Master of Arts in Global Leadership/Master of Arts in Teaching

DUAL DEGREE

The 21st century affords exciting opportunities for global servant leadership in a variety of educational institutions around the world. This dual degree program is designed for students who want to develop academic expertise in a given discipline with which they can teach in overseas universities or other international academic programs, institutions, and settings. At the same time, students can develop skill sets to help them with the complex dynamics needed to serve others by adding value to their lives, sharing the gospel witness in diverse cultural contexts – by learning to adjust to cross-cultural environments, and making and sustaining intercultural relationships.

ADMISSION

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.

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.

Graduate School of Ministry Portfolio

Dallas Baptist University’s Ministry Degree Programs seek to provide an academic experience that enables all candidates to engage and impact Christian Ministries of the 21st century. The Portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents that represent the candidate’s preparation for future ministry positions, demonstrating the candidate’s ongoing knowledge, skills, and ministry experiences.   

The Graduate School of Ministry provides candidates the opportunity for self-reflection through the compilation of documents in an electronic Portfolio. Documents in the Portfolio may include Signature Assignments, Resume, and Philosophy of Ministry among others.  

Throughout the program, the candidate will collect designated documents and upload them to the Portfolio within Blackboard. The Portfolio will be used to assess development as the candidate proceeds through their designated ministry program.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to meet with their GSOM Program Director to discuss the Portfolio required documents prior to graduation.

MA IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REQUISITES

  • Old Testament Survey

  • New Testament Survey

Requisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the MA in Teaching 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.

MA IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)

course

Credit hours

Required Curriculum

30

MAGL 5330 - Introduction to Missiology
MINS 5302 - Ministry Research and Writing Across Media

MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life

MINS 6305 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)

THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology
Select three courses from
MA in Global Leadership courses with approval of Academic Advisor.
Six (6) hours of the MA in Teaching Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MA in Global Leadership Required Curriculum.

MA IN TEACHING REQUIRED CURRICULUM - minimum 30 hours depending on choice of study plan

(Excluding requisites)

Select one of the following study plans

EC-6 Without Certification

(Elementary) - ESL Certificate

(Elementary) - Reading Certificate

(Elementary) - Special Education Certificate

(Secondary) - Without Certification

(Secondary) - ESL Certificate

(Secondary) - Reading Certificate

(Secondary) - Special Education Certificate

Six (6) hours of the MA in Global Leadership Required Curriculum serve as electives for the MA in Teaching Required Curriculum.

ELEMENTARY STUDY PLANS REQUIRED CURRICULUM

EC-6 Specialization (without certification)

course

Credit hours

Academic Content

27

GSCI 5320 - Pedagogy of Science
EDUC 5318 - Pedagogy of Math
EDUC 5325 - Instructional Technology
MATH 5304 - Content Math I
READ 5302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction
READ 5335 - Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)
READ 5336 - Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)
READ 5338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts
SOST 5340 - Pedagogy of Social Studies

Professional

9

EDUC 5303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence
EDUC 5315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction
EDUC 5316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and ASSESSMENT

Required

0

EDUC 6010 - Defense of Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary) ESL Certificate

course

Credit hours

Academic Specialization

15

ESLS 5301 - Second Language Acquisition
ESLS 5304 - Methods in Teaching ESL
ESLS 5306 - Content Area Language Proficiency Skills
ESLS 5308 - Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments
Select one of the following:
ESLS 5312 - Practicum for State Certification (S-L)
ESLS 5314 - Practicum in ESL/EFL Settings (S-L)

Professional Area

9

EDUC 5315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction
EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)
EDUC 6308 - The School and Multicultural Society

Resource Area (one course is non-credit)

6

EDUC 5303 - Developmental Stages Early Childhood Through Adolescence
EDUC 6010 - Defense of Degree
EDUC 6306 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation

Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary) Reading Certificate

course

Credit hours

Academic Specialization

15

READ 5010 - English, Language Arts, and Reading 4-8 Seminar

READ 5332 - Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience (S-L)
READ 6301 - Specialized Reading Assessment and Instruction
READ 5337 - Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature and Visual Representation)
READ 5338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts
READ 6335 - Curriculum and Instruction in Reading

Professional Area

9

EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)
EDUC 6304 - Improvement of Instruction
EDUC 6308 - The School and Multicultural Society

Resource Area (one course is non-credit)

9

EDUC 5303 - Developmental Stages Early Childhood Through Adolescence
EDUC 5320 - Teaching the Underachiever
EDUC 6010 - Defense of Degree
EDUC 6306 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation

Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary) Special Education Certificate

course

Credit hours

Academic Specialization

15

SPED 5310 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners
SPED 5320 - Teaching the Underachiever
SPED 5330 - Pedagogy of Special Education
SPED 5332 - Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience
SPED 5333 - Clinical Experiences in Correcting Reading Difficulties (S-L)
SPED 4010 - Special Education Seminar

Professional Area

9

EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)
EDUC 6304 - Improvement of Instruction
EDUC 6308 - The School and Multicultural Society

Resource Area (one course is non-credit)

6

EDUC 5303 - Developmental Stages Early Childhood Through Adolescence
EDUC 6010 - Defense of Degree
EDUC 6306 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation

SECONDARY STUDY PLANS REQUIRED CURRICULUM

Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary) Non-Certified

course

Credit hours

Academic Specialization

12

EDUC 5316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment
EDUC 6308 - The School and Multicultural Society
READ 5302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction
READ 5338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts

Professional Area

12

EDUC 5303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood Through Adolescence
EDUC 5315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction
EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)
EDUC 6306 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation

Resource Area(one course is non-credit)

6

EDUC 5303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood Through Adolescence
EDUC 5315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction
EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)
EDUC 6306 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation

Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary) ESL Certificate

course

Credit hours

Academic Specialization

15

ESLS 5301 - Second Language Acquisition
ESLS 5304 - Methods in Teaching ESL
ESLS 5306 - Content Area Language Proficiency Skills
ESLS 5308 - Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments

ESLS 5312 - Practicum for State Certification (S-L)
or
ESLS 5314 - Practicum in ESL/EFL Settings (S-L)

Professional Area

12

EDUC 5303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood Through Adolescence
EDUC 5315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction
EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)
EDUC 6308 - The School and Multicultural Society

Resource Area (one course is non-credit)

6

EDUC 5310 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners
EDUC 5320 - Teaching the Underachiever
EDUC 6010 - Defense of Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary) Reading Certificate

course

Credit hours

Academic Specialization

15

Students may choose from the following courses: 
READ 5332 - Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience (S-L)
READ 6301 - Specialized Reading Assessment and Instruction
READ 6330 - Foundations of Reading
READ 5337 - Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature and Visual Representation)
READ 6335 - Curriculum and Instruction in Reading

Professional Area

12

EDUC 5303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood Through Adolescence
EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)
EDUC 6304 - Improvement of Instruction
EDUC 6308 - The School and Multicultural Society

Resource Area (one course is non-credit)

6

SPED 5310 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners
SPED 5320 - Teaching the Underachiever
EDUC 6010 - Defense of Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary) Special Education Certificate

course

Credit hours

Academic Specialization

12

SPED 5310 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners
SPED 5330 - Pedagogy of Special Education
SPED 5332 - Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience
SPED 5333 - Clinical Experiences in Correcting Reading Difficulties (S-L)
SPED 4010 - Special Education Seminar

Professional Area

9

EDUC 5303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood Through Adolescence
EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)
EDUC 6304 - Improvement of Instruction

Resource Area (one course is non-credit)

9

EDUC 5320 - Teaching the Underachiever
EDUC 6010 - Defense of Degree
EDUC 6306 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation
EDUC 6308 - The School and Multicultural Society

TOTAL HOURS

30 hours

MA in Global Leadership Required Curriculum

30 hours

MA in Teaching Required Curriculum

60 hours

Minimum TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)

*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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