Master of Education in Bilingual Education
The Master of Education in Bilingual Education program is a 36-hour, non-thesis program designed for practicing teachers and administrators who desire continued growth and expertise as professionals, specializing in the area of bilingual and multilingual education. Learning experiences and assignments in this program are designed to provide the learner with sufficient theoretical and experiential knowledge to serve successfully as a bilingual education specialist in the role of a classroom teacher or program administrator.
There are no additional requirements other than those required for admission to the graduate program at DBU.
Continuance in the program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).
A waiver of the GRE or MAT requirement may be considered if the student meets one of the following conditions:
earns an “A-“ or higher in each of the first four courses (12 hours) of graduate coursework in the DBU College of Education, or
holds a Bachelor’s degree from the DBU College of Education earned within the past five years with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, or
holds a Master’s degree from DBU.
Core Curriculum Requirements
EDBE 5304 - Principles of Curriculum Development in Dual Language and ESL Classrooms
Dual Language Specialization
EDBE 5301 - Principles of Biliteracy Development in Spanish and English †*
English as a Second Language/Multilingual Specialization
Select nine credit hours from the following courses:
READ 5338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts
Total Credit Hours Required
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GRADUATE DEFENSE OF DEGREE
Because of Dallas Baptist University’s quest for meaningful assessment of graduate candidates, a defense of degree is required in all College of Education Graduate Programs. The defense of degree is a capstone collection of signature assessments and artifacts with reflections that demonstrate a candidate’s personal growth, development, and acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
A web-based format will be utilized by the candidate to enhance the presentation and to justify why the degree should be awarded to the candidate. The candidate’s formal defense will be presented to members of the Defense of Degree Committee and will take place on the main campus each semester.
Candidates must register for the Defense of Degree course as prescribed in their degree plan during the semester in which they will present their defense of degree. Practicing teachers, administrators, consultants, superintendents, guidance directors, personnel directors, and Educational Region Service Center personnel, as well as DBU professors and administrators, volunteer their time for this highly selective process.
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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