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The M.S. in Business Education degree program is designed for individuals who teach business concepts and studies in public or private schools. Students engage in effective, advanced studies in areas relating to the learning environment, the improvement of instruction, and professional development. The degree can also be combined with post-baccalaureate Pennsylvania K-12 certification in business, computer and information technology.

The initial teacher preparation and advanced educator programs in the School of Education and Social Sciences have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

CAEP

Contact Information

Richard G. Fuller, D.Ed. 
Coordinator, Business, Computer and IT Certification Program
fuller@rmu.edu
412-397-6029 

Vicki J. Donne, D.Ed. 
Department Head, Education 
donne@rmu.edu
412-397-5465

Course Plan

Fall

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6090 Instructional Leadership & Decision Making  (online)
    • EDUC6125 Instructional Leadership & Organizational Learning
    • EDUC6010 Theories of Learning & Classroom Management
  • EDUC6610 Foundations of Online Teaching & Learning OR Any EDUC technology course 6000 level or above
  • Any course in the Open Elective
  • INFS6120 Visual Basic Programming

Spring

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6000  Critical Issues Affecting American Education 
    • EDUC6400 Reading in the Content/ELL
    • EDUC6120 Instructional Leadership & Management
  • EDUC6100 Development Instructional Materials Using Software OR EDUC6110 Integrating Instructional Technology
  • EDUC6130 Educational Research Seminar
  • Any course in the Open Elective

Summer

  • EDUC6060 Curriculum Design/Assessment
  • EDUC6065 Educational Statistics
Course Plan: Fully Online

Fall

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6000  Critical Issues Affecting American Education
    • EDUC6400 Reading in the Content/ELL
    • EDUC6120 Instructional Leadership & Management
  • EDUC6610 Foundations of Online Teaching & Learning OR Any EDUC technology course 6000 level or above
  • Any course in the Open Elective
  • INFS6120 Visual Basic Programming

Spring

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6090 Instructional Leadership & Decision Making
    • EDUC6125 Instructional Leadership & Organizational Learning
    • EDUC6010 Theories of Learning & Classroom Management
  • EDUC6100 Development Instructional Materials Using Software OR EDUC6110 Integrating Instructional Technology
  • EDUC6130 Educational Research Seminar
  • Any course in the Open Elective

Summer

  • EDUC6060 Curriculum Design/Assessment
  • EDUC6065 Educational Statistics
Course Plan: With Teacher Certification

Professional Knowledge

  • EDUC6000 Critical Issues Affecting Am Education
  • EDUC6010 Theories Learning/Classroom Mgmt.
  • EDUC6060 Curriculum Design/Assessment
  • SPED6080 Sp Learning Needs  (BE open elective)
  • SPED6085 Principles Inclusion (BE open elective)
  • EDUC6110 Integrating Instructional Technology
  • EDUC6400 Read Across Curr. /ELL (or UG course)

Professional Block

  • EDUC6520 Content Specific Pedagogy: BCIT(3 cr)
  • EDUC6061 Pre-Student Teaching -3 weeks (3 cr.)
  • EDUC6500 Student Teaching Seminar (3 cr.)
  • EDUC6570 Student Teach Internship -12wks (6 cr.)

MS in BE Courses

  • EDUC6065 Ed. Statistics
  • EDUC6130 Ed. Research Seminar

Choose 6 Credits:

  • EDUC6610 Foundations of On-line Teaching
  • EDUC6224 Digital Video Production for Teachers
  • EDUC6210 Web Development for Educators 
  • INFS6120 Internet/Web Page Design

Content Area Course Requirements

  • ACCT1010 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT2060 Managerial Accounting
  • BLAW1050 Legal Environment of Business
  • ECON1010 Survey of Economics
  • FINA3000 Principles of Finance 
  • INFS1020 Intro to Decision Support Systems
  • INFS6010 Decision Support Sys Analysis/Design
  • INFS2480 Telecommunications for Inform Profs
  • INFS3230 Networks/Data/Comp Communications
  • INFS2410 Office Information System Applications
  • INFS3210 Operating Systems Concepts
  • INFS3150 Intro Web Dvlpmt. & e-commerce Tech
  • EDUC6210 Internet/Web Page Design
  • INFS2120 or INFS6120 Visual Basic Programming
  • INFS2151 Java Programming
  • INFS2184 C++ Programming
  • BLAW2100 Legal Environment of  Business II
  • MARK3100 Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT3100 Management Theory and Practice
  • PSYC3530 Adolescent Psychology
  • ECON4500 International Trade/Finance

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Critical Issues Affecting American Education
Principles of Inclusion
Web Development for Educators

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