The Business Education major prepares students for various teaching positions in junior and senior high school. Valley City State University has a Master of Education (M. Ed.) Degree available for students with an undergraduate Business Education degree. With this additional degree, students are also prepared to teach at the post-secondary level. Graduates with a Business Education major are prepared to teach courses such as keyboarding, accounting, general business, business law, marketing, and computer applications. Students may become licensed by the Education Standards and Practices Board to teach Business and Office Technology Education with the option of an additional endorsement in Marketing Education. Graduates are also prepared for careers in the business field as business professionals.
TEACHER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Students are typically admitted into Teacher Education during their sophomore year or beginning of their junior year of college. Criteria for Admission to Teacher Education can be found at the following website: www.vcsu.edu/teacher_ed
As a Business Education major, students are placed into schools for a series of field experiences including Introduction to Education (40 hours); Practicum (80 hours); Culturally Diverse Practicum (25 hours involving 3 consecutive full days in a classroom), and a twelve-week student teaching field experience completed in a location that works well for the student and university. Student teaching is the culminating experience of the program and the opportunity for students to apply all they have learned regarding their classroom preparation and field experience opportunities.