May 21, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Education, Teaching Licensure, B.S.

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Robert Blair, 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.

NOTE: This program is currently being phased out and is no longer admitting new students.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Business Education, Teaching Licensure, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
College of Business Core 30 hours*
Major Requirements 27 hours
Secondary Education Minor 24 hours
Auxiliary Courses 3 hours*
Electives 0-1 hours
TOTAL 120-125 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If courses for this program are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the program of study may be completed in 120 hours.

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 required by the program meet General Education requirements:

College of Business Core (30 hours)

The Business Core  for Business Education Majors requires 30 hours with a 2.00 GPA.

Secondary Education Minor (24 hours)

See Secondary Education Minor  for further information.

Auxiliary Course (3 hours)

Electives (0-1 hours)

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.


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours

Subtotal: 31 Hours

Subtotal: 27 Hours


*A 2.25 GPA is required in these courses for admission to the Jones College of Business.
§Admission required

Teacher Licensure Requirements

Business Education

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.

Business/Business Technology

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.

Marketing Certification

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.

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