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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Education (Teaching) (BEDT) - BT Major

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79 credits (no minor required) Grade 5-12

2.75 GPA required for graduation. 2.5 GPA required in major.

C grade or better required in all major courses.

Business Education Major Map 

Program Overview

The Business Education Teaching major prepares students to become teachers of business and technology at the 5-12 grade level. Students complete courses in business and technology education, general business core, and professional education. During the final semester of the program, students are required to teach in a business education classroom on a full-time basis for one semester to fulfill their student teaching requirement.

Since Winona State is the only public university in Minnesota to offer the 5-12 Business Education teaching licensure, faculty have arranged for the Business Education (BUED) courses to be offered primarily online. Students in this program can complete their general business core and professional education courses through the MN State institution in their area* (streamlined most efficiently through MSU-Mankato); they can complete the Business Education coursework online through WSU. *The Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice must be taken from a single PELSB-approved teacher preparation institution and verification of satisfactory completion must be provided. Students interested in this program should contact the Business Education office for an advisor.

Teacher Education Licensure Program

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. For more information on this Admission process, visit the Teacher Education Program Admissions page.

All Winona State University Teacher Education Licensure Programs  are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. Please contact your program academic advisor for the latest information about program requirements.

Criteria required before completing online application:

  • 30 college level credits completed with no more than 4 credits of pass/no credit
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of at least ≥ 2.75 based on 30 most recent credits including all credits per semester
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level writing course (ENG 111  if taken at WSU)
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level speech course (CMST 191  or CMST 192  if taken at WSU)
  • C grade or better in a 3-credit college level math course (MATH 202  is required for Elementary and Early Childhood majors)
  • Early Clinical experience; clinical hours ≥ 15 hours: Complete 15 hours of experience working with children post high school graduation

Required Courses (43 credits)

Professional Education Sequence (36 credits)

Note: Teacher education majors must complete all Professional Education Sequence courses in addition to content area courses. Refer to Teacher Education Licensure Programs  for more information.


  • EDFD 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
  • EDFD 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
  • EDFD 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement