Bachelor of Science in Education in Business Education

When it comes to balancing a checkbook, planning a small business, or even calculating a 15% tip after a nice dinner, many high school students would rather give Jabba the Hutt deep tissue massage. But we don't need to tell you that. When you were three, you're the one who explained to your older cousin Biff that even though the nickel is bigger, it's worth less than a dime.

You had a 3-lawnmower, 3 snow-blower, town-wide operation by the time you were thirteen. Sure, with some simple attachments, the mowers become snow-blowers, but it's that sort of thinking that had your first car paid for with cash up front, and college tuition well in hand by graduation. Your dad isn't only smiling because he's proud. Look again: that's the smile of profound, almost teary-eyed, relief.

Teaching business lets you offer the skills that lead students to long-term security. You help students use computers to make better business decisions. They'll learn how to save money, help others, and buy small islands. Your lessons make a lifetime of difference, giving young people the confidence to make wise financial decisions, enjoy the benefits of long-term planning, and avoid the financial traps set for the unwary and uninformed. It used to be only you who winced visibly when somebody mentioned carrying balance on a credit card at 19% interest. But you've got an entire class now shaking their heads along with you. And classroom discipline is a cinch—you just say, "sub-prime mortgage," and the kids go wide-eyed with fear and quiet right down. Well done. They're getting it.

And in the summers, kick back and collect the extra money coming in from the lawn mowing empire you now control. Be sure to wave at cousin Biff as he trims around the landscaping. Good man, Biff. You're going to have to give him a raise.

Possible Job Titles:

  • Business Education Teacher
  • Technology Coordinator

Job Outlook:


What are the benefits of a DSU Degree?

  • Class size/personal attention (Faculty-Student ratio):
    • 24:1
  • Cool facts or interesting things about this major:
    • Students are able to obtain a comprehensive business education major giving them opportunities to teach business administration, management, computer, skills, and office courses on the high school level. Students also receive the K-12 Technology endorsement so can teach K-12 computers giving them opportunities to teach in the elementary, middle, and high school grades.
  • Faculty's unique experiences or certifications in this major:
    • Many faculty teaching in this major have had previous experience teaching in school districts, worked in business, and are currently working with school districts on state projects.
  • Integrated Technology:
    • Students have the benefit of using one-to-one wireless mobile computers on campus giving them the experience needed to teach in South Dakota schools that are moving to one-to-one classrooms.
  • What type of special opportunities can students take part in?
    • There are various organizations that students can obtain memberships in such as Phi Beta Lamba, Computer Club, Gaming Club, Student Senate, and Kappa Sigma Iota. Scholarships and grants are also available by applying to the DSU Enrollment Services Office.

Read more about the course requirements for Business Education, B.S.E. at DSU.

Last Updated: 9/19/12