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 20, 30, and 45 credit teaching endorsements in Business Education. The program meets the standards for the Business Technology Education standard certification for the Idaho 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 many 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 Endorsements section.