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Department of Career and Technology Education

Grinstead 120
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4452
Dr. Odin Jurkowski, Chair

Do you enjoy business subjects and business technologies?
Do you experience satisfaction helping others learn about business and technology applications?
Have you considered a career in teaching?

Business Teacher Education

Bachelor of Science in Education

Business Teacher Education is a major that will allow you to shape the minds of our youth for an ever-changing technologically advancing global environment.  As a business educator, you will help prepare youth of tomorrow to be business owners, teachers, civic leaders, accountants, doctors, lawyers and other exciting careers that students have chosen as a result of having a teacher influence their lives.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Business Teacher Education (BTE) will prepare you to teach business subjects in a variety of settings, including high school, post-secondary programs, career centers, adult evening schools, and federal job training partnership programs. Graduates have also found employment in private schools or in industry and business training programs.


Academic Program

University of Central Missouri’s business teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and meets certification requirements set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

The BTE program at Central provides undergraduate, M.S., or MAT students, and AC or TAC teachers, the opportunity to become certified teachers in Missouri business education by completing the required courses and passing a state examination for business education. Students may also earn Missouri marketing certification by taking carefully selected elective courses and passing the state examination for marketing education. An alternative certification program is another option for students who have business work experience and a bachelor’s degree in a related business area.

The BTE program has several awards and scholarships that are available to you as a Business Teacher Education major. Why not check us out?


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