Why Choose Marketing Education?
Rapid technological advances have generated growing demand for marketing education teachers. Graduates can expect excellent career opportunities in secondary and vocational education as well as in the multifaceted world of government, business and industry.
The Marketing Education program offers a balanced educational background including business professional education and general education courses combined with field and directed teaching experiences.
The Marketing Education program prepares students to teach marketing subjects at the secondary level. The Marketing Education teacher:
*recognizes/recalls the existence of different aspects of marketing in a variety of settings.
*Applies broad, in-depth knowledge of the different aspects of marketing and related instructional and assessment strategies.
*Articulates knowledge about marketing and related instructional and assessment strategies.
*Demonstrates proficiency in using the knowledge at a fundamental level of competence acceptable for teaching.
Students seeking admission to teacher education programs must have taken the ACT exam and have a 2.50 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
A Marketing Education endorsement (GM) prepares a teacher to teach marketing education at the secondary level in courses aligned with the Michigan Career Pathways. Candidates completing the academic requirements of the Marketing Education program may be recommended for the certificate endorsement after passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification marketing education test.
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 Marketing 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, marketing, and teacher education requirements. Professional education requirements include a semester of directed student teaching. Consult individual program description for other graduation requirements.
A 2.75 GPA is required for satisfactory completion of the Business Education/Marketing Education major.
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