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
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:
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- And others
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