Zeigler College of Business

Business Education (B.S.Ed.)

With nearly 80 years of excellence, the highly respected business education program of study is the oldest program within the Zeigler College of Business, and an integral part of its success in educating students.

Since its inception in 1930, the business education program at Bloomsburg University has maintained its excellent reputation in teacher preparation within Pennsylvania and other states. The program’s 4,000+ alumni promote the ideals of educating students for success in business and life.

AACSB Accreditation

  • offers practical and realistic learning activities
  • provides hands-on instruction in new and emerging information technology to engage students
  • includes teaching, learning observations, and experiences in K-12 diverse educational settings
  • prepares our majors for PA certification in business, computer and information technology
  • affords the opportunity for advanced graduate study in business, education or related fields

A Future in Business Education

Graduates of the business education program have specialized knowledge and skills to prepare them for:

  • positions teaching business, computers and information technology at the K-12 educational levels
  • training managers for business and government
  • teaching in proprietary business schools

Graduates may also serve as coaches and advisors to student organizations and are prepared for graduate study in business, education or related fields.


Business Education

  Margaret O'Connor

Sutliff Hall
Phone 570-389-5321
Fax 570-389-3892

Business Education Documents


CAEP Accreditation

Phi Omega Phi

Pi Omega Pi places in national competition

Bloomsburg University’s chapter of Pi Omega Pi placed fifth nationally at the honor society’s national competition in Chicago. Pi Omega Pi is the National Business Education Teacher Honor Society, which has promoted scholarship and service in the area of business education for more than 80 years.

“This experience helped to prepare me for the next step of my professional career by providing me with networks and resources,” said Lindsay Cassel, Pi Omega Pi president. “It gave me the chance to see the struggles that other students in Business Education Programs deal with along with what has helped them. It also gave me the chance to hear from Business Education Professionals who have been in the program a lot longer than I have. They were able to give their insight on life and the profession itself."

Prior to the national competition, each chapter was required to complete three projects-local, state and national related to furthering the profession. The BU chapter redesigned the national website, volunteered at the Pennsylvania Business Education Annual Conference and served as conference assistants at the PA Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. In addition, students presented a workshop on “Active Learning.”