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: classroom observation 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.