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2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

B.B.A in Business Education


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The Business Education program, offered in cooperation with the Zarb School of Business and the School of Education and Allied 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. Associate Professor Stacki, Adviser.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 31


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.

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:

Introductory Courses - Semester Hours: 10


Choose one course from:

General Methods Courses - Semester Hours: 6


Special Methods and Curriculum Courses - Semester Hours: 6


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


Footnotes:


* Participation/observation in secondary school are required in each of the following courses:

  • SED 102 - Field Placement-grades 7-9 (20 clock hours)
  • SED 151 - Field Placement-grades 7-12 (20 clock hours)
  • SED 152 - Field Placement-grades 7-12 (30 clock hours)
  • SPED 102 - Field Placement-grades 7-12 (20 clock hours)
  • LYST 101 - Field Placement-grades 7-12 (10 clock hours)

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:

  • a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on overall course work or permission of adviser;
  • no grades lower than C- and no unresolved INC grades in professional education course work;
  • 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 Requirments


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. Additional information pertaining to certification can be found in the School of Education and Allied Human Services.

NOTE:


It is strongly recommended that students complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations prior to student teaching and the Assessment of Teaching Skills–Written (ATS-W), and the Content Specialty Test (CST) during student teaching. Both NYSTCE’s tests should be completed prior to graduation. Students not receiving passing scores on examinations will not be eligible for certification.

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