Career Education Business Education Changes
With the start of the 2006-07 school year, Business Education will become an Approved Career Education program. School districts currently having approved Career Education Business Education courses will be able to report all Business Education courses (except Keyboarding, Introduction to Business and Business Math) as Career Education Business Education. It will no longer be necessary to submit an application for every course that you would like to have approved in Career Education.
The sample Business Career Pathways document will help the Business Education department to design a sequence of courses in relation to career pathways. This document will be very important to guidance counselors and students as they design a four-year program of study. For Business Education departments this can be a challenge since many courses touch all three business pathways. Competencies for all business education courses can be found by clicking on the Competency Profiles button on the left.
For school districts who do not currently have any Business Education courses approved in Career Education, complete and submit an Application for the Approval of a New Career Education Program to Leslie Kerns, Leslie.Kerns@dese.mo.gov. To access the application, click on the Forms button on the left. Applications are due by May 1, 2007 to be approved for the next school year. If you have questions or comments, please contact Dr. Dennis Harden, Coordinator of Career Education, at (573) 751-3500.
The competencies for the approved course in personal finance have been developed and are available. The State Board of Education approved an increase in the minimum high school graduation standards that includes a required half-unit course in personal finance. The State Board of Education approved this policy on October 6, 2005. For more information, click on the Personal Finance button at left.