IT Undergraduate Programs

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The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education provides a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Instructional Technology with an emphasis in Business Technology Education.  

Students at The University of Southern Mississippi currently earn a 105 license with a 111 (computer applications) add-on endorsement after successful completion of the Instructional Technology (Business Technology Education emphasis) IHL program, Praxis II in Business Education, and Principles of Learning and Teaching.  The following additional economics and business career pathway endorsements are also awarded to our graduates upon successful completion of the IT/BTE program.

License 111, Computer Applications

License 193, Economics

License 917, Career Pathway Experience

License 952, Finance and Accounting Pathway

License 955, Business Management Pathway

License 956, Marketing Pathway

License 981, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) I

License 982, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) II

License 984, Technology Foundations

License 193, Economics

License 917, Career Pathway Experience

License 952, Finance and Accounting Pathway

License 955, Business Management Pathway

License 956, Marketing Pathway

Students desiring entry into secondary teacher education programs must attain the minimum scores set by the Mississippi Department of Education on the ACT (Composite score of 21 with no subscore below 18 prior to enrollment in higher education), or SAT (860, verbal plus quantitative), or Praxis CORE. Acceptable scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CORE): Reading Test Code 5712 with a score of at least 156, Writing Test Code 5722 with a score of at least 162, and Mathematics Test Code 5732 with a score of at least 150. This is the most recent teacher-normed test approved by the State of Mississippi. 

The learning objectives for Business Technology Education include the following:

  • Students will demonstrate written and oral communication skills appropriate for future business technology educators
  • Students will integrate technological and problem-solving skills necessary for success in business and technology classroom
  • Students will apply teaching/learning theories to develop pedagogical strategies, techniques for integrating technology into instruction, assessment and evaluative strategies, and classroom management techniques
  • Students will integrate and apply skills through a field-based experience in secondary business technology education
  • Students will enter the workforce or higher education within 6 months of graduation

 

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