Business Teaching Major

You can help develop tomorrow's business leaders

As a business teacher, you’ll shape the future leaders and executive of our world. And, for them to become successful, it takes more than lessons from books; it takes lessons in life. You’ll be part of one of the nation’s top business schools, alongside some of the brightest and most passionate business students studying in one of the most innovative business teaching majors. This means you’ll develop the skills, strategies, and know-how to influence those who are influencing the future of business. 

If you have a passion for helping a driven young person realize their hopes and dreams, for mentoring and making a difference in the lives of many, a business teaching major is a truly fulfilling and rewarding career. Just watch your students rise to achieve more than they ever dreamed. 

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for high school business teachers from 2020 to 2030 (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020).



 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020).


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Business Teaching Careers

The Business Teaching major prepares you to teach at middle school, secondary and post-secondary levels.

Salaries for business teachers vary based on the different levels of education. The national average for high school teachers was $62,870 per year in May 2020, while the national average for business post-secondary educators was $107,270.* 

Teaching tomorrow’s business leaders is a dynamic and exciting career where you’re able to address a wide range of business topics from marketing, accounting and information technology to entrepreneurship, business law and financial literacy. As part of UNI’s top-rated business and education colleges, you’ll work with highly respected teaching faculty and be encouraged to earn multiple teaching credentials to maximize your career opportunities!

If you’re looking for a career that is in demand, the business teaching major at UNI holds a 100% placement rate.

Business Teaching Courses

Business and Education faculty work together to ensure your success in the classroom. In addition to the business core classes providing that solid business knowledge, business teaching majors also take:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communication and Financial Literacy in Business    
  • Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching
  • Dynamics of Human Development
  • Level 2 Field Experience: Teacher as a Change Agent
  • Learning & Motivation in Classroom Contexts
  • Classroom Assessment
  • Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Classrooms
  • Advanced Curriculum and Methods for Business Education
  • Schools and American Society
  • Human Relations: Awareness and Application
  • Secondary School Teaching in Business

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Top Employers

Our graduates are in demand! Whether you want to teach high school students about entrepreneurship, marketing or financial planning, you’ll be getting the business knowledge and professional skills to succeed at David W. Wilson College of Business. 

Here are a few of the school districts, large and small, where our business teaching alumni work:

  • Dunecrest American School
  • GMG Community School District
  • Iowa City Community School District
  • West Des Moines Community School District
  • ‌Rock Valley Community School District
  • Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District
  • Whitewater School District
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District

Because a business teaching major provides so much flexibility, our graduates can also be found in companies such as:

  • Principal Financial Group
  • Meredith Corporation
  • John Deere
  • FBL Financial Group Inc
  • Mary Greely Medical Ctr
  • Verizon Foundation
  • Target Corporation
  • Pioneer Hy-Bred


Beyond the Classroom

Develop your leadership skills and meet new people by joining a student organization.


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Students on campus

Future Business Leaders of America at UNI is an organization for students seeking careers in all areas of business, and helps to prepare an advanced workforce through the development of leadership and technological skills.

‌The Mission of Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service. Members participate in activities to accomplish their goals of self-improvement and leadership development.