Business Education (BSED)

BSED 802P – Career, Business, and Technology Principles     3 credit hours

This course is designed to prepare business education students by examining career and technical development, stakeholder engagement, and new and emerging business and computer technologies to promote learning. Subject integration, application of standards, use of web-based sources and resource management is applied. Hands-on experience in desktop publishing and a variety of software programs related to business are provided.

BSED 831P – Coordinating Techniques     3 credit hours

This course analyzes vocational cooperative programs and their relationship to the comprehensive school curriculum for combining school-based and work-based learning. The challenges of developing and implementing an effective work-based learning experience are explored. Emphasis is placed on the organization and supervision of cooperative programs, the duties and responsibilities of the coordinator, the selection and placement of students, the evaluation of training stations, and the evaluation of student occupational competencies.

BSED 870P – Career Education Methods II     3 credit hours

In this second methods course, preservice teachers develop specialized research-based knowledge and instructional practices that facilitate business, marketing, and information technology learning for grades 6-12 students. The topics investigated in the course include technology integration, differentiation, diversity and equity, BMIT curricula that incorporates classroom and lab instruction; experiential and project-based learning; and leadership and personal development through FBLA or DECA or both, assessment practices, and the development of effective BMIT lesson plans and curricular units. In addition, preservice teachers examine the importance of continuously improving teaching of BMIT through teacher reflection, instructional leadership, and professional development. Students will engage in intra-curricular leadership and personal development experiences through FBLA, DECA, or both.
Prerequisite: BSED 270