Master of Arts in Communication/Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Effective communication and efficient organizational structure are essential in any educational setting. The MA in Communication and MED in Curriculum and Instruction dual degree provides a platform on which students will gain an advanced understanding of the skills necessary to lead groups in an educational setting, whether in school or business. The skills and knowledge acquired through this degree plan will provide individuals with a deep understanding of the inner workings of curriculum planning and how to coordinate and lead work teams in the support and implementation of the institution's mission and vision.
In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
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.
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding requisites)
COMA 6301 - Advanced Communication Theory
MA IN COMMUNICATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 21 hours (excluding requisites)
COMA 6305 - Presentation Communication (S-L)*
MED IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 21 hours (excluding requisites)
EDAD 6312 - School Law
Required Shared Curriculum
MA in Communication Required Curriculum
MED in Curriculum and Instruction Required Curriculum
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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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.