Master in Business Education (M.Ed.)

Master in Business Education (M.Ed.)


Graduates of Bloomsburg University’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.

Are you interested in?

  • Developing the potential in others?
  • Making a difference in tomorrow's workforce?
  • Coaching and advising student teams and organizations?

BU's business education graduate program

  • Builds upon your foundation and experience in the business sector
  • Offers practical and realistic learning activities
  • Provides hands-on instruction in new and emerging information technology to engage students
  • Includes teaching and learning observations and experiences in K-12
  • Diverse educational settings
  • Prepares for PA certification (#61-1603) in business, computer and information technology
  • Affords the opportunity for advanced graduate study in business, education or related fields
  • Is a nationally known and accredited business education program

M.Ed. in Business Program Coordinators

Christina Force, Ed.D., 570-389-5208
Jeremy Jeffery, Ph.D., 570-389-4895

For more information about the Master in Business Education program, please contact Dr. Force or Dr. Jeffery

Information Technology, Analytics, and Business Education
325 Sutliff Hall
Phone: 570-389-4771
Fax: 570-389-4912

M.Ed. in Business Education - no certification option (30 credit hours)

M.Ed. in Business Education - with certification (40 credit hours)

M.Ed. in Business Education - With Instructional Internship certification in BCIT (30 credit hours)

Graduate Teacher Packet

M.Ed. leading to certification required prerequisite courses

Affiliated program faculty:
Dr. Margaret O’Connor
Dr. Scott Mehall

 

CAEP Accreditation

 

Required Courses Offered:

M.Ed. in Business Education with no certification (30 credits)
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
M.Ed. in Business Education with certification (40 credits)
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
M.Ed. in Business Education with internship (30 credits)
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

M.Ed Track with Certification - 40 credits

  • Obtain BCIT Certification K-12 by PDE
  • Blended program, mostly on-line
  • Required courses: 3 business education courses; 3 special education courses, 1 English Language Learner course, 1 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

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 Track with No Certification: 30 credits

  • Blended program, up to 100% on-line
  • Eight required courses and two electives
  • 3 business education courses; 2 instructional technology courses, 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 Track with Internship in BCIT: 30 Credits

Designed for business teachers who are hired by a school district without certification
Ability to gain access to a BCIT Internship certification while teaching
All requirements must be completed within three calendar years from the date the BCIT Internship certification is issued

Please note: The BCIT Instructional Internship certification is not renewable after three calendar years.

PDE Information

Students

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

Contact Information

Jeremy Jeffery, Ph.D. | jjeffery@bloomu.edu | 570-389-4895
 

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