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  • Program Type
  • Degrees Offered
    B.A., B.S.
  • School
    Gary Tharaldson School of Business, Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Gain the skills to be an effective secondary-school business teacher. Understand how to meet the needs of all students, including those with special needs and from varied backgrounds.

What You’ll Learn

Colleges of Distinction Business Seal

Your education will combine coursework in education and business and will include practical teaching experience in a secondary-school classroom. Graduates of the program are eligible for licensure in North Dakota to teach in grades five through twelve.

Learn From Faculty with Real-world Experience

Work side-by-side with world-class faculty who bring professional marketing and business experience to their classrooms.

Become a Leader

All business majors are encouraged to participate in the Emerging Leaders Academy, which offers one-on-one mentorship with community business leaders.

Practice Teamwork

Work with a team to develop strategic solutions to real-world business and marketing challenges.

Incorporate Your Values into Your Profession

Learn to incorporate Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values and the merits of servant leadership into academic and community projects.

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.


  • All the University of Mary education programs are fully accredited by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board and all CAEP national standards are fully met.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 67,100 openings for high school teachers each year, on average, from 2022 to 2032, with demand increasing as student enrollment rises. 

Career Paths

  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Educational Administrator
  • Entrepreneur 
Students in the Dining Hall

University of Mary Receives National Endorsement for Business, Education, Nursing, Catholic, and Military Support Programs

The University of Mary has earned the prestigious national honor as a College of Distinction.

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Featured Faculty

Kevin Fishbeck, PhD

Director of Computer Information Systems

I have over 30 years of teaching and other work experience in the cybersecurity arena. I am a Professor at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. I earned my PhD from the University of North Dakota and held many industry certifications from Microsoft, Comp Tia, Cisco, and others. I also own and operate Fishbeck Technology Consulting, which provides cybersecurity services to small businesses.

Carmen Cain, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Secondary Education, Director of Licensure Track Program

Having been an educator for over 20 years now, my first priority at the University of Mary is to facilitate student learning so teacher-candidates are prepared for the joys and challenges of their own classroom. I enjoy collaborating with an excellent faculty to provide our students with the best education possible.

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