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BITE Program Course Requirements

BITE Teaching Major/Minor Requirements
Administrative Systems Management (Non-Teaching) Minor
Secondary Education Licensure Requirements
Applying to the Teacher Education Program

For further information on the BITE program, please contact:

Sandra Williams, Ed.D.
PJW Education Center 305
Phone: (406) 243-4217
Sandra.Williams@mso.umt.edu

BITE Teaching Major/Minor Requirements
For licensure in the major teaching field of Business and Information Technology Education (BITE), students must complete the requirements for a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in one of the following: accounting, finance, management, management information systems, or marketing. They must also complete the business and information technology education coursework (C&I 287, C&I 341, EDU 497, and EDU 472) and all secondary education licensure coursework.

C&I 341 and EDU 472 are only offered during spring semesters, and EDU 497 is offered only in the fall. EDU 395, an intermediate field experience course, is a co-requisite with EDU 497. Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is required before students can enroll in the EDU courses listed above. Please see the third section of this page for more information on the TEP.

Individuals holding a baccalaureate degree must meet these requirements by completing the courses listed below or demonstrate course equivalency.

The courselist example below illustrates the management information systems major. Some courses will vary depending on the student's major.
 

Course Credit
ACTG 201 Prin. of Financial Accounting 3
ACTG 202 Prin. of Managerial Accounting 3
BFIN 322 Business Finance 3
BGEN 235 Business Law 3
BGEN 320E Business Ethics & Social Responsibility 3
BMGT 322 Operations Management 3
BMGT 340 Management and Organization Behavior 3
BMIS 365 Business Applications Development 3
BMIS 270 MIS Foundations for Business 3
BMIS 370 Managing Information & Data 3
BMIS 372 Info. Infrastructures: Strategic Persp. 3
BMIS 373 Bus. Systems Analysis and Design 3
BMIS 476 Integrated Project Management 3
BMIS 498 IS Internship OR IS 495 Practicum 3
BMKT 325 Principles of Marketing3 3
C&I 287 Business Communications 3
C&I 341 Information Management and Design 3
COMX 111A Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CSCI 172 Introduction to Computer Modeling 3
ECNS 201S Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECNS 202S Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EDU 472  Creating a Digitally Rich Workplace 3
EDU 497 Methods: Teaching Business
  *Co-req EDU 395
4
M 115 Probability and Linear Math 3
STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 4
WRIT 101 College Writing 3
Capstone Co-Requisites (take together)
BMGT 486 Strategic Venture Management 3
BGEN 499 Integrative Business Simulation 1
Total Credits: 77


The following is a list of courses required for a BITE teaching minor:

Courses Credits
ACTG 201 Financial Accounting  3
BGEN 235 Business Law 3
C&I 287 Business Communication  3
C&I 341 Information Management and Design (Spring) 3
CSCI 172 Introduction to Computer Modeling 3
ECNS 201S Principles of Microeconomics 3
EDU 472 Creating a Digitally Rich Workplace (Spring)  3
EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Business (Autumn) 4
M 115 Probability and Linear Math 3
BMKT 325 Principles of Marketing 3
Total Credits: 31

Click here to view a printable version of the BITE major and minor requirements.




Administrative Systems Management (Non-Teaching) Minor

Students pursuing a BITE major or minor should also consider pursuing a non-teaching minor in administrative systems management. The coursework required for this minor varies only slightly from the BITE major and minor. Students should speak with their advisors to see if this minor is an option for them.

The following is a list of courses required for the non-teaching minor in administrative systems management:

Course Credit
ACTG 201  Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BGEN 235 Business Law 3
BMGT 340 Management and Organization Behavior 3
C&I 287 Business Communication 3
C&I 341 Information Management and Design (Spring) 3
CSCI 172 Introduction to Computer Modeling 3
ECNS 201S Principles of Microeconomics 3
EDU 472 Creating a Digitally Rich Workplace (Spring) 3
M 115 Probability and Linear Math 3
Total Credits: 27


Secondary Education Licensure Requirements
As stated above, students must complete coursework required for secondary licensure in addition to their BITE major coursework. See the following chart for a complete list of these courses. (NOTE: BITE majors are do not need to take EDU 370, as this class is substituted with departmental coursework.)

Please note that admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is required before a student can enroll in the licensure (EDU) courses.  Information on applying to the Teacher Education Program is below.

Course Credit
These courses must be completed with a C- or better before applying to TEP:
WRIT 101 College Writing I 3
Additional licensure requirements:
HEE 223 Health Issues of Children and Adolescents 3
Native American Studies course 3

Current First Aid w/ CPR
   *Must complete at least one semester before student teaching.
     5-12 majors need adults CPR. K-12 majors need child and adult CPR.

Admission to the TEP is required to enroll in courses below.
These courses are recommended to be taken together (Block I):
EDU 202 Early Field Experience 1
EDU 221 Educational Psychology and Measurements 3

EDU 370 Instructional Media & Computer Applications 
   *BITE students meet through departmental requirements.

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EDU 345 Exceptionality and Classroom Management 3
These courses are recommended to be taken together (Block II):
EDU 395 Field Experience (Co-requisite with methods courses) 1
Major/minor teaching methods courses 3-9

EDU 481 Literacy Strategies in Content Areas
   *English majors meet through departmental requirements

3
EDU 407E Ethics and Policy Issues 3
These courses must be taken together:
EDU 495 Student Teaching: Secondary
EDU 494 Professional Portfolio
14
1


Click here for a printable PDF version of the professional licensure requirements.


Admission to the Teacher Education Program 
All undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students seeking licensure to teach must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP). Admission to the TEP is required before students may enroll in licensure (EDU) courses. Admission is limited to approximately 125 elementary and 125 secondary candidates per year. Due to field experience placement constraints, there is a limit of 12 students admitted per content area, each semester. Application deadlines for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students are September 15 and February 15. Students are eligible for consideration for admission if they have:

  • been admitted to the University of Montana;
  • completed at least 30 semester credits (not including developmental or technical courses);
  • achieved a minimum cumulative GPA (including all transfer credits) of 2.75;
  • completed an English composition course (WRIT 101), with a grade of C- or better;
  • evidence of competent writing ability as provided in an application writing sample;
  • appropriate experience working with children or youth;
  • results from a national fingerprint-based background check (Background check p
  • supportive recommendations from two faculty members, including at least one from the student's major or minor;
  • and satisfactory results from a national fingerprint-based background check. (Background check packets are available in the the Teacher Education Services office.)

Click here to read more about the TEP application and suggestions for successful preparation.

The Teacher Education Program application can be downloaded here