BA/BS in Core Subjects Early Childhood-Grade 6 Certification/MA in Teaching

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Core Subjects Early Childhood-Grade 6 Certification and the Master of Arts in Teaching Accelerated Bachelor and Master’s degree is a 153 to 170-hour program. Graduates from the program will receive a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with EC-6 Teacher certification and Master of Arts in Teaching. The non-thesis program is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification and enhanced expertise in content areas, effective teaching strategies, and enhanced delivery of instruction and powerful assessment. The program is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a master's degree and will equip educators to become servant leaders within the school setting.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

(BA)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

(BS)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Foreign Language
(BA) *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students 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

6

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

Kinesiology

2

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 courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

MATH 1303 - College Algebra or equivalent

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

12

(BA)

BIOL 1401 - Principles of Biology
(BS)

BIOL 1401 - Principles of Biology

GEOL 1401 - Meteorology and Space Science

PHSC 1401 - Physical Science I

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
POLS 2301 - American National Government

3

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

57

48

Core Subjects Early Childhood – Grade 6 Certification

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

15

15

ECHE 4360 - Foundations of Early Childhood Education*

EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification*

EDUC 3313 - Foundations of Teaching*

EDUC 3320 - Instructional Assessment*

EDUC 4010 - Elementary Core Subjects EC-6 Seminar

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching*

INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR  

62

54

EDUC 3302 - Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents* (S-L)

EDUC 4312 - Teaching Special Populations* (S-L)

EDUC 4313 - Discipline and Classroom Management in Culturally Diverse Settings* (S-L)

EDUC 4314 - Best Practices in Teaching* (S-L)

EDUC 4334 - Pedagogy of Fine Arts and Movement in the Elem. Classroom*

GEOL 1401 - Meteorology and Space Science (BA only)

HIST 2301 - World Civilizations I or HIST 2302 World Civilizations II

HIST 4309 - Texas History

MATH 3303 - Math Content I

MATH 3304 - Math Content II

PHSC 1401 - Physical Science I (BA only)

PEDAGOGY

EDUC 4318 - Pedagogy of Math*

GSCI 4320 - Pedagogy of Science*

READ 4013 - Science of Teaching Reading Seminar

READ 4313 - Science of Teaching Reading

READ 4330 - Recognizing and Instructing Struggling Readers*

READ 4333 - Clinical for Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties

READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)*

READ 4336 - Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)*

READ 4338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts*

SOST 4340 - Pedagogy of Social Studies*

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

6

6

EDUC 6312 - Technology Integration in Curriculum

READ 5332 - Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience (S-L)

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*

Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*

0

0

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

140

123

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.

Elective Requirements*

  • In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.

  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (Ma)

A. PROFESSIONAL AREA

9

EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)

EDUC 6304 - Improvement of Instruction

EDUC 6308 - The School and Multicultural Society

B. RESOURCE AREA

21

EDUC 5310 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners

EDUC 5320 - Teaching the Underachiever

ESLS 5301 - Second Language Acquisition

ESLS 5304 - Methods in Teaching ESL

ESLS 5306 - Content Area Language Proficiency Skills

EDUC 6306 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation

READ 6330 - Foundations of Reading

C. REQUIRED 

EDUC 6010 - Defense of Degree

0

0

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

30

30

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

170

153

  • Students must be accepted to the Educator Preparation Program at the completion of 45 credit hours.

  • Students must file a Statement of Commitment at the completion of 80 credit hours (including current enrollment).

  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all teacher certification coursework.

  • Science and Math courses must be taken prior to Field Based semesters.

* Indicates Signature Course requiring download of Signature Assessments in TaskStream Reminder.

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

Refer to course descriptions for course prerequisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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