May 19, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career Tech Workforce Education, Specialization in Business and Marketing Education, BSED

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A graduate completing a Career Tech Workforce Education major is eligible for a career-technical teaching license providing that he or she has met all program requirements, has successfully completed the state-required assessments, and meets all license requirements. 

Students must complete one of the following two specializations:

Business and Marketing Education (leads to integrated business and marketing licensure) or
Family and Consumer Sciences Education (leads to family and consumer sciences education licensure)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Career Tech Workforce Education are expected to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of student learning and development and diversity of students;
  • Apply skills in planning and delivering effective instruction, assessing students, creating learning environments, and collaborating and communicating with students, their parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of assuming responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as individuals and as members of a learning community;
  • Demonstrate understanding of content for which they will have instructional responsibility as a teacher.

Bachelor of Science in Education; Leads to Integrated Business and Marketing licensure in grades 4 and beyond. This degree program is designed to be completed in 4 years and 1 summer. Changing majors, academic issues or other unforeseen circumstances may require additional semesters for completion.

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements

Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:

   English Composition and Oral Communication
   _____________________________    ________

   Quantitative Literacy
   _____________________________    ________

Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:

   Humanities and the Arts
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________    

   Natural Sciences - at least one Lab Science required
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                      

   Social and Behavioral Sciences
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                        

Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:

   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                    

University Requirements

Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:

Cultural Diversity in the US    ____________
International Perspective       ____________

Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120                              

Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36                      

Professional Education## (55 Hours)



  1. Application for the Methods Block One and Student Teaching is made at a sign up meeting held the Fall of the junior year. The Methods Block One is offered Spring semester only, Methods Block Two is offered Fall semester only, and Student Teaching is offered Spring semester only.
  2. Methods Block One Eligibility
    • ​A cumulative BGSU GPA of at least 2.8
    • A content specialty GPA of at least 3.0
  3. ​​Methods Block Two Eligibility
  4. Prerequisites for Student Teaching (EDWF 4960  and EDTL 4970 )

     ______ Passing score on required OAEs (see #7 in “Reminders”)


  1. PSYC 1010  is a prerequisite to EDFI 3020 , a required education course, and can be used as a social and behavioral science elective.
  2. ECON 2020  is a required course and can be used as social science electives and as an additional BG perspectives course.
  3. You may wish to choose a course that meets one of the Arts and Humanities elective requirements that are approved as an International Perspective course requirement.
  4. Meet with your advisor at least twice each year. The name of your advisor appears in the MyBGSU web page, click  on “MyAdvisor”
  5. BCI/FBI background checks must be renewed annually and send directly to the Office of Student Experience and Support by July 1. 
  6. SENIOR YEAR: You must apply for graduation online prior to the term deadline; complete applications for licensure during your student teaching semester (you will receive instructions for doing so during a required meeting that precedes student teaching).
  7. A passing score on all required Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) as determined each year by the Department of Education is required to be eligible for the Professional Year Internship (student teaching). (Note: OAE test requirements are subject to change, so continue to check with your program and the Ohio Department of Education for updates).
  8. Complete at least 30 hours of coursework at BGSU.
  9. From the MyBGSU web page, click on “My Degree Audit” link to access your degree audit.

NOTE: Undergraduate students and degree holders seeking licensure must meet all specified requirements, including successful completion of all state required assessments to qualify for the Integrated Business and the Marketing licensure. Those holding an undergraduate degree should consider the graduate-level licensure program in Integrated Business and Marketing (contact 419-372-2904).

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