Early Childhood-12 Certification - Special Education (BSEd)
Special Education: Students planning to acquire EC-12 certification may do so by securing a major in either music, kinesiology, or special education. To be eligible for Texas certification, students will also follow the EC-12 certification program designed to provide certification for Early Childhood through Grade 12 under the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) standards. Students follow a course of study which includes the following components: (1) General Studies, (2) Professional Responsibility courses, which include student teaching, (3) an academic major in either music, kinesiology, or special education and (4) sufficient electives to complete the bachelors degree, if applicable. Students must be admitted into the Educator Preparation Program according to the policies set by the College of Education.
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 - Pedagogy of Special Education
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 36 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.
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.
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