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Business Education, B.S.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
The program in Business Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to preparing teachers who will be qualified and certificated to instruct students of all ages to live and work in a business environment.
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The major in Business Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is intended for those interested in teaching in public elementary, junior/middle, and senior high schools; vocational-technical schools; private business schools; or industry. Students have a choice of the following certification areas: marketing education or business, computer, and information technology.

A minimum grade-point average, in accordance with Pennsylvania standards, is required to apply for admission to teacher education, to take major courses in the department, and to student teach. The candidates for certification must also complete successfully the core battery and specialization sections of the Praxis examinations.

Before graduation, each business education student must document completion of 500 hours of business work-related experience. This experience can be acquired during summer vacations and in offices on the campus during the regular school term. Previous documented experience may also be counted.


With a BSEd in Professional Studies in Education from IUP, your career options multiply:

  • Early childhood teacher
  • Special education teacher or consultant
  • Middle grade level teacher with specialty in math, English/language arts, social studies, or science
  • Urban schools teacher, specialist


Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, this program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education and Pennsylvania teacher certification in business, computers, and information technology for students in grades kindergarten-12.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Plan, create, and implement your path to a promising future
  • A role model, an inspiration, a taskmaster, and a friend - become the dedicated teacher who inspires and challenges students. 
  • Think about becoming a principal or administrator. As you expand your command of educational practices, you can provide leadership for your colleagues and student population.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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