Accelerated Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree Program: B.A./B.S. Core Subjects Early Childhood-Grade 6 Certification/M.A. in Children's Ministry

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The accelerated B.A./B.S. in Early Childhood-Grade 6 Certification and the Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry provides Christ-centered undergraduate and graduate level education to prepare servant leaders for careers in both education and ministry. The program is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification and ministry training specific to children’s ministry. Graduates will be able to serve as educators and/or ministers in the school or the church setting.

 
B.A.
B.S.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Semester Hours
Undergraduate Requirements    
Developing A Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
 

B.A. - ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301 and 2302

B.S. - ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301 or 2302

   
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met.
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 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 towards these 15 credit hours.)
History
6
6
  HIST 1301 and 1302    
Kinesiology
0-2
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
3
  MATH 1303 or equivalent. [Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]
Natural Science
4
12
 

B.A. - BIOL 1401

B.S. - BIOL 1401, GEOL 1401, PHSC 1401

   
Religion
9
9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and one additional religion course
Social Sciences (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3
3
  POLS 2301    
Total General Studies Requirements
46-57
45-48
Core Subjects Early Childhood-Grade 6 Certification
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
12
  EDUC 1017  Introduction to Teacher Certification  
 

EDUC 3313  Foundations of Teaching

 
  EDUC 3320 Instructional Assessment  
  EDUC 4010 Elementary Core Subjects EC-6 Seminar  
  EDUC 4021 EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar  
  EDUC 4608 Clinical Teaching  

INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR

62
54
  EDUC 3302 Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (S-L)    
  EDUC 4312 Teaching Special Populations (S-L)    
  EDUC 4313 Discipline and Classroom Management  in Culturally Diverse Settings (S-L)    
  EDUC 4320 Instructional Technology    
  EDUC 4334 Pedagogy of Fine Arts and Movement in the Elementary Classroom      
  GEOL 1401 Meteorology and Space Science (BA only)    
  HIST 2301 World Civilization I

or


HIST 2302 World Civilization II
   
  HIST 4309 Texas History    
  MATH 3303 Math Content I    
  MATH 3304 Math Content II    
PHSC 1401 Physical Science I (BA only)    
  PEDAGOGY    
EDUC 4318 Pedagogy of Math    
GSCI 4320 Pedagogy of Science    
  READ 4332 Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties    
  READ 4333 Clinical for Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties (S-L)     
READ 4335 Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)    
READ 4336 Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)    
READ 4337 Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature and Visual Representation)    
READ 4338 Pedagogy of Language Arts    
SOST 4340 Pedagogy of Social Studies    
ELECTIVES
0
0-3
 
  • In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.
  • For this accelerated degree, a minimum of 114 Undergraduate credit hours is required.
  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees. This equates to a total of 36 Undergraduate upper-level credit hours required.
   
Total Undergraduate Hours
120-131
114
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
6
6
  ECHE 5360 Foundations of Early Childhood    
  EDUC 5314  Best Practices    
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

126-137

120

Remaining Graduate Requirements    
     
M.A. in Children’s Ministry Requirements       
 

Core Courses   

18
  DISC 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership    
  GSOM 6310 Ministry Mentorship (S-L)    
 

THEO 5313 Applied Hermeneutics

   
 

THEO 6305 Christian History and Heritage

   
 

THEO 6306 Systematic Theology

   
  WORS 6303 Spiritual Formation and Worship    
 

 

   
M.A. in Children’s Ministry Courses  
12
  MACH 6312 Ministry with Children    
  MACH 6351 Children and the Christian Faith    
  Choose two of the following courses:    
  MACH 6311 Early Childhood Ministry    
  MACH 6315 Ministry to Children with Special Needs    
  MACH 6350 Ministry to Church Weekday Education Ministries    
  MACH 6352 Advanced Childhood Ministry* (S-L)    
  MACH 6353 Ministry to Families    
 
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

30

30

 
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

156-167

150

*Prerequisites: MACH 6311 and 6312

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

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, 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

Reminder: Degree plan subject to adjustment as state policy changes.

Students will complete state requirements for initial teacher certification in the areas Core Subjects EC-6. Students completing this program will learn and demonstrate how to serve as an effective literacy teacher and leader through synthesis and application of knowledge regarding the interrelated components of reading, writing, speaking, and listening across developmental stages of oral and written language. Degree candidates will also learn and demonstrate sufficient theoretical and experiential knowledge for serving as an ethical and effective teacher, advocate, and leader for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Students completing this Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program will take the following courses at the graduate level as substitutes for their undergraduate cross-listed course requirements, thereby requiring 30 hours instead of the regular 36 graduate hours for the program beyond the regular undergraduate degree requirements.

ECHE 5360 Foundations of Early Childhood

EDUC 5314 Best Practices

Retention in and Graduation from the Program:
Students must fulfill the following conditions to enroll and continue enrollment in this Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program:

  • Students must be accepted to the Educator Preparation Program at the completion of 45 semester hours.
  • Students must file a Statement of Commitment at the completion of 90 semester hours (including current enrollment).
  • 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.
  • Students must apply to and be accepted into the M.A. in Children’s Ministry program before the start of the junior spring semester (before 5000 level courses) in order to progress in graduate coursework and complete the M.A. in Children’s Ministry degree.
  • Science and Math courses must be taken prior to Field Based semesters.

 

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Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs:

B.A. Core Subjects Early Childhood - 6/M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
B.A. 4-8 English Language Arts Certification/M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
B.A./B.S. Core Subjects Early Childhood – Grade 6 Certification/M.A. Teaching
B.A./B.S. Core Subjects Early Childhood – Grade 6 Certification/M.Ed. Special Education
B.A./B.S. in Kinesiology/M.Ed. Kinesiology
B.A./B.S. in Kinesiology (EC-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification) /M.Ed. Kinesiology
B.A./B.S. in Kinesiology (Exercise Science)/M.Ed. Kinesiology
B.A./B.S. in Kinesiology/M.Ed. Kinesiology (EC-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification)
B.A./B.S. in Kinesiology/M.S. Kinesiology
B.A./B.S. in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) /M.S. Kinesiology

 

 

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