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Dr. Shawn Keough
Assistant Professor 
Chair of the Faculty
Emporia State University


2015-2016 Catalog

This program is designed to prepare business and computer teachers. The following areas of concentration are available for students interested in business and computer teaching careers at the junior-high, middle school, secondary, or post-secondary levels:

Business Education Teaching Field

The business education teaching field is designed to promote specialization in teaching business and computer subjects on the junior high and secondary levels. Students are prepared to teach accounting, office procedures, computer studies, keyboarding, desktop publishing, entrepreneurship, business law, and general business.

Degree Pattern for Business Education Majors:

General education requirements 52-56 hours
Business Core 18 hours
Business Education Major Required Courses 12 hours
Professional Education 36 hours
Electives 3-6 hours
  124 hours


Business Education Core Requirements (18 hours):

AC 223 Accounting for Operating Activities 3 hours
IS  213 Management Information Systems Concepts 3 hours
BU 301 Leadership Communication 3 hours
BU 353 Principles of Business Law 3 hours
MK 301 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
MG 301 Principles of Management                 3 hours
18 hours


Business Education Major Required Courses (12 hours):

MG 370  Small Business Management (S) 3 hours
BE 573 * Business Curriculum & Teaching Methods (F) 3 hours
BE 344 Office Systems Applications (F) 3 hours
IS 373 Principles of Electronic Commerce (F) 3 hours
    12 hours

*Minimum grade of “B” required to enter Phase II

Professional Education Requirements (36 hours):
See the general education requirements in the General Education section for information regarding admission to teacher education and for professional education requirements. To enter Phase II in business education and to be a certified teacher, students are required to have a minimum grade of “B” (3.0) in each of the methods of teaching courses in business education prior to student teaching.