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Advanced Certificate in Children's Ministry Leadership

Advanced Certificate in Christian School Administration
Advanced Certificate in Conflict Resolution

Advanced Certificate in Counseling

Advanced Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction

Advanced Certificate in Distance Learning

Advanced Certificate in East Asian Studies

Advanced Certificate in Educational Diagnostician

Advanced Certificate in English as a Second Language 
Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Advanced Certificate in Global Studies
Advanced Certificate in Health Care Management

Advanced Certificate in Higher Education Administration
Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management
Advanced Certificate in Information Systems Management

Advanced Certificate in International Management
Advanced Certificate in Leadership Studies

Advanced Certificate in Leading the Nonprofit Organization
Advanced Certificate in Management
Advanced Certificate in Marketing

Advanced Certificate in Master Reading Teacher

Advanced Certificate in Ministry Leadership

Advanced Certificate in Organizational Communication

Advanced Certificate in Performance Management

Advanced Certificate in Professional Life Coaching

Advanced Certificate in Professional Sales and Management Optimization
Advanced Certificate in Project Management

Advanced Certificate in Reading Specialist

Advanced Certificate in School Counseling

Advanced Certificate in School Principalship

Advanced Certificate in Student Affairs Leadership

Advanced Certificate in Student Ministry

Advanced Certificate in Worship Ministry 

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Note:  Church Membership Requirement (for Admission to the Ministry Advanced Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church Membership form.

This program is designed to equip childhood ministry leaders with an understanding of children, best practices of children's ministry in order to connect children, their families, and their leaders with Christ and the community of faith. The Advanced Certificate in Children's Ministry provides students with foundations in theology, Christian education, and principles for creating solutions to meet the contemporary needs of the churches and children.

 

Required Courses (excluding prerequisites)

MACE 6301  Introduction to Christian Education *

MACE 5302  Biblical Servant Leadership * (take first year)

MACH 6311  Early Childhood Ministry *

MACH 6312  Ministry with Children *

MAFM 6353  Ministry to Families *

*courses also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

(18 hours)
Successful completion of this program provides advanced training for the professional serving in a Christian school. The program is designed primarily for teachers and administrators already in service who wish to gain advanced knowledge and skills specific to the Christian school setting.

Select 9 hours from the following:

EDUC 6304  Improvement of Instruction*

EDAD 6312  School Law *

EDAD 6315  School Finance/Business Management *

MRKT 6340  Marketing Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations (S-L)*

*courses also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELING (16 hours)

NOTE:  Church Membership Requirement (for Admission t the Counseling Advanced Certificate Program): Within the last 12 months the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church Membership form

The Licensed Professional Counselor track provides students the additional coursework required in order to apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, which the student may not have already completed in their master’s degree in counseling.

Required Courses (excluding prerequisites)

COUN 5386  Psychological Testing

COUN 5387 Research Methods

COUN 6100 Comprehensive Counseling Review
COUN 6382  Psychopathology

COUN 6383  Marriage and Family Counseling

COUN 6385  Advanced Counseling and Crisis Intervention

 

The Marriage and Family track provides students additional coursework as preparation for Marriage and Family Counseling licensure in the state of Texas.

 

 

Required courses (excluding prerequisites)

COUN 6388  Assessment and Intervention in Marriage and Family Counseling

COUN 6394  Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy (S-L)

 

 

Prerequisite requirements:

  • To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must be currently pursuing, or already hold, a Masters of Education in School Counseling, or a Master’s of Arts in Counseling or comparable degree from another accredited university.
  • Students may complete one or both tracks to earn a Certificate of Completion.
  • Successful completion of the GRE is a requirement for admission to this program.
 
Successful completion of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) is a requirement for admission to this certificate program.

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION  (12 hours)

Successful completion of this program provides an endorsement for the professional hoping to serve in a leadership role in a school setting. The program is designed primarily for teachers and administrators who want specialized training in curriculum design and instructional strategies.

 

Required Courses

EDUC 6306 Curriculum Design and Evaluation *

EDUC 6304 Improvement of Instruction *

READ 6335 Curriculum & Instruction of Reading *

EDUC 5320 Teaching the Underachiever

or

 

EDUC 5310 Introduction to Exceptional Learners *

*courses also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN DISTANCE LEARNING (15 hours)

Successful completion of this program provides an endorsement for the professional serving in public, private, or Christian P-12 schools as well as institutions of higher learning. The program is designed primarily for teachers and administrators already in service who wish to gain advanced knowledge and skills specific to distance learning.

Required Courses

DLED 6301   Foundations of Distance Learning *

DLED 6302  Designing and Developing Distance Learning*

DLED 6303  Teaching and Learning in the Online Classroom*

DLED 6304  Technology Tools for the Online Classroom*

DLED 6305  Distance Learning Design and Administration*

*courses available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN EAST ASIAN STUDIES (15 hours)

This program provides advanced study that emphasizes East Asian civilizations, culture, history, literature, philosophy, religion, and business finance.  The program is designed for students who are interested in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean civilizations and who see knowledge of the culture of these East Asian countries as significant components for their effectiveness in an increasingly international community.

 

Required Courses

MAGL 5351 History and Culture of East Asia*

 

Choose 4 from the following to complete the 15 credit-hour program.

MAGL 5352   History of East Asian Philosophy & Religion

MAGL 5353  Fine Arts in East Asia*

MAGL 5354  Literature of East Asia

MAGL 5355  Leadership in East Asia

MAGL 5356  Business and Finance in East Asia*

*courses also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATIONAL DIAGNOSTICIAN (15 hours)

This certificate program leads to certification as an Educational Diagnostician in Texas.  The program includes criteria established by the State Board for Educator Certification. Students must successfully complete the required five courses of the program, which includes a 160-hour practicum, and pass the departmental practice examination at the prescribed level of proficiency in order to be recommended by the university certification officer as eligible to take the state diagnostician certification examination (TExES).  All coursework leading to the certificate must be taken at Dallas Baptist University. In areas where the student demonstrates sufficient proficiency, course substitutions may be approved by the program director of the Master of Education in Special Education, and must be in keeping with the requirements of the State Board for Educational Certification. 

To qualify for this certificate, applicants must have or be currently pursuing a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, a valid teaching certificate, and provide a service record indicating two years of teaching experience in an accredited and approved school. A master’s degree is required to qualify for State of Texas Certification.

Required Courses

EDSC 6312  Appraisal in Counseling and Development
 
READ 5332  Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience
or
READ 6330 Foundations of Reading*
 

SPED 5310  Introduction to Exceptional Learners

SPED 5330  Pedagogy of Special Education

SPED 6350  Individual Diagnostic Assessment Practicum (160 hours) (S-L)

*Courses also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

(15 hours)

The ESL certificate program is designed with several options available to the student.

Texas certified teachers can fulfill requirements leading to ESL Supplemental Certification.

For degree-seeking students, the ESL courses can be applied as concentrations or disciplines in the following degrees:

The ESL courses provide academic and professional training for students seeking the certificate for the sole purpose of teaching English as a Second Language on the mission field - at home or abroad.

       

ESLS 5301 Second Language Acquisition†*
ESLS 5304 Methods in Teaching ESL*

ESLS 5306 Content Area Language Proficiency Skills*

ESLS 5308 Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments*

ESLS 5312 Practicum* (S-L)

or

ESLS 5314 Practicum in ESL/EFL Settings (S-L)  (Students not seeking Texas ESL Supplemental  Certification may take this course instead of ESLS 5312).

†Courses required for Texas ESL supplemental certification.

* Courses available online

In addition, the student may complete the following course, which is optional, for a total of 18 graduate hours in the discipline:

ESLS 5310 Administration of ESL Program

In order to demonstrate minimal proficiency in English language usage required for teaching ESL, international students must provide a TOEFL exam score of 213 (computer based), 550 (paper based), or 79 (internet based) in order to do the ESL concentration or to receive the Advanced Certificate in ESL.

Successful completion of the GRE is required for admission to this program if the student is seeking Texas ESL Supplemental Certification.

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN GLOBAL STUDIES (21 hours)

Program Fundamentals

The certificate is recommended for students engaged in research and promotion of increased global awareness, promoting globalization in business, serving humanitarian needs through Non-Governmental Organizations, involved in private sector relief and development efforts, or working in Christian missions.

MAGL 5330 – Introduction to Missiology

MAGL 5331 – Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry*

MAGL 5332 – Strategies for Missionary Work

MAGL 5333 – Local Church on Mission

MACE 5302 – Biblical Servant Leadership*(take first year)

THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology*

*courses also available online

Recommended Alternate Courses (may be substituted)[1]

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HIED 6373  Methods for Higher Education Administration * may be substituted for HIED 5300 *

MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership *

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (12 hours)

The growing importance of international business strategies in most industries requires an understanding of the global business environment and cultural practices. Through this course of study, students acquire a global perspective of business in order to compete in today’s business world. The focus of courses comprising this certificate is to examine the strategic aspects of managing a global or multinational business organization.

 

Required Courses (excluding prerequisites)

ECON 6303  International Economic and the Legal Environment*

FINA 6321  International Finance*

MANA 6311  International Management*

MRKT 6321  International Marketing*

*course also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES (12 hours)
This program is designed to enhance competencies in the advanced study of Leadership while offering opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Building a foundation of both academic and practical experience, the student will develop and apply research, statistical, writing, and other interdisciplinary skills to be better prepared for further work and study in the exciting field of Leadership.

Prerequisite requirements include:

COUN 5387 Research Methods

or HIED 6330 Research Methods in Higher Education

MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership* (take first year)

or MANA 6310 Leadership in Management *

MANA 6303 Research and Statistics

One elective at the graduate level (6000 or above) from one of the following disciplines:
       - Business
       - Education
       - Higher Education
       - General Leadership

*course also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN LEADING THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION (12 hours)

Courses comprising this certificate will provide current and aspiring practitioners in nonprofit organizations with the cutting-edge leadership theories and latest management tools that can be used to create high-performing organizations.  As they study with nonprofit practitioners during service-learning opportunities in each course, students will learn how strategic plans are developed in areas of marketing, law, leadership, and accounting specific to the nonprofit organization.    

Required Courses:

ACCT 6344  Nonprofit Accounting, Resource Development and Fundraising

MANA 6348  Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations

MANA 6349  Creative Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations

MRKT 6340 Marketing Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations (S-L)

Prerequisite requirements:

Course Prerequisite
ACCT 6344 ACCT 6321  Managerial Accounting*
MANA 6348

MANA 6310  Leadership in Management *

MANA 6320  Business Ethics *

MANA 6349

MANA 6310  Leadership in Management *

MANA 6320  Business Ethics *

MRKT 6340 MRKT 6301  Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)*

*course also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT (12 hours)
This program provides advanced study of theory and evolving practices as seen through perspectives offered by real world experiences. Courses are offered from a wide range of management topics, allowing students the opportunity to study concepts and issues specific to their personal career needs. Because today’s business environment is especially dynamic, special attention is given throughout the program to the complex aspects of organizational change.

Program Fundamentals

Build the skills necessary for successful change management by in-depth study of the change management process.

Examine the human problems of adjustment, communication, and performance in the organizational structure.

Personalize your program to enhance your career growth with courses in ethics, leadership, work teams, negotiations, communication, employment law, compensation, operations and quality, or international management.

Required Courses (excluding prerequisites)
MANA 6314 Organizational Change and Development*
MANA 6333 Operations and Quality Management *

Choose two of the following courses to complete the 12 credit-hour program (excluding prerequisites).
CRMN 6310  Conflict Resolution Management *
MANA 6301 Employment Law *
MANA 6310 Leadership in Management *
MANA 6311 International Management *
MANA 6312 Communication and Business Behavior *
MANA 6320 Business Ethics *
PROJ 6301 Project Overview, Strategic Process, and Project Initiation *

*course also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MARKETING (12 hours)
This program is designed to help the student develop and enhance marketing skills and abilities through exposure to innovative business ideas using the latest trends and techniques. Advanced studies will focus on the processes and practical applications involved in meeting market demands and satisfying customer needs.

Program Fundamentals

  • Explore in depth the relationship between the creative process and marketing decisions.
  • Practice marketing skills in various industries from both domestic and multinational perspectives.
  • Examine the process of formulating organizational marketing goals and strategies.
  • Investigate the interrelationship of marketing research and marketing management.
  • Elective study options include international marketing, business development, or new product development.

Required Courses
MRKT 6301 Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L) *
MRKT 6331 Marketing Analysis *
MRKT 6341 Advanced Marketing Strategies *

Choose one of the following courses to complete the 12 credit-hour program (excluding prerequisites).

MRKT 6302 Business Development Strategies
MRKT 6303 New Product Development
MRKT 6321 International Marketing *
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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MASTER READING TEACHER (9 hours)

This program provides students with the nine graduate credit hours in literacy required by the state of Texas for a Master Reading Teacher Certificate, an all-level (EC-12) certificate specific to Texas that offers advanced preparation in the area of literacy for teachers working in diverse classrooms. To qualify for the certificate, teachers must hold a valid teaching credential, complete nine graduate credit hours in literacy, have taught for three years, and have passed the Master Reading Teacher TExES examination.

A master's degree is required to qualify for State of Texas Certification.

Successful completion of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) is a requirement for admission to this certificate program.

 

Required Courses (excluding prerequisites)

READ 5010  Master Reading Teacher Seminar

READ 6301 Specialized Reading Assessment and Instruction *

READ 6330 Foundations in Reading *

READ 6335 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading *

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN MINISTRY LEADERSHIP (15 hours)

Note:  Church Membership Requirement (for Admission to Ministry Advanced Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church Membership form.

This program provides advanced study in preparation for non-pastoral leadership roles in ministries and vocational work. Students will be given the opportunity to develop, organize, conduct, and evaluate church ministries in order to develop skill sets and competencies that are necessary for effective ministry leadership. Particular emphasis is given to the concept of servant leadership in the preparation of ministry leaders for the local church.

Program Fundamentals

  • Gain a thorough, in-depth understanding of servant leadership as it relates to church ministry and vocational work.
  • Enhance your general knowledge related to Christian education and
    non-pastoral ministries.
  • Build communication, teamwork, and management skills necessary for successful ministry leadership.
  • Learn the competencies that are necessary for successful ministry in your area of interest.

Required Courses
MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership *
(take first year)

MACE 6301 Introduction to Christian Education *

Choose a concentration listed below to complete the 15 credit-hour program (excluding prerequisites).

Leadership of Adult Ministry

MACE 6314 Ministry with Adults *

MACE 6315 Ministry with Senior Adults *

MACE 6322 Introduction to Christian Counseling *

Leadership of Business Ministry
MANA 51.521 Management Theory *
MANA 51.522 Business Legal Environment *
MANA 6314 Organizational Change and Development *
MANA 6321 Organizational Behavior *

Leadership of Collegiate Ministry
MACE 6320 Collegiate Campus Minister
*
MAST 6354 Collegiate Ministry Strategies
*
Choose one of the following:
MACE 6322 Introduction to Christian Counseling
*
MAPD 5350 Worldview: Human Beliefs/Human Actions (S-L)
*

Leadership of Family Ministry
Select three courses:
MACE 6308 Evangelism, Missions, and Growth Through Education Ministry *
MACH 6312 Ministry with Children *
MAST 5313 Ministry with Students
MACE 6314 Ministry with Adults *

Leadership of Missions Ministry
MACE 6330 Introduction to Missiology
*
MAGL 5331 Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry
*
Choose one of the following:
MAGL 5332 Strategies for Missionary Work
MAGL 5333 Local Church on Mission

Leadership of Student Ministry
MAST 6353  Adolescent Development
*
MAST 5313  Ministry with Students
*
MAST 6350  Family-Based Student Ministry
*

Leadership of Worship Ministry

Select three of the following:

MACM 6309 Shepherding in the 21st Century
MAWL 5310 Worship Philosophy and Practice
*
MAWL 6303 Spiritual Formation and Worship
*
MAWL 6311 Global Worship *

MAWL 6313 21st Century Transformational Worship*

MAWL 6316 Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry*

*course also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

(12 hours)

In this program, students will gain an understanding of strategy maps, balanced scorecards, process improvement, organization change, leadership coaching and counseling, and succession planning.  Through this study, students will learn to link strategies with internal and external management processes while they develop strategic leadership skills necessary for maximizing and increasing organizational effectiveness and profitability.

 

Requirements include:

MANA 6305  Staffing Organizations *

MANA 6330  Leadership Development *

MANA 6331 Leadership Coaching and Counseling*

MANA 6332  Strategies, Models, and Processes

 

Prerequisite requirements:

MANA 51.521  Management Theory *

*course also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL LIFE COACHING
(12 hours)

Coaching is a widespread and rapidly growing human development methodology that supports individuals in achieving personal or organizational goals. This program is designed to prepare students to be coaches and coach trainers who will serve as facilitators of organizational and personal change in a wide variety of business, community, educational, and ministry fields of practice. Students completing this certificate program will be equipped to analyze and evaluate objectives in order to formulate and employ effective coaching strategies which can be used to facilitate personal and organizational success.

Required Courses (9 hours):
MAPD 5310 Coaching Theories and Methods
MAPD 6311 Developing Coaching Skills
MAPD 6312  Professional Life Coaching Practicum

Choose one of the following courses to complete the 12 credit-hour advanced certificate to satisfy your program requirements:

EDSC 6380 Career Development and Lifestyle Counseling for School Counselors

MACM 6303 Conflict Resolution in Ministry

MANA 6314 Organizational Change and Development

 Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

†† Advanced Certificate and all other programs

Prerequisite:  MANA 51.521, MRKT 51.521 or undergraduate Equivalent

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL SALES AND MANAGEMENT OPTIMIZATION (12 hours)

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (12 hours)
This program is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for success in project management in any type of business or service environment.  The course of study will include project organization, project life cycles, project planning, scheduling, project execution and control, risk management, earned value, configuration management, budgeting, and project termination and close-out.  

Requirements include:
PROJ 6301 Project Overview, Strategic Process, and Project Initiation  *
PROJ 6302  Project Planning *
PROJ 6303  Project Execution and Closeout *
PROJ 6304  Advanced Project Management Strategy and Simulation *

*course also available online

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN READING SPECIALIST (21 hours)

Teachers desiring to specialize in the important area of reading may pursue the Reading Specialist Certificate, an all-level (P-12) certificate. The Reading Specialist is a certification recognized across the U.S. and many holding this advanced certification work as literacy coaches, assisting teachers with implementation of best literacy practices. Teachers may add the Reading Specialist Certificate to their existing valid credential upon completion of a master’s degree with sufficient coursework in literacy, two years of acceptable classroom teaching experience, and after passing the Reading Specialist TExES examination.

To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must hold a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education. A master's degree is required to qualify for State of Texas Certification.

Successful completion of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) is a requirement for admission to this certificate program.

 

Required courses (excluding prerequisites):

READ 5011  Reading Specialist Seminar **

 

READ 5331  Reading in the Content Area

          or

 
ESLS 5306  Content Area Language Proficiency Skills *
 

READ 5332 Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience

or
 
READ 5334  Studies in the Diagnosis and Clinical Correction of Reading Issues *
 
READ 5312  Reading Specialist Practicum (S-L)

READ 6301 Specialized Reading Assessment and Instruction ***

READ 6330 Foundations of Reading ***

READ 6335 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading ***

Select one of the following elective courses:

ECHE 6373  The Beginnings of Reading and Writing

ENGL 5302  Introduction to Linguistics

READ 5337  Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature and Visual Representation

READ 5338  Pedagogy of Language Arts

*course also available online

**Required: Must pass this seminar to complete the program.

*** Required for Master Reading Teacher.

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING

Successful completion of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) is a requirement for admission to Track I or Track II of this certificate program.

 

TRACK I   (15 hours)

The DBU school counselor certificate program, Track I, is designed for the graduate student who is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University or already possesses a master’s and/or doctoral degree in a counseling related field and is pursuing the standard school counselor certification only. This all-level certificate allows an individual to be considered for a school counseling position.  

A Master's Degree in Counseling is required to qualify for State of Texas Certification.

           

Required courses (excluding prerequisites):

EDSC 5310  Introduction to School Counseling *

EDSC 6312  Appraisal in Counseling and Development

EDSC 6313  Curriculum and Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs

EDUC 5310  Introduction to Exceptional Learners*

EDSC 6316  Practicum for School Counseling (S-L)

 

TRACK II   (27 hours)

The DBU school counselor certificate program, Track II, is designed for the graduate student who possesses a master’s and/or doctoral degree in a non-counseling field from an accredited institution of higher education. This certificate program prepares candidates for the all-level school counseling certification and allows an individual to be considered for a school counseling position.

 

Required courses (excluding prerequisites):

COUN 5382  Counseling Theories and Techniques

COUN 5383  Group Counseling

EDSC 5310  Introduction to School Counseling*

EDSC 5311  Developmental Psychology

EDSC 6310  Pre-Practicum in School Counseling

EDSC 6312  Appraisal in Counseling and Development

EDSC 6313  Curriculum and Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs

EDSC 6316  Practicum for School Counseling (S-L)

EDUC 5310  Introduction to Exceptional Learners*

*course also available online

Successful completion of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) is a requirement for admission to Track I or Track II of this certificate program.

These study plans represent the credits necessary to fulfill the candidate's DBU advanced certification requirements.  In order for the candidate to work toward full state counselor certification, the candidate must also pass the departmental practice test(s) with an 85% or higher before being allowed to register for the state counselor examination. In addition, the candidate must provide evidence of Texas teacher certification, and provide a teacher service record showing at least two years of successful teaching experience in an accredited public or private school prior to being recommended for the state certificate.

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL PRINCIPALSHIP (24 hours)

The DBU principal certificate program is designed for the candidate who already possesses a master’s degree and is pursuing principal certification only. This certificate program prepares candidates for all-level principal certification and allows an individual to be considered as a candidate for a wide variety of administrative positions in a school district including: assistant principal, principal, subject area coordinator, director, executive director, assistant or associate superintendent, or deputy superintendent.  If a student demonstrates sufficient proficiency, course substitutions may be approved by the Master of Educational Leadership Program Director.  Substitutions must meet State Board for Education Certification (SBEC) requirements.

A master's degree is required to qualify for State of Texas Certification.

Required courses (excluding prerequisites):

EDAD 6300  Principal Standards and Competencies

EDAD 6312  School Law *

EDAD 6313  Supervision of Instruction *

EDAD 6314  The Principalship *

EDAD 6315  School Finance/Business Management *

EDAD 6316  School Personnel Administration *

EDAD 6317  School Public Relations *

EDAD 6389  Internship in Educational Administration  (S-L)

EDAD 6020  Seminar in Educational Leadership

*course also available online

Successful completion of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) is a requirement for admission to this certificate program.

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN STUDENT AFFAIRS LEADERSHIP (12 hours)

The Advanced Certificate in Student Affairs Leadership program is an advanced study that emphasizes the field of higher education student affairs consisting of residential life, new student programs, student advising, Greek life, recreation, co-curricular learning, leadership development, and other student development services. Various models and concepts of human environments, focusing on their manifestations in the college and university setting and their implications for the design of student affairs leadership practices/programs on a national and international scope are reviewed and explored. This program is designed to prepare students for positions of supervisors, directors, or managers int eh student affairs administration of higher education institutions.

Required Courses:

HIED 6364 Campus Community Design and Development

HIED 6370 The College Student

HIED 6371 Introduction to Student Affairs Work

HIED 6372 Principles of Co-Curricular Learning

 


ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN STUDENT MINISTRY (15 hours)

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for Admission into the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies' Ministry Concentration, Master's Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs):  Within the last 12 months the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.   Click here to download form

This program is designed to enable student ministers to remain on the cutting edge of student ministry paradigm shifts with the theological and educational foundations necessary to provide credibility and vision to equip the next generation of Christian young adults.

Prerequisite requirements:

RELI 1301  Old Testament Survey *

RELI 1302  New Testament Survey *

Requirements include:

MAST 5313  Ministry with Students*

MAST 6350  Family-Based Student Ministry*

MAST 6351  Student Cultural Issues*

MAST 6353  Adolescent Development*

or

MAFM 6316 Faith Formation in Life Stages*

MAST 6356  Developing Student Ministry Lay Leaders (S-L) *
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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN WORSHIP MINISTRY (12 hours)

Note:  Church Membership Requirement (for Admission into the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church Membership form.

Courses comprising this certificate engage worship leaders in a study of Christian worship from theological and practical dimensions. The certificate equips worship leaders with tools for effective worship ministry in personal and corporate worship experiences.

 

Required Courses (excluding prerequisites)

Students will select four courses:

MACM 6309   Shepherding in the 21st Century

MAWL 5307  History of Worship Song *
MAWL 5310  Worship Philosophy and Practice
MAWL 6303  Spiritual Formation and Worship
MAWL 6313  21st Century Transformational Worship

MAWL 6316  Worship Theology for Contemporary Worship

 *course also available online

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POST MASTERS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENCY (15 hours)

The DBU superintendent certificate program is designed for the graduate student who has completed a master’s degree and principal certification and desires the professional certificate to be a superintendent of schools. This program prepares students for the Superintendent TExES examination. Successful completion of the Superintendent TExES allows an individual to be considered as a candidate for superintendency, the chief executive officer of a school district.

Special Note:  In order for students to be recommended by the university certification officer to be eligible to take the state certification test (TExES) for the superintendency, students must successfully complete the required coursework for this certificate program and pass the departmental practice exam at the prescribed level of proficiency.

Required courses (excluding prerequisites):

EDDS 7315  Budget and Finance Principles

EDDS 7320  Internship in K-12 Leadership  (S-L)

EDDS 7362  Human Resource Management and Development

EDDS 7364  The Superintendency

EDDS 7355  Advanced School Law

 

Prerequisite requirements

 

To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must hold a master’s degree and principal certification in the state of Texas.

 

Successful completion of the GRE is a requirement for admission to this certificate program. 

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ADVANCED

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS::

Children's Ministry Leadership
Christian School Administration
Conflict Resolution
Counseling  
Curriculum & Instruction
Distance Learning
East Asian Studies
Educational Diagnostician

English as a Second Language

Entrepreneurship
Global Studies
Health Care Management

Higher Education Administration

Human Resource Management
Information Systems Management
International Management
Leadership Studies

Leading the
Nonprofit Organization

Management
Marketing
Master Reading Teacher
Ministry Leadership
Organizational Communication

Performance Management

Professional Life Coaching
Professional Sales and Management Optimization
Project Management
Reading Specialist 
School Counseling
School Principalship
Student Affairs Leadership
Student Ministry
Worship Ministry

 

POST MASTERS

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS::

School Superintendency New!

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS::

Advertising and Promotions
Business Communications
Criminal Justice for Organizational Security
or Law Enforcement

Health Care Management

Information Systems and Technology
Lay Leadership for Education
or Sports Ministries
Management Practices

Marketing Practices

Music Ministry Leadership
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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