myBSC | Banner | Beckley | Helpdesk
Monday, April 21, 2014
   
Text Size
image image image image image image image image image image image image image image
Online Student Evaluation of Faculty April 28 – May 9
Tips for Taming Stress
SGA Elections
Degree Now  
28th Annual Klingensmith Cup   The 28th annual Klingensmith Cup Golf Tournament will be played on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Wolf Creek Golf Course in Bastian, Virginia.
School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.


 
The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.


 
School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

School of Arts & Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.


Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

Welcome Video

video

myBSC

mybsc

Make A Gift

BSC Alerts

News & Events

April 17 2014

(Bluefield)—The Center for Applied Research and Technology at Bluefield State College (CART) described and demonstrated a few of the prototype products it developed for RSL Fiber Systems (RSL) for members of the Innovation Transfer Consortium (ITC) at the group's February meeting at Alderson Br...
BSC Students from The Gambia Find Success and Fulfillment at...
April 17 2014

Paris Lester (left), Bluefield State College accounting faculty member, and BSC students Alieu Diem (center) and Famara Jallow from The Gambia are pictured during a break between classes.  Diem and Fallow and are providing tax preparation help for area residents through the Volunteer I...
April 17 2014

(Bluefield)—The college planning site BestColleges.com has included Bluefield State College in a list of the 50 colleges and universities in America with the most affordable out-of-state tuition. "With the rising cost of tuition, students who would otherwise like to go away to college are kept...
Read more news...

 Recommend  Print 

Bluefield State College operates on a block system for scheduling student teaching. A semester is reserved for the student in which he/she will schedule a block of professional education. The class week is viewed as 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, meaning that students may be required to attend seminars and workshops during the day, the evening, or weekends during the student teaching experience. The first part of the semester will be devoted to classes on the Bluefield campus. A minimum of 12 weeks during the last part of the semester will be devoted to full-time student teaching in the public schools. Students wishing to pursue more than two content specializations may be required to spend an additional period of time in full-time student teaching.

For admission to the professional semester, the student must:

  1. File the appropriate application with the Director of Teacher Education early in the semester prior to the one in which student teaching is to be done.
  2. Have completed all General Studies requirements.
  3.  Have completed all of the pre-requisite Professional Education courses.
  4. Have completed all required courses in their teaching specialization. Exceptions will be considered if the student lacks only one course in each specialization.
  5. Have earned an overall grade point average of 2.75, or better.
  6. Have completed a minimum of 96 semester credit hours.
  7. Be interviewed by faculty to review status and pre-plan student teaching placement before completing registration for the professional semester.

Upon successful completion of the professional semester, and all program requirements, which include taking the required Praxis II exams prior to graduation (Elementary Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Principles of Learning and Teaching, and Middle School English, Science, Social Studies or Mathematics) and submission of the Student Teaching Portfolio, the student may apply for certification through the Director of Teacher Education. Certification is granted by the West Virginia Department of Education upon passing the Praxis I (pre-professional skills tests), Praxis II in the chosen teaching field(s), maintaining at least an overall 2.75 grade point average, and successfully completing student teaching in each programmatic level for which certification is sought (ex. K-6, 5-9).

Calendar Events

Mon Apr 21, 2014 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
SGA Voting
Mon Apr 21, 2014 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Earth Day Expo
Mon Apr 21, 2014 @11:00AM -
Lady Blues ECAC Basketball Champions Celebration
Mon Apr 21, 2014 @ 3:00PM -
General Faculty Meeting
Tue Apr 22, 2014
'A Celebration of Success' featuring Jim Justice
Tue Apr 22, 2014 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
SGA Voting
Tue Apr 22, 2014 @ 6:00PM -
Pi Gamma Mu Spring Induction Ceremony

facebook

 

tmcf

formThe W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business Student Information Form
applynowApply Now
videoBSC4Me
helpHelp Desk
alertBSC Alert - Sign Up Now

smarthinking

Online Courses

Blackboardblackboard
Moodle (CART)moodle