Our program, housed in the Department of Economics, offers a 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Teacher Education for grades 6-12. The program is accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). A Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree (emphasis in business) is available through the College of Education.
The department acts as an interdisciplinary agent and provides a professional core of courses needed for endorsement in the following areas:
The goals of Business Teacher Education include preparing individuals for leadership positions in education and industry and preparing and upgrading professional vocational instructors for secondary, post-secondary, and adult education programs.
As part of our undergraduate program, we have a small resource library available for undergraduate students to utilize that includes three Apple computers and high school textbooks for students to check out in accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, keyboarding, and other subject areas when working on projects for education classes. The students have two computer labs with PCs available in the West Center Building as well.