Business Computer and Information Technology Teacher Certification: Robert Morris University Business Computer and Information Technology Teacher Certification | Robert Morris University

Undergraduate

The Business, Computer, and Information Technology Teacher Education program prepares students for a rewarding career teaching business, information technology and computer education subjects to elementary, middle school, and high school students. It is designed to help students acquire competencies and skills in liberal arts, business foundations, and professional teaching studies.

This comprehensive K-12 certificate prepares students to teach technology, programming, accounting, entrepreneurship, business law, general business, software applications, business communications, finance, marketing and management. Students study business and computer subjects along with education courses that will help them attain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful business educators in the K-12 classrooms. They also participate in several field experiences, concluding in the professional student teaching semester, where candidates teach within the local public schools with a certified supervising teacher, further developing and applying their content and teaching skills toward Pennsylvania teacher certification.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate:
  • Competency in a variety of  business and computer information technology subjects.
  • Effective teaching skills in a K-12 setting.
  • The ability to work with all students to foster learning.
  • Appropriate strategies leading to effective teaching and learning.
  • Competency in designing business and computer instruction.

Teaching is a highly respected profession which provides a regular daily and weekly work schedule, time off each year, excellent benefits, job security and opportunities to continue your education.

2010 national mean bachelor-level, entry-level salaries: (information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers)

Elementary

$30,513

Special Education

$32,898

Pre-Elementary

$27,336

Specific Academic/Vocational

$34,260

Secondary

$37,703

2009 RMU Salary Survey:

Elementary Education

Mean: $31,250

Range: $24,000 - $38,500 (based on three or fewer responses)

Business Education (M.S.)

Mean: $40,539

Range: $30,000 - $55,000

Below is a typical four-year course of study for business teacher certification, including major requirements and electives. Your own schedule will vary based on your own interests. 

FRESHMAN/Fall Semester FRESHMAN/Spring Semester
Reading & Writing Strategies Argument and Research
Survey of Economics Principles of Psychology
Humanities: Art and Music Legal Environment of Business
Science elective Fundamentals of Info. Systems
U.S. History I Reasoning/Applications
SOPHOMORE/Fall Semester SOPHOMORE/Spring Semester
Public Speaking and Persuasion Professional Communications
Office Info. Sys. Applications Reading Lit: Coming of Age
Schools and Society Desktop Publishing
Statistics Managment Theory & Practice
Educational Psychology Prinicples of Finance
Principles of Sociology Instructional Design/Assessment
JUNIOR/Fall Semester JUNIOR/Spring Semester
Web develop & E-Comm Tech Intro to Multimedia
Child Psychology Visual Basic Programming
Principles of Marketing     Managerial Accounting
Intro. Financial Acct.                      Technology For Secondary Educators
Teaching Students w/ Special Needs Teaching in Inclusive Sec. Classrooms
SENIOR/Fall Semester SENIOR/Spring Semester
Reading Content/ELL Professional Semester
Programming elective Content Specific Pedagogy: BCIT     
General elective         Student Teaching Seminar
General elective Student Teaching Internship: BCIT
General elective
General elective  

 

At Robert Morris University, we’re not just training our students to get a job, we’re educating them for a whole series of professional careers—and for a lifetime of enrichment and contribution. We call the RMU education “engaged learning,” and we are one of a handful of schools around the nation that offers students a Student Engagement Transcript to certify their character-building credentials as well as their academic credentials. Our unique combination of high-quality academics with a professional focus allows us to transform our graduates.

RMU’s brand-new School of Business building opened in the fall of 2011. This state-of-the-art facility includes the PNC Trading Center, U. S. Steel Videoconferencing and Technology Resource Center, and the Allegheny Technologies Global Business Library, all of which further enhance our students’ educational experience by providing hands-on opportunities for real-world learning.

The School of Education and Social Sciences faculty is comprised of caring individuals who accept the responsibility for educating the "whole" student at RMU. Consequently, our faculty members are specialists in their areas of expertise who effectively implement sound instructional practices when teaching and just as importantly, they engage students in a variety of purposeful enrichment activities outside the classroom setting. One hundred percent of SESS full-time faculty hold a doctorate degree in their field and have strong backgrounds as teachers, researchers, counselors, psychologists, principals, superintendents, and authors. Students learn from them first-hand what it takes to succeed.

Scholarships are available based upon academic achievement. 

For freshmen, high school grade point average and ACT/SAT scores are used. For transfer students, the cumulative grade point average of all college courses is used. Scholarships range from $1000 per year up to full tuition. (To calculate your scholarship eligibility, click here.)

Higher education is an investment in your future. 

At Robert Morris University, we will work closely with you to show you how to finance your education through a combination of need-based financial aid, scholarships, and financing strategies to make your education attainable. RMU has one of the lowest tuition rates of all private institutions in the state, but we know that financing your education can be complicated, and your family might need help in understanding your options. 

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