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College of Education


Department of Business and Information Technologies Education


Ivan G. Wallace, Chair, 2318 Bate Building

The vision of the Department of Business and Information Technologies Education is to be recognized for the strength of our programs, expertise of our faculty, and quality of our graduates in our quest to meet the changing needs of the global community. The mission of the Department is to prepare and develop professionals in workforce preparedness education and information technologies. The department offers undergraduate programs of study in business education, business and marketing education, and information processing. Minors are offered in information processing and distribution technology: merchandising.

The department may accept up to 30 s.h. of lower-level (numbered 1000-2999 at ECU) technical credit from a community college or technical or junior college toward some of its BS degree options. Transfer students must meet the requirements of the degree option they elect.

The department is a member of the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE).

BSBE in Business Education

See Licensure, above. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum and special requirements for certification (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    ART 1910. Art Appreciation (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) or MUSC 2208. Music Appreciation (2) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1050. American History to 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT) or MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or approval of dept chair)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    Choose a literature course (FC:HU)
    Choose a speech course (FC:FA)
  2. Professional studies - 24 s.h.
    BITE 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F)
    BITE 4324. Internship in Career and Technical Education (10) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: BITE 4325)
    BITE 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Career and Technical Education (0) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: BITE 4324)
    EDUC 3002. Introduction to Diversity (3)
    EDUC 3200. Foundations of American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: Senior I semester) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4010. Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
  3. Common core - 48 s.h.
    BITE 2212. Basic Programming for Business Applications (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 2311. Financial Information Systems I (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 2500. Electronic Information Processing II (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3200. Distribution Technology I: Merchandising (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3220. Business Communications (3) (WI) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3228. Administrative Management (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3311. Financial Information Systems II (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3500. Electronic Information Processing III (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4200. Microcomputer Business Applications (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4323. Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education (3) (F) P: Admission to upper division)
    BITE 4390. Consumer Financial Management (3) (WI) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4400. Administration and Supervision of Career and Technical Education (3) (S,SS)
    BITE 4500. Information Processing Systems Design (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4700. Web Site Design and Maintenance (3) (F,S,SS)
    FINA 2244. Legal Environment of Business (3) (F,S,SS)
    MATH 2228. Elementary Statistical Methods I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent) or MATH 2283. Statistics for Business (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or equivalent)
  4. Academic concentration (See Academic Concentration. A maximum of 6 s.h. may be counted toward foundations curriculum requirements.) Business information education concentration recommended - 18 s.h.
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BSBE in Business and Marketing Education

See Licensure, above. Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum and special requirements for certification (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    ART 1910. Art Appreciation (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) or MUSC 2208. Music Appreciation (2) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1050. American History to 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT) or MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or approval of dept chair)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    Choose a literature course (FC:HU)
    Choose a speech course (FC:FA)
  2. Professional studies - 24 s.h.
    BITE 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F)
    BITE 4324. Internship in Career and Technical Education (10) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: BITE 4325)
    BITE 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Career and Technical Education (0) (S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: BITE 4324)
    EDUC 3002. Introduction to Diversity (3)
    EDUC 3200. Foundations of American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: Senior I semester) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4010. Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
  3. Common core - 51 s.h.
    BITE 2212. Basic Programming for Business Applications (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 2311. Financial Information Systems I (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 2500. Electronic Information Processing II (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3200. Distribution Technology I: Merchandising (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3220. Business Communications (3) (WI) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3228. Administrative Management (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3301. Distribution Technology II: Promotion (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BITE 3200)
    BITE 3302. Distribution Technology III: Selling (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3311. Financial Information Systems II (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4200. Microcomputer Business Applications (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4323. Methods of Teaching Career and Technical Education (3) (F) (P: Admission to upper division)
    BITE 4390. Consumer Financial Management (3) (WI) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4400. Administration and Supervision of Career and Technical Education (3) (S,SS)
    BITE 4500. Information Processing Systems Design (3) (F,S,SS) (Formerly ASIP 4500)
    BITE 4700. Web Site Design and Maintenance (3) (F,S,SS)
    FINA 2244. Legal Environment of Business (3) (F,S,SS)
    MATH 2228. Elementary Statistical Methods I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent) or MATH 2283. Statistics for Business (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or equivalent)
  4. Academic concentration (See Academic Concentration. A maximum of 6 s.h. may be counted toward foundations curriculum requirements.) Business information technologies concentration recommended - 18 s.h.
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BSBE in Information Technologies

Minimum degree requirement is 127 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    ART 1910. Art Appreciation (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) or MUSC 2208. Music Appreciation (2) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1050. American History to 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT) or MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or approval of dept chair)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    Choose a literature course (FC:HU)
    Choose a speech course (FC:FA)
  2. Core - 76 s.h.
    BITE 1500. Electronic Information Processing I (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 2112. Introduction to Information Processing Technology (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 2212. Basic Programming for Business Applications (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 2311. Financial Information Systems I (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 2500. Electronic Information Processing II (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3200. Distribution Technology I: Merchandising (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3220. Business Communications (3) (WI) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3228. Administrative Management (3) (F,S,SS)
    *BITE 3291, 3292, 3294, 3294. Internship: Supervised Work Experience (1,2,3,4) (F,S,SS) (May be taken in any combination for a maximum of 4 s.h.)
    BITE 3301. Distribution Technology II: Promotion (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BITE 3200)
    BITE 3311. Financial Information Systems II (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 3500. Electronic Information Processing III (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4100. Introduction to Virtual Environments in Business and Information Technology Education (3) (F,S)
    BITE 4200. Microcomputer Business Applications (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4300. Administrative Office Procedures (3) (F,S,SS)) or BITE 4435. Instructional Strategies for Technical Training (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4390. Consumer Financial Management (3) (WI) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 4500. Information Processing Systems Design (3) (F,S,SS) or MIS 3063. Introduction to Management Information Systems (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ACCT 2521)
    BITE 4700. Web Site Design and Maintenance (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 5200. Microcomputer Business Graphics Applications (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BITE 4200 or consent of instructor) or MIS 4133. Information Systems Management (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: MIS 3063)
    FINA 2244. Legal Environment of Business (3) (F,S,SS)
    MATH 2228. Elementary Statistical Methods I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent) or MATH 2283. Statistics for Business (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or equivalent)
    PSYC 3221. Social Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or PSYC 3241. Personnel and Industrial Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    Choose 9 s.h. major electives above 2999
    *Students who have met work experience requirement should take 4 s.h. of electives in the major.
  3. General electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Distribution Technology: Merchandising Minor

The distribution technology: merchandising minor requires 27 s.h. of credit as follows:
BITE 2112. Introduction to Information Processing Technology (3) (F,S,SS)
BITE 2311. Financial Information Systems I (3,0) (F,S,SS)
BITE 3200. Distribution Technology I: Merchandising (3) (F,S,SS)
BITE 3220. Business Communications (3) (WI) (F,S,SS)
BITE 3301. Distribution Technology II: Promotion (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BITE 3200)
BITE 3302. Distribution Technology III: Selling (3) (F,S,SS)
BITE 4100. Introduction to Virtual Environments in Business and Information Technology Education (3) (F,S)
BITE 4700. Web Site Design and Maintenance (3) (F,S,SS)
Choose 3 s.h. minor area electives to be selected in consultation with minor area advisor

Information Processing Minor

The information processing minor requires 30 s.h. of credit as follows:
BITE 1500. Electronic Information Processing I (3) (F,S,SS)
BITE 2112. Introduction to Information Processing Technology (3) (F,S,SS)
BITE 2311. Financial Information Systems I (3) (F,S,SS)
BITE 2500. Electronic Information Processing II (3) (F,S,SS)
BITE 3220. Business Communications (3) (WI) (F,S,SS)
BITE 3500. Electronic Information Processing III (3) (F,S,SS)
BITE 4100. Introduction to Virtual Environments in Business and Information Technology Education (3) (F,S)
BITE 4200. Microcomputer Business Applications (3) (F,S,SS)
BITE 4500. Information Processing Systems Design (3) (F,S,SS)
BITE 4700. Web Site Design and Maintenance (3) (F,S,SS)