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Business Education (M.Ed.)

Graduates of Bloomsburg University’s Master of Education in Business Education program have specialized knowledge and skills for teaching business, computers and information technology, training and developing employees for business and government, as well as teaching in higher education or proprietary business schools.

Degrees & Offerings
  • M.Ed.
  • M.Ed. + Certificate
Department
College
Program Contact
M.Ed. Business Education Program Coordinator
M.Ed. Business Education Program Coordinator
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Are You Interested In

  • Developing the potential in others?
  • Making a difference in tomorrow's workforce?
  • Coaching and advising student teams and organizations?

BU's Business Education Graduate Program Key Features

  • Builds upon your foundation and experience in the business sector
  • Offers practical and realistic learning activities
  • Provides hands-on instruction in new and emerging information technology to engage students
  • Includes teaching and learning observations and experiences in K-12
  • Diverse educational settings
  • Prepares for PA certification (#61-1603) in Business, Computer, and Information Technology (BCIT)
  • Affords the opportunity for advanced graduate study in business, education or related fields
  • Is a nationally known and accredited business education program

Courses and Curriculum

  • Obtain BCIT Certification K-12 by Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)
  • Blended program, mostly on-line
  • Required courses: three business education courses; three special education courses, one English Language Learner course, one instructional technology course, Instructional Strategies and Assessment in BCIT, BCIT Field Experience, Clinical Studies in BCIT, and Professional Semester in BCIT
  • Students teach 16 weeks in a PA public school district

Required Courses Offered
Introduction to Business Education, Research in Business Education, Seminar in Business Education; Choice of Technology Applications for the Classroom or Online Course Design; Orientation to Exceptionalities, Linking Assessment Instruction for Students with Disabilities, Methods of Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms, English Language Learner or English Language Learners Strategies and Methods, Instructional Strategies and Assessment in BCIT, BCIT Field Experience, Professional Semester in BCIT, Clinical Studies in BCIT

Career Options

  • Teach K-12 and post-secondary students in business, computers and information technology (BCIT)
  • Train managers for business and government
  • Teach in proprietary business schools
  • Blended program, up to 100% on-line
  • Eight required courses and two electives: Three business education courses; two instructional technology courses, Selection of five graduate level courses

Required Courses Offered 
Introduction to Business Education, Research in Business Education, Seminar in Business Education; Technology Applications for the Classroom and Online Course Design; Selection of five graduate-level courses

Career Options

  • Fulfill credits for PA Level II certification
  • Teach at university level or proprietary business schools
  • Train managers for business and government

Designed for business teachers who are hired by a school district without certification
Ability to gain access to a BCIT Internship certification while teaching
All requirements must be completed within three calendar years from the date the BCIT Internship certification is issued

Please note: The BCIT Instructional Internship certification is not renewable after three calendar years.

Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Information

Required Courses Offered 
Introduction to Business Education, Research in Business Education, Seminar in Business Education; Choice of Technology Applications for the Classroom or Online Course Design; Orientation to Exceptionalities, Linking Assessment Instruction for Students with Disabilities, Methods of Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms, English Language Learner or English Language Learners Strategies and Methods, Internship I, Internship II

Students 
If you are currently teaching on emergency certification, or are considering a job as a business teacher in Pennsylvania and do not currently have teaching certification and have accepted a teaching business teaching position, then the Instructional Internship is for you. You can complete the program in as little as three years while earning your Master’s degree in Business Education. The program is hybrid, and many of the required courses can be completed fully online. After you have completed the Internship requirements including Master’s degree requirements, then you may qualify for the next tier of certification which is Instructional I certification.

Students from an array of backgrounds such as have expressed interest in the program including:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • And others

Administrators
If your school is having difficulty finding a certified business education teacher then the Instructional Internship in BCIT may be beneficial. School districts from all over Pennsylvania can take advantage of the Instructional Internship in BCIT and have a fully licensed business education teacher in the classroom under the supervision of teacher educators who are former business teachers.

In order to qualify for the Instructional Internship in BCIT, these requirements must be met as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE):

  • All clearances on file and current as of one year 
  • Passed Praxis II tests: Fundamental Subjects and Business Education Content Knowledge
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be 18 or older
  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree AND a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in a Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) approved Intern program (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania)
  • Secure a full-time or long-term (one year minimum) substitute position in business education
  • Submitted an application through the TIMS website

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