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Business Education
Degree Program (M.S.)


The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Business Education is offered with or without Wisconsin teaching licensure. There are three emphases available:


General-for those individuals who have already earned licensure. The program builds on undergraduate course work and teaching experience.


Secondary-for those individuals who possess an undergraduate degree and are seeking licensure to teach at grade levels 6-12 in either business education or marketing education.


Post-secondary-for those individuals who plan to teach or are teaching at the post-secondary level and pursuing their Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) certificate.


All programs include course work that reflects what is needed by teachers who want to possess the latest in teaching methodology and technical knowledge.


The curriculum is designed to familiarize students with both the content of business course work and methods for effectively teaching such content in K-12 settings. Students will develop skills relevant to evaluating differences in students' learning styles and levels, and adapting teaching methodologies to instruct more effectively given these differences.


Program Coordinator:


Dr. Richard F. James
Carlson 4023
Phone: (262) 472-4993
Email: jamesr@uww.edu

Department Secretary:

Carlson 4018
Phone: (262) 472-1322
Email: bused@uww.edu

Additional Admission Requirements:


General Emphasis: Approval of the Business Education and Marketing Education Program Coordinator. An undergraduate major in business education or marketing education and a license to teach business education or marketing education at the middle and secondary levels.


Secondary Emphasis: Approval of the Business Education and Marketing Education Program Coordinator and the Professional Education Coordinator-Business and Marketing based upon an interview. [Winther 4043, phone (262) 472-5437.] Applicants who are unable to come to campus for the interview prior to admission may be granted provisional admission pending a successful interview.

Degree Requirements:


Thirty credits of graduate course work and one of the following: (1) a thesis and oral defense, (2) a comprehensive examination, or (3) an additional 6 credits of courses numbered ITBE-XXX. Specific course requirements are given below. At least half of the graduate work in the degree program and at least half of the work in the emphasis must be completed in courses numbered 700 or higher. For the thesis option, 1-3 credits of thesis research may be included within the 30 credits; however, the number of credits must be determined in advance of registration through consultation with a thesis committee. In addition to meeting these requirements, candidates electing the secondary emphasis must complete and meet all the requirements for licensure to teach business and/or marketing education at the middle and secondary levels.


BUSINESS EDUCATION (M.S.)

REQUIRED CORE 8 CREDITS

1. ITBE-660 PRINCIPLES OF CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION
2. ITBE-762 CURRICULUM ISSUES/DESIGN FOR BUS.& MARKETING EDUCATION
3. EDFOUND-780 TECHNIQUES OF ASSESSMENT & RESEARCH


EMPHASIS 22-28 CREDITS
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EMPHASES:

A. GENERAL EMPHASIS
1. ITBE-661 ORGANIZATION & ADMIN. OF COOPERATIVE ED. PROGRAMS
2. ITBE-662 COORDINATION TECHNIQUES
3. ITBE-765 OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION & VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE
4. ITBE-750 IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION or ITBE-756 IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN MARKETING EDUCATION
5. SELECT 6-12 CREDITS FROM DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS EDUCATION
6. SELECT 0-6 CREDITS FROM COLLEGE OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION, COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCES, AND/OR DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
7. SELECT 3-9 CREDITS FROM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION


B. POST-SECONDARY EMPHASIS
1. ITBE-765 OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION & VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE
2. ITBE-750 IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION or ITBE-756 IMPROVEMENT IN INSTRUCTION MARKET EDUCATION
3. EDFOUND-710 EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY
4. EDFOUND-681 HUMAN ABILITIES & LEARNING
5. SELECT 10-16 CREDITS FROM THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS OFFERINGS

C. SECONDARY EMPHASIS
1. ITBE-661 ORGANIZATION & ADMIN. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
2. ITBE-662 COORDINATION TECHNIQUES
3. EDFOUND-710 EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY
4. EDFOUND-678 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT or
5. EDFOUND-681 HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING
6. EDFOUND-625 MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS
7. READING-768 DEVELOPING READ IN SECONDARY SCHOOL
8. SELECT 6-12 CREDITS IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER
9. IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS, CANDIDATES ELECTING THE SECONDARY EMPHASIS MUST MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE TO TEACH BUSINESS EDUCATION AND MARKETING EDUCATION AT THE MIDDLE AND SECONDARY LEVELS. STUDENTS SHOULD CONSULT DIRECTOR OF LICENSURE AND ADVISER FOR CURRENT LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS.