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Integrated Business Education - B.S.E.

COLLEGE: Education, Health and Human Services
DEPARTMENT: School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
404 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2580 | Fax: 330-672-3246


DESCRIPTION: The Integrated Business Education program prepares teachers for middle and high school instruction in a variety of business-related courses. In addition to professional education core classes, prospective teachers complete major area content courses in business as well as information technology applications. Students must complete the Praxis series of examinations to obtain the initial Ohio five year license.
Teachers of self-enrichment education held about 261,000 jobs in 2006. The largest numbers of teachers were employed by public and private educational institutions, religious organizations, and providers of social assistance and amusement and recreation services.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Students admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as freshmen must have been fully admitted to the university. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program and Community Health, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.75 high school GPA and 16 units of college preparatory curriculum or a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as pre-majors for selected programs or EHHS General until which time they have the required 2.75 GPA.

Students seeking admission to this program must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study. A maximum of 100 students will be admitted to this program each academic year. A minimum ACT composite score of 21 (980 SAT combined critical reading and math score) OR a 2.75 cumulative high school grade point average and all 16 of the recommended college preparatory units is required.Students seeking admission to this program must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study and have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA in all previous undergraduate coursework. Because of the instituted enrollment management plan, meeting the above requirements does not automatically provide students admittance to the early childhood education major. Faculty will select the most qualified applicants based upon the number of available student spaces, students’ standardized test scores, essay, interview and cumulative GPA. Students should contact the Vacca Office of Student Services, 304 White Hall, during the first year of study to inquire into the procedures associated with admission to advanced study and selective admission to the early childhood education program. Students transferring from another university should meet with an academic advisor in 304 White Hall at least one semester prior to transferring.
Minimum 133 credit hours. 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Required for Ohio Licensure: Must pass Praxis II “Principles of Learning and Teaching” and Praxis II specialty test “Business Education” (passing score 610).
STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES: There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of International Affairs.
PROGRAM FEE: $35/semester
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