Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language
The dual master's program is a 60-hour non-thesis program that provides candidates with advanced education in order to develop strong theoretical and experiential knowledge and effective skills in reading, ESL, and curriculum and instruction. Upon program completion, teacher candidates will receive a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language, along with preparation that can lead to certification as a Reading Specialist, Master Reading Teacher, English as a Second Language specialist, and Curriculum and Instruction specialist.
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.
Prerequisite coursework must be satisfied for both degree programs.
Continuance in the MED in Curriculum and Instruction and MED in Reading and English as a Second Language programs 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 - 15 hours (excluding prerequisites)
Required Shared Curriculum
EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)*
MED in Curriculum and Instruction Required Curriculum - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)
EDAD 6312 - School Law
MED in Reading and English as a Second Language Required Curriculum - 21 hours (excluding prerequisites)
READ 5011 - Reading Specialist Seminar
Required Shared Curriculum
MED in Curriculum and Instruction Required Curriculum
MED in Reading and English as a Second Language Required Curriculum
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
Find course descriptions by category under the Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.
Special Notice for Dual Master’s Degree Students:
College of Education graduate students who are in a dual master’s degree program where a state certification exam is required should meet with their Program Advisor prior to registering for their first exam in order to determine which exam should be taken first. Students will be authorized only to take one TExES exam at a time. The first exam taken must be passed before permission to register for a second (different) exam will be given.
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 digital 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 Educator Preparation Board and will take place on the main campus each semester.
It is recommended that candidates attend a Defense of Degree workshop held each semester. It is also the candidate’s responsibility to schedule a meeting with their designated Program Director who will provide additional information regarding objectives, service-learning, artifacts, reflections, presentation format, and evaluative criteria and scoring.
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 to the Educator Preparation Board. The EPB is a group of experienced and widely successful educators from Dallas Baptist University and the Metroplex. 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. The Educator Preparation Board serves as the College of Education Graduate Programs’ advisory board and meets three times a year to assess graduate candidates’ defense of degrees.
College of Education Graduate E-Portfolio
Dallas Baptist University’s educator preparation programs strive to provide a quality learning experience that enables all candidates to impact EC-12 learning. The E-Portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents to prepare the candidate for future positions; demonstrate the candidate’s ongoing knowledge, skills, experiences, and dispositions; and provide the candidate with the opportunity for self-reflection. All graduate candidates are required to compile and maintain an electronic, developmental E-Portfolio. There are three types of documents that must be included in the E-Portfolio: required documents, foundational elements, and competency artifacts. Throughout the program, the candidate will collect these documents and upload them to their designed TaskStream account.
The organization of E-Portfolio is governed by the State Board of Educator Certification standards and competencies, DBU/InTASC competencies, and DBU’s Educator Preparation Provider competencies in addition to specific field of study competencies.
The E-Portfolio will be used to assess your development as you proceed through your designated program. Candidates who do not have all required documents and “signature assessments” uploaded into TaskStream will not be allowed to proceed to the next level as designed by these Transition Points:
Transition Point One: Requirements for Program Admission
Transition Point Two: Requirements for Program Entrance
Transition Point Three: Requirements for Program Continuance
Transition Point Four: Requirements for Program Completion
Transition Point Five: Requirements for Program Evaluation
It is the candidates’ responsibility to meet with their designed program director and/or advisor to discuss the E-Portfolio required documents, checkpoint scoring, foundational elements rubric, and the competency artifacts rubric.