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Secondary Education, BSE - Business Teacher Education

Reach Beyond Yourself

With a degree in BSE in Secondary Education-Business Teacher Education, you will prepare the tomorrow’s youth to be business leaders in their schools, communities, and many exciting careers. Through dynamic instruction, hands-on experiences and personal attention from faculty, program coursework will encourage you to find your passion and learn effective instructional strategies for helping students learn. Our BTE program’s content includes management, accounting, economics, marketing, personal finance, software applications, and content to prepare you to be the best business educator possible.

Pathways to Certification

As the largest public school Business Teacher Education (BTE) program in Missouri, we provide business and marketing education certification courses to help you obtain initial educator certification. We also offer avenues toward alternative certification if you have business work experience and a bachelor’s degree in a business-related area.

Student Learning Outcomes

You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Business Teacher Education program to:

  • Meet all Missouri Teacher Standards (MTS)
  • Pass the Missouri Content Assessment subject area exam at the level set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Use technology, research skills, problem solving, communication and critical thinking within the teaching profession
  • Display professional habits including involvement in professional associations related to Career and Technology Education, continuous learning, and collegiality

Employment Opportunities

Business Teachers are employed in a variety of fields:

  • Certified to teach business and marketing education in the public school system (grades 9-12, with a middle school option)
  • Post-secondary programs, career centers, adult evening schools, and federal job training partnership programs
  • Industry and business training programs

Student Involvement

You will experience multiple opportunities to be involved both on and off campus:

  • Blend of academic and business experiences including several field experiences in the classroom.
  • Participate in FBLA-PBL and/or DECA and compete at the local, state, and national levels.



UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri


The Business Education program is endorsed by the National Business Education Association


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