What is a Business Education Bachelor’s Degree?
If you have spent time thinking that schools should offer courses in entrepreneurship, a business education degree could be a perfect fit for you. Future teachers hoping to bring the big ideas of business leaders to the big thinkers in high schools can become business teachers. The field is growing faster than ever as schools and districts understand the importance of preparing students for the 21st century workforce.
At GCU, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business for Secondary Education is a degree program offered in conjunctions with the Colangelo College of Business and the College of Education. GCU students have the opportunity to receive a full business degree and learn how to teach those skills in the secondary classroom. You will learn how to help young entrepreneurs harness their visions and create the businesses of the future.
Graduates with a business education degree attain business content knowledge, as well as develop a pedagogical skill set. This unique combination makes future teachers with bachelor’s in business education degrees uniquely qualified to teach business at the secondary level.
Earn Your BS in Business Education (Secondary Ed.) Online
Innovation and entrepreneurial success are at the heart of the Colangelo College of Business’ Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education. Future teachers will have all the skills needed to inspire future generations of business leaders and creative entrepreneurs. This degree program takes the skills needed to earn a business degree and couples them with the knowledge and practice needed to earn a secondary teaching credential. What is more– most of this can be done in an online setting.
The online business education degree program offers a personalized, dynamic learning environment, perfect for the working student. Business people who are already on the job but yearning to make a more meaningful contribution can pursue this bachelor’s of business education and move from the public and private sector. They can accomplish this goal with the help of online classes that fit into their work and home schedule.
Once the program is complete–either in-person or online– GCU graduates earn a business teaching degree and are ready to pursue initial teacher licensure. Programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from Grand Canyon University.
What Will I Study as a Business for Secondary Education Major?
The coursework for this bachelor’s of business education degree is designed to provide graduates with a thorough business curriculum coupled with students the complete methodological and sociological courses necessary to become certified secondary educators for grades 5-12.
The core coursework includes content that you would find in any high-quality business education program, including economics, accounting and finance, marketing, and legal issues in business. Education coursework will focus on adolescent development and educational strategies for classroom engagement students.
In this business for secondary education degree program, future teachers learn about:
- Ethical issues in business
- Educational psychology
- Adolescent development
- Cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical development
- Class management
- Strategies for students with diverse needs
- English as a second language teaching techniques
- Assessment methods
What Can You do with a BS in Business Education Degree?
GCU graduates with business education degrees may be trendsetters at their school sites. They can pioneer coursework in business, economics and entrepreneurship. With their expertise in both business and secondary education, bachelor’s of business education degree holders may find work as:
- Middle school and high school teachers
- Math or business teachers
- Program directors at businesses
- Human resources providers
- Business executives
- Adult/community educators
- Educational/entrepreneurial consultants
Business educators have the option to work in several different settings. Wherever people are passionate about entrepreneurial education, the business education graduate can potentially find work. These settings include:
- Public elementary and middle schools
- Private elementary and middle schools
- Community service agencies
- Private program offices
- HR offices
If you have already decided that teaching young people how to think critically and build their ideas for future business is the way of the next century, what is stopping you from helping them? Get on your path to provide the guidance our future business leaders need by earning your Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education degree at Grand Canyon University.
General Education Requirements
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.
Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.
- UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4
- UNV-103, University Success: 4
- UNV-303, University Success: 4
- UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
- UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
- ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
- ENG-106, English Composition II: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.
- CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
- CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.
- MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4
- MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4
- PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4
- BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.
- HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
- PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
- SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.