Business Education teachers deliver lessons in accounting, administration, business management, economics and the application of information technologies. Schools often also encourage entrepreneurial thinking amongst their pupils, encouraging them to develop their own business ideas.
Business Education teacher training options
To teach Business Education, you need a degree in business studies (or acceptable related subject) plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). Alternatively, you can study a degree which combines professional education with business studies.
Hayley Richards – Business Studies Teacher at Portobello High School
“I chose teaching because I wanted a job where I did something different every day. I also have a keen interest in young people and keeping them engaged. One of the main things you need to achieve this is enthusiasm. You must be enthusiastic about the subject you teach for pupils to be enthusiastic about it too. It’s also important to have a sense of humour in the classroom as this helps sustain relationships with pupils. Having a good relationship with pupils is a must for teaching. If you get to know them well, this will encourage them to stay engaged.
"If you’re interested in teaching, my advice would be go for it but be prepared for the hard work. The role requires a lot of dedication but the rewards do outweigh any negatives. There is no greater benefit of teaching than seeing pupils progress to achieve their goals and aspirations. "