Early Childhood-12 Certification - Special Education (BSEd)
credit hours (bSED)
I. GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS
Developing A Christian Mind
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
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
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
HIST 4309 - Texas History
KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living
and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122)
MATH 1303 - College Algebra
BIOL 1401 - Principles of Biology
GEOL 1401 - Meteorology and Space Science
PHSC 1401 - Physical Science I
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
ECHE 4360 - Foundations for Early Childhood Education*
EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification*
EDUC 3302 - Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents* (S-L)
EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar
EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching*
ESLS 4304 - Methods in Teaching ESL*
READ 4330 - Recognizing and Instructing Struggling Readers
READ 4333 - Clinical for Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties* (S-L)
SPED 4010 - TExES Content EC-12 Special Education
TOTAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
III. ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
EDUC 4334 - Pedagogy of Fine Arts and Movement in the Elementary Classroom*
READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)*
SPED 2309 - Adapted Kinesiology (S-L)
SPED 3311 - Behavior Management for the Inclusive Classroom
SPED 3312 - Legal and Ethical Framework for Special Education
SPED 3313 - Introduction to Special Education
SPED 3314 - Math for Learners with Special Needs
SPED 3315 - Literacy for Learners with Special Needs
SPED 3320 - Classroom Assessment for Learners with Special Needs
SPED 4311 - Instructional Technology for Students with Special Needs
SPED 4312 - The Inclusive Classroom
SPED 4313 - Severe Behavioral Challenges
SPED 4314 - Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities
SPED 4316 - Teaching Students with High-Incidence Disabilities
SPED 4320 - Teaching the Underachiever
TOTAL ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Lower or Upper-Level
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
*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.
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.
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