University General Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jul 22, 2024  
University General Course Catalog 2023-2024

Secondary Education - Business Education, B.S. in Ed.

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The Secondary Education program is committed to preparing teachers who are able to meet the challenges of today’s classrooms. The teacher education faculty provides an educational program that enables students to: develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching and learning; display a love of learning; value democracy and pluralism; and engage in reflective practice about one’s growth as a teacher. To accomplish this, the program offers students: A strong liberal arts education with emphasis in the particular academic discipline in which the student will be teaching; background in the foundations of secondary education; methods for instruction in the academic disciplines; methods for educating culturally diverse and special needs populations; and experience teaching in public schools.

The Secondary Education program’s major in Business Education leads to a Bachelor of Science in the College of Education and Human Development (120 undergraduate credits). You have the option of combining this with a degree in your content area-sometimes requiring no increase in the total credits required. Graduates of this program must complete a semester-long internship to meet state licensure requirements and be prepared to teach a specific subject in grades 7-12 in Nevada.

Contact Information

Students should contact the College of Education and Human Development Student Advising Center
WRB 2005
(775) 784-4298

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Admission Requirements

In order to apply for admission to the Secondary Teacher Education program, students must have completed at least 30 credits of college coursework with a grade point average of no less than 2.75 (on a 4-point scale) and have completed EDU 202  or the equivalent with a grade of “C” (not “C-“) or better. The 30 credits must include core requirements in English, math, and the sciences. In addition, applicants must have passed all three parts of the Praxis Core Academic Skills test or passed all parts of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST).

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.75
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • College of Education and Human Development GPA | 2.75
  • Major GPA | 2.5
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (24-27 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Core Requirements (3 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10

C. Global Context - CO11

D. Ethics - CO12

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO12  courses.

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13

F. Application - CO14

III. Additional College Requirements (6-8 units)

Advisor approved Physical Science and Life Science courses.

IV. Major Requirements (72 units)

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. Electives (10-15 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

First Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)

Second Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)

Third Year

Fourth Year

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