Vocational Business Education

Major(s)

Vocational Business Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades 9-12)

The curriculum for Vocational Business Education teaching leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education and carries with it an initial professional certificate (IPC) to teach in the state of Missouri. Holders of this Vocational Business Education certificate may be employed to teach in grades 9-12.

Degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education degree must meet the following grade point average requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.

  1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended
  2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study), which includes all courses listed under 2.
  3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area
  4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses, which includes all courses listed under 3.

Additionally, students must earn a composite score of 20 or better on the ACT, a super score of 20 on the ACT, or earn passing scores on all four sub-tests of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) and successfully complete the other Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) as established by the Missouri Board of Education.

All students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and have successfully completed Supervised Teaching to earn this degree. Refer to "Teacher Education Program" for application procedures.

Note: Bachelor of Science in Education majors cannot count more than 30 hours of business courses (25 percent of the 123 hours required for graduation) toward the degree. All exceptions must have the written approval of the Dean of the College of Business. Students found to be in violation of this policy will be dropped from all courses exceeding the maximum number of business course hours.

Program requirements

  1. Specific courses required for major and/or certification which may be used to satisfy General Education Requirements:
    1. First-year Seminar (2 hours). GEP 101(2). Note: UHC 110 required for Honors College students.
    2. Focus on Written Communication (6 hours): ENG 110(3) and ENG 210(3).
    3. Focus on Quantitative Literacy (3 hours): grade of "C" or better in MTH 134(3).
    4. Focus on Oral Communication (3 hours): COM 115(3).
    5. Focus on Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours): ECO 155 and PSY 121(3).
    6. Focus on Constitution of U.S. and Missouri and American History and Institutions (6 hours): HST 121(3) or 122(3); and PLS 101(3).
    7. Focus on Public Issues (3 hours): ITC 200.
  2. Business Content (27 hours). This requirement is met through coursework in the Missouri State University College of Business Core. Specific courses required to meet the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Business Content requirements: ACC 201(3), ACC 211(3), ECO 165(3), ITC 201(3), LAW 231(3), MGT 286(3), MGT 340(3), MKT 350(3); QBA 237(3) or FIN 150(3).
  3. Professional Education (51 hours): Note: A grade of "C" or better in each course is required.
    1. Foundations of Teaching (18 hours): EDC 345(3), EDC 350(3), EDT 365(3), EDT 520(1), PSY 360(3), SFR 486(3), SPE 340(2).
    2. Literacy Methods (6 hours): RDG 474(3), RDG 574(3).
    3. Content Area Methods and Vocational Courses (9 hours): SEC 522(3), SEC 526(3), SEC 527(3).
    4. Clinical Experiences (18 hours): SEC 302(3), SEC 439(3), SEC 493(6), SEC 494(6).
    5. EDC 150(0) Introduction to Teaching. EDC 150 is required for students who completed a beginning teaching methods/field experience course at another institution and who wish to apply course credit toward completion of the SEC 302 requirement.
  4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of SEC 493(6) and 494(6).
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification.

University level requirements

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Accelerated graduate program in Educational Technology

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Educational Technology program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate program in Literacy

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Literacy program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.