This master's program is designed for those engaged in teaching business concepts and studies in public, private and corporate educational institutions. The 30-credit program also assists individuals desiring initial or additional secondary teaching certification in business, computer and information technology. If you wish to pursue secondary teaching certification concurrently with this degree program, please notify the Graduate Admissions Office of your intention to do so upon application.
Through this program, students engage in effective, advanced studies in areas relating to the learning environment, the improvement of instruction, and professional development. In consultation with a faculty advisor, you'll design a personalized program of study by choosing elective courses that best meet your own objectives. You may specialize by selecting courses that parallel a business education certification area, or choose electives from a wide array of education and business administration courses. This flexibility is a key feature of the program.
Courses normally are scheduled during four eight-week evening terms from September to May. During the summer months, classes also are scheduled during the day for more intensive study. These summer courses may have learning sessions or project advisement conferences arranged by the instructor. Because of the competency-based format, credit allocations for some courses are based on content rather than on the number of class meeting hours.
- Courses listed above that have not been taken
- Independent or directed study courses approved by the department head and school dean
- Other graduate courses offered by the University for which prerequisites have been met
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited univesrity or college with a 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA
- Two letters of recommendation
- 3.0 undergraduate GPA in the college coursework that will apply to your content certification
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