Zeigler College of Business

Master in Business Education (M.Ed.)

Graduates of BU's masters 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.

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 ...

  • 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
  • Affords the opportunity for advanced graduate study in business, education or related fields
  • Is a nationally known and accredited business education program

M.Ed. Program Coordinator

Margaret O'Connor, D.Sc. | moconno1@bloomu.edu

Information Technology, Analytics, and Business Education
365 Sutliff Hall
Phone: 570-389-4771
Fax: 570-389-4912

Program Faculty - 365 Sutliff Hall
Dr. Margaret O'Connor
Dr. Christina Force
Dr. Jeremy Jeffery

M.Ed. in BE Requirements Effective Summer 2019
Graduate Teacher Packet


CAEP Accreditation


Required Courses Offered: Administrative Communication, Business Information Systems Applications, Business Information Systems and Technology, Clinical Studies in BCIT, Field Experience in BCIT, Instructional Strategies and Assessment in BCIT, Telecommunications, Training and Development and Professional Semester in BCIT.

Elective courses offered: Classroom Management and Effective Discipline, Foundations of Educational Research, Multicultural Education, Orientation to Exceptionalities, Reading in Content Area, along with School Law and Finance and Studies in Diversity.


M.Ed Track with Certification - 46 credits

  • Obtain BCIT Certification K-12 by PDE
  • Blended program, mostly on-line
  • 12 required courses and six electives
  • Students teach 16 weeks in a PA public school district

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

M.Ed Track No Certification - 30 credits

  • Blended program, up to 100% on-line
  • Eight required courses and two electives
  • Learn about new technology and research for current BE teachers


Career Options

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

Instructional Internship in Business, Computer, and Information Technology (BCIT)

The Instructional Internship in Business, Computer, and Information Technology (BCIT) provide students with certification to teach grades K-12 in Pennsylvania schools. It is designed to allow those who teachers who were hired by a school district without certification to gain access to Internship certification while teaching. All requirements must be completed within three calendar years from the date the Internship certification is issued. Once completed, students will have a Master’s degree from Bloomsburg University and can move to the next tier of licensure.

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

More information from PDE


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


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

Contact Information

Jeremy Jeffrey, Ph.D. | jjeffery@bloomu.edu | 570-389-4895

Out-of-state Licensure and Certification

Bloomsburg University is approved to offer Education programs that lead to certification in Pennsylvania. While we regularly monitor licensure/certification laws in each state, state requirements are subject to change without notice. If you are interested in certification outside of Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program and during your program of study.

Please visit intranet.bloomu.edu/state-authorization and www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state for more information. If you are planning to teach in New Jersey, please note that you may be required to complete the edTPA, a performance based assessment. It is strongly recommended that you contact the school district(s) of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for more information specific to New Jersey.