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Business Education (M.Ed.)

With PA Certification in Business, Computer and Information Technology (K-12)

Individuals who have already obtained a non-education bachelor's degree and would like to receive a Master in Education and certification to teach business courses at the K-12 levels are provided the following program:

Admission Requirements

The Business Education graduate faculty admit students to the Master of Education program based on an analysis of several qualitative and quantitative criteria, including past academic performance, aptitude for business and education studies, professional accomplishments, and motivation. Individuals seeking admission to the program must provide the following admission materials:

Meet general admission requirements for the School of Graduate Studies.

Pass all Praxis Level I Pre-Professional Skills Tests: Reading, Writing, Math (

(Fax (570) 389-3892 or send results to CinAdy Rider, Bloomsburg University, 400 E Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815)

Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests

#710 ReadingScore of 172#710 ReadingMinimum Score of 171
#720 WritingScore of 173 OR#720 Writing Minimum Score of 170
#730 MathScore of 173#730 Math Minimum Score of 171
Total Required = 518Composite total required = 521

Complete Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international applicants whose native language is not English with a recommended score of 550 or 213 on computer test.

Submit current resume including professional background, education, and other experiences.

Submit letter of intent stating your rationale for seeking admission to the program.

Submit two letters of recommendation with names, addresses, positions, and telephone numbers of references who have knowledge of applicant's academic and/or professional background.

Until all admission requirements have been completed, students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale can complete up to 12 graduate credits as a non-degree student and must earn a grade of "B" or better to proceed in the program. Students may transfer up to nine hours of graduate courses, in which a grade of "B" or higher is earned from another accredited college or university, with the approval of the graduate program advisor. All graduate courses with a grade of "B" or better and undergraduate courses with a grade of "C" or better must be completed before scheduling certain teacher education courses. Check with program advisor for courses.

Please note: Graduate Assistants and Financial Aid are only available to students who have completed all admission requirements for the graduate program. Full-time students can generally complete the program in four semesters (including summer sessions). Graduate courses are scheduled through the BE/ITM/MIS Department Secretary; undergraduate prerequisite courses are scheduled through the Adult Advisement Office located in the Student Service Center.

"The Business Education program at Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education"

Retention. Requirements for this program are the same as those for the School of Graduate Studies.

Graduation. A minimum of 30 semester hours in graduate-level courses is required. The program consists of five required core courses and five elective courses with an education emphasis.

Certification. Students who wish to receive a K-12, Level I Professional Teaching Certificate in business, computer and information technology from the Pennsylvania Department of Education must fulfill additional requirements in addition to the M.Ed. in Business Education.

Additional coursework in the areas of education and business as determined by the program coordinator after a review of transcripts; complete the requirements as specified in the M.Ed in BE Teacher Education Packet for admission, retention and exit to teacher education; complete a semester of student teaching; and pass the Praxis I and II National Teacher Examination tests for business education.

Required Courses

ITM.500 Business Information Systems and Technology

ITM.510 Business Information Systems Applications

ITM.520 Administrative Communications

ITM.530 Telecommunications

ITM.540 Training and Development

Electives: Choose five courses from the following (all elective selections must be approved by advisor)

EDFOUND.527 Classroom Management and Effective Discipline

Choose one of the following three courses:
EDFOUND.565 Advanced Foundations of Education
PROFSTUD.593 Studies in Human Diversity
EDFOUND.506 Multicultural Education

READING.546 Reading in the Content Areas

SPECED.516 Psychology of Exceptional Individuals

PROFSTUD.591 Foundations of Education Research

BUSED.581 Seminar in BCIT

Other courses as approved by adviser

Submit completed BCIT Teacher Education Packet to Advisor one semester prior to enrolling Instructional Strategies and Assessment (BUSED.502) and BCIT Field Experience (BUSED.503).

Additional graduate level professional education requirements for certification: (must be admitted to teacher education before enrolling in these courses)

BUSED.502 Instructional Strategies and Assessment (3)

BUSED.503 BCIT Field Experience (1)

BUSED.504 Professional Semester in BCIT (9)

BUSED.506 Clinical Studies in BCIT (3)

Total Professional Studies Credits = 16

Total Program Credits = 46 graduate credits