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Business Education

Program(s) Available: B.S.Ed., Minor

Have you always wanted to be a secondary-level teacher - specifically in business? Look no further. Northwest offers a business education program that is top-notch! Through your years at Northwest, you'll gain the necessary skill sets to mold the next generation. Be part of something great!

Why Study Business Education at Northwest

The business education major provides hands-on, cutting-edge courses in the areas of business, technology, marketing, accounting and economics while providing the core principles of effective education. This major is designed to prepare students to teach at the secondary level (grades 9-12). The business education major is recognized nationally and by the state as an outstanding business education program - see for yourself!

At the high school level, teachers are trained to educate students on more specialized content, such as the theories of business, marketing, accounting and technology. At the middle school level, teachers focus on the basics of keyboarding, computer applications, introduction to business and money management.

Pick your path

Business Education B.S.Ed.

A Bachelor of Science Education in business education is available at Northwest. View the 4-year plan or catalog for courses and more information.

business education 4-YEAR PLAN (B.S.Ed)

Minor and certification programs

A minor in business education provides fundamental knowledge and skills in implementing business and marketing at the secondary level. This minor requires the completion of 36 credit hours and, when completed under the B.S.Ed. Secondary Program, will meet Missouri teacher certification standards for Business Education grades 9-12.

A business education certification is also available for middle school education majors!

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Business Education

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Career Opportunities

  • High school business teacher
  • Middle school business teacher
  • Academic advisor
  • School district technology coordinator
  • Career education business teacher
  • GED instructor

What Can I Do With a Major in Business Education?

Profession-Based Learning Experiences

Practicum courses are "clinical hours" in where students observe, teach and assist professional teachers at the high school level. Northwest students begin practicum courses as freshman.

During their senior year, students observe teachers and professionals, prepare lesson plans and teach consecutive lessons for a semester-long placement.

Profession-Based Learning Experiences

Student Organizations

Pi Omega Pi is a national business teacher education honor society that recognizes students with high scholastic ability in business education. Eligibility requirements include interest in becoming a business educator; completion of three trimesters of college courses, including at least 15 hours in business or education subjects; and a 3.0 GPA in business and education courses.

Student Organizations
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