Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading: Early Childhood-Grade 6 Teacher Certification (BA/BS)

Students planning to be certified to teach early childhood through grade 6 (EC-6) will secure an interdisciplinary academic major and meet the appropriate general studies requirements. To be eligible for Texas certification, students will follow the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading: EC-6 standards. Students follow a course of study which includes the following components: (1) General Studies, (2) Professional Responsibility, and (3) an Interdisciplinary Academic Major which includes 42 upper-level credit hours. Students must be admitted into the Educator Preparation Program according to the policies set by the College of Education.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

I. GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

and/or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Foreign Language
*(BA) 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

(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
POLS 2301 - American National Government

3

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

57

48

II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

ECHE 4360 - Foundations for Early Childhood Education*

3

3

EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification*

0

0

EDUC 3313 - Foundations of Teaching*

3

3

EDUC 3320 - Instructional Assessment*

3

3

EDUC 4010 - Elementary Core Subjects EC-6 Seminar

0

0

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

0

0

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching*

6

6

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

15

15

III. INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

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

3

3

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

3

3

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

3

3

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

3

3

EDUC 4318 - Pedagogy of Math*

3

3

EDUC 4320 - Instructional Technology*

3

3

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

3

3

GEOL 1401 - Meteorology and Space Science (in General Studies for BS)

4

0

GSCI 4320 - Pedagogy of Science*

3

3

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

or

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

3

3

HIST 4309 - Texas History

3

3

MATH 3303 - Math Content I

3

3

MATH 3304 - Math Content II

3

3

PHSC 1401 - Physical Science I (in General Studies for BS)

4

0

READ 4013 - The Science of Teaching Reading Seminar

0

0

READ 4302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction*

3

3

READ 4313 - The Science of Teaching Reading

3

3

READ 4330 - Recognizing and Instructing Struggling Readers*

3

3

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

3

3

READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)*

3

3

READ 4336 - Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)*

3

3

READ 4338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts*

3

3

SOST 4340 - Pedagogy of Social Studies*

3

3

TOTAL INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

68

60

IV. ELECTIVES

Upper-Level

Lower or Upper-Level

0

0

0

0

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

140

123

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.

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

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

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.

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

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

ACCELERATED DEGREES AVAILABLE

DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program(s) for this degree available for qualifying undergraduate students. Refer to Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Requirements for additional information.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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