MEd Business Education Program

Business Education (M.Ed.)

Graduates of CU-ۺŮsburg’s Master 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.

Degrees & Offerings
  • M.Ed.
  • M.Ed. + Certificate
Department
College
Program Contact
Professor - M.Ed. Business Education Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Business Education; M.Ed. Business Education Program Coordinator
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Key Program Features

  • Program History - Business Education is the Zeigler College of Business’s oldest program, dating back to the 1930s. Our legacy and reputation across the state, and our strong alumni base, have school districts looking first to hire our students.
  • Program Delivery - Coursework is delivered 100% online (with student teaching to be done in the ۺŮsburg area), and students can begin in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.
  • Flexible Start Dates - Applications are accepted for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.
  • Program Focus - Graduates are prepared for their teaching certification (#61-1603) in Business, Computer, and Information Technology.
  • Accreditation - Both CAEP and AACSB accredited.
  • Who Should Apply - Perfect fit for students with an undergraduate degree in any business discipline. For those currently working, can build on your foundation and experience in the business sector.
  • Practical Learning - Provides hands-on instruction in new and emerging information technology to engage students and includes teaching and learning observations and experiences in K-12.
  • National Recognition - Is a nationally known and accredited business education program.

Courses and Curriculum

  • Resume or CV
  • Two Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals
  • No GRE required!
  • Obtain BCIT Certification K-12 by Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)
  • Blended program, mostly on-line
  • Required courses: three business education courses; three special education courses, one English Language Learner course, one instructional technology course, Instructional Strategies and Assessment in BCIT, BCIT Field Experience, Clinical Studies in BCIT, and Professional Semester in BCIT
  • Students teach 16 weeks in a PA public school district

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
  • Instructional Strategies and Assessment in BCIT
  • BCIT Field Experience
  • Professional Semester in BCIT
  • Clinical Studies in BCIT

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. in Business Education - Hybrid

Leading to PA certification in K-12 Business, Computer, and Information Technology BCIT option

Required Course

Credit hours

Required Business Education Graduate Courses (9 hours)

 

BUSED 501 Introduction to Business Education

3

 

BUSED 521 Research in Business Education

3

 

BUSED 581 Seminar in Business Education

3

 

 

 

Required Special Education and ELL Courses (12 hours)

 

SPECED 516 Orientation to Exceptionalities

3

SPECED 557 Linking Assessment Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3

SPECED 558 Methods of Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms

3

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

3

 

 

Required Instructional Technology Course (3 hours)

 

INSTTECH 542 Technology Applications for the Classroom or INSTTECH 584 Online Course Design

3

 

 

Required Business Education Certification Courses (16 hours)

 

BUSED 502 Instructional Strategies and Assessment in BCIT

3

BUSED 503 BCIT Field Experience

1

BUSED 504 Professional Semester in BCIT

9

BUSED 506 Clinical Studies in BCIT

3

40 credit hours Required including Student Teaching

Required Business Content Courses

For the M.Ed. with Certification and M.Ed. with Instructional Internship routes

Certain business prerequisite courses must be completed before an Instructional I certification can be issued in Business Education. This is to ensure that students have a well-rounded knowledge base in different business content areas. A transcript analysis by the student’s advisor will occur to determine which prerequisite(s) course(s), if any, are needed to be completed.*

Please note: Work experience may also be substituted for one or more prerequisite courses at the discretion of the student's advisor.

*Students who completed a four-year degree in business, such as a BSBA or similar degree, or a graduate degree such as an MBA, will not need to complete any business content courses from below other than keyboarding

Accounting

Communications

Business Law

Economics

Entrepreneurship

Finance

Management

Marketing

Psychology

Quantitative

Keyboarding: Middle/High School transcript or Alice course (free)

  • Blended program, up to 100% on-line
  • Five required courses and five electives: Three business education courses; two instructional technology courses, Selection of five graduate level courses

Required Courses Offered 

  • Introduction to Business Education
  • Research in Business Education
  • Seminar in Business Education
  • Technology Applications for the Classroom and Online Course Design
  • Selection of five graduate-level courses

Career Options

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

M.Ed. in Business Education – Fully Online

No Certification Option — 30 credit hours required

Required Course:

Credit hours

Required Business Education Graduate Courses (9 hours)

 

BUSED 501 Introduction to Business Education

3

BUSED 521 Research in Business Education

3

BUSED 581 Seminar in Business Education

3

 

 

Required Instructional Technology Graduate Courses (6 hours)

 

INSTTECH 542 Technology Applications for the Classroom

3

INSTTECH 584 Online Course Design

3

 

 

Elective courses: Students complete graduate-level courses geared towards their interests in consultation with their advisor (15 hours)

 

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3

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3

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3

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3

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3

 

  • Designed for business teachers who are hired by a school district without certification
  • Ability to gain access to a BCIT Internship certification while teaching (certification is not renewable after three calendar years)
  • All requirements must be completed within three calendar years from the date the BCIT Internship certification is issued

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

Students 
If you're 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

Administrators
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 (ۺŮ of Pennsylvania)
  • Secure a full-time or long-term (one year minimum) substitute position in business education
  • Submitted an application through the TIMS website

M.Ed. in Business Education – Fully Online

Instructional Internship in K-12 Business, Computer, & Information Technology (BCIT) option

30 credit hours Required

Required Courses  

Credit hours

Required Business Education Graduate Courses (9 hours)

 

BUSED 501 Introduction to Business Education

Offered: Fall semester

3

BUSED 521 Research in Business Education

Offered: Spring semester

3

BUSED 581 Seminar in Business Education

Offered: Summer semester

3

Required Special Education and ELL Courses (12 hours)

 

SPECED 516 Orientation to Exceptionalities

3

SPECED 557 Linking Assessment Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3

SPECED 558 Methods of Instructions for Inclusive Classrooms

3

CSD 532 English Language Learner or

PROFSTUD 594 ELL Strategy & Methods

3

Required Instructional Technology Graduate Courses: Only one required (3 hours)

 

INSTTECH 542 Technology Applications for the Classroom

or

INSTTECH 584 Online Course Design

3

Required Instructional Internship in BCIT Internship Courses (6 hours)

 

BUSED 534 Internship I

Offered: Fall and spring semesters

3

BUSED 535 Internship II

Offered: Fall and spring semesters

3

                                                                                 

  • Q: Do I need a degree in business education to be admitted? 
    A: No - prospective students with a degree in any business discipline may apply! 
  • Q: How is the program delivered? 
    A: Coursework is delivered 100% online (with student teaching to be done in the ۺŮsburg area). Classes meet once or twice a week for 15 weeks in the spring and fall semesters. Summer session courses are online or hybrid for 6 or 12-week sessions. 
  • Q: How long does it take to complete the program? 
    A: Full-time students can complete the program in a year and a half. Part-time students generally complete in two years. 
  • Q: What career options can I pursue with this degree? 
    A. While most graduates pursue a career as a K-12 business teacher, alumni have also assumed roles as​ online instructors, training and development specialists, and in other areas within business & industry.
  • Q: When can I start?
    A. Applications are accepted for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

The Husky Difference

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is one of only two nationally recognized accrediting bodies for educator preparation
Accreditation
CAEP accreditation ensures we prepare new teachers to know their subjects, their students, and have the clinical training that allows them to enter the classroom ready to teach effectively.
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College of Distinction
ۺŮsburg has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction for its education programs, honored for its quality and high-impact teacher preparation.
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Accreditation
Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools. Those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.

Careers

While many alumni pursue a career in K-12 education, the skills and knowledge you'll acquire in the M.Ed. Business Education will provide you with plenty of career options. Common career paths include:

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Business Education Teacher
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Business Learning Consultant
  • Sales Trainer
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Leadership Development Coach

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Gianna Harris

The M.Ed. Business Education program gave me the opportunity to apply my knowledge of the business world through real classroom experiences. The opportunities I was given at ۺŮsburg have influenced my teaching and prepared me to lead my own classroom.

Gianna Harris '21
M.Ed. Business Education
Gianna Harris

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