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: Spring Semester 2021

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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


  • Bluefield Core (9 Credits)
    • Invitation to Inquiry
    • Character Formation
    • Civic & Global Response
    • Personal Wellness & Lab
  • English (6 Credits)
    • Intro to the Writing Process
    • Argumentative & Analytical Writing
  • Christian Studies (3 Credits)
    • Biblical Perspectives
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits) (Choose 1)
    • Drawing I
    • Art Appreciation
    • Theatre Appreciation
    • Music Appreciation
  • History (6 Credits)
    • Survey of American History I or II
    • World Civilizations I or II
  • Literature (3 Credits)
    • 2000 Level Literature Course (Various Options)
  • Math (9 Credits)
    • MAT 1213 College Algebra (or higher)
    • Math of Finance
    • Intro to Statistics
  • Science (4 Credits) (Choose 1)
    • Human Biology & Lab
    • General Biology & Lab
    • Intro to the Physical Sciences & Lab
    • General Chemistry & Lab
  • Social Science (6 Credits)
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Speech (3 Credits)
    • Fundamentals of Speech
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 (10 Field Hours)
  • Foundations of Education (10 Field Hours)
  • Intro to Instructional Media & Technology
  • Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction in Secondary Schools (25 Field Hours)
  • Intro to the Exceptional Child (10 Field Hours)
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Area (Must be admitted to TEP)
Field Experiences (15 Credits)

  • Dynamic Learning Environments (20 Field Hours)
    • (Must be admitted to TEP program – Must be taken prior to Student Teaching)
  • Student Teaching
    • (Taken in the final semester, must be admitted to TEP)
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

Take a look at some of the career opportunities available to graduates of this program:

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