2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog/Student Handbook 
    May 28, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog/Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management, Teacher Licensure Program, B.S.

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

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

Student progress toward meeting Advanced Standing in Teacher Education is monitored at the end of the sophomore year (57 credits). Please see section on Licensure for Teacher Education  .

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.

Management - 18 Credits

Professional Sequence: Middle (Grades 5-8) and Secondary (Grades 8-12) Specialist

The Professional Sequence for Middle and Secondary Specialist must be completed by students intending to teach an academic subject area in the Middle or Secondary School. Students must complete an academic major in the subject area in which the licensure is sought.

Professional Sequence Core:


*FB indicates field-based course.
** Note: Required for Middle School licensure.

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  .

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