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Business Education, Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Workforce Development and Education

The Master of Arts specialization in Business Education prepares professionals for careers as licensed teachers in public and private schools. The master’s degree is the path for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree.


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 the private sector or public agencies and organizations.

To be eligible for Ohio Resident Educator Teacher Licensure in Integrated Business Education (grades 7-12), 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.

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

Career Paths

Graduates of the program can find employment as a business education teacher in grades 7-12 and the two-year college level. Other possible employment options could include corporate training and development and entry-level management positions in a variety of business and industry settings.


Deadline to Apply: 
November 1 for spring semester; April 1 for Autumn Semester; March 1 for summer term
Program Start: 
Students can start the program in any semester
Prerequisites/Pre-major Requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a business-related field
Minimum Program Hours: 

Degree requirements: Education courses, two field experiences and student teaching
Other requirements: To obtain an Ohio teaching license in Integrated Business Education, the OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge (002 or 003), and the OAE 008 Business Education test must be taken and passed

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    Edward C. Fletcher, Jr., PhD, Distinguished Associate Professor
    Jay Plasman, PhD, Assistant Professor
    David Stein, PhD, Associate Professor
    Chris Zirkle, PhD, Associate Professor
    Jane Briggs, PhD, Senior Lecturer


    Edward C. Fletcher, Jr.
    Distinguished Associate Professor