MEd in Business Education Curriculum

Focus on Best Practices in Business and Teaching

The 39-credit Master in Education in Business Education degree curriculum combines core teaching and assessment classes with specialized business education courses to give you a firm grasp on how to help students learn, grow and develop. Business education courses are taught by teachers who have years of experience in the classroom and understand the practical challenges teachers face today.

Candidates for New Hampshire teacher certification in business education may be accepted into and begin the program of study right away, provided they meet undergraduate degree, GPA and essay requirements for initial admission. 

Students must pass the Praxis I before applying to the student-teaching portion of the business education program. Prior to student-teaching placement, candidates must also pass the Praxis II test in their chosen subject area.

Depending on undergraduate background, business education degree students may have to complete additional undergraduate course work to meet New Hampshire teacher certification standards. Prospective students will work with an admission advisor to determine any additional course work prior to acceptance.

Business Education (MEd) Required Courses

EDU-511: Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools
This course teaches students how to develop effective strategies and lesson plans for delivering content knowledge consistent with standards based learning. Using each student's primary content area as the context, this course investigates developmentally appropriate teaching and classroom management for adolescent learners. Strategies and delivery methods include constructivism, differentiation, peer group learning, cross-curricular lesson planning and writing across the curriculum.
EDU-521: Exploring the Principles of Education
This course offers practice in identifying and developing basic beliefs and values while assessing contemporary philosophies. It includes a study of the history and current issues of education in America.
EDU-533: Learning through Technology
In this course, students will develop the knowledge and skills to use technology to enhance student learning and achievement. This course also introduces students to learning targets (standards/outcomes) and a general model of curriculum development, implementation and assessment.
EDU-552: Assessment for and of Learning
This course is an introduction to assessment for teaching and learning content in grades K-12. Topics include the types, benefits, and uses of formal and informal assessment. Ethical issues of assessment and grading will be discussed. Students will create assessments aligned with standards-based content.
EDU-571: Student Teaching and Seminar
All teacher education majors seeking certification will participate in 16 weeks of full-time practice teaching at nearby schools. During the 16 weeks, the student teacher receives close and continuous supervision and guidance from teaching personnel at the school and by a member of the Southern New Hampshire University faculty. This course also includes a weekly seminar at the University.
Prerequisites:
Must be enrolled in the Teacher Certification program
EDU-642: Integration Specialist Toolbox
Students study state-of-the-art digital integration technology tools, resources and methodologies for the K-12 classroom. This course develops the technical competencies and skills needed to collaborate with content area teachers. Topics range from digital resources and system network administration to end use applications.
EDU-650: Work-Based Learning
Students investigate and discuss current issues in business and vocational education. Topics include the effective employment of youth organizations in a program and the efficient operation of a cooperative work experience program. Class members apply the principles discussed in the course by helping to administer the New Hampshire State DECA Career Development Conference.
EDU-685: Global Educational Technology
This course is intended to provide educators with a global perspective of technology integration in elementary and secondary classrooms. Students explore the meaning of global digital citizenship and new media literacy. The course concentrates on understanding cross-cultural awareness, political and economic differences in countries outside of the United States. Students evaluate, adapt and reflect on emerging tools and global trends.
MBA-502: Economics for Business
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
MBA-503: Financial Reporting and Analysis
This course is designed to help future business leaders across all functional areas appreciate and understand the rules and regulations, processes and procedures, and significance of financial accounting statements and reports. It provides a balanced presentation between how statements are prepared and, more importantly, how to analyze these statements and footnotes to assess a company's performance within the industry and management's performance within a particular company. New government regulations have made the integrity and quality of financial accounting information everyone's responsibility. This course will help future business leaders conduct better internal audits, improve forecasts and valuations, and make better management decisions.
MBA-610: Business Law
This course focuses on the theory and application of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, property and business organizations. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in business law or the equivalent.
SPED-501: Students with Exceptionalities
Students will be introduced to the issues related to children with disabilities and the educational implications for participation within the general education classroom will be examined. The course includes the history of Special Education, as well as current trends and research. Federal and state legislation will be reviewed as well as the NH State Standards for Children with Disabilities. Students will review the Individuals with Disabilities Act as it relates to the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including title II of the ADA and section 504 and The Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973, as amended.

Licensure Information

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher’s license or endorsement in New Hampshire.  Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits.  View disclosure information.

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