Grades 4-8 Certification - English Language Arts and Reading (BA/BS)

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

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*(BA) Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites 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 Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science
(BA) BIOL 1401
(BS)  BIOL 1401, GEOL 1401, PHSC 1401

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

60

51

II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification*

0

0

EDUC 3313 - Foundations of Teaching*

3

3

EDUC 3320 - Instructional Assessment*

3

3

READ 4010 - English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Seminar

0

0

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

0

0

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching*

6

6

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

12

12

III. INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

54

57

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 4320 - Instructional Technology*

3

3

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II (BS)

0

3

ENGL 3301 - American Literature I

or

ENGL 3302 - American Literature II

3

3

ENGL 3313 - British Literature I

or

ENGL 3314 - British Literature II

3

3

ENGL 3305 - Advanced Written Communication (S-L)

or

ENGL 4301 - Introduction to Linguistics

3

3

ENGL 4309 - Studies in Fiction

3

3

ENGL 4311 - Studies in Poetry

3

3

READ 4013 - Science of Teaching Reading Seminar

0

0

READ 4302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction*

3

3

READ 4313 - 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

TOTAL INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

54

57

IV. ELECTIVES

All electives must be courses that prepare the candidate for the TExES content examination.

Upper-Level

Lower or Upper-Level

0

0

0

0

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

126

120

*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.

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.

BA Grades 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading Certification/MED in Reading and English as a Second Language

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

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