Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Business Education

The BSED Business Education combines knowledge of business and teaching. Students complete coursework in accounting, economics, management, marketing, and mathematics, which prepares them to sit for the professional teaching license in Business Education.

 

Degree Requirements:

 

General Education Courses 

Business Education Major Courses

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

Degree available in Bismarck, Williston and online

Student Learning Outcomes

The undergraduate program in Business Education will enable students to:

  1. Display a comprehensive knowledge of Business Education subject areas appropriate for the secondary school level (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
  2. Express knowledge of learning theory through planning, teaching, and interaction with Business Education students (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  3. Enhance the learning environment by incorporating the use of technological equipment into the Business Education classroom (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  4. Develop knowledge of economic systems, business organizations, legal/ethical implications, and entrepreneurship, including global and technological aspects (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
  5. Develop a comprehensive business education curriculum, elementary/secondary keyboarding curriculum, including a statement of purpose, a scope and sequence of skills, necessary resources and methods of instruction and assessing students (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  6. Communicate accurately and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with students, colleagues, and parents/ community members (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  7. Organize a comprehensive instructing program through effective planning and effectively instruct students as indicated in the corresponding lesson plan (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  8. Develop and utilize various evaluative strategies and instruments for determining student achievement and instructional efficacy (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  9. Provide a Business Education instruction program that accommodates the special needs of each student (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
  10. Exhibit attitudes, actions, and behaviors indicative of a professional educator (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  11. Exhibit a desire for professional growth and improvement of performance in the Business Education classroom (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)
  12. Demonstrate a valuing of student diversity in backgrounds, interest, experiences, and abilities (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)
  13. Make professional decisions using a reflective approach (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, and VI.)

Requirements

The following are required as part of general education

ECON 201Principles Of Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Students planning to teach economics in North Dakota must also take ECON 202 – Principles of Macroeconomics [three credits] for a total of six credits of economics.

Business Education Major Courses Secondary Education

Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses for this program.

ACCT 200Elements Of Accounting I

3

ACCT 201Elements Of Accounting II

3

BADM 336Management and Leadership

3

BOTE 147Word Processing and Presentation Software

3

BOTE 210Business Communication

3

BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications

3

CSCI 200Database Software Applications

3

FIN 326Managerial Finance

3

GDES 347Web Design

3

MRKT 301Principles of Marketing

3

SEED 490BMethods in Business Education

3

Total Credit Hours:33

Required CTE Courses (to be completed collaboratively through Valley City State University)

CTE 431*History, Philosophy and Practices of Career and Technical Education

3

CTE 434*Leadership in Career and Technical Student Organizations

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Secondary Professional Education Sequence

A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education courses graded on an “A” through “F” letter basis, and a grade of “S”’ is required in all professional education courses graded on an “S/U” letter basis.

Pre-Professional Courses

EDUC 250Introduction to Education with Field Experience

4

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

Professional Courses in Secondary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 366Learning and Literacy in the Secondary School

4

 

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Or

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Professional Courses in Disciplinary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Or

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Disciplinary Courses

In addition to the professional courses in the secondary methods block, each discipline requires its own methods course to teach pedagogical techniques particular to that discipline. As a co-requisite of SEED 398B or SEED 398C, each student with a major or minor in a secondary education discipline is required to take the appropriate methods course(s) from this list (and must check with an advisor in that department to determine additional requirements particular to the discipline):

Additional Professional Courses:

EDUC 280Education of Exceptional Learners

3

EDUC 300Teaching For Diversity with Field Experience

2

EDUC 360Managing the Learning Environment

3

EDUC 405Educational Psychology

2

EDUC 406Instructional Design, Technology and Assessment

3

EDUC 280 and EDUC 300 must be taken the same semester.

EDUC 406 must be taken the first semester the student has been admitted into the teacher education program.

Student Teaching Semester:

SEED 498Teaching in the Secondary School

15

Total Credit Hours:41

All professional courses have a prerequisite of admission to Teacher Education.

Professional Course Electives

EDUC 305Philosophy and Curriculum of Middle School

2

EDUC 310Methods of Teaching in Middle School

2

EDUC 350Portfolio Preparation

1

SEED 370Reading in the Content Areas

3

Total Credit Hours:41-49

EDUC 350 is taken the semester prior to student-teaching.

EDUC 305, EDUC 310, SEED 370 are required courses for the Middle School pedagogical endorsement.

Total Credit Hours: 83-91