Business Teaching Major

You can help develop tomorrow's business leaders

Business teachers introduce future executives to the world of business and give them the foundation it takes to be successful. If you have a passion for teaching, want to develop business leaders and are looking to #makeadifference in the life of a young person, the Business Teaching program at Wilson Business will get you started.

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for over a decade.

Impact future generations with a major in business teaching


to the future of a middle school or high school student.



in 2018 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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Business Teaching Careers

The career paths in Business Teaching are centered on teaching in middle school, secondary and post-secondary levels. The education you receive from Wilson Business prepares you for success in the classroom.

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 2016, while the national average for business post-secondary educators was $107,270.*

You won’t be bored! Introduce tomorrow’s leaders to a range of business topics, including marketing, accounting, information technology, entrepreneurship, business law, financial literacy and more. Work with our business teaching faculty to earn multiple teaching credentials that give you maximum opportunity!

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.