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: 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.

Program Highlights

  • Dynamic learning experiences that develop responsibility, respect, timeliness, trust, and initiative
  • Mentoring and advisement sessions with experts in education, business, and computer technology
  • Development of teaching knowledge and capabilities
  • 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.

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 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
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Immaculata University | Copyright © All Rights Reserved