This teacher certification major prepares students for teaching business education in secondary schools (grades 6-12) and for working as professionals in supervisory, management, and support positions in modern office environments. Knowledge and skills are acquired in general office systems, information processing, computing, and communications. In addition, skills such as problem solving, decision-making, and human relations are emphasized.
Career opportunities may be found in business, industry, education, and governmental agencies. Students complete technical hours in business education, which may include accounting, communications, management, marketing, finance, economics, and information processing.
Students complete a 51-hour technical core. The technical hours will cover the requirements for the primary teaching focus area and for the secondary teaching focus area. For the primary teaching focus area, the following 32 technical hours are required: ACCT 2001 , ACCT 2101 , BLAW 3201 , CSC 1200 , HRE 2000 , HRE 3200 , HRE 4252 , HRE 4705 , MGT 3200 , MKT 3401 , and an approved elective (2 hrs.). For the remaining technical hours, students will select an area for the secondary teaching focus. The secondary teaching focus areas include biology, English, math, social studies, and other areas as approved by Louisiana teacher certification. Courses from the general education requirements may be used to fulfill a portion of the secondary teaching focus course work. Students will develop a plan of study in consultation with a faculty advisor.