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Business for Education Minor

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Program Overview

The Business for Education minor is offered to Secondary Education majors as part of the requirements to gain certification as a Comprehensive Business teacher authorized by New Jersey Department of Education.

For certification as a Comprehensive Business teacher, current regulations from NJ Department of Education require that applicants complete a minimum of 30 credits in a coherent sequence in the subject field of Business. A coherent sequence requires that at least 12 credits are completed at the advanced level of study (junior, senior or graduate level). Within the 30 credits, applicants must also complete:

  • 12 credits in bookkeeping or accounting
  • a course in business law
  • a course in economics
  • a course in finance
  • a course in computer applications

Students who complete the program are entitled to teach accounting, financial literacy, business computer applications, business law, and other business related subjects in all public secondary schools.

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