Business, Computer, & Information Technology Education

Shimada Resource Center
College of Education
150 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-8011 (phone)
215-204-4383 (fax)

The Business, Computer, & Information Technology Education (BCITE) curriculum is designed to prepare students who expect to teach business subjects in K-12 and at the 2-year college level in public and private schools. Subject area content (academic specialization) and professional education content are combined with general education content (university curriculum) in order to provide the student with a general education, a field of specialization, and professional training. Moreover, the curriculum aims to combine these elements in such proportions as to give students the balanced perspective of the relation that business education bears to education as a whole.

Summary of Requirements

University Curriculum

  1. All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  2. All students must take 6 credits of college level math and 6 credits of English (3 in composition and 3 in literature) and pass the required state tests to be certified.
  3. All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple. The writing-intensive courses required for this major are EDUC 2296 and SECE 3796.

Professional Education

BSED 3241Methods of Teaching Microcomputer Applications 13
CTE 3103Curriculum in Career and Technical Education3
CTE 3372Project-Based Technical Instruction for Children3
EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators3
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms3
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice (WI)3
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 123
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 (WI)3
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education9
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
Total Credit Hours51
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Evidence of Advanced Keyboarding Skill is required to take this course.

Academic Specialization

ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2102Managerial Accounting3
or ACCT 3526 Accounting Information Systems
CIS 1055Computers and Applications4
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
ECON 1102Microeconomic Principles3
ENGR 3033Entrepreneurial Engineering3
ENG 2007Writing for Business and Industry3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Asian Business
Fundamentals of Latin American Business
Fundamentals of European Business
LGLS 1102Law of Contracts3
or LGLS 1112 Law for Business
MIS 2101Information Systems in Organizations3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
MATH 1013Elements of Statistics (or Introduction Course in Statistics approved by Advisor)3
Advanced Keyboarding 10
Total Credit Hours40
Minimum Hours Required for Graduation123

Note: Courses in this section have prerequisites. See an advisor or refer to the Course Catalog.

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Evidence of Advanced Keyboarding Skill is required. See an advisor. 

Suggested Academic Plan

B.S.ED. in Career & Technical Education: Business, Computer & Information Technology Education Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2017-2018 Academic Year

(Certain courses require that a student secure clearances as per the College of Education policy; students should check the current list of courses that require clearances found on the College of Education Blackboard Undergraduate Community.)

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]14
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States13
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]13
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]14
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
MATH 1013Elements of Statistics13
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education13
ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
CIS 1055Computers and Applications4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators13
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
MIS 2101Information Systems in Organizations3
Select one of the following:3
Managerial Accounting 
Accounting Information Systems 
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
BSED 3241Methods of Teaching Microcomputer Applications3
CTE 3103Curriculum in Career and Technical Education3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
Select one of the following:3
Law of Contracts 
Law for Business 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 123
ECON 1102Microeconomic Principles3
ENG 2007Writing for Business and Industry3
CTE 3372Project-Based Technical Instruction for Children3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms3
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]3
ENGR 3033Entrepreneurial Engineering3
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Asian Business 
Fundamentals of Latin American Business 
Fundamentals of European Business 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education3
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education9
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 123
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Course must be successfully completed to be eligible for Candidacy approval.