Zeigler College of Business

Business Education (B.S.Ed.)

With nearly 80 years of excellence, the highly respected business education program of study is the oldest program within the Zeigler College of Business, and an integral part of its success in educating students.

Since its inception in 1930, the business education program at Bloomsburg University has maintained its excellent reputation in teacher preparation within Pennsylvania and other states. The program’s 4,000+ alumni promote the ideals of educating students for success in business and life.

o offers practical and realistic learning activities
o provides hands-on instruction in new and emerging information technology to engage students
o includes teaching, learning observations, and experiences in K-12 diverse educational settings
o prepares our majors for PA certification in business, computer and information technology
o affords the opportunity for advanced graduate study in business, education or related fields
o 100% placement rate

A Future in Business Education

AACSB Accreditation
Graduates of the business education program have specialized knowledge and skills to prepare them for:

o positions teaching business, computers and information technology at the K-12 educational levels
o training managers for business and government
o teaching in proprietary business schools

Graduates may also serve as coaches and advisors to student organizations and are prepared for graduate study in business, education or related fields.

CAEP Accreditation

Department Chairperson, Carolyn LaMacchia

Department Secretary, Carla Hayes

Sutliff Hall 366
Phone 570-389-5321
Fax 570-389-3892

Certification Test and Score Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate Teacher Packet

M.Ed. in Business Education


Required BusEd Core Courses

Business Administration Courses

  • ACCT 221 Prin. Accounting 1
  • ACCT 222 Prin. Accounting 2
  • ACCT 223 Managerial Accounting
  • MGMT 244 Princ. of Management
  • FIN 313 Intro. to Corporate Finance
  • MKTG 310 Princ. of Marketing
  • LAW 331 Law & Legal Environment
  • ITM 302 Applications Development for Business
  • ITM 221 Information Technology Management (equivalent course ITM 301)

Professional Education Courses

  • PSYCH 211 Early Childhood Development OR Psych 212 Adolescent Development
  • EDFOUND 427 Class. Mgt. & Eff. Disc
  • EDFOUND 291 Principles of Teaching

Exceptionalities Courses

  • SPECED 101 Introduction to Individual Exceptionalities
  • SPECED 275 Linking Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • SPECED 358 Meth. Instr. Indiv. Dis.

English Language Learner Courses

  • CSD 432 OR PROFSTUD 494 ELL Strategies & Methods

Professional Business Education Courses

  • EDFOUND 406 Multicultural Education OR BUSED 350 Diversity in Business
  • BUSED 402 Instructional Strategies and Assessment in Business
  • BUSED 403 BCIT Field Experience
  • BUSED 404 Professional Semester BCIT
  • BUSED 406 Clinical Study BCIT
Pi Omega Pi

Pi Omega Pi

Pi Omega Pi is the National Business Education Teacher Honor Society, which has the purpose of promoting scholarship and service in the area of business education.

If you are interested in joining, please contact the advisor, Dr. Christina Force, cforce@bloomu.edu, to see if you are eligible.

Pi Omega Pi Bloomsburg University Chapter

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 and 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 http://intranet.bloomu.edu/state-authorization and www2.ed.gov 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's strongly recommended you contact the school district(s) of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for more information specific to New Jersey.