Dr. Greg Valentine
What courses do I need to take to earn a degree in Business Education?
Implementation Date: Fall 2011
||Computer Applications in Business
||Desktop Publishing and Web Design
||Personal Financial Management
NOTE: The following courses must be
completed and are offered every other semester. Students must consult
with the coordinator of the Business Education Program in order to determine
when they must take these courses:
||Methods of Teaching Computer Courses
||Methods of Teaching Business Education
||Diversity/Equity in Ed.
||Exploration in Sec. Ed & School
||Intro. Clinical Exp Sec. Ed.
||Analysis of Sec. Curric & Pedagogy
||Adv. Clinical Exp. Sec. Ed.
||Classroom Mngt & Data-based Decision Making
||Supervised Student Teaching
TOTAL professional education courses:
123 total hours with a minimum 2.75
GPA within College of Business and University Core. These hours must
include classes to meet the 39-hour upper division (300/400 level) course
This information does NOT take the place of meeting
with your advisor! The requirements listed here are
the current requirements and may not match your
designated degree program.
How do I know which classes I should take each semester for a major in
Vocational Business Education (Career/Technical Education)
Endorsement: 6 hours
To be a candidate for the vocational business education (CTE) endorsement, you
must hold the business education license and complete the following course work:
||Principles and Philosophy of Vocational Education (spring semester)
Managing In-School Labs and Coordinating
Business, Career, and Technical Education
In addition to the preceding course work,
you must have 4,000 clock hours of successful
business/office-related employment; this must be documented employment.
Retail work experience (sales clerk) is not acceptable as documented
employment unless you worked as the accountant, shipping/receiving
clerk, or in some other special capacity.
You may begin to work on the course
work requirements as an undergraduate in the Business Teacher Education
Program; however, you will not receive this endorsement to
your license until all legal requirements established by the Indiana Professional Standards
Board have been met.
Coverage: The holder of the vocational
business endorsement is eligible to teach state-approved vocational
subjects in business education, organize and manage an intensive office
laboratory and/or in-school business laboratory, coordinate a
cooperative program with students from all office occupational areas,
and coordinate an interdisciplinary cooperative education (ICE) program.
All vocational business education courses are offered via distance education.
See the Indiana Department of Education website for
additional information: http://www.doe.in.gov/dps/licensing/WSinfo.pdf.