Business Management Degree (B.S.), with Teacher Licensure Program

Why Choose a Teacher Licensure Program in Business Management?

*This program is not accepting new applicants as of spring 2016.*

Requirements for the Teacher Licensure Program in Business Management

Requirements for Licensure for Teacher of Business (5-12)

Students accepted in Fall 2016 and prior years may apply to the Business Education teacher licensure program.  Student accepted to Westfield State University after Fall 2016 may not apply to the teacher licensure program in Business Education.

 

To attain licensure to teach Business at the 5-12 grade level students must complete the following:

  • The Business major with a Management concentration;
  • The professional sequence;
  • MGMT 0351 - Teaching Methods in Business.

Students progress toward meeting Advanced Standing in Teacher Education is monitored at the end of the sophomore year (57 credits).  All students must meet the requirements for Advanced Standing to achieve teacher candidacy.   Please see section on Licensure for Teaching under Academic Policies.

In order to be eligible for student teaching, a student must have completed all required course and field work, have an overall GPA of 2.8 (including transfer work), and have a passing grade in the appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (i.e., Communication and Literacy and subject matter tests). Student teaching placements are limited to within a 30-mile radius of the campus.

    Requirements for the Business Management Major

    Business Management majors must complete a minimum of 30 credits in the major at Westfield State University in order to graduate.

      Required Business Core - 39 Credits

      • ACCT 0104 - Principles of Accounting I
      • ACCT 0105 - Principles of Accounting II
      • FINC 0207 - Financial Management
      • MGMT 0107 - Software Applications in Management
      • MGMT 0220 - Production/Operations Management
      • MGMT 0221 - Business Management: A Survey of Organizational Development and Management Principles

      • MGMT 0241 - Business Law I or
      • AVIA 0243 - Aviation Law (Aviation Concentration only)

      • MGMT 0250 - Quantitative Approaches to Business Decisions
      • MGMT 0308 - Organizational Development & Behavior

      • MGMT 0321 - Management Information Systems or
      • ACCT 0345 - Accounting Information Systems (Accounting Concentration only)

      • MGMT 0325 - Business Policy and Strategy
      • MGMT 0338 - International Business
      • MRKT 0231 - Marketing Management

      Non-Business Required Courses - 18 Credits

      • ECON 0101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
      • ECON 0102 - Principles of Microeconomics
      • ENGL 0103 - Speech
      • ENGL 0392 - Business and Technical Writing
      • MATH 0108 - Elementary Statistics
      • MATH 0115 - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences *

      Note:

      * MATH 0105 or MATH 0106, Calculus I or II, will also satisfy this requirement.

        Management - 18 Credits

        • MGMT 0301 - Labor Relations
        • MGMT 0314 - Human Resource Management
        • MGMT 0342 - Entrepreneurship
        • MGMT 0344 - Project Management
        • MGMT 0346 - Leadership
        • 0300-Level Management Elective Credits: 3

        Professional Sequence: Business (5-12)

          Professional Sequence

          • EDUC 0221 - Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (*FB)
          • EDUC 0321 - The Middle School and its Students
          • EDUC 0354 - Educational Planning and Evaluation: Middle and Secondary Schools (*FB)
          • EDUC 0363 - Sheltered English Immersion
          • PSYC 0203 - Adolescent Development
          • Appropriate academic methods course Credits:3 (*FB)

          Professional Sequence Core:

          • EDUC 0220 - Schools in American Culture (*FB)
          • EDUC 0380 - Critical Multicultural Education

          Note:

          *FB indicates field-based course.

            Appropriate Practicum

            • EDUC 0364 - Practicum: Middle School or
            • EDUC 0369 - Practicum: Secondary School

            Additional Graduation Requirements

            All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .