Why Choose Business Education?
Rapid technological advances have generated growing demand for business teachers. Graduates can expect excellent career opportunities in secondary and vocational education as well as in the multifaceted world of government, business and industry.
Known for its technical, hands-on programs, Ferris State University offers business education students two major courses of study: general business and marketing. Business majors must also choose a minor.
The program offers a balanced educational background including business professional education and general education courses, field and directed teaching experiences.
The business education program prepares students to teach business subjects at the secondary level. Business education students select a major in general business or marketing and a teaching minor is required. You cannot have a marketing/distributive education teaching minor with this teaching major.
Students seeking admission to teacher education programs must have taken the ACT exam and have a 2.00 overall GPA. Students transferring into the program with completed majors or minors must have the appropriate GPA as established by each department.
Teacher Certification Requirements
As required by the State of Michigan to receive teacher certification, all teacher candidates must: (1) pass the Michigan Basic Skills Test, (2) pass the pedagogy tests in their subject area majors and minors, and (3) have a 2.50 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of your individual program.
The business education program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Education, College of Education & Human Services. Graduates must complete all of FSU’s general education, business, and education requirements. Professional education requirements include a semester of directed student teaching. Consult individual program description for other graduation requirements.
A 2.50 GPA is required for satisfactory completion of the marketing/distributive education major.
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