The BSC Business Education program curriculum is designed for teaching business education in high school. Students can complete the first two years of foundation courses and then pursue a bachelor's degree on campus through BSC's cooperative agreements with Dickinson State University and Minot State University.
Students may complete the first two years of study toward a bachelor’s degree in business education at BSC. The curriculum is designed for teaching business education in high school. Coursework includes accounting, business communications, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, and general education courses.
High school students planning to major in business education should study business education and technology courses.
Those completing the suggested curriculum requirements earn an Associate in Science degree.
During sophomore year:
- Register for Introduction to Education (EDUC 250 - 2 credits) and Pre-Professional Experience (EDUC 298 - 1 credit). These classes should be taken during the same semester.
- Check the licensure requirements for professional educators in the state where you plan to pursue a career. Graduates planning to teach in North Dakota are prepared for initial licensure testing in conjunction with EDUC 250.
Bismarck State College has many cooperative, articulation, or transfer agreements with postsecondary institutions both inside and outside of the North Dakota University System. Some of these agreements are established to allow students to remain on campus as they complete their bachelor’s degree. In all cases, students seeking to transfer after completing a degree at BSC should consult the academic catalog of their destination college and work with their academic advisor to plan for this transition.
Business education majors generally become business education teachers in high schools. Teachers in this field sometimes move into the private sector, working for large firms or corporations as supervisors or trainers.