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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Business Education (BSE)

Help young entrepreneurs get their start

Growing up, you most likely heard someone say, “if you can dream it, you can achieve it.”

Well, we’re proud to say you can. You can help others dream too.  

With a degree in Business Education, you’ll inspire young entrepreneurs to accomplish their dreams. Help them find their passion. Show them how to be a leader. Encourage them to become a lifelong learner.  

Because you chose DSU, you’ll graduate with a K-12 technology endorsement; enabling you to teach computer classes in addition to your core classes. 

Want experience? Don’t fret. We require a year-long student teaching residency, to give you the ultimate capstone experience. Throughout this time, you’ll adhere to classroom management skills, develop lesson plans, and figure out what teaching methods work best for you. Additionally, you will network with real business and teaching professionals, who can give you advice and show you the ropes.

Where business and education meet

Our degree focuses on both education and business fundamentals. Your classes will intertwine the two professions. Learn the basics of educational psychology, managerial communication techniques, reading and content literacy, and marketing essentials. With this knowledge in the back of your pocket, you have the ultimate advantage as you teach the leaders of tomorrow.  


After graduation, you’ll jump right into the classroom. Find the teaching career rewarding, as you help young entrepreneurs achieve their academic and personal goals. You can also be an advocate and coach extracurricular activities like The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) or the National Honor Society (NHS).

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BSEd degree in Business Education, students will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of content and pedagogy knowledge
  • Be able to demonstrate instructional design principles by planning and preparing effective lessons and learning activities for all learners
  • Be able to engage students by delivering effective lessons and learning activities, and ensure assessment is fully aligned with the instructional outcomes in both content and process
  • Be able to create a safe and respectful learning environment with an awareness of the developmental levels and needs of learners
  • Be able to integrate technology into lessons to create interest and communicate knowledge
  • Be able to demonstrate the professional dispositions of effective teachers to positively impact student learning while contributing to the well-being of their district


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