Business Education Program
The Business Education program expects its candidates to:
- Develop career awareness and related skills to enable candidates to make viable career choices and become employable in a school setting.
- Develop in-depth knowledge of technology as it relates to the business education curriculum.
- Develop and demonstrate the appropriate methodologies for successfully teaching the business education curriculum.
- Develop skills and knowledge in business education subject matter.
- Develop competencies in professional technical education.
- Develop decision making and management skills to be effective as a classroom teacher.
The Business Education program offers a minor, major and single-subject major in Business Education. The program meets the standards for the Business Technology Education standard certification for the State Department of Education in secondary education (grades 6-12). Additionally the program includes coursework leading to occupational certification by the Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education.
The graduate would be qualified to teach all business education courses such as: Computer Technology, Computer Programing, Information Technology, Interactive Media, Business Computer Applications, Interactive Media- Graphics/Video, Computer Design, Web design, Publishing, Digital Imaging Technology, Graphic Communications, Photography, Business Essentials, Financial Services, Banking & Credit, Finance, Insurance, Input Technologies, Business Management, Business Law & Ethics, Business Math, Accounting, Computerized Accounting, Office Technologies, Business Administration, and Entrepreneurship.
The Business Education program also participates in Business Professionals of America at the post-secondary level and provides additional opportunities for the potential business education teacher.
The Business Education curricula are listed in the Secondary Education Teaching Majors and Minors section and in the Secondary Single Subject Teaching Majors.
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
BED 3332 Methods in Business Education: 3 semester hours.
Designed to prepare the potential business education teacher with the necessary methodology to successfully teach business education courses at the secondary level. D
BED 3341 Leadership and Advising in Career Technical Student Organizations I: 1 semester hour.
This course emphasizes the development, operation, and evaluation of career and technical student organizations. Students participate as a collegiate member and involve themselves with content area post-secondary and secondary competitive events program. Leadership skills are developed through instruction in planning, implementation and supervision of career and technical student organizations. Students will actively assist, up to 6 hours in the CTSO secondary program. Students are responsible for arranging and financing travel to appropriate CTSO events. F, S
BED 3342 Leadership and Advising in Career Technical Student Organizations II: 1 semester hour.
This course emphasizes the development, operation, and evaluation of career and technical student organizations through active involvement at the secondary and post-secondary level. Students participate as a collegiate member and involve themselves with content area post-secondary CTSO competitive events program. Students will actively assist, up to 8 hours, in supervising a regional CTSO. Students are responsible for arranging and financing travel to appropriate CTSO events. PREREQ: BED 3341. F, S
BED 3343 Leadership and Advising in Career Technical Student Organizations III: 1 semester hour.
This course emphasizes the development, operation, and evaluation of career and technical student organizations. Students participate as a collegiate member and involve themselves with content area post-secondary CTSO competitive events program, and are actively involved in the supervision of a secondary regional chapter and/or a state secondary CTSO conference. Students will actively assist, up to 8 hours, in supervising a regional CTSO. PREREQ: BED 3341. F, S
BED 3396 Work Experience in Business Occupations: 1-2 semester hours.
Credits awarded for work experience as verified by written/performance evaluation. Graded S/U. D
BED 4485 Independent Study in Business Education: 1-3 semester hours.
Individual work under staff guidance on areas of concern in business education. May be repeated with permission of instructor. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
BED 4496 Business Education Student Teaching Internship: 7-14 semester hours.
Candidates assume instructional and management responsibilities while teaching Business Education in a supervised high school setting. Includes weekly professional development seminar. PREREQ: Admission to Teacher Education Program and approval by advisor. Graded S/U. F, S