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Business Education (BS) Program Overview

Not all business majors are destined for the corporate world. If you have a knack for business and an entrepreneurial spirit, one of the best ways to serve others is by teaching them your passion and skills that will last a lifetime. A Bluefield University business education major gives enterprising students the ability to combine their business knowledge with Christ-centered servant leadership as a teacher. This program prepares you to teach students Business and Information Technology in grades 6-12. Business-related subjects including web development, management, marketing, accounting, and ethics are included in the program.

Inspire a New Generation of Business Students

As a business-minded person, you’ll appreciate the immersive coursework in the Caudill School of Business and the classroom observations to help you translate theory into practice. Combined with hands-on classroom experiences as a student teacher, this four-year program is carefully designed to develop your leadership skills and prepare you to pass the Praxis exam for Virginia licensure.

If you’re ready to join the RAMS team, begin the admissions process today. In four short years, you can be ready to lead your own classroom.

The Academic Catalog is the student guide to all policies and procedures for Bluefield University.

The Teacher Education Handbook is the guide to all of the policies and procedures for students entering the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

The Student Teaching Handbook is the primary resource for all students in the culminating experience of the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

Tuition: On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Next Start: August 2024 (On-Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 years

Available Grants & Scholarships

Courses & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (52 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors

  • Invitation to Inquiry
  • Character Formation
  • Civic & Global Response
  • Personal Wellness & Activity
  • Intro to the Writing Process (3 Credits)
  • Argumentative & Analytical Writing (3 Credits)
  • Biblical Perspectives (3 Credits)
  • Survey of American History I or II (3 Credits)
  • World Civilizations I or II (3 Credits)
  • 2000 Level Literature Course (3 Credits)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • College Algebra I (3 Credits)
  • Math of Finance (3 Credits)
  • Intro to Statistics (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3 Credits)
  • (Choose 1)
    • Human Biology & Lab (4 Credits)
    • General Biology & Lab (4 Credits)
    • Intro to the Physical Sciences & Lab (4 Credits)
    • General Chemistry & Lab (4 Credits)
Major Requirements (54 Credits)

  • Intro to Business
  • Intro to Web Development I
  • Intro to Web Development II
  • Program Design & Development
  • Personal Computers
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Personal Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Business Communication
  • Business Finance
  • Business Ethics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Internship
  • Management Information Systems
Professional Education (17 Credits)

  • Human Growth & Development for Educators
  • Foundations of Education
  • Intro to Instructional Media & Technology
  • Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction in Secondary Schools
  • Intro to the Exceptional Child
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Area
Field Experiences (15 Credits)

  • Dynamic Learning Environments
    • (Must be taken prior to Student Teaching)
  • Student Teaching
    • (Taken in the final semester)
Required Testing/Licensure (2 Tests)

  • Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment
  • PRAXIS II Business: Content Knowledge
  • Industry Certification Credential
Total Credits: 138

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Middle/High School Business Teacher
Academic Advisor
Instructional Designer
Academic Coach
Management Consultant
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