Before beginning the application, make sure you have the following information:

  1. A resume or CV

  2. A letter of recommendation from a professional reference (department head, admin, lead teacher, etc.)

  3. Personal written statement of the importance of teaching financial education, why you want to become a Financial Literacy Master Teacher, and your commitment to sharing your expertise with educators across your school, district, and/or state.

  4. A head shot to be used for promotional material.

  5. A short biography about yourself to be used in promotional materials.

Upon submitting a completed application and being selected as a SCFLMT candidate, you will receive information on the required Financial Literacy content-knowledge assessment, the W!SE Educator Certification Test. It is an expectation that our Financial Literacy Master Teachers receive a score of 70% or higher on this assessment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Chandler Jordan at