Business EducationBusiness Education
If you’re fascinated by the business world, but not the business dress code and late hours at the office, picture yourself in front of classroom. Business education majors learn the fundamentals of business, such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, accounting, and marketing, while also studying the fundamentals of education, such as the history and philosophy of education, and some psychology. They’re prepped to teach business classes to those who want in on the rat race. Student teaching gets you a dose of real life, and computer experience is emphasized. Business teachers will often teach computer courses, too. Some schools offer regular business majors an opportunity to become certified to teach after they’ve acquired their bachelor’s degree in business. Usually, this will require an additional three semesters to complete education courses, student teaching, and additional business courses. This extra work can take the form of a second bachelor’s degree or a certificate, depending on the program. Business education majors have an important role in teaching high school and post-secondary students the fundamentals of business that will, perhaps, lead to business careers of their own—or at least some savvy business know-how. After completing most Business Education programs, you’ll be qualified to teach courses including accounting, computer applications, word processing, business economics, keyboarding, and other subjects.
If your school offers business courses, you might take one or two to get an overall feel for the business world. Since any education major requires a solid background in a variety of fields, try to take courses in English, science, history, and languages, in as great a depth as you can. Math courses are especially important to business majors. The more you know in all these fields, the more you’ll feel prepared as a teacher.