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Business, Management, Marketing and Technology Teaching Major BMMT

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
NOTE: Major is currently NOT available to students
Business Major (39 credit hours)
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting 2 3
BLAW 221 Elementary Business Law 3
MATH 122 Math Analysis for Business 3
MGMT 301 Applied Management 3
MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3
ISYS 270 3
ISYS 105 Intro Micro Systems-Software 3
COMM 336 Tech and Prof Presentation 3
ISYS 305 Software Systems 3
STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3
Recommended Electives (6 credit hours)
ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting 3
ADVG 222 3
FINC 312 Financial Markets-Institutions 3
ISYS 202 Principles of Information Syst 3
ISYS 303 3
MGMT 302 Team Dynamics - Org Behavior 3
MGMT 373 Human Resource Management 3
MKTG 322 Consumer Behavior 3
ISYS 130 3
ACCT 241 Computerized Accounting 3
BUSN 352 Human Factors-Office Automate 3
Professional Education Sequence
BUSN 409 3
Level I
Note: Students seeking admission to teacher education candidacy must meet all university requirements for admission to the specific program they wish to enter.
EDUC 251 Life Span Human Growth - Devel 3
EDUC 289 Principles Teaching - Learning 3
Level II
Note: Prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program and Level II courses, students must pass all sections of the Basic Skills Test, complete all Professional Education Prerequisite courses with a minimum of 2.5 GPA, with no grade lower than a C (2.0), have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and meet all other program requirements. Students may have no more than two repeats in Level I coursework.
EDUC 303 School and Work and Society 3
EDUC 308 3
EDUC 339 2
EDUC 430 4
EDUC 439 2
EDUC 443 Tchg Reading-Secondary Areas 3
The next two courses are required for vocational majors only (Allied Health, Business, Technical, Wage Earning Home Economics)
CAHS 497 Special Studies in CAHS 1-6
EDUC 400 3
(Allied Health Education students only)
Level III
Note: Prior to student teaching and professional seminar (Level III courses), students must obtain the appropriate GPA for their major/minor as established by each department, earn an overall GPA of 2.75 in the professional education courses, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and meet all other program requirements.
EDUC 491 12
EDUC 499 Student Teaching 2
FIELD EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: (for vocational majors only: Allied Health, Business, Technical, Wage Earning Home Economics) Two years of wage earning occupational work experience (within the last five (5) years) required. One-year experience plus one semester of EDUC 391 is acceptable. EDUC 391 credit will be granted for approved occupational experience (8 credits maximum).
EDUC 391 Work Experience Internship 8
NOTE: STUDENTS MUST OBTAIN THE APPROPRIATE GPA FOR THEIR MAJOR/MINOR AS ESTABLISHED BY EACH DEPARTMENT. A 2.75 GPA IS REQUIRED IN THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSE SEQUENCE. A 2.50 CUMULATIVE GPA IS ALSO REQUIRED BEFORE STUDENT TEACHING. NOTE: Though faculty advisors are responsible for advising students regarding degree requirements, it is the student who is ultimately responsible for choosing the correct courses and for following the correct program.   

Why Choose Business, Management, Marketing and Technical 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.

Professional Opportunities

The Business, Management, Marketing and Technology 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 general business teaching minor with this teaching major.

Admission Requirements

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.

Graduation Requirements

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 general business major.

More Information

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Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-5361


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