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Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education - AZ : Business

This degree program was developed for those who want to teach at the secondary level. You will gain hands-on, in-classroom experiences. Prospective secondary education teachers learn how to identify and be sensitive to the unique needs, challenges and learning styles of diverse student populations.

Through this program, you will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a content area focus of:
  • Business
Contact an Enrollment Advisor for more information.

For curriculum and course descriptions please download a program overview.
For detailed curriculum and more please visit the University Catalog entry for this program.

Secondary Education Licensure Courses

Pre-Professional Education

The Teaching Profession I | EDU 30731
Explores current and future teaching profession. Introduces Ottawa University’s mission and teacher education
program’s conceptual framework. Learn about topics such as reflective inquiry, standards driven classrooms, use of technology, and diversity of learners. Skills assessed in relation to profession.

The Exceptional Child | EDU 31132
Become familiar with various emotional and behavioral disorders, health and physical impairments, and intellectual deviations associated with children (birth through high school age) who are identified as expectional. Addresses strategies for meeting academic, social and emotional needs of these children within the confines of the classroom (including IEPS). Examines criteria for effectively working with administrators, specialists, support personnel, and family who impact the educational experiences of these children. Field experience required.

Educational Psychology | EDU 31233
Designed to acquaint students with knowledge gained from educational psychologists in learning theory and practice, motivation and management, and effective instruction. Meets required competencies in research, teaching methods and materials, media and technology, teaching effectiveness, interpersonal relations, educational ethics, understanding the learner, teaching-learning process, learning styles, and understanding the relationship between school and home. Emphasis placed on understanding methods needed to maintain an effective learning environment through classroom management strategies and motivational techniques.

Foundations of Schools in a Diverse Society | EDU 33035
Provides candidate with understanding of historical, philosophical and social foundations of education in the
United States. Addresses legal and ethical issues. Learn how educational policy is formulated and affects classroom practice. Provides opportunities to learn from a variety of professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Secondary Education Methods and RICA | EDU 34500
Learn to design, implement, and evaluate materials and instructional techniques for early through late adolescent learner. Topics include assessing readability of materials, evaluating student reading skills, teaching vocabulary, comprehension and study skills, working with at risk students, and incorporating writing into curriculum.

Secondary Specialized Methods/Practicum | EDU 34600
Observe, develop, and practice skills under the guidance of a classroom teacher in the student’s major area of interest.

Clinical Practice-Licensure

SEI Methods for ELL II | EDU 44033

Secondary Student Teaching I | EDU 49021
Capstone field experience for secondary pre-service teachers. Gives opportunity to observe and teach in a secondary school setting. Consult Education Department for placement information.

Secondary Student Teaching II | EDU 49022
Capstone field experience for secondary pre-service teachers. Gives opportunity to observe and teach in a secondary school setting. Consult Education Department for placement information.

Content Requirements

Foundations of Information Technology | MIS 13063
Provides understanding of organizational systems, planning and decision processes and how information is used for decision support in organizations. Quality and decision theory, information theory, and practice essential for providing viable information to the organization. Concepts of IS for competitive advantage, data as a resource, IS and IT planning and implementation, Total Quality Management (TQM) and reengineering, project management and development of systems, and end-user computing. [or ITS 12063 Introduction to Information Technology or ITS 20550 Basic Computer Skills]

Accounting for Business Operations | ACC 20364
Introduces operating activities of business. Emphasis on using income statements to plan and evaluate the operations of a for-profit entity.

Management | OAD 30563
Discusses process for managing organizations including planning, organizing, leading and evaluating. Examines administrative role in organizations and concepts relevant to its function and historical development of administrative thought.

Business Law | OAD 31063
Introduces American legal system as it relates to business. Includes contracts, commercial paper, sales, agency, and property.

Business Ethics | OAD 31664
Introduces development of personal and group norms required for work places. Topics include moral reasoning in business, employee rights and responsibilities of corporations.

Principles of Marketing | OAD 31863
Focuses on advanced theoretical concepts of accountancy. Includes measurement and analysis of Analysis of consumer behavior and configuration of target markets. Emphasis on management of organization activities designed to satisfy target market planning, pricing, promotion and distribution of the product or service.

Foundations of Finance | FIN 30000
Foundations of Finance focuses on the analysis of financial information within an enterprise.  Problems and analysis will focus on the financial information related to capital requirements and the relationships of how financial decisions impact both the firm and the shareholder.  Concepts used in FIN 30000 form the foundation of all elective finance courses.  Main topics covered include: time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, risk and return, and principles of capital budgeting.  Prerequisites: ACC 20364 Accounting for Business Operations

Strategies and Policies | OAD 49100
Capstone course that guides student to the integration of functional areas of a business firm and analysis of mission and objectives, external environment, and internal strengths and limitations of an organization. Includes formulation of strategies.  Prerequisites: FIN 30000 Foundations of Finance, OAD 30563 Management, and OAD 31863 Marketing.

General Education Requirements

American Experience I | HPS 11053
Introduces the study of American history and its cultural, intellectual, political, economic, religious, racial and diplomatic topics. Emphasis on development of the country from discovery through Reconstruction. [or HPS 31654 Twentieth Century World History]

Principles of Psychology | PSY 12053
Introduces basic elements in understanding human behavior. Emphasis on basic concepts and terminology of psychology including the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, history of psychology, growth and development, motivation, learning, measurement and scientific methodology, emotion, personality, abnormal behavior, and psychotherapy.

Intermediate College Algebra | MAT 10443
Emphasizes algebraic skill development such as linear and quadratic equations, rational exponents, radicals and systems of equations. Designed to prepare students for college level mathematics.

Principles of Biology & Lab | BIO 10043
Introduces major biological processes occurring in animals and plants and basic concepts underlying the biology field. Includes corresponding lab. [or PHY 11043 Physical Science & Lab]

Intermediate Writing | ENG 23723
Examines steps of the writing process from sight to insight: perceive, identify, analyze, discover, write, re-write and edit. Critical thinking, library research, peer conferencing, and the art of argument integral to the course.

Courses listed are examples only.  Relevant substitutions may be made with advisor approval.

State-Specific Requirements

Arizona Constitution | HPS 30151
Overview of Arizona's history and constitution from territorial days to the present.

United States Constitution | HPS 30251
Overview of the history of the United States Constitution to establish a foundation of understanding.


For detailed curriculum and more please visit the Course Catalog entryfor this program.

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