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BTED: Business Technology Education

Department of Technology Support and Training

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

BTED 511 Methods in Business and Information Technology I

Change from BTED 690- Clinical Studies in Business Education to BTED 511- Methods in Business and Information Technology I (dual listed with BTED 411)

BTED 512 Methods in Business and Information Technology II 

Change from BTED 693- Seminar in Teaching Business Subject to BTED 512- Methods in Business and Information Technology II (dual listed with BTED 412)

BTED 570/* Technology Applications for Education 3 cr.

Provides a prospective business educator with concepts, applications, and methodologies needed to be effective in today’s classroom including advanced web page coding, advanced computer applications, creation of an inquiry-oriented activity in which the information that learners interact with comes from Internet resources, and a learned society’s rules for records management. Also, includes instruction in the pedagogy of computer applications. The end product will be additions to students’ e-portfolios. Prerequisite: None

BTED 581 Special Topics 3 cr.

BTED/VOED 600 Curriculum Development in Career and Technical Education 3 cr.

Emphasis is on processes for making curriculum decisions and guiding others in developing and updating curriculum for career and technical education. Current occupational standards and societal needs, as well as state and federal regulations governing career and technical education, are used as a basis for curriculum decisions.

BTED/VOED 601 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership in Career and Technical Education 3 cr.

Curriculum management skills are developed and utilized to plan and organize career and technical educational curriculum. Focus is on practical curriculum decisions when they involve guiding other staff in curriculum development for career and technical education.

BTED/VOED 602 Conference Leadership and Communication Methods in Career and Technical Education 3 cr.

Basic concepts in supervision of career and technical education programs are reviewed. Human relations, communications, processes, decision making, helping conferences, and leadership strategies are emphasized. Students demonstrate ability to perform supervisory skills in an individualized manner in an actual career and technical school situation supplemented by seminars.

BTED/VOED 603 Management of Instruction for Career and Technical Education 3 cr.

Classroom instructional tasks performed by the career and technical educator are studied, including procedures, materials, and learning and instructional styles. Emphasis is on leadership strategies and processes to guide and assist other career and technical instructors. Skills are developed in an individualized, self-paced manner in an actual career and technical school situation supplemented by seminars.

BTED/VOED 604 Curriculum Supervision in Career and Technical Education 3 cr.

Emphasizes skills needed to provide leadership in supervision of faculty and staff. In consultation with his or her advisor, each student identifies areas that need enhancement in career and technical education settings. Skills are developed in an individualized, self-paced manner in an actual career and technical school situation supplemented by seminars.

BTED/VOED 605 Policy Administration 3 cr.

Develops skills to communicate career and technical school policies and activities effectively with staff, students, and community. Includes study of student recruitment for career and technical programs and maintenance/expansion/utilization of school facilities. In consultation with his or her advisor, each student will identify those areas that need further refinement. The student will develop and perform each requisite skill in an individualized, self-paced manner in an actual career and technical school situation supplemented by seminars.

BTED/VOED 606 Leadership for Career and Technical Educators 3 cr.

Provides a broad overview of educational leadership in secondary public school settings, including leadership styles; staff selection, evaluation, and supervision; and team building. Also includes principles of curriculum development, instructional scheduling, and instructional technology, teaching skills, and learning theories.

BTED/VOED 607 Organizations and Structure for Career and Technical Education 3 cr.

Provides a broad overview of current issues faced by school and district leaders, including the need to effectively communicate with parents, staff, students, community leaders, and community members from diverse backgrounds. Also includes principles of schools as organizations, the nature of administrative work, leadership and the change process, and current issues facing schools.

BTED/VOED 608 Legal and Legislative Issues in Career and Technical Education 3 cr.

Provides an understanding of the current legal and legislative issues that exist in the implementation of career and technical education.

BTED/COMM 609 Innovations in E-Learning 3 cr.

Students discover the latest developments in e-learning and reflect on how they are changing relationships between teachers and technology. The course invites questions as to what constitutes e-learning and why some technological innovations are adopted more readily than others. Hands-on experiences of new communication technologies and an understanding of their effects on teaching and learning practices are integrated throughout the course.

BTED 690 Clinical Studies in Business Education 3 cr.

Examines the historical and philosophical perspectives of business and technology education. Includes observations of classes at the secondary, community college, and industry training levels. Interviews of staff in educational settings will be included to provide in-depth information on trends in business and technology education.

BTED 693 Seminar in Teaching Business Subjects 3 cr.

Includes instruction in the methods of teaching and evaluating both the technology-oriented and cognitive-related courses in business education. Emphasis is placed on planning instruction, developing methods and strategies for making effective classroom presentations, delivering instruction, and managing the classroom. Opportunities will be provided to undertake the responsibilities assigned to the business classroom teacher, assume the teaching role competencies, and research current trends in the field.

BTED 695 Professional Semester-Student Teaching 12 cr.

Provides experience in teaching at the secondary level in a business education program and coordination and visitation by a university faculty member with supervision by a cooperating teacher. Efforts are made to provide opportunities to work with students who have special needs and/or who come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Students enrolling in BTED 695 must meet all requirements for admission to Teacher Certification.

BTED 699 Independent Study in Business Education 1-3 cr.

Individual research and analysis of contemporary problems and issues in a concentrated area of study under the guidance of a senior faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, departmental chairperson, and Eberly College of Business and Information Technology dean.

*Indicates dual-listed class

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