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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 
Business Major (39 credit hours)
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting 2 3
BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUSN 122 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 415 Business Edu Teaching Methods 3
COMM 336 Tech and Prof Presentation 3
ECOM 375 Bus to Bus E-Commerce MKTG 3
FINC 201 Personal Finance 3
ISYS 305 Software Systems 3
ISYS 321 Business Information Systems 3
ISYS 305 Software Systems 3
MGMT 301 Applied Management 3
MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3
STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3
Professional Education Sequence
Level I
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.
EDUC 101 Intro to the Professn of Teach 1
EDUC 251 Life Span Human Growth - Devel 3
EDUC 289 Principles Teaching - Learning 3
Level II
Note: Prior to enrolling in any Level II courses, all students must pass all ssections of the state-mandated Basic Skills Test, complete all Level I courses with a minimum of 2.5 GPA with no grade lower than a C, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and complete a level II application. Students may not repeat any education course more than once. You may not have more than two repeats in Level I courses.
EDUC 303 School and Work and Society 3
EDUC 338 Secondary General Methods I 4
EDUC 415 Teaching Special Needs 3
EDUC 438 Secondary General Methods II 5
EDUC 443 Tchg Reading-Secondary Areas 3
Level III
Note: Prior to enrolling in Level III courses, all students must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in their major.
EDUC 499 Student Teaching 12

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 Professional Readiness Exam, (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.

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


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