Content Guidelines/Standards Matrix

 

 

College/University

 Lake Superior State University

Code

GQ

 

Source of Guidelines/Standards

Michigan State Board of Education

Program/Subject Area

Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology

 

DIRECTIONS:  List required courses on matrix and provide additional narrative to explain how standards are met.  If electives are included, they should be clearly indicated.  Adjust size of cells as needed.

 

A – Awareness

The business education teacher recognizes/recalls the existence of different aspects of business, management, marketing, and technology and related teaching strategies.

 

B – Basic Understanding

The business education teacher articulates knowledge about business, management, marketing, and technology and related instructional and assessment strategies.  The business education teacher demonstrates proficiency in using the knowledge at a fundamental level of competence acceptable for teaching.

 

C – Comprehensive Understanding

The business education teacher is able to apply broad, in-depth knowledge of the different aspects of business, management, marketing, and technology in a variety of settings.  (This level is not intended to reflect mastery; all teachers are expected to be lifelong learners.)

 

A Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology (GQ) endorsement prepares a teacher to teach business education at the secondary level in courses aligned with the Michigan Career Pathways.  The preparation of business education teachers includes courses of study in each of four major categories of business, management, marketing, and technology.  The GQ requires a group major with a minimum of 36 semester hours distributed among the four major categories for a balance of credits across the areas.  Institutions may also offer programs to complete a comprehensive group major with a minimum of 50 semester hours distributed among the four major categories for a balance of credits across the areas.  Candidates choosing the comprehensive group major will not be required to complete an additional minor area of study for initial certification.  GQ programs for additional endorsements for previously certified teachers require completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.  Candidates completing the academic requirements of the GQ program may be recommended for the certificate endorsement after passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification business, management, marketing, and technology test. 


 

 

 

 

Narrative Explaining how Required Courses and/or Experiences Fulfill the Standards for Secondary Programs

No

Guideline/Standard

Level of
Proficiency

36 Semester Hour Group Major

50 Semester Hour Comprehensive Group Major

1.0

BUSINESS

 

 

 

1.1

Accounting

The preparation of secondary business, management, marketing, and technology teachers will enable them to:

 

 

 This section of the content standards represents the core of business study.  Students will learn the core requirements in such courses as accounting (the language of business), law, communications, economics, and finance to prepare business education students to teach business basic content.  These courses represent required course of study for all business students.

1.1.1

demonstrate an understanding of the various steps of the accounting cycle;

C

AC132 Principles of Accounting I

 

1.1.2

determine the value of assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity and when and why they are used;

C

AC132Principles of Accounting I

 

1.1.3

prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service, merchandising, and manufacturing businesses;

C

AC132Principles of Accounting I

 

1.1.4

apply appropriate accounting principles to various forms of ownership, payroll, income taxation, and managerial systems;

C

AC132Principles of Accounting I

 

1.1.5

evaluate the performance of an organization using planning and control principles; and

C

AC132 Principles of Accounting I

 

1.1.6

describe the role of accounting in ethical business practices and decision-making.

C

AC132Principles of Accounting I

 

1.2

Business Law

The preparation of secondary business, management, marketing, and technology teachers will enable them to:

 

 

 

1.2.1

analyze the relationship between ethics and the law and describe the sources of law, structure of the court system, classifications of procedural law, and classifications of substantive law;

C

BA121 Introduction to Business

 

1.2.2

analyze the relationships among contract, sales, and consumer laws;

C

BA254 Business Law I

 

 

1.2.3

analyze the roles and importance of agency law and employment law as they relate to the conduct of business in national and international markets;

C

BA255 Business Law II

 

1.2.4

explain the legal rules that apply to personal property and real property;

C

BA254 Business Law I

 

1.2.5

analyze the functions of commercial paper, insurance, secured transactions, and bankruptcy;

C

BA255 Business Law II

 

1.2.6

determine appropriateness of wills and trusts in estate planning;

B

FN242 Personal Finance

 

1.2.7

explain the legal rules that apply to environmental, resource, and energy laws; and 

A

BA121 Introduction to Business

 

1.2.8

describe the major types of legal entities, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. 

B

BA121 Introduction to Business

 

1.3

Career Development

The preparation of secondary business, management, marketing, and technology teachers will enable them to:

 

 

 

1.3.1

demonstrate an understanding of assessing personal strengths and weaknesses as they relate to career exploration and development;

B

BA121 Introduction to Business

 

1.3.2

identify career resources to develop an information base that includes global occupational opportunities;

B

BA121 Introduction to Business

 

1.3.3

develop a career pathways plan that includes the transition from school to work; and

C

TE 446 Business Methods

 

1.3.4

describe the importance of life-long learning to career success.

B

BA231 Business Communications

 

1.4

Communication

The preparation of secondary business, management, marketing, and technology teachers will enable them to:

 

 

 

1.4.1

communicate in a clear, courteous, concise, considerate, and correct manner on personal and professional levels;

C

BA231 Business Communications

 

1.4.2

apply appropriate social communication skills in personal and professional situations including the application letter and resume in a global environment;

C

BA231 Business Communications

 

1.4.3

use appropriate technology to enhance the effectiveness of communications; and

C

BA231 Business Communications

 

1.4.4

demonstrate appropriate leadership, supervisory, customer service, and ethical standards to communicate effectively with business constituents.

B

MN360 Principles of Management

 

1.5

Globalization

The preparation of secondary business, management, marketing, and technology teachers will enable them to:

 

 

 

1.5.1

demonstrate an understanding of the role of international business, analyzing its impact on careers and doing business at the local, state, national, and international levels;

C

BA121 Introduction to Business

 

1.5.2

demonstrate communication strategies necessary and appropriate for effective and profitable international business relations;

C

BA231 Business Communications

 

1.5.3

apply marketing concepts to international business; and

B

MK281 Marketing Principles and Strategy

 

1.5.4

relate the balance of trade concepts to the import/export process. 

A

EC201 Principles of Macroeconomics

 

1.6

Computation

The preparation of secondary business, management, marketing, and technology teachers will enable them to:

 

All students must take MA111 College Algebra as a prerequisite to BA211 Business Statistics.

 

1.6.1

apply basic mathematical operations to solve problems with, and without, the use of a calculator;

C

BA211 Business Statistics

 

1.6.2

solve problems containing whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, ratios, and proportions;

C

BA211 Business Statistics

 

1.6.3

use algebraic operations to solve problems;

C

BA211 Business Statistics

 

1.6.4

use common international standards of measurement in solving problems;

A

BA211 Business Statistics

 

1.6.5

interpret data using common statistical procedures; i.e., mean, mode, median, etc.; and

B

BA211 Business Statistics

 

1.6.6

use mathematical procedures to analyze and solve business problems for such areas as taxation, savings and investment, payroll records, cash management, financial statement, credit management, purchases, sales, inventory records, depreciation, cost recovery, and depletion. 

B

AC132 Principles of Accounting I

 

2.0

MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

 Students studying management will learn the four major roles that managers perform:  Planning, leading, organizing and controlling.  Students will learn content material related to organizational structure, decision making models, and leadership skills.  In addition, social responsibility and ethics are discussed and evaluated as a management tool.

 

2.1

General principles

The preparation of secondary business, management, marketing, and technology teachers will enable them to:

 

2.1.1

define management and demonstrate awareness of how managers plan, organize, lead, and control for greater efficiency and effectiveness;

A

MN360 Principles of Management

 

2.1.2

illustrate, in practical terms and with specific examples, how globalization, environmentalism, technology, diversity, and calls for greater public accountability influence and impact managers;

B

MN360 Principles of Management

 

2.1.3

apply human resource principles, systems, and contingency approaches to actual management scenarios;

C

MN365 Human Resource Management

 

2.1.4

demonstrate leadership, communication, planning, organizing, problem solving, decision making, and self management skills;

C

MN360 Principles of Management

 

2.1.5

explain social responsibility in business; select and justify a social responsibility strategy;

B

BA121 Introduction to Business

 

2.1.6

promote ethical business behavior in the workplace; and

B

BA121 Introduction to Business

 

2.1.7

explain human resource practices to legally and effectively manage a diverse workforce. 

B

MN365 Human Resource Management

 

2.2

Economics and Finance

The preparation of secondary business, management, marketing, and technology teachers will enable them to:

 

 

 

2.2.1

identify economic opportunity costs for making decisions;

B

EC201 Principles of Macroeconomics

 

2.2.2

identify the factors of production that affect productivity;

B

EC201 Principles of Macroeconomics

 

2.2.3

identify the monetary institutions and explain their roles in the U.S. and world economies;

A

EC201 Principles of Macroeconomics

 

2.2.4

demonstrate how a free and competitive economy operates through monetary exchange, market pricing, and the law of supply and demand;

C

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

 

2.2.5

identify key U.S. economic measures in terms of gross domestic product, employment, unemployment rate, inflation, and capital spending;

B

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

 

2.2.6

describe types of competition and its role in the U.S. economy;

B

EC201 Principles of Macroeconomics

 

2.2.7

explain how allocating private and public resources affects the economy;

B

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

 

2.2.8

describe the rights and responsibilities of citizens in the U.S. economic prosperity;

B

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

 

2.2.9

use a rational decision making process as it applies to the role of citizens, workers, and consumers;

C

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

 

2.2.10

develop a personal finance plan including debt management; and

C

FN242 Personal Finance

 

2.2.11

identify how to manage economic risks. 

B

FN242 Personal Finance

 

3.0

MARKETING

The preparation of secondary business, management, marketing, and technology teachers will enable them to:

 

 

All students will learn the four P's of marketing:  Product, price, placement, and promotion.  Additionally, students will cover the content standard relating marketing information and theory to operations of a business--both brick and mortar and online.  Financial data and its relationship to marketing will also be discussed.

3.1

explain fundamental business, management, and entrepreneurial concepts that affect business decision making;

C

BA121 Introduction to Business

 

3.2

identify the concepts, strategies, and systems needed to interact effectively with others;

B

MN360 Principles of Management

 

3.3

demonstrate the economic principles and concepts fundamental to marketing;

B

MK281 Marketing Principles and Strategy

 

3.4

demonstrate the concepts and strategies needed for career exploration, development, and growth;

C

MK281 Marketing Principles and Strategy

 

3.5

explain the concepts and processes needed to move, store, locate, and/or transfer ownership of goods and services;

B

MK281 Marketing Principles and Strategy

 

3.6

apply financial concepts to business decision making;

C

AC132 Principles of Accounting I

 

3.7

explain the concepts, systems, and tools needed to gather, access, synthesize, evaluate, and disseminate information for use in making business decisions;

C

MN360 Principles of Management

 

3.8

identify the concepts and strategies utilized in determining and adjusting prices to maximize return and meet customers' perceptions of value;

B

MK281 Marketing Principles and Strategy

 

3.9

decipher the concepts and processes needed to obtain, develop, maintain, and improve a product or service mix in response to market opportunities;

C

MK281 Marketing Principles and Strategy

 

3.10

identify the concepts and strategies needed to communicate information about products, services, images, and/or ideas to achieve a desired income;

B

MK281 Marketing Principles and Strategy

 

 

3.11

identify the strategies needed to determine client needs and wants; respond through planned, personalized communication that influences purchase decisions and enhances future business opportunities; and

C

MK281 Marketing Principles and Strategy

 

3.12

use technology to implement marketing activities. 

B

MK300 E marketing

 

4.0

TECHNOLOGY

The preparation of secondary business, management, marketing, and technology teachers will enable them to:

 

 

 Students completing the following technology courses will satisfy the content standards as outlined by the federal career clusters.  Student will learn to use technology, to set up technology in business, and to work with various constituents within another organization developing and troubleshooting technology problems.

4.1

demonstrate achievement of information technology cluster-specific academic knowledge and skill standards
(
www.careerclusters.org);

A

DP121 Business computer applications is completed by all students.  In addition students complete two courses from the pairings below:

DP250Desktop Publishing

DP261 Multimedia Design

or

CS163 Troubleshooting and Repair

CS263 Storage, Protection and Recovery of Personal Computers

 

 

 

 

 

demonstrate oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing, and interpreting technical information and ideas;

B

BA231 Business Communications and

BA211 Business Statistics

 

4.3

formulate solutions to information technology problems using critical thinking skills (analyze, synthesize, and evaluate) independently and in teams;

B

OA235 Automated Office Systems is required for all students.  Content knowledge is extended through these elective courses:

CS163 Troubleshooting and Repair

CS263Storage, Protection, and Recovery of Personal Computer

 

4.4

demonstrate the use of specific information technology tools to access, manage, integrate, and create information;

B

OA235 Automated Office Systems

 

4.5

in the larger environment understand:

a.     roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and

b.     identify how key organizational systems affect organizational performance and the quality of products and services;

C

MN360 Principles of Management

 

4.6

demonstrate knowledge of:

a.     health, safety, and environmental management systems in organizations and their importance to organizational performance and regulatory compliance, and

b.     personal ability to follow organizational policies and procedures and contribute to continuous improvement in performance and compliance;

B

MN365 Human Resource Management

 

 

 

MN360 Principles of Management

 

 

 

 

4.7

apply leadership and teamwork skills in collaborating with others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives;

C

DP121 Computer Applications for Business

 

4.8

demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics and legal responsibilities;

C

OA235 Automated Office Systems is required of all students, in addition students will select one of the following additional courses: CS263 Storage, Protection and Recovery of Personal Computer or

DP261 Web Page Design

 

 

4.9

explain career development and planning as it is related to the information technology field; and

C

TE 446 Business Methods

 

4.10

demonstrate knowledge of design, operation, and maintenance of technology systems for information technology careers. 

B

BA121 Introduction to Business

 

 

 

 

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