BAEd/BSEd Grades 4-8 Mathematics Teacher Certification/MED in Curriculum and Instruction
The Bachelor of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Science in Education 4-8 Mathematics Teacher Certification/Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction accelerated degree is a 150-hour program. Graduates from the program will receive both a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction or Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. This non-thesis program is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification and enhanced expertise in the area of curriculum and instruction.
The MED in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for those educators who desire to stay connected to teaching while working with other teachers. Career options for those holding this degree are teacher leader, grade level and/or department chair, content specialist, curriculum specialist, and/or instructional leader. Flexibility is built into the program to allow students to follow a General path or choose specialized degree options including: Bilingual Education, Christian School Administration, English as a Second Language, Learning Technologies, Special Education, or Supervision.
credit hours (baEd)
CREDIT HOURS (BSED)
Developing A Christian Mind
(BSEd) ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301 or 2302
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
FINE 1306 – Introduction to Fine Arts
Foundations for Excellence
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.)
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
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.
MATH 1303 - College Algebra
MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
(BSEd) BIOL 1401, GEOL 1401, PHSC 1401
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
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
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading: Early Childhood-Grade 6 Certification
EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification*
EDUC 3313 - Foundations of Teaching*
EDUC 3320 - Instructional Assessment*
EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar
MATH 4010 - Math 4-8 Seminar
EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching ** (taken at the end of the graduate coursework)
INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR
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 4318 - Pedagogy of Math*
EDUC 4320 - Instructional Technology*
ESLS 4304 - Methods in Teaching ESL*
MATH 2301 - Elementary Probability and Statistics
MATH 2309 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH 3303 - Math Content I
MATH 3304 - Math Content II
MATH 3309 - Essential Knowledge of Geometry
MATH 3310 - Problem Solving in Mathematics
READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area*
MATH Electives - choose two of the following courses:
MATH 1304 – Trigonometry
MATH 1308 – Calculus for Business Analysis
MATH 1405 – Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (if not chosen in General studies)***
MATH 1406 – Calculus and Analytic Geometry II***
MATH 3302 – Discrete
* Indicates Signature Course requiring download of Signature Assessments in
** This 6-hour student teaching component is taken at the end of graduate
*** If MATH 1405 and/or MATH 1406 are chosen, the total hours in the
Interdisciplinary Academic Major will exceed 48.
TOTAL INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
All electives must be courses that prepare the candidate for the TexES content examination. Students may choose to take additional math courses and/or pedagogy courses. If a student is considering testing for the Core Subjects 4-8 certification, the pedagogy courses may help prepare him/her for that certification test
Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
**** 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.
RETENTION IN AND GRADUATION FROM THE PROGRAM
Students must fulfill the following conditions to enroll and continue enrollment in the Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's degree program:
Students must be accepted to the Educator Preparation Program at the completion of 45 semester hours.
Students must file a Statement of Commitment at the completion of 90 semester hours (including current enrollment).
Students must maintain and graduate with an overall institutional GPA of 3.0 and must maintain and graduate with an institutional GPA of 3.0 in their teaching fields/academic concentrations.
Science and Math courses must be taken prior to Field-Based semesters.
REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
credit hours (MED)
Core Curriculum Requirements
EDAD 6300 - Foundations of Instructional Leadership
Choose one of the following:
EDUC 6308-School and Multicultural Society
EDUC 6320-Project-Based Learning
SPED 5310-Introduction to Exceptional Learners
Choose 9 hours from the following:
*EDBE 5301 - Principles of Biliteracy Development in Spanish and English
*EDBE 5302 - Academic Spanish Across the Content Area
*EDBE 5303 - Literatura Infantil
EDBE 5304 - Principles of Curriculum Development in Dual Language and ESL Classrooms
EDBE 5320 - Assessing English Language Learners
EDBE 5321 - Linguistics for Reading and ESL
ESLS 5314 - Practicum in ESL/EFL Settings (S-L)
*These courses are taught in Spanish and require approval of program director and professor.
Christian School Administration Specialization
English as a Second Language Specialization
Learning Technologies Specialization
LTEC 6302 - Pedagogy in the Digital Age
LTEC 6303 - Technology Tools for Learning
Special Education Specialization
Choose 9 hours from the following:
SPED 5310 Introduction to Exceptional Learners
SPED 5320 Teaching the Underachiever
SPED 5330 Pedagogy of Special Education
SPED 5350 Teaching Students with Emotional/Behavioral Management Strategies
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
EDUC 4608 – Clinical Teaching†
†These hours are NOT eligible for financial aid.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE with Core Subjects Grade 4-8 Mathematics Certification
Reminder: Degree plan subject to adjustment as state policy changes.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
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