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.