Grades 4-8 Certification - Mathematics (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

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 

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

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

0

0

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching*

6

6

MATH 4010 - Math 4-8 Seminar

0

0

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

12

12

III. INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR ACADEMIC 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*

EDUC 4320 - Instructional Technology*

3

3

EDUC 4320 - Instructional Technology*

3

3

ESLS 4304 - Methods in Teaching ESL*

3

3

MATH 2301 - Elementary Probability and Statistics

3

3

MATH 2309 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

3

3

MATH 3303 - Math Content I

3

3

MATH 3304 - Math Content II

3

3

MATH 3309 - Essential Knowledge of Geometry

3

3

MATH 3310 - Problem Solving in Mathematics

3

3

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area*

3

3

MATH Electives - choose two of the following courses:

6

6

MATH 1304 - Trigonometry

MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis

MATH 1405** - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (If not chosen in General Studies)

MATH 1406** - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MATH 3302 - Discrete Mathematics

**If MATH 1405 and/or MATH 1406 are chosen, the total hours in the Interdisciplinary Academic Major will exceed 48.

TOTAL INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

48

48

IV. ELECTIVES

All electives must be courses that prepare the candidate for the TExES content examination. Students may choose to take additional math courses and/or pedagogy* courses. If a student is considering testing for the Core Subjects 4-8 certification, the pedagogy courses may help prepare him/her for that certification test.

Upper-Level

Lower or Upper-Level

0

0

0

9

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120

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.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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