Business Education 6-12 (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 College 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 in grades 6-12 business-related subjects including marketing, accounting, and ethics. You’ll learn what it means to conduct and teach about business in a way that reflects Christian values.

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 100 hours of classroom observation 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 College.

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 for the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

On-Campus: August 19, 2021



Courses & Requirements:

General Education & Degree 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 & Lab
  • 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 (3 Tests)

  • Core Testing (Must satisfy 1 or the below criteria)
    • PRAXIS Core Math (150 or greater)
    • SAT Math Score (560 or greater; Composite 1170 or greater)
    • ACT Math Score (22 or greater; Composite 24 or greater)
    • EDU 0111 Math Skills for Teachers & PRAXIS Core (146 or greater)
  • Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment
  • PRAXIS II Business: Content Knowledge (157 or greater)
  • 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

Early College students,

Congratulations! You have elected to enroll in an online, college-level course. Each course is different in its requirements involving theory, application, depth of reflection, and research. Occasionally, the title of a course has been chosen to broadly describe the course content. As an Early College student, you may need to communicate with the instructor to discuss your ability to meet the course’s requirements within the first two days of the course, within the drop/add period. This allows you time to select another option if you believe the course requirements are beyond your current level of learning.

Your grades will be final and appear on your Bluefield College transcript, so it is important that you do your best.

If you have a learning disability, it is important that you communicate that with our Associate Director of Academic Support, Mr. Wayne Pelts, prior to your classes starting. Mr. Pelts will need documentation in order to offer any accommodations. You may reach Mr. Pelts at

An advisor will contact you prior to each enrollment period to discuss course options and will assist you in enrolling in your online classes. Remember we are here to support you and help you be successful.