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Business Education (M.Ed.) Blended Program

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

Effective: Winter 2019

Individuals who have already obtained a bachelor's degree and would like to receive a Master in Education with certification to teach business education, courses at the K-12 levels in Pennsylvania 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.

Once admitted, the program coordinator will review all transcripts to determine whether or not additional undergraduate coursework in the areas of business and/or education are needed. Admitted students must complete all undergraduate requirements prior to student teaching. A specified M.Ed. in BE Teacher Education Packet must be completed prior to enrolling in BUSED 502 (Instructional Strategies and Assessment; a semester of student teaching must be completed prior to graduation and PDE certification application. Praxis II National Teacher Examination test for business education must be passed prior to student teaching.

Complete Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international applicants whose native language is not English with a recommended score of 590, 243 on computer test and 100 (minimum of 20 in each category) on the web-based test.

We will also accept official scores of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7.5.

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 College of Business Graduate 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 CAEP- Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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

Graduation. A minimum of 40 semester hours in graduate-level courses is required for those seeking an M. Ed. with certification. The program consists of 13 required core courses.

Required Business Education Graduate Courses (9 hours)

BUSED.501 Intro to Business Education

BUSED.521 Research in Business Education

BUSED.581 Seminar in BCIT

Required Special Education and ELL Courses (12 hours)

SPECED.516 Orientation to Exceptionalities

SPECED.557 Linking Assessment Instruction for students with Disabilities

SPECED.558 Methods of Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms

CSD.532 or PROFSTUD.594 English Language Learner or English Language Learners Strategies and Methods

Required Instructional Technology Graduate Courses – Choose One (3 hours)

INSTTECH.542 Technology Applications for the Classroom

INSTTECH.584 Online Course Design

Required Business Education Certification Courses (16 hours)

BUSED.502 Instructional Strategies and Assessment in BCIT

BUSED.503 BCIT Field Experience

BUSED.504 Professional Semester in BCIT

BUSED.506 Clinical Studies in BCIT

Total Program Credits = 40 graduate credits, including Student Teaching

This program is designed to be a Blended format, with many courses being taught online.