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Business Education (B.S.Ed.)

B.S.Ed., Business Education

Eberly College of Business and Information Tech.

What You’ll Do

As a student in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology you will experience a concentrated program of business courses which includes accounting, law, communications, finance, management, marketing, and information technology.  Furthermore, you will experience a second concentrated program of education courses which includes educational psychology, methods for teaching business, education of students with disabilities, and technology applications for education.  Extensive field experiences in elementary, middle, and high schools will enable you to integrate your business knowledge with your teacher training.

You will participate in professional development activities including community service projects, participation at professional conferences, and assisting at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) conferences.  To enhance your business expertise, you will complete 500 hours of business related work experience.

What You’ll Become

The Bachelor of Science in Education with a Business Education major is designed to prepare you for a career as a teacher. Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), this program leads to Pennsylvania teacher certification in business, computer, and information technology for grades K–12.

The major is intended for those interested in teaching in public schools, career and technical centers, or private business colleges.

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Special Features


  • Thoughts from students:
    • “I love this major!”
    • The faculty are willing to help in any situation
    • “Great hands-on experience through working with computers, creating web pages, and working with servers and databases.”
  • Business majors can be involved in a variety of student organizations, including the International Business Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Pi Omega Pi, and the Student Technology Association.
  • The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology offers a variety of scholarships and an honors program.
  • Service learning projects and internship opportunities are also available, along with networking events with IT professionals through a partnership with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and other regional business-related organizations.
  • Faculty members service on national and international boards of professional organizations and publish in nationally and internationally recognized peer reviewed journals.