Associate of Arts (Teacher Certification Preparation)
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This degree program is designed for those students whose ultimate goal is teacher certification in the State of Texas. It provides the student with an excellent liberal arts foundation and preparation for eventual entry into a teacher certification bachelor’s degree program.

Course Requirements for the Associate of Arts (Teacher Certification Preparation) Degree

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS  
General Studies Requirements
A.A.
Developing a Christian Mind
3
  DCM 2301
English
12
  ENG 1301, 1302, and 2301 and 2302
Fine Arts
6
  COMA 1302 and FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14
  Six hours of 2000 level or above if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of those entering DBU with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours).
History
6
  HIST 1301, and 1302
Kinesiology
0-2
  KNES 1101 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
  MATH 1303
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
  One laboratory science selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
6
  RELI 1301 and 1302
Social Science
9
 

POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.
POLS 2302 State and Local Government

Select one of the following courses:

ECON 2301, 2302;
PHIL 2301, 2302, 2303;
PSYC 1301, 2304;
SOCI 1301, 1302, 2304, 2305;
An approved three-hour education course

Total General Studies Requirements 54-66
Electives
0-9
  Sufficient to complete 126-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours
Total Credit Hours Required
63-66

NOTE: Accepted level of performance on the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), a basic skills test in reading, writing, and mathematics is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Also required is a cumulative grade point average of 3.00.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

Students wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree in education from Dallas Baptist University will need a 3.0 GPA to continue in the program.

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