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    Eastern Michigan University
  Dec 11, 2017

Secondary Education Business, Management, Marketing and Technology Major (with Minor)

Successful completion of this course of study, in the context of other program requirements, qualifies the student for recommendation for the Michigan Department of Education Secondary Provisional Certificate endorsed in Business, Management, Marketing and Technology, certification code GQ. The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) covering this field is #098, “Business, Management, Marketing and Technology.” In addition, upon meeting the requirements according to the current Michigan State Plan, it leads to a vocational endorsement. The program prepares prospective teachers in the areas of information processing and management, administrative services, accounting and computing, and basic business such as economics, consumer economics, business law, business management, computer literacy and introduction to business.

Important BMMT Information

  1. There is a 36 credit hour requirement for BMMT and this major requires a teachable minor. The Vocational Minor  is recommended, however any teachable minor may be approved.

  2. Students are required to take ECON 201  as part of their general education degree requirements. See the Additional Requirements core listed below.

  3. A vocational endorsement in either Business (VB) or Marketing (VM) requires work experience which meets state requirements. Hours must be recent, relevant and of appropriate duration. With approved work experience, a person may receive vocational endorsements in both areas.

  4. Students must earn a C or better in all of the following courses: writing, speech, math, lab science, and all professional education courses. A C- (or lower) is not acceptable and needs to be addressed immediately.

  5. Post-Baccalaureate students that take ACC 501  for the business core will need to choose an alternative elective in the College of Business.

School Information:

School of Technology and Professional Services Management - College of Technology

Pam Becker, Ph.D., School Director

122 Sill Hall
(734) 487-1161

Advisor Information:

Program Advisor: Ron Fulkert
Phone: 734.487.1161

Initial Teacher Preparation Program Admission

In order to pursue the sequence of courses necessary to complete eligibility for recommendation for certification, one must apply for and be admitted to the teacher preparation program. Admission requirements are common for all teacher preparation programs, except that certain special education programs have additional requirements.

Each undergraduate student is responsible for applying to the teacher preparation program immediately after the semester in which the student has earned 56 credit hours. Transfer students with more than 56 credit hours should apply immediately after the semester in which they have earned 12 hours at EMU, including at least one course in their major. Students with 56 hours of transfer course work with a decision GPA of 3.0 may apply for admission to the teacher preparation program without 12 earned hours at EMU.

Admission to the teacher preparation program is not automatic. Only those persons who have formally applied are considered for admission. Not all persons who apply become eligible for admission.

Applications for the Initial Teacher Preparation Program at EMU are available within your my.emich account under the “Student” tab. Submit your completed application to the Office of Academic Services once you have earned 56 credit hours.

Teaching majors and minors are unofficial until program admission. Students pursuing teacher certification should follow the catalog that exists at the time of program admission. It is important that students apply to the teacher preparation program as soon as they have earned 56 credit hours.


  1. Completion of 56 credit hours
  2. Appropriate cumulative GPA. One of:
    1. An overall EMU GPA of 2.5 or higher based on a minimum of 12 credit hours taken at EMU. An EMU GPA of 2.5 or higher in your major, based on at least one course in your major. The Elementary Education Major is comprehensive, therefore, the elementary major GPA is based on the cumulative of liberal arts curriculum and content course work.
    2. Transferred 56 credits with a cumulative 3.0 GPA from all previous institutions.
  3. A grade of “C” or higher (if taken) in the following courses:
    1. If Secondary: ENGL 121 , CTAC 124 , Quantitative Reasoning (GEQR) , one lab science, all professional education courses, and, if special education, PSY 101 .
    2. If Elementary: ENGL 121 , CTAC 124 , MATH 108 , MATH 110E , PHY 100 , ESSC 202 , all of the professional education courses, all courses that state “for elementary teachers,” and, if special education, PSY 101 .
  4. Official Test Scores showing competency in each of the following areas: mathematics, reading and writing. Scores are accepted from the Professional Readiness Exam (PRE), Basic Skills Test (no longer offered), ACT, or Michigan Merit Exam (MME). The following scores are acceptable:
    1. Mathematics: PRE pass, Basic Skills pass, ACT mathematics 22 or higher, or MME mathematics 1116 or higher.
    2. Writing: PRE pass, Basic Skills pass, ACT combined English/writing 24 or higher, or MME writing 1129 or higher.
    3. Reading: PRE pass, Basic Skills pass, ACT reading 22 or higher, or MME reading 1108 or higher.
  5. ICHAT criminal background check and Statement of Civil/Criminal Convictions. If you answered yes to any of the civil/criminal conviction questions on the application, you will need to provide:
    1. A copy of the Judgment of Sentence, or Registrar of Actions, or Certification of Conviction.
    2. A written explanation of the offense(s). Application of students with civil/criminal convictions will be carefully reviewed and may take longer to process.
  6. Meet academic, social, moral, and financial obligations as a member of the EMU community.


General Education Requirements:

For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .

Vocational Endorsement Requirements

A combination of work experience may be used for both Vocational Business (VB) and Vocational Marketing (VM); however, hours can only be used once. All hours must be verified by the BMMT Program Coordinator (or coordinator’s selected assignee) using designated documents (i.e. personal records, tax documents, Social Security records, etc.).

Required Work Experience:

Work (within last 6 years)

  • Option I: 4,000 hours total (2 years) (evidence required)

  • Option II: 2,000 hours total + one semester EMU co-op course work

  • Option III: 3,000 hours total + MOCAC Test (qualifies for 1,000)

Major Requirements: 36 hours

Undergraduates choose one course from the following:

Post-Baccalaureates choose one course from the following:

Management Core: 9 hours

Marketing Core: 9 hours

Choose two courses from the following:

  •  Any other pre-approved Marketing course not listed below (3 hrs)

Information Technology Core: 9 hours

  •  Any other pre-approved Information or Communication Technology course not listed below (3 hrs)

Professional Secondary Education Sequence

Secondary Education Pre-Admission Phase: The Learner and the Community: 10 hours

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.

The following phases require formal admission to the Initial Teacher Preparation Program:

Secondary Education Phase I: Curriculum, Assessment and the Social Context: 11 hours

Prerequisite: Completion of Pre-Admission Phase is required.

Secondary Education Phase II: Content and Methods and Teaching: 9 hours

Prerequisite: Completion of Phase I is required.

** These two courses must be taken together.

Methods Course by Major:

Business, Management, Marketing and Technology Majors take:

Secondary Education Phase III: Capstone Experience: 9 hours

Prerequisite: Completion of Phase II and 100 pre-student teaching hours is required.

Minor Requirements:

This program requires a minor. Please contact your program advisor for a list of possible minors (the Vocational Minor  is recommended).

Program Total:

Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.


Each student must choose a writing intensive course as part of major completion requirements. Consult your advisor for course options.

* These courses need only be taken once to count for Vocational Endorsement and Professional Education cores.

MTTC Subject Area Test

Starting January 1, 2013, Students seeking licensure in a secondary or K-12 area are not required to take the MTTC subject area test in their minor area. Students who elect not to take the test in their minor will be required to sign a statement indicating that they understand that they will not be endorsed in their minor area and will not be eligible for teaching positions in their minor unless they pass the minor subject area test within five years of completing field experience and course requirements.

Critical Graduation Information:

The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the on-line catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
  • Complete a Writing Intensive (WI)  Course in your major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses, that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more that one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credits for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be reached in courses taken at EMU in each major and minor. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements:

EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available on the General Education section of the catalog: General Education  

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.

University Information: Consult the on-line catalog at