Associate of Arts (Teacher Preparation)

This degree program is designed for those students whose ultimate goal is teacher certification in the State of Texas. It provides the student with an excellent liberal arts foundation and preparation for eventual entry into a teacher certification bachelor’s degree program.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

course

credit hours (AA)

Developing A Christian Mind

DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

English

12

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts

6

COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

Foreign Language

*Six hours of 2000 level or above if adequate requisites are met.

14*

Foundations for Excellence

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of those entering DBU with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

Kinesiology

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES requirements are waived

Mathematics

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

3

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level course only)

One laboratory science selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

4

Religion

6

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

Social Science

9

POLS 2301 - American National Government

POLS 2302 - State and Local Governments

Choose one of the following courses:

ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics

PHIL 2301 - Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 2302 - Introduction to Logic

PHIL 2303 - Introduction to Worldviews

PSYC 1301 - General Psychology

PSYC 3311 - Marriage and Family Systems

SOCI 1301- Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 1302 - Social Problems

SOCI 3311 - Marriage and Family Systems

or

an approved three-hour education course.

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

66

Electives

0

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

66

NOTE:  Please refer to the College of Education for University policies and requirements for admission into the Educator Preparation Program.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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