common Sense Government

Certell is currently working with Strata Policy to develop an innovative new course in American Government. It will meet national standards for high school government courses, as well as be appropriate for an introductory college course in American politics.
We are currently recruiting teachers to pilot the materials in their classrooms this fall. If you are a classroom teacher and would like more information on piloting the course for us, sign up NOW.

The course will be offered as a MOOC starting on January 30, 2017. You can sign up below in the “Register to take a Course” section below!

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CSE1000: Common Sense Economics for Life
– Student Course

  • A one semester, high school course in economic reasoning and practical personal finance

  • Takes approximately 80 hours to complete

  • Meets national standards in economics and Personal finance


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CSE1000ED: Common Sense Economics for Life
– Educator Only Course

  • Recommended for teachers who have adopted or are interested in adopting CSE course materials

  • Teachers may qualify for 45 hours of professional development credit; and/or undergraduate or graduate credit.

  • Meets national standards for a high school or introductory college level Economics course


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CSEMOOC: Common Sense Economics for Life

  • A Massive Open Online Course version of the full CSE for Life class

  • Self-paced and takes about 15 hrs. to complete all four parts

  • Offered three times a year, starting on October, February and June

  • You can earn badges

  • Part 1 MUST be completed before Parts 2-4


CSEAP: Common Sense Economics for Life

  • CSE for AP Teachers is an abridged version of Certell’s full, one semester basic economics and personal finance course

  • Takes between 12-16 hours to complete

  • A great introduction or review for an AP Economics course

  • Offered to AP Econ Teachers and their students between May and September

  • Teachers sign up to learn more!


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CSEPreview: Common Sense Economics for Life
– Preview Course

  • Peek inside the course in the Moodle LMS to sample the materials and see how the course is structured


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CSGMOOC: Common Sense Government

  • This Massive Open Online Course examines the principles of American politics through careful consideration of the American Founding, American Institutions, and the experience in American Government.

  • Takes 25-35 hours to complete in total; broken up into three parts

  • Course completion with an 80% or higher receives a Certell certified electronic badge

  • Course opens January 30th 2017


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Resources For Your Classroom

CSGPilot: Common Sense Government Pilot

  • This course examines the principles of American politics through careful consideration of the American Founding, American Institutions, and the experience in American Government

  • This course is currently in its beta form. We are diligently working to add more material and resources

  • Updated version scheduled for release in June 2017

  • Modules available in Moodle and Canvas


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Common Sense Economics for Life
– Adopt Curriculum

  • CSE1000-combined one semester economics and personal finance

  • CSE1001- one semester micro and macro economics

  • CSE1002- one semester personal practical finance

  • Modules available in: Blackboard, Canvas and Moodle formats

  • Face to Face format


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Free Common Sense Economics for Life eBook
for classroom use

  • 2016 Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth and Prosperity edition in eBook format
  • Free for classroom use in the U.S. and Canada
  • Free for all individuals elsewhere in the world
  • Register to get free eBook code today
  • Each of your students can get a free copy through your registration and order code


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