Does the field of education interest you? Or maybe you’ve thought about going into business? The Business Education Associate of Arts (AA) degree emphasis allows you to put your feet into both worlds!
To be a Business Educator, a basic core of business courses will be required as well as a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctorate in education. Business Educators who understand new developments in a variety of business-related fields are better able to educate students for the workforce; they also benefit in their own personal lives as general consumers. As a Business Education teacher, you’ll be teaching skills that you and your students will use for a lifetime.
MCC’s Business Education Emphasis
Any MCC student wanting to become a Business Educator will take freshman and sophomore level courses at MCC. Upon graduation, you will transfer your credits to a four-year college or university to complete an advanced degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate, depending upon your career goals). You are encouraged to discuss your specific needs and interests with the Business Department.
- The two-year Business Education Emphasis Associate of Arts (AA) degree emphasis is for those who want to transfer their credits and complete a baccalaureate/bachelor’s degree at a university.
The link under Degrees Awarded (below) specifies our course requirements. Learn about other Education degree emphases (Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education and Industrial Education) offered at MCC. Course Codes: Accounting (ACC), Business (BUS), Economics (ECN), Computer Science (CSC), Management (MGT), and Marketing (MKT).
Admissions Partnership Program with Iowa State, UNI and Iowa
MCC participates in the Admissions Partnership Program with Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa to enable MCC students to transfer credits seamlessly to any of the state universities. Participants are dual-enrolled at MCC and the university with access to academic advising and student services at both institutions. The universities guarantee admission into the desired degree program, provided all requirements are met. Ask the MCC Admissions Office for more information!
Business Educator Career & Job Outlook
Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 8 percent through 2026, and employment of college instructors is expected to grow 15%. The median annual wage for high school teachers was $59,170 in 2017, which was much higher than the median annual wage for all occupations ($37,690). The 2017 median annual wage for college instructors was $76,000. Follow these links to find additional up-to-date career and wage information on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook web pages: