UCA & Temple University Insurance Education Institute

Applications are now closed for IEI 2012

Insurance Education Institute The Online Course begins April 15, 2012
The On-Site Session is August 1-2, 2012 at Temple University



The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, Inc., Temple University, and the University of Central Arkansas have formed an alliance to offer its first-ever blend of online and on-site insurance literacy education for teachers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.

Three Graduate Credits in Insurance
And Risk Management at Virtually No Cost

The Insurance Education Institute is being offered to Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware school teachers and will be delivered via distance learning from the University of Central Arkansas beginning April 1, 2012; and will conclude with an on-site meeting at Temple University August 1-2, 2012.  Housing for the on-site session of the course will be provided at hotel near the campus of Temple University – Main Campus and is included in the grant.

The Insurance Education Institute 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 the major forms of insurance. The Institute focuses on the relevance of insurance to middle and high school students and their families. The Griffith Foundation for Insurance Education, located in Columbus, Ohio, is a nonprofit charitable organization whose goal is to improve the understanding of insurance and its role in society through the education of teachers and students.



  • Introduction to Risk and Insurance
  • Types of Insurance
  • Legal Principles of Insurance
  • Analysis of Insurance Contracts
  • Risk Management
  • Types of Insurers and Insurance Marketing Systems
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Risk Management
  • Homeowners and Renters Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance and Disability Income
  • Social Security and Medicare
  • Employee Benefits
  • Family Financial Planning
  • Careers in Insurance
  • Curriculum Development



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.

Insurance Literacy Certification:

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation offers an optional Insurance Literacy Certification exam to interested graduates of the institute.


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



Dr. Victor Puleo, CFP ® 
Associate Professor of Insurance & Risk Management
University of Central Arkansas



On-Site Hosts:

Dr. R. B. Drennan
Associate Professor & Chair for the Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management Department
Temple University

Michael McCloskey
Instructor for the Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management Department
Temple University


This institute is GRANT FUNDED! The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation funds the cost of graduate tuition, textbooks, class materials, lodging and meals for those who are selected to attend the Institute. These scholarships are paid directly to the institutes by the Griffith Foundation for Insurance Education through the generosity of the insurance industry; therefore, three hours of graduate credit are available at virtually no cost upon successful completion of the institute. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Participants are required to complete and submit a graduate school application and pay a $25 graduate school application fee to the University of Central Arkansas in order to receive graduate credit.  Once accepted into the institute participants will be provided with the graduate school application and instructions.

Important Dates:

  • Register for Institute before April 9, 2012
  • Log onto UCA’s Blackboard course delivery platform by April 15, 2012
  • All online coursework must be completed before August 10, 2012.


For More Information:

Shaneil Ealy                                                Dr. John Bratton
(501) 450-5275                                            (501) 852-2360
sealy@uca.edu                                              jbratton@uca.edu