Business and Marketing Education
Business Education Career Opportunities
The demand for qualified teachers continues to be high. Positions are available in public schools, career centers, and other educational institutions. Predictions for the next decade indicate that this shortage of teachers may become even more critical.
Business education graduates will be licensed to teach such business courses as:
- Technology Applications
- Word/Information Processing,
- Business Law,
- General Business,
- Business Math,
- Business English, and
- Personal Finance
from grades four and beyond. Graduates are also licensed to teach career/technical business education including the following areas of information technology:
- Information Services and Support,
- Network Systems,
- Programming and Software Development, and
- Interactive Media.
Business educators may be involved in co-op programs in which they coordinate on-the-job training for students. Business Professionals of America and Future Business Leaders of America are the student organizations that are often part of the business education curriculum in secondary schools.
Participating in the teaching profession has traditionally been the focus of most students in business education. However, some graduates choose other career options including human resource management, word processing, office administration, and information technology.
Marketing Education Career Opportunities
The demand for qualified marketing education instructors in high schools continues to be greater than the supply. Public schools, community and technical colleges and personnel training departments in business and industry all need teachers.
Graduates who teach marketing education in public schools are often known as "teacher-coordinators." They teach classes including
- Personal Selling,
- Business Operations,
- Employee Supervision,
- Marketing Technology,
- Sports Marketing,
- Fashion Merchandising,
- Hospitality Management,
- Travel and Tourism, and
Teacher-coordinators also consult with businesses in the community to coordinate supervised on-the-job training for students and design training programs for local business employees. Advising the program's student organization, DECA, is another responsibility.
Most teacher-coordinators are employed for an extended contract of up to 10 months. In addition, marketing educators are usually involved in adult education.
The teaching profession has traditionally been the focus of most students, however, many graduates choose other career options in business such as training and development, marketing, sales, e-commerce, retailing and management. Graduates are qualified to hold positions as training specialists, salespersons, human resource managers and management trainees, business owners, managers, supervisors, trainers and public relations specialists.
Bowling Green State University
529 Education Building
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0247