Grades 4-8 Certification - Science (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 requisites 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 1303 - College Algebra

or

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science

4

12

(BA)

BIOL 1405 - Modern Concepts in Biology I

(BS)

BIOL 1405 - Modern Concepts in Biology I

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

GSCI 4010 - Science 4-8 Seminar

0

0

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

12

12

III. INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

BIOL 1406 - Modern Concepts in Biology II

4

4

BIOL 3402 - Ecology (S-L)

4

4

BIOL 3404 - Genetics (S-L)

4

4

BIOL 3407 - General Botany

4

4

CHEM 1401 - General Chemistry I

4

4

CHEM 1402 - General Chemistry II

4

4

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

ESLS 4304 - Methods in Teaching ESL*

3

3

GEOL 1301 - Physical Geology

3

3

GEOL 1401 - Meteorology and Space Science

4

0

GSCI 4320 - Pedagogy of Science*

3

3

PHSC 1401 - Physical Science I

4

0

PHSC 1402 - Physical Science II

4

4

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area*

3

3

TOTAL INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

63

55

IV. ELECTIVES

All electives must be courses that prepare the candidate for the TExES content examination. Students may choose to take additional 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

2

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

135

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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