BA English, Language Arts, and Reading with Science of Teaching Reading: Grades 4-8 Certification/MED in Reading

The Bachelor of Arts English, Language Arts, and Reading with Science of Teaching Reading Grades 4-8 with Teacher Certification and the Master of Education in Reading program is a 156-hour program. Graduates from the program will receive both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education in Reading. This non-thesis program is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification and enhanced expertise in the area of teaching English, language arts, and reading with Science of Teaching Reading. Once candidates have completed their initial teaching certification and required coursework in this degree, and if they have passed the appropriate state certification (TExES) tests, candidates will receive their English, Language Arts, and Reading with Science of Teaching Reading Certification. After teachers graduating from this program have completed two years of teaching experience, and if they have passed the appropriate state certification (TExES) tests, they will also earn the Reading Specialist Certification.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

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
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met

14*

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

6

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

Kinesiology

2

KNES 1101 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
BIOL 1401 - Principles of Biology

4

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

60

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

21

EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification*

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

EDUC 3313 - Foundations of Teaching*

EDUC 3320 - Instructional Assessment*

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

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

EDUC 4320 - Instructional Technology*

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching*

INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR

A. PEDAGOGY

6

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

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

B. CONTENT

33

ENGL 3301 - American Literature I

or

ENGL 3302 - American Literature II

ENGL 3313 - British Literature I

or

ENGL 3314 - British Literature II

ENGL 3305 - Advanced Communication (S-L)

or

ENGL 4301 - Introduction to Linguistics

ENGL 4309 - Studies in Fiction

ENGL 4311 - Studies in Poetry

READ 4010 - English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Seminar

READ 4013 - Science of Teaching Reading Seminar

READ 4313 - Science of Teaching Reading

READ 4330 - Recognizing and Instructing Struggling Readers*

READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)

READ 4336 - Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)*

READ 4338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts

READ 4340 - Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction*

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

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses 

6

READ 5302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction

READ 5333 - Reading: Clinical Experiences in Correcting Reading Difficulties (S-L)

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*

Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*

All electives must be courses that prepare the candidate for the TExES content examination.

0

0

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

126

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 semester hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (MED)

MED IN READING REQUIREMENTS

Reading Concentration

EDAD 6300 - Foundations of Instructional Leadership

EDUC 6313 - Assessment to Improve Learning

EDUC 6318 - Leading for Learning

READ 5314 - Reading Curriculum Instruction Assessment*

READ 5315 - Reading Strategies for the Emergent Learner EC-6*

or

READ 5316 - Reading Strategies for the Advanced Learner (7-12)

READ 6325 - Phonics and Word Analysis*

READ 6326 - Understanding Diverse and Struggling Learners in Reading*

READ 6337 - Literacy Leadership and Coaching

Required Courses

READ 5322 - Connecting Reading and Writing Workshop Practicum I (S-L)*

READ 5323 - Reading Specialist Practicum II (S-L)*

READ 5011 - Reading Specialist Seminar**

EDUC 6012 - Defense of Degree

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS

30

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

156

*Required for Advanced Certification for Reading Specialist

**Required: Must pass this seminar to complete the program

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

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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