Arkansas Insurance Education Institute

Applications are now closed for IEI 2012.

DATES FOR NEW APPLICANTS:

Application Deadline: April 9
Online Component starts: April 15
On-Campus Component: June 18-20 

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DATES FOR APPLICANTS ADMITTED BEFORE FEBRUARY 20, 2012:

Online Component: Begins March 5, 2012
On-Campus Component: June 17-19, 2012  NEW DATE: June 18-20, 2012! 
Due to popular demand, we have changed the on-site dates to Monday, June 18 - Wednesday June 20 to allow for the Father's Day holiday.

 

 

ABOUT THE INSURANCE EDUCATION INSTITUTE:

Insurance Education Institute (IEI) is a professional development opportunity and graduate course designed for educators, grades 7-12, to become more effective in teaching insurance by providing the tools necessary for understanding all forms of insurance. The institute focuses on the relevance of insurance to middle and high school students and their families. IEI is sponsored by The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, a charitable organization located in Columbus, Ohio, whose goal is to improve the understanding of insurance and its role in society through the education of teachers and students.

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TOPICS:

  • Types of Insurance Companies
  • Risk Management
  • Renters Insurance
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Health Insurance and Disability Income
  • Family Financial Planning
  • Careers in Insurance
  • Curriculum Development

 

BENEFITS:

  • 3 hours of graduate credit or 60 hours of professional development units
  • Industry certification testing for participants
  • Industry certification testing for students of participants
  • Increased knowledge of all aspects of insurance

ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANTS:

Applicants must be teachers in grades 7-12 who are willing to integrate topics on insurance into courses leading to a high school diploma such as career orientation, business, consumer education, economics, social sciences, family & consumer science, mathematics, or driver's education.

 

COURSE INFORMATION:

FINA 5354 - Fundamentals and Insurance and Risk Management (Graduate Level). 
Students are required to complete assignments and quizzes online using Blackboard.  All assignments and quizzes must be completed prior to June 17, 2012.  The textbook for this course will be provided to applicants.  Failure to complete the coursework could result in a failing grade for the course.  Students must be willing to devote the time necessary to stay current on assignments and complete a graduate level business course.

TRANSCRIPTS:

A Certificate of Completion and professional development certificate, if appropriate, will be provided at the conclusion of the course. Information about securing a transcript, which will be available after grades have been posted and the course has officially ended, will be made available on Blackboard at the end of the course.

INSTRUCTORS:

Dr. John Bratton, CIC, CPCU, ASLI, ARM 
Professor of Insurance & Risk Management
University of Central Arkansas
jbratton@uca.edu

 

 

Dr. Victor Puleo, CFP ® 

Associate Professor of Insurance & Risk Management
University of Central Arkansas
vpuleo@uca.edu

 

 

COST:

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation funds the cost of graduate credit, or professional development credit on-campus room and board, and classroom materials for those who are selected to attend the Institute.

These scholarships are paid directly to the institutes by IEI through the generosity of the insurance industry; therefore, three hours of graduate and/or Professional Development Credit are available at no cost to you for successful completion of the institute. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the UCA campus.

FOR GRADUATE CREDIT: Students must be admitted to the UCA Graduate School and enrolled in the course before it begins in order to receive graduate credit. Once you are accepted into the institute, graduate school information will be emailed to you directly. We recommend that you apply for graduate school as early as possible to ensure enough application processing time. Visit www.uca.edu/graduateschool to apply. Visit our Application Process page for more information.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  APRIL 9, 2012

There are a limited number of registrations available for this institute.  Participants will be enrolled on a first-come basis.

ONLINE COURSEWORK All online course work must be submitted before June 17, 2012.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Having trouble accessing the forms or video? Please call or email the PD department.

Please call (501) 450-5261 or email profdev@uca.edu.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Applications are now closed for IEI 2012.

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