Does the field of education interest you? Maybe you’ve thought about going into business? The Business Education program allows you to put your feet into both worlds. You can combine new developments in each field to better educate students for the workforce and for their lives as general consumers. An understanding of business concepts is no longer just a handy job skill. Because of technology advancements and the fact that people are now working at their first jobs at a much younger age, understanding business concepts is a necessity. As a business education teacher, you’ll be teaching skills people use for a lifetime and use in almost any career field.
If you’re considering a career in Business Education, communication and patience should be two of your strengths, as well as a willingness to try new things and venture a little bit beyond your “comfort zone.” ECC’s transferable Associate of Arts (AA) degree is a great place to start, providing hands-on learning opportunities that aren’t always available to freshmen and sophomores at four-year colleges and universities.
The job market varies by school location, subject specialty, geographic location, and enrollments. Business Educators may work in middle or high schools, private schools, or colleges and universities.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2012 median pay for High School Teachers with a bachelor’s degree was $55,050 per year; the job outlook through 2022 calls for a 6% growth in employment.
ECC’s Associate of Arts (AA) transfer degree is designed to meet the requirements of colleges and universities to which students may wish to transfer for completion of baccalaureate (BA or BS) degrees. In many instances, transfer colleges accept this degree as equivalent to their own general education requirements.
Because the requirements for an AA degree change periodically, students should check with their academic advisor or the ECC Admissions Office to confirm that they have the most current information. Students are responsible for knowing the requirements for the degree they hope to obtain and for planning their schedule accordingly.
Admissions Partnership Program with Iowa State, UNI and Iowa
ECC participates in the Admissions Partnership Program with Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa to enable ECC students to transfer credits seamlessly to any of the state universities. Participants are dual-enrolled at ECC 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 ECC Admissions Office for more information!
THE ELLSWORTH EXPERIENCE
- You’ll enjoy participating in ECC’s Education Club, where members form personal and social connections and enjoy group activities.
- ECC currently has the 17th highest student success rate (graduation rate + transfer rate) of any community college in the nation.
- The College offers generous scholarships and financial aid packages, which is why our graduates have one of the lowest average student debt loads of any college in Iowa, public or private, two-year or four year!
- What students appreciate about ECC is our smaller class sizes, which results in more one-on-one attention from the instructor and greater classroom success.