BSEd Early Childhood-12 Certification - Special Education/MA in Children's Ministry

The accelerated BSEd in Early Childhood-12 Certification – Special Education and the Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry with Special Needs Children's Ministry concentration provides Christ-centered undergraduate and graduate-level education to prepare servant leaders for careers in both education and ministry. The program is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification and ministry training specific to children’s ministry. Graduates will be able to serve as educators and/or ministers in the school or the church setting 

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (bSED)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

English

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

and

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Foundations for Excellence

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

12

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

and

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

or

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

and

HIST 4309 - Texas History

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 courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

MATH 1303 - College Algebra - or equivalent

Natural Science

12

BIOL 1401 - Principles of Biology

GEOL 1401 - Meteorology and Space Science

PHSC 1401 - Physical Science I 

Religion

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

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

54

EC-12 Certification - Special Education Major

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

18

EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification*

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

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching*

ESLS 4304 - Methods in Teaching ESL*

READ 4330 - Recognizing and Instructing Struggling Readers

READ 4333 - Clinical for Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties* (S-L)

SPED 4010 - TExES Content EC-12 Special Education

ACADEMIC MAJOR  

42

READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)*

SPED 2309 - Adapted Kinesiology (S-L)

SPED 3311 - Behavior Management for the Inclusive Classroom

SPED 3312 - Legal and Ethical Framework for Special Education

SPED 3313 - Introduction to Special Education

SPED 3314 - Math for Learners with Special Needs

SPED 3315 - Literacy for Learners with Special Needs

SPED 3320 - Classroom Assessment for Learners with Special Needs

SPED 4311 - Instructional Technology for Students with Special Needs

SPED 4312 - The Inclusive Classroom

SPED 4313 - Severe Behavioral Challenges

SPED 4314 - Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities

SPED 4316 - Teaching Students with High-Incidence Disabilities

SPED 4320 - Teaching the Underachiever

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses 

6

ECHE 5360 - Foundations of Early Childhood Education

EDUC 5334 - Pedagogy of Fine Arts and Movement in the Elementary Classroom

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*

Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*

0

0

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

120

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)

CORE COURSES

18

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

MA in CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COURSES

12

MACH 5312 - Ministry with Children

MACH 6351 - Children and the Christian Faith

CONCENTRATIONS

General Concentration

MACH 6352 - Advanced Childhood Ministry* (S-L)

Choose one of the following courses:

EDUC 6304 - Improvement of Instruction

EDUC 6308 - The School and Multicultural Society

MACH 5313 - Disability and Suffering

MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry

MACH 6315 - Ministry to Children with Special Needs

MACH 6316 - Advanced Ministry to Children with Special Needs (S-L)

MACH 6350 - Ministry in Church Weekday Education Ministries

MACH 6354 - Research: Faith Formation in Childhood* (S-L)

MAFM 6353 - Ministry to Families

SPED 5310 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners

SPED 5350 - Teaching Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities

Special Needs Children's Ministry Concentration

MACH 6315 - Ministry to Children with Special Needs

MACH 6316 - Advanced Ministry to Children

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

30

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

150

*Requisites: MACH 5312 and MACH 6311

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

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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