Business Education (BS)


The University offers a bachelor of science (BS) 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
  • Teaching methodology

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 experience.

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.

Required Courses


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.

In addition, all programs in the Scott College of Business are accredited by the AACSB International.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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. Incoming 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.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Business Education, Information and Technology Program
Scott College of Business
Indiana State University


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Business Education, Information and Technology Program
Scott College of Business
Indiana State University