Certificate Requirements

To complete this certification, you must hold a valid business teaching license (to add marketing as a licensure area), complete the required coursework, and provide verification of required occupational and teaching experience. You may apply BED 592, BED 593, and BED 622 toward a master of arts in business education degree.


  • BED 622 Improvement of Instruction in Basic Business and Marketing Programs (3 credit hours)
  • BED 592 Managing In-School Laboratory and Cooperative Business/Marketing Programs (3 credit hours)
  • BED 593 Philosophy, Organization, and Administration of CTE (3 credit hours)
  • Content courses in marketing (12 credit hours)
  • Complete and pass the Pearson CTE: Marketing test.

Verification of Experience

Occupational Experience

  • You must have 4,000 clock hours of approved occupational experience in marketing. Verification should be in the form of letters from a former employer or employers that specify the types of work performed, time period covered, and hours of occupational experience (in clock hours).

Verification Letters

  •  Letters from employers should be sent to Dr. Allen Truell, coordinator of business and marketing education.
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