The Center for Economic and Entrepreneur Education (CEEE) serves as an educational resource for K-12 educators and students in southern Mississippi.

Established by the College of Business in 2005, CEEE bridges today’s educational gaps in economic, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through relevant, hands-on learning experiences and competitions.



The Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) is a statewide youth initiative developed by CEEE to advance innovation and entrepreneurship education efforts in Mississippi.

Established in 2007, the SEP engages more than 500 high school students each year in a dynamic series of events and competitions designed to enhance existing classes, curricula, and clubs.



The CEEE is an active affiliate of the Council for Economic Education (councilforeconed.org) national network and the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (mcsee.org).



  • Master Teacher of Entrepreneurship (MTEnt) – CEEE served as the architect of Mississippi’s MTEnt endorsement curriculum, which has trained more than 350 K-12 teachers to apply entrepreneurship education in the classroom.
  • SEP Milestone Anniversary – The SEP celebrated 10 years of youth entrepreneurship events, which have trained more than 4,000 high school students in business development skills.
  • High-Impact Investment in Mississippi – CEEE enriched approximately 15,000 K-12 students annually through its teacher training and the SEP.
  • Special Needs Entrepreneurship Seed Fund – CEEE provided guidance for an Entrepreneurship Seed Fund supporting the development of school-based enterprises in special needs classrooms across the state.