The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in business education for students
who wish to obtain licensure to teach in middle school, junior high, and high school.
The business education major includes the core of business courses required of all business majors.
Students gain teaching skills through classroom and field experiences in the Bayh College of Education
and the Business Education, Information, and Technology Program—and through their required
student teaching experience.
Required courses for the major include:
Information and technology in organizations
Document planning and design
Spreadsheet and database applications
Managing information resources and staff
Coursework emphasizes hands-on practice and teamwork.
Students have ample opportunities to explore their own creativity in the classroom teaching environment
and to work with new technologies in a collaborative learning environment. Real teaching experiences begin
as early as the freshman year and culminate in the senior year with an eight-week student teaching
Students are encouraged to become active in student organizations on campus. Business Professionals of America at the collegiate level provides local, state, and national leadership, professional learning, and networking opportunities. The Pi Omega Pi National Business Teacher Education Honor Society affords its members ample leadership opportunities, the chance to socialize with other business students and faculty, and the opportunity to present at national conferences throughout the country.
Indiana State business education alumni have been recognized for excellence by professional organizations
at the state, regional, and national levels and serve in leadership roles in education and industry.
Faculty members have been recognized by state and national professional societies and
the University for their research contributions and teaching excellence—and are leaders in
incorporating the latest information technologies, advanced business information systems, and
teaching theory into course content.
The demand for well-prepared public educators is increasing as Baby Boom generation teachers retire.
Indiana State's business education major meets licensure requirements for teaching business courses in
Indiana’s junior high/middle schools and high schools.
Business teachers are also in demand by businesses and other organizations seeking individuals who are
technologically literate and capable of training new employees in business communication skills and
information processing applications. And because business education majors complete the same core
requirements as all other Scott College of Business majors, they are well suited for a variety of administrative
and information systems positions in business and industry.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Scott College of Business offers a variety of scholarships. In-coming freshmen interested in the
business education major may be eligible for participation in the prestigious Networks Scholarship Program.
Students also are eligible to apply for several Business Education, Information, and Technology scholarships,
including the Benjamin and Susan Krause Memorial Scholarship, the Elsie E. Taylor Memorial Scholarship, the Virginia O’Connell Grob Memorial Scholarship, and the Business Education, Information, and Technology Work Scholarship.
For more information about these awards, contact the Scott College of Business.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.