business education
business education

Secondary Business Education Degree

The Secondary Business Education program is taught by dedicated, experienced educators who are currently in the field. This teaching endorsement will prepare you to teach any business class offered in middle or high school.

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to be successful
  • Cultivate a knowledge base suitable for admittance into graduate study programs
  • Expand global cultural awareness through levels of engagement

In a recent survey of area superintendents, business education was the top-mentioned endorsement preferred in new hires. Our business curriculum has been aligned with the Board of Educational Examiners to ensure content for licensure. Iowa Wesleyan will prepare you to teach in rural districts as well as metropolitan areas where more than one content area is required to be taught.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to attend state, district, and national conventions. Recent graduates have earned distinguished honors at national conventions for Major of the Year. With our Ninth-Semester program, you have the opportunity to complete several endorsements with little extra cost.

This program includes:

  • Hands-on experiential learning
  • Student-faculty research projects
  • Developing critical thinking and communication skills
  • Building relationships within the field and community at large
  • Applying a unique understanding of Education

Teacher Education Program

The baccalaureate Education program at Iowa Wesleyan University is approved and accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and the Board of Educational Examiners.

The U.S. Department of Education has implemented regulations that require Iowa Wesleyan University to make public whether a program will fulfill the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification required for employment in an occupation. This information, for each US state/jurisdiction, and more information can be found here:

The teacher education programs of IW are accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and by the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Telephone: 800-621-7440. Website:

Section 207 of Title II of the Higher Education Act mandates that each institution of higher education, which conducts a teacher preparation program that enrolls students receiving Federal assistance under this Act, shall report to the State and the general public the following information:  a) total number of students enrolled in the Teacher Preparation Program (admitted and student teachers); b) number of student teachers; c) total number of supervising faculty for student teachers; d) total number of weeks of supervised student teaching ; and e) average number of hours per week of student participation in supervised student teaching.

Secondary Business Education Major (Licensure)

Complete all of the following:

EDUC 110 Introduction to Teacher Education
EDUC 261 Early Experience in the Schools
EDUC 294 Foundations of Education
EDUC 295 Curriculum Development and Evaluation
EDUC 296 Educational Psychology

PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
EDUC 215 TechnologicalApplications in the Classroom
EDUC 262 Participation & Analysis in the Schools
EDUC 263 Participation & Analysis in the Schools
EDUC 301 Education of Exceptional Persons
EDUC 302 Classroom Management
EDUC 327 Reading in the Secondary Content Areas Methods
EDUC 357 Human Relations: Global Perspective for Educators
EDUC 404 Senior Seminar for Secondary Teachers
EDUC 492 & 493 Practicum in 5-12 Education

Complete all of the following within business education:

ACTG 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACTG 211 Managerial Accounting
BA 100 Survey of Business
BA 150 Microsoft Training: Word and Excel
BA 151 Microsoft Training: PowerPoint and Access
BA 310 Principles of Management
BA 311 Small Business Management
BA 320 Principles of Marketing
BA 321 Consumer Behavior
BA 330 Business Law
BA 340 Corporate Financial Management
COMM 255 Business and Professional Communication
ECN 101 Microeconomics
ECN 102 Macroeconomics
EDUC 343 Secondary School Special Methods: Business Education
MATH 171 Elementary Statistics

Secondary Business Education Endorsements

  • K-12 Health
  • K-12 Athletic Coaching
  • 5-12 Reading
  • 5-12 All Science
  • 5-12 Special Education (Instructional Strategist I)

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Career Outcomes

2021 Median Pay
High School Teachers


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