Business Administration with Business, Computers and IT with K-12 Certification

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with Business, Computers and Information Technology with K-12 Certification provides a solid foundation in business administration, economics, accounting, information technology, and educational theory and practice. With a strong foundation in the liberal arts, our graduates are prepared for teaching positions in secondary schools.

All teacher education programs offered at Immaculata University have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Our faculty members make every effort to help students prepare to teach in states other than Pennsylvania, although students are ultimately responsible for ascertaining the requirements of those states. Learn more about teacher certification.

The Education program includes a substantial experiential component: field experience during sophomore and junior year, and student teaching during senior year.  The director of student teaching coordinates all student teaching placement efforts and communicates with superintendents, assistant superintendents, human resource managers and principals on behalf of undergraduate students, adult undergraduates, and graduate students.

The program is designed to produce graduates who are proficient in:

  • Planning lessons that incorporate appropriate learning activities
  • Using various instructional strategies to support English language learners and special needs students
  • Managing the classroom and practicing reflective decision-making
  • Being responsive to the unique learning processes of individual students
  • Addressing educational issues in contemporary society

Students who graduate with certification and a minimum GPA of 3.5 may pursue a master's degree in the Educational Leadership program during a fifth year of study. For more information on this program, see the program goals and the administration or instructional track.

Program Highlights

  • Dynamic learning experiences that develop responsibility, respect, timeliness, trust, and initiative
  • Strong curriculum in accounting, business and computer content areas
  • Development of teaching knowledge end capabilities
  • Technology integrated into the curriculum
  • Entrepreneurial and networking opportunities through Enactus
  • Opportunity to participate in the Business Club, which publishes a semi-annual newsletter and tours companies to learn about business operations

Curriculum

All students applying for teacher certification from Immaculata must complete:

  • PSY 324 Developmental Psychology
  • 6 credits of mathematics
  • 6 credits of English (composition and literature)

Please see the course sequence sheet for Business and Computer Education.

Observation and Student Teaching

Sophomores and first-semester juniors observe and participate in the classroom setting for one morning each week. Students are placed in a different setting each semester. Second-semester juniors spend one day a week in the same classroom setting in which they will have their student teaching experience in the fall of senior year. This preliminary experience is guided and directed by the University's staff in conjunction with the principals and teachers of the participating schools. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Student-teachers participate in a weekly seminar conducted by University staff. Through lectures and discussions led by local school personnel, student-teachers become familiar with their professional obligations and benefits. The director of student teaching is responsible for coordinating the student-teaching seminars held throughout the semester. Topics include mandated reporting, resume writing, technology integration, legal issues affecting teachers and school districts, Pennsylvania standards and anchors, and the certification process.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  The ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.  Immaculata University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for our students, as evidenced by this accreditation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the balance of theory and practice as it applies to the various sectors of the world of business, accounting, finance, marketing and economics.
  • Exercise effective interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Use your business skills to make a difference in the world with the highest level of integrity and ethics.
  • Understand the impact of culture on children’s cognitive and social growth.
  • Be aware of educational psychology, including student development, learning styles, and theories of learning.
  • Demonstrate teaching competence.
  • Be familiar with testing and grading as ways to evaluate teaching effectiveness and student academic achievement.

Admission Requirements

You will apply to the Education program in the second semester of your sophomore year. The program requires you to:

  • Show interest in children and how they learn
  • Have an effective teaching personality
  • Indicate professional growth
  • Maintain at least a B average in your major area and your professional sequence
  • Attain no less than a grade of B- in any course in the professional sequence

Contact your advisor for more information.

 

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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
Immaculata University | Copyright ©2014 All Rights Reserved | Federal Compliance Links | Clery