Vince Smith, program coordinator
Business Education majors receive preparation for teaching business subjects in junior and senior high schools (grades 6-12), technology centers, and community colleges. The Business Education major who is licensed to teach will have a minor in Secondary Education, and will be licensed to teach all business courses as outlined under the section below titled Teacher Licensure Requirements. Students may also qualify to teach marketing education and select information technology courses.
General Education (41 hours)
General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:
- MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)
- ECON 2410 (Soc/Beh Sci and core course)
College of Business Core (30 hours)
The Business Core for Business Education Majors requires 30 hours with a 2.00 GPA. ECON 2410 is required in the Core and will also satisfy 3 hours of the Social/Behavioral Sciences area of General Education.
Major Requirements (27 hours)
Total hours in program: 120
Curriculum: Business Education, Teacher Licensure
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
*A 2.25 GPA is required in these courses for admission to the Jones College of Business.
Teacher Licensure Requirements
Business Education majors will be licensed to teach all courses in the business and business technology areas. Students must take specialty Praxis exams required for each endorsement area.
By completing the Business Education (Teaching) major as outlined, candidates are automatically eligible to be licensed to teach the following courses: Accounting I, Accounting II, Advanced Computer Applications, Advertising and Public Relations, American Business Legal Systems, Banking and Finance, Business Communications, Business Economics, Business Management, Computer Applications, Computer Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Financial Planning, Foundations of Supply Chain Management, Health Information Technology, Hospitality and Tourism Exploration, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Business and Marketing, Marketing and Management I: Principles, Marketing and Management II: Advanced Strategies, Personal Finance, Retail Operations, Supply Chain Management I, Supply Chain Management II, and Virtual Enterprise International. Business education majors may add a separate endorsement in Marketing Education by completing the appropriate Marketing Praxis examination. This Business Education major also includes six hours of programming courses to assist students in qualifying to teach a variety of Information Technology courses.
Business Education majors can be licensed to teach marketing education by completing the marketing education Praxis examination.
Licensure requirements are subject to change by action of the State Board of Education; those graduating should consult a business education advisor. Students should consult their advisors before registering for secondary education courses.