Business Education (BSED)

BSED 102 – Writing for the Professions     3 credit hours

This course focuses on writing utilizing information gleaned from library sources, required readings, and other selected materials. Students will critically analyze various assigned materials and develop a logical written document with supporting evidence using appropriate style and tone. Conventions of written English will be used to construct a logical argument appropriate to the targeted audience. Secondary sources will be evaluated for credibility.
Prerequisite: ACT Score of 28 OR ENG 101 and word processing skills.

BSED 121 – Office Information Processing     3 credit hours

Special emphasis on speed, skill building, business communications, and formatting skills.

BSED 126 – First Year Seminar     1 credit hour

The First-Year Seminar provides students with a multidisciplinary experience in which they approach an issue or problem from the perspective of three different academic differences. The First-Year Seminar will consist of three 1-credit hour courses taken as co-requisites in a single semester. The successful completion of all three courses satisfies the General Studies LOPER 1 course requirement. Students may take the First-Year Seminar in any discipline, irrespective of their major or minor. Students admitted as readmit students or transfer students who transfer 18 or more hours of General Studies credit to UNK are exempt from taking a LOPER 1 course.

BSED 270 – Career Education Methods I     2 credit hours

In this initial methods course, preservice teachers develop a foundational understanding of pedagogy specific to 6-12 grades business, marketing, and information technology teaching. The topics investigated in the course include BMIT instructional methodology, research-based BMIT teaching practices, BMIT standards, equitable structuring of middle and high school classrooms, and the essential concepts in middle and high school business, marketing, and information technology. In addition, preservice teachers cultivate a strong understanding of the historical and current trends in business and career education.
Prerequisite: TE 100

BSED 314 – Information Technology: Networking     1 credit hour

This course will present information and provide skills needed by education majors to supervise and maintain networked computer lab systems.

BSED 315 – Information Technology: Presentation Software     1 credit hour

Students will develop expertise in utilizing presentation software as a communication tool.

BSED 316 – Information Technology: Telecommunications     1 credit hour

This course will provide an overview of what type of information is available on Internet, how one can assess this information, and how use of the Internet can be incorporated in classroom and business environments.

BSED 402 – 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 431 – 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 470 – Career Education Methods II     2 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

BSED 475 – Internship     1-15 credit hours

A work experience program planned for students preparing for employment in business, industry and teaching. The learning situation is supervised by the academic department and personnel of selected industries. Work experience approved by the Department.
Total Credits Allowed: 15.00

BSED 499 – Special Problems in Business     1-3 credit hours

In this course the student completes an independent project investigating current trends and important issues in business education. The project is subject to approval by the instructor and Department Chair, should enhance the student's existing knowledge of the topic(s) to be studied, and relate to business education.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 3.00