Business Education (BSED)

Courses and Descriptions

BSED 504 Curriculum Strategies and Evaluative Concepts in Business Education 3 Credits

Designed to provide the student with effective curriculum strategies and evaluative concepts relative to business and office education programs in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary public and private schools. Students are acquainted with appropriate curriculum and evaluation models designed to plan, organize, implement, revise and assess instruction and programs. Improvement of curriculum and evaluation is the primary goal.

BSED 506 Administration and Supervision of Business and Vocational Education 3 Credits

A study of the administrative and supervisory problems associated with business and vocational education at the local, county, state, and federal levels. Administrative and supervisory improvement strategies are explored. Major topics include: educational administrative structures; role of the supervisor of instruction; state and federal legislation; certification; personnel policies; ethical conduct; funding procedures; and public relations. Improvement of administration and supervision of business and vocational education is the primary goal.

BSED 509 Principles and Strategies of Vocational and Cooperative Education 3 Credits

Designed as one of the specialized courses in the preparation of business and marketing education teachers and teacher-coordinators of cooperative work experience programs. The philosophy and history of education for and about work, including technology, are studied along with the principles and strategies for organizing and administering vocational cooperative education programs. Developmental/reflective evaluative techniques will be applied for the assessment of self, students, instruction and selected case studies. Current instructional concepts, organizational and administrative strategies, legislative enactments, and regulations pertaining to the employment of youth are included. Special attention is given to the role of vocational student organizations and advisory committees.

BSED 519 Directed Study and Research in Business Education 1-3 Credits

Provides the student with an opportunity to complete a project, resolve a problem, or pursue a major activity that will make a contribution to the teaching profession in business or marketing education. Each participant, under the supervision of a senior faculty member, follows a planned sequence of professional activity that culminates in a completed written project. Professional teacher development is the primary goal.