Business Education


Undergraduate candidates seeking to teach at the secondary level (grades 9-12) must have a primary major in Business Education. A program combining middle and secondary business education is also available for those interested in certification in grades 5-12.

Applicable degrees: Bachelor of Science only

ACCT 213 Principles of Financial Accounting

ACCT 223 Principles of Managerial Accounting

BUSN 303 Business Ethics

BUSN 363 Financial Management

BUSN 413 Business Law I

BUSN 423 Business Law II

BUSN 481 Interviewing Techniques

BCIS 103 Survey of Computing

ITBU 203 Introduction to Application Development

BCIS 303 Information Technology Theory and Practice

ECON 113 Macroeconomics

ECON 123 Microeconomics

ENGL 433 Business Writing

MGMT 303 Management Concepts and Practices

MRKT 313 Introduction to Marketing

ITBU 213 IT Infrastructure

ITBU 323 Enterprise Architecture

ITBU 333 System Analysis and Design

ITBU 313 Introduction to IT Security and Risk Management

ITBU 363 Business Intelligence

BCIS 403 Management Applications of Information Technology

BCIS 453 E-Commerce

EDUC 313 Curriculum Development for Secondary Education: Seminar and Field Experience

EDMS 423 Implementing Business Education Programs

EDMS 453 Teaching Business Education in Grades 5-12: Seminar and Field Experience

EDUC 210 Field Experience I Seminar

EDCL 211 Teaching Field Experience I

EDPS 383 Psychology of Teaching & Learning

EDUC 213 Foundational Perspectives of Education

EDUC 301 Professional Growth and Portfolio Development

EDUC 303 Methods of Teaching

EDUC 373 Technology and Instructional Media

PSYC 313 Human Growth and Development

PSYC 343 Adolescent Psychology

EDUC 410 Field Experience II

EDCL 411 Teaching Experience II

EDPS 453 The Exceptional Child

EDRD 423 Integration of Literacy Instruction in Content Areas

EDUC 401 Professional Growth and Portfolio Development II

ETOP 423 Classroom and Behavior Management

ESCL 476 Student Teaching: Secondary School (Grades 9-12)

EDUC 471 Student Teaching Seminar




Choosing the correct degree plan worksheet: First-time Freshman or Transfer/Readmit
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is in the process of changing the course requirements for certification. While the new rules for certification requirements have been adopted by the State Board of Education, all Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) in the state remain under the previous requirements in the compendium while procedures and processes are developed and implemented for EPPs to submit their new program requirements to DESE for approval.

Because all students graduating after SU-17 must meet the new certification requirements, students entering in FA-14 as first-time freshmen will be under the new rules. However, transfer or readmit students entering in FA-14 who are able to finish all certification requirements and graduate by SU-17 may finish under the compendium requirements which are currently still in effect. (Transfer/readmit students who will not be able to finish all certification requirements and graduate by SU-17 will also need to follow the degree plans for first-time freshmen.) Therefore, we have developed two sets of degree plan worksheets for the 2014-2015 catalog: one for first-time freshmen and one for transfer/readmit students who are able to finish all certification requirements and graduate by SU-17. It is critical that you select the correct degree plan worksheet if you are seeking initial teacher certification.



Ms. Kathleen C. Wendt
Director of Teacher Certification Advising
Office: FLD-312
Phone: 314-392-2324

Mrs. Ricki Roth
Undergraduate Education Advisor
Office: FLD-349
Phone: 314-744-7656