Aug 18, 2018  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Business Education

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The Business Education program, offered in cooperation with the Zarb School of Business and the School of Education, Health and Human Services, leads to New York State Initial Certification for classroom teachers of Business Education (grades 7-12). Courses in the Business Education program are taken in combination with an appropriate business major. Literacy, multicultural education, and information technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the program. The degree program followed is the Bachelor of Business Administration The Business Education program conforms with the New York State Learning Standards for Career Development and Occupational Studies. Assistant Professor Stacki, Adviserspan.jajahWrapper { font-size:1em; color:#B11196; text-decoration:underline; } a.jajahLink { color:#000000; text-decoration:none; } span.jajahInLink:hover { background-color:#B11196; }

Program Requirements

Prospective teachers of business education in secondary and middle-level schools (grades 7-12) choose the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) as a degree program within the Zarb School of Business. They select a major field of specialization in one of the following areas: Accounting, Business Computer Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. After completing a minimum of 45 s.h. of college course work, the student then chooses Business Education as a co-major. For admission policies, procedures, and program requirement, see Secondary Education, Undergraduate Programs. Students in the B.B.A. program with a co-major in Business Education must satisfy all of the requirements for the B.B.A. degree. These include a Liberal Arts Core, specific liberal arts requirements for B.B.A. students, Business Core, and course work within the major field of specialization. The co-major in Business Education consists of a minimum of 31 semester hours of education course work including each of the following:

General Methods Courses - Semester Hours: 6

Special Methods and Curriculum Courses - Semester Hours: 6

Student Teaching and Co-requisite Seminars - Semester Hours: 9


* Participation/observation in secondary school are required in each of the following courses: SED 102, 151, 158; LYST 101; SPED 102. See course description for additional information. Students receiving a grade lower than C- in a professional education course must repeat the course and receive a grade of C or higher in order to remain in the program.

Student Teaching Prerequisites

After completing at least 19 semester hours of professional education course work, students may apply for admission to student teaching. Application forms may be obtained in the Office of Field Placement. Admission criteria are as follows: 1) a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on overall course work or permission of adviser; 2) no grades lower than C- and no unresolved INC grades in professional education course work; 3) a GPA of 2.5 or higher in content courses.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation from the program requires:

  1. Completion of all graduation requirements for the bachelor’s degree in the major content area in which the certification will be sought;
  2. Completion of all course requirements for the co-major in the concentration area within secondary education;
  3. No grades lower than C- and no unresolved INC grades in professional education course work;
  4. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in overall course work;
  5. A minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major area in which the certification will be sought;
  6. An electronic portfolio, illustrating the students education course work and professional accomplishments.

Teacher Certification Requirements

Upon successful completion of a teacher education program, students will be eligible to apply for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. For Initial Certification, students are required to have passing scores on each of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE): The Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills–Written (ATS-W). Students not receiving passing scores on these examinations will not be eligible for certification.

Commercial Subjects

One degree program followed is the Bachelor of Business Administration. Students who wish to be certified in business subjects should consult the Zarb School of Business for selection of a major field for the B.B.A. and proper courses for meeting certification requirements. A 3 semester hour course in mathematics is required of all undergraduate students completing teacher education programs within the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. It is recommended that prospective secondary education teachers of business subjects complete PSY 7 (which is a prerequisite to SED 102); complete SPCM 1; also recommended that all prospective teachers of academic subjects (7-12) or special subjects (all grades) complete PHI 14. Prospective teachers of business subjects must complete at least 21 semester hours of education courses, with advisement, including a 3-semester hour 100-level course in foundations of education; SED 102 (PSY 1 or 7 is prerequisite); SED 151; 158 or 159 or 160; 117 and 101.

Business and Distributive Education

For the addition of distributive education to the business education certification requirements, the student must submit proof of completion of the equivalent of one year retail experience. Assistant Professor Stacki, Adviser

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