Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading: Early Childhood-Grade 6 and Special Education Early Childhood-Grade 12 (BSEd)

Students planning to be certified to teach early childhood through grade 6 (EC-6) and special education early childhood through grade 12 (EC-12) 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 EC-6 standards and the Special Education EC-12 standards. Students will follow a course of study which includes the following components: (1) General Studies, (2) Professional Responsibility, and (3) Interdisciplinary Academic Major, which consists of 42 upper-level credit hours. Students must be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program according to the policies set by the College of Education.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (bSED)

I. GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

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

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

6

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

Kinesiology

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122)

Mathematics

3

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

or

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

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

one additional RELI course

Social Science
POLS 2301 - American National Government

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

48

Core Subjects EC-6 and Special Education EC-12

II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

ECHE 4360 - Foundations for Early Childhood Education*

EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification

EDUC 3313 - Foundations of Teaching

EDUC 3320 - Instructional Assessment

EDUC 4010 - Elementary Core Subjects EC-6 Seminar

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

READ 4013 - The Science of Teaching Reading Seminar

SPED 4010 - TExES Content EC-12 Special Education

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

15

III. INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR

EDUC 3302 - Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

EDUC 4312 - Teaching Special Populations

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

EDUC 4314 - Best Practices in Teaching

EDUC 4320 - Instructional Technology

or

SPED 4311 - Instructional Technology for Students with Special Needs

EDUC 4334 - Pedagogy of Fine Arts and Movement in the Elementary Classroom

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

or

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

HIST 4309 - Texas History

MATH 3303 - Math Content I

MATH 3304 - Math Content II

Pedagogy

EDUC 4318 - Pedagogy of Math

GSCI 4320 - Pedagogy of Science

READ 4302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction

READ 4313 - The Science of Teaching Reading

READ 4330 - Recognizing and Instructing Struggling Readers

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

READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)

READ 4336 - Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)

SPED 3312 - Legal and Ethical Framework for Special Education

SPED 3314 - Math for Learners with Special Needs

SPED 3315 - Literacy for Learners with Special Needs

SPED 4313 - Severe Behavioral Challenges

SPED 4314 - Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities

SPED 4316 - Teaching Students with High-Incidence Disabilities

TOTAL INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR

72

IV. Electives

Upper-Level

0

Lower or Upper-Level

0

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

135

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

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

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.

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.

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

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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