Pathways to Teaching Program

(Teacher Certification as a Post-Baccalaureate student and not seeking a master’s degree)

The Pathways to Teaching Program is a specifically designed program that allows an individual who has already obtained at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university to earn Texas teacher certification. Once certification is complete, the individual may add an ESL Supplemental or Special Education Supplemental teacher certification. An individual may choose to pursue only teacher certification or certification and a master's degree.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete Advanced Certificate Application

  • Non-refundable $25 application fee

  • Conferred bachelor’s or master’s degree

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

  • Letter of intent (typewritten) stating:

    • Which certificate you would like to earn and why you selected that program

    • What you personally hope to accomplish during this program

    • Why you have chosen to attend Dallas Baptist University

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous coursework. In some instances it is possible for an individual to take requisite courses to raise a low GPA.

  • Current professional resume

  • Two recommendations

  • Evidence of sound moral character and compatibility with DBU’s mission

  • Score acceptably on an entrance exam. Students must take the following exam:

    • The Pre-Admission Content (PACT) exam (see explanation below)

CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE:

  • Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading: Early Childhood - Grade 6

  • Grades 4-8

    English, Language Arts, and Reading with Science of Teaching Reading: Grades 4-8

    Mathematics

    Science

  • Grades 7-12

    Communication

    English Language Arts and Reading

    History

    Life Sciences

    Mathematics

    Science

    Speech

  • EC-12

    Music

    Physical Education

Special Education

An ESL or Special Education Supplement may be added to any of these initial certifications with additional coursework.

PRE-ADMISSION CONTENT TEST (PACT) INFORMATION

Post-baccalaureate individuals seeking Texas teaching certification who have not yet enrolled in DBU’s Pathways to Teaching Certification Program have the opportunity to take the state Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) to demonstrate subject area content proficiency. Successful test results on the PACT may be substituted for the required 18-24 hours of subject-related content courses in the Pathways to Teaching Certification plans, except for EC-6 Core Subjects. 

Please contact Dr. Adelita Baker at 214-333-5515 for additional information regarding the PACT procedure, acceptance into the Pathways to Teaching Certification program, and specific course requirements. 

Core Subjects with Science of Teaching Reading: Early Childhood - Grade 6 Teacher Certification

Required Courses (24 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

MATH 3303 - Math Content I

READ 4302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction

READ 4313 - Science of Teaching Reading

Pedagogy Courses (18 credit hours required)

EDUC 4318 - Pedagogy of Math

GSCI 4320 - Pedagogy of Science

READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)

READ 4336 - Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)

READ 4338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts

SOST 4340 - Pedagogy of Social Studies

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4010 - Elementary Core Subjects EC-6 Seminar

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

READ 4013 - Science of Teaching of Reading Seminar

Total Credit Hours Required: 42

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

English, Language Arts, and Reading with Science of Teaching Reading: Grades 4-8 Teacher Certification

Required Courses (24 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

READ 4302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction

READ 4313 - Science of Teaching Reading

READ 4332 - Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties

or

READ 4334 - Studies in the Diagnosis and Clinical Correction of Reading Issues

Pedagogy Courses (9 credit hours required)

READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)

READ 4336 - Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)

READ 4338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

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

READ 4013 - Science of Teaching of Reading Seminar

Total Credit Hours Required: 33

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades 4-8 Mathematics Teacher Certification

Required Courses (21 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Pedagogy Courses

EDUC 4318 - Pedagogy of Math

Alternate

GSCI 4320 - Pedagogy of Science

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

MATH 4010 - Math 4-8 Seminar

Content Courses (18 credit hours required)

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

and

MATH 2309 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

or

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

and

MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis

MATH 3303 - Math Content I

MATH 3304 - Math Content II

MATH 3309 - Essential Knowledge of Geometry

MATH 3310 - Problem Solving in Mathematics

Total Credit Hours Required: 39

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades 4-8 Science Teacher Certification

Required Courses (21 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

GSCI 4320 - Pedagogy of Science

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area Seminar Courses

GSCI 4010 - Science 4-8 Seminar

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

Content Courses (23 credit hours required)

BIOL 1401 - Principles of Biology

BIOL 3402 - Ecology (S-L)

BIOL 3407 - General Botany

CHEM 1401 - General Chemistry I

GEOL 1301 - Physical Geology

GEOL 1401 - Meteorology and Space Science

Total Credit Hours Required: 44

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades 7-12 English Language Arts and Reading Teacher Certification

Required Courses (22 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

READ 4334 - Studies in the Diagnosis and Clinical Correction of Reading Issues

EDUC 4436 - Secondary Pedagogy of English Language Arts and Reading with Lab

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

ENGL 4011 - English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 Seminar

Content Courses (21 credit hours required)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

ENGL 3301 - American Literature I

ENGL 3302 - American Literature II

ENGL 3313 - British Literature I

ENGL 3314 - British Literature II

Total Credit Hours Required: 43

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades 7-12 History Teacher Certification

Required Courses (22 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

EDUC 4438 - Secondary Pedagogy of History with Lab

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

HIST 4011 - History 7-12 Seminar

Content Courses (18 credit hours required)

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 3312 - History of Modern Europe to 1815

HIST 4309 - History of Texas

Total Credit Hours Required: 40

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades 7-12 Life Sciences Teacher Certification  

Required Courses (22 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

EDUC 4439 - Secondary Pedagogy for Biology with Lab

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

BIOL 4011 - Biology 7-12 Seminar

Content Courses (24 credit hours required)

BIOL 1401 - Principles of Biology

BIOL 2405 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 3402 - Ecology (S-L)

BIOL 3404 - Genetics (S-L)

BIOL 3407 - General Botany

BIOL 3408 - General Zoology

Total Credit Hours Required: 46

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification

Required Courses (22 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

EDUC 4435 - Secondary Pedagogy for Mathematics with Lab

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

MATH 4011 - Math 7-12 Seminar

Content Courses (21 credit hours required)

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

MATH 1406 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

MATH 2309 - Introduction to Linear Algebra

or

MATH 3302 - Discrete Mathematics

MATH 2407 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

MATH 3309 - Essential Knowledge of Geometry

MATH 3310 - Problem Solving in Mathematics

Total Credit Hours Required: 43

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades 7-12 Natural Science Teacher Certification

Required Courses (22 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

EDUC 4437 - Secondary Pedagogy for Natural Sciences with Lab

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

GSCI 4011 - Science 7-12 Seminar

Content Courses (23 credit hours required)

BIOL 1401 - Principles of Biology

BIOL 3402 - Ecology (S-L)

CHEM 1401 - General Chemistry I

GEOL 1301 - Physical Geology

GEOL 1401 - Meteorology and Space Science

PHYS 1401 - General Physics I

Total Credit Hours Required: 45

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades 7-12 Speech/Communication Teacher Certification

Required Courses (21 credit hours required)

COMA 4324 - Pedagogy of Speech Communication

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Seminar Courses

COMA 4010 - Speech 7-12 Seminar

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

Content Courses (18 credit hours)

COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

COMA 2302 - Voice and Articulation

COMA 3301 - Nonverbal Communication

COMA 3302 - Public Forum Debate

COMA 3303 - Small Group Communication

COMA 3309 - Oral Interpretation

or

COMA 4301 - Reader's Theater (S-L)

Total Credit Hours Required: 39

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades EC-12 Physical Education (Kinesiology) Teacher Certification

Required Courses (21 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

KNES 3345 - Pedagogy of Kinesiology and Health

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

KNES 4010 - Kinesiology All-Level Seminar

Content Courses (18 credit hours required)

KNES 2309 - Adapted Kinesiology (S-L)

KNES 3303 - Anatomical Kinesiology and Orthopedic Injury

KNES 3305 - Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology

KNES 3326 - Motor Learning and Skill Development

KNES 4301 - Exercise Physiology

KNES 4303 - Applied Biomechanics

Total Credit Hours Required: 39

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades EC-12 Music Teacher Certification

If the student has a bachelor's degree in any other discipline than music:

Required Courses (24 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

MUSI 3311 - Elementary Music Methods

MUSI 3312 - Secondary Music Methods

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

MUSI 4010 - Music All-Level Seminar (required of all students)

Content Courses (17 credit hours required)

MUSI 2305 - Introduction to Music Literature and Fine Arts

MUSI 3201 - Analysis of Musical Structure

MUSI 3207 - Basic Conducting

MUSI 4205 - Twentieth-Century Analytical Techniques

MUSI 4211 - Vocal Pedagogy

MUSI 4301 - Instrumental Methods

MUSI 4342 - Ethnomusicology in Cross-Cultural Service

Total Credit Hours Required: 41

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


If the student has an accredited undergraduate music degree:

Required Courses (18 credit hours required)

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 - Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 - Studies in Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

Seminar Courses

EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar

MUSI 4010 - Music All-Level Seminar (required of all students)

Content Courses (17 credit hours required)

MUSI 3311 - Elementary Music Methods

MUSI 3312 - Secondary Music Methods

MUSI 4201 - Orchestration

MUSI 4204 - Choral Arranging

MUSI 4205 - Twentieth-Century Analytical Techniques

MUSI 4211 - Vocal Pedagogy

MUSI 4301 - Instrumental Methods

Total Credit Hours Required with previous degree: 35

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Grades EC-12 Special Education Teacher Certification

Required Courses (36 credit hours required)

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 - Assessment for Learners 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 Incidents

EDUC 4303 - Developmental Stages of Early Childhood Through Adolescence

EDUC 4301 - Internship in Teaching I

and

EDUC 4302 - Internship in Teaching II

or

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching

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