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Integrated Business Education

The Business Education program offers an opportunity to earn a four-year degree or an MA with an Ohio business teacher license. Professionals who already have a BS degree may choose the post-baccalaureate route taking courses to earn the Ohio business education teacher license. The Business Education strand prepares professionals to be integrated business education teachers in public and private schools.

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at

Undergraduate Track of the Technical Education and Training Major

The undergraduate Business Education program is a specialization of the Technical Education and Training major. Technical education and training is designed to prepare graduates for expanding career opportunities in the field of education and training. The program objectives are to provide an appropriate series of courses and experiences to enable graduates to successfully enter teaching, leadership, training and supervisory positions in private or public industry, or to seek admission to graduate programs in workforce development and education.

The Business Education Teacher Education concentration prepares individuals to be business educators in public and private school settings. To be eligible for Ohio Provisional Teacher Licensure in Integrated Business Education (grades 7-12) business education, students must be accepted into the program, complete the teacher education curriculum, pass the OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge (002 or 003), and the OAE 008 Business Education test, and the edTPA.


Completion of at least one full-time quarter (12 hours) at Ohio State with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (or 2.75 for students attending full time before Fall of 2014), minimum standardized test results (ACT or NES) and an application.

Two years of occupational experience in area of concentration (preferred)

    Undergraduate Program Documents

    Effective for students admitted to the College of Education and Human Ecology beginning Summer 2012

    View the Curriculum Sheet