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BAEd/BSEd Grades 4-8 Science Teacher Certification/MED in Curriculum and Instruction

The Bachelor of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Science in Education 4-8 Science Teacher Certification and the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction accelerated degree is 165/150-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, and Supervision.   

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (baED)

credit hours (bSED)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

(BAEd)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

(BSEd)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts

FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

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

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science

4

12

(BAEd)

BIOL 1405 - Modern Concepts in Biology I
(BSEd)

BIOL 1405 - Modern Concepts in Biology I

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

60

51

4-8 SCIENCE TEACHER CERTIFICATION

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

12

12

EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification*

EDUC 3313 - Foundations of Teaching*

EDUC 3320 - Instructional Assessment*

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

GSCI 4010 - Science 4-8 Seminar

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching** (taken at the end of the graduate coursework)

INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR  

63

55

BIOL 1406 - Modern Concepts in Biology II

BIOL 3402 - Ecology (S-L)

BIOL 3404 - Genetics (S-L)

BIOL 3407 - General Botany

CHEM 1401 - General Chemistry I

CHEM 1402 - General Chemistry II

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 4320 - Instructional Technology*

ESLS 4304 - Methods in Teaching ESL*

GEOL 1301 - Physical Geology

GEOL 1401 - Meteorology and Space Science (BAEd only)

GSCI 4320 - Pedagogy of Science*

PHSC 1401 - Physical Science I (BAEd only)

PHSC 1402 - Physical Science II

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area*

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

**This six-hour student teaching (clinical) component is taken at the end of the graduate coursework.

TOTAL INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

63

55

ELECTIVES

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***

0

0

0

2

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

135

120

***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 the Educator Preparation Program:

  • 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.

  • At least 12 credit hours in the major program must be completed at Dallas Baptist University, including nine upper-level course hours.

  • Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (MED)

Core Curriculum Requirements

21

EDAD 6300 - Foundations of Instructional Leadership

EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)

EDUC 6304 - Improvement of Instruction

EDUC 6306 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation

EDUC 6313 - Assessment to Improve Learning: Formative Assessments and Continuous Improvement

EDUC 6315 - Internship in Curriculum and Instruction (S-L)

EDUC 6318 - Leading for Learning

EDUC 6011 - Defense of Degree

Choose one of the following

9

General

EDUC 6308 - The School and Multicultural Society

EDUC 6320 - Project-Based Learning

SPED 5310 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners

Bilingual Education Specialization
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

Choose 9 hours from the following:

ESLS 5301 - Second Language Acquisition

ESLS 5304 - Methods in Teaching ESL

ESLS 5306 - Content Area Language Proficiency Skills

ESLS 5308 - Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments

English as a Second Language Specialization
Choose 9 hours from the following:
ESLS 5301 - Second Language Acquisition
ESLS 5304 - Methods in Teaching ESL
ESLS 5306 - Content Area Language Proficiency Skills
ESLS 5308 - Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments

Learning Technologies Specialization

Choose 9 hours from the following:

EDUC 6320 - Project-Based Learning

LTEC 6301 - Foundations of Learning Technology

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

Supervision Specialization

Choose 9 hours from the following:

EDAD 6302 - Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL)

EDAD 6312 - School Law

EDAD 6314 - The Principalship

EDAD 6316 - School Personnel Administration

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

30

30

STUDENT TEACHING

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching 

 These hours are NOT eligible for Financial Aid.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

165

150

Reminder: Degree plan subject to adjustment as state policy changes.

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

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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