Grades 7 through 12 Certification - Life Science (Biology Major) (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

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

BIOL 4011 - Life Science 7-12 Seminar

0

0

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

12

12

III. INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

BIOL 1406 - Modern Concepts in Biology II

4

4

BIOL 2405 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

4

BIOL 2406 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 

4

4

BIOL 3101 - Introduction to Scientific Literature

1

1

BIOL 3402 - Ecology (S-L)

4

4

BIOL 3404 - Genetics (S-L)

4

4

BIOL 3407 - General Botany

4

4

BIOL 3408 - General Zoology

4

4

BIOL 3409 - Microbiology

4

4

CHEM 1401 - General Chemistry I (BA)

4

0

CHEM 1402 - General Chemistry II (BA)

4

0

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

EDUC 4439 - Secondary Pedagogy for Biology with Lab*

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.

Upper-Level

0

0

Lower or Upper-Level

0

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

135

121

*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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