Teacher Education

Teacher Education & Pre-Law

The Department’s faculty advises students pursuing licensure in teacher education, public accounting, law, or public administration to help them select appropriate electives that support certification or preparatory work for additional professional study. Students who seek licensure in teacher education may major in any of the Department’s majors but must also comply with requirements and policies for admission to and retention in the Teacher Education Program.

BUSINESS COURSES REQUIRED FOR VIRGINIA TEACHER LICENSURE:
Accounting (6)
Economics (3)

Foundations of Business: 12 semester hours in four areas selected from the following:
Business Law
Business Principles
Human Resource Management
Marketing
Finance

Communication: 15 semester hours, one course in each area:
Communications
Business Systems and Procedures
Computer Applications
Word Processing and Information Systems
Keyboarding (can be demonstrated by Proficiency Test or transfer credit)

Supervised Business Experience: 3 semester hours
Cooperative Education
Work Experience
Observation
Internship

Consult the director of the Teacher Education Program for a list of professional courses and admission requirements.

Faculty of the Department Business and Economics offer the courses listed in the course menu on a regular basis. The Department offers certain required courses only in fall semesters or spring semesters. Other courses may be available less frequently, such as once every other year. Students are responsible for working with their departmental advisor and planning carefully to schedule required courses when they are offered. The Department does not offer independent study for regularly scheduled courses listed in the course menu.