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Business, Marketing, and Information Technology Education (6-12)

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You understand the business world, and you want to pass that knowledge on to the next generation of students. With the business, marketing, and information technology field endorsement, you’ll be prepared to teach grades 6-12. You’ll be ready to teach all business, marketing, information technology, and career education courses, as well as keyboarding instruction. You’ll also be eligible for the work-based learning supplemental endorsement.

Sample Program of Study

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.
If you choose the business, marketing, and IT education field endorsement, you are not required to choose any other endorsements to receive your B.A. or B.S.


Hours required:
For field endorsement: 48
For professional education: 27-33
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120 hours minimum (education programs may require more)


Work experience: 1000 verified hours of volunteer, internship or paid work experience; or at least 300 hours of supervised work experience under the direction of the college or university recommending the endorsement


Popular pairings: Coaching (7-12)


Schools: Business and Technology, Education and Counseling


Departments: Business and Economics, Educational Foundations and Leadership


Accreditation: International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Nebraska Department of Education


Awards and rankings: Our MBA program is ranked in the Top 5 Online Business Degrees by Best Master’s Degrees; and third out of 97 institutions by GetEducated.com.

Business and Education Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and financial aid for your degree to teach business, marketing, and information technology.

 

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Principles of economics
  • Personal finance
  • Foundation of human resource management
  • Accounting
  • Principles of marketing and advertising
  • Conducting international business
  • Office systems and technology
  • Information management and processing
  • Office systems and technologies
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Planning and coordinating
  • Professional code of conduct

 

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Business teacher
  • Computer teacher
  • Career counselor
  • Marketing teaching
  • Accounting teacher
  • Keyboarding instructor
  • Information technology teacher
  • Academic advisor
  • Vocational instructor
  • Educational administrator
  • Business manager
  • Career coordinator

Employers

Employers

  • Middle schools
  • High schools
  • Business schools
  • Vocational schools
  • Career development companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Government offices
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Self-employment

 

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field.. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

 

WSC Service Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Business Student Activities

Opportunities

  • Northeast Nebraska Teachers Academy (NENTA) - Develop your classroom skills and get paid at the same time.
  • Business Competition Day – Show your leadership skills by helping to facilitate and judge this annual competition, where hundreds of students from Nebraska and Iowa high schools compete for a chance to win scholarships.
  • Executive in Residence - Meet corporate pros at this annual event and address real-world concerns, including topics such as business ethics, corporate culture, leadership, and the changing world of business.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors

Clinical Practice

As a Business, Marketing, and IT Education major, you will complete a semester of clinical practice in a school district chosen with the help of your advisor. During this semester, you’ll work closely with an experienced teacher to gain classroom experience. Internships are not required as part of this program; however, Career Services is available to help students find employment opportunities.

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