Jun 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Education, BSED

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The program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in education and Pennsylvaniateacher certification in business, computer, and information technology for grades PK-12.The Business Education program is dedicated to preparing teachers who will be qualified and certified to instruct students to live and work in a business environment. The program is intended for those interested in teaching in public elementary, junior/middle, and senior high schools, vocational-technical schools, private business schools, or industry.

Admission to this program requires entering students to meet the guidelines for admission to the College of Education and Communications. Additionally, students must achieve a 3.0 GPA to apply for Step 1 of the Teacher Education process to enroll in major courses, to student teach, and to be recommended for certification. Students must meet the requirements leading to teacher certification as outlined in this catalog.

Before graduation, each business education student must document completion of 500 hours of business work-related experience. This experience can be acquired during summer vacations and vacations and in offices on the campus during the regular school term. Previous documented experience may also be counted.

* (1)

Liberal Studies: 44

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Natural Science:

  • Option I recommended

Dimensions of Wellness:

Liberal Studies Electives: 3

College: 33

Major: 42

Free Electives: 1

Total Degree Requirements: 120

See advisory paragraph “Timely Completion of Degree Requirements ” in the section on Requirements for Graduation.

(*) See requirements leading to teacher certification, titled “Admission to Teacher Education,” in the College of Education and Communications  section of this catalog.

(1) Students can transfer credit from another regionally accredited institution.

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