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Career and Technology Teacher Education
Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Area 1 Business Teacher Education (9-12 Certification)
The Department of Career and Technology Education at UCM offers bachelor, master, and education specialist degrees. The primary purpose of the department is to provide leadership (state, regional, national, and international) by conducting research, developing curricula, and delivering pre- and in-service training for educators in the fields of agriculture, business, family and consumer sciences, technology education, and trade, technical and health services.
Areas of Concentration
Three areas of concentration are available in the Career and Technology Education major including: Business Teacher Education (9-12 Certification), Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education (Birth 12 Certification), and Engineering and Technology Teacher Education (9-12 Certification). Career opportunities vary including public or private school teacher, trade, industrial, or health science instructor, college-level instructor, and others. The department provides options to develop expertise and advancement in these areas.
Business Teacher Education Concentration
Business Teacher Education is an area of concentration within the Bachelor of Science degree in career and technology teacher education, and prepares students to teach business subjects in a variety of settings, including high school and public post-secondary programs, skill centers, adult evening schools, and Federal Job Training Partnership ACT programs. Graduates may also teach in private post-secondary settings, such as proprietary schools and private two-year colleges, or in industry and business training programs.
Skills taught in the business teacher education program include: communication, information systems/ technology, personal finance, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, international business, principles of management, marketing and business law, interpersonal and leadership skills, and career development.
The University of Central Missouri �s business teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Programs in education also meet certification requirements set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Students in this specialization take a combination of educational pedagogy and business courses. Education courses lead students to become certified teachers in Missouri business education and marketing education with successful completion of the appropriate Praxis examinations.
An alternative certification program is an option for students who have business work experience and a bachelor �s degree in a related business area.
Online Class Opportunities
Many courses within the Career and Technology Teacher Education major areas are offered online or as partially online hybrid courses. However, the entire degree is not available online.
Business and Marketing Education students are encouraged to participate in the collegiate level Phi Beta Lambda and DECA student organizations and competitions.
Several scholarships are offered in the College of Education, the Department of Career and Technology Education, and a few that are specifically provided for Business Teacher Education students such as the Beulah Gutridge Winfrey and Wilda Dean Creighton Memorial scholarships.
The faculty members in the Department of Career and Technology Education are dedicated professionals who bring enthusiasm for business teacher education to the classroom.
Their advisement comes from their belief that business education teachers have a major positive impact on students � lives beyond the classroom.
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Department of Career and Technology