Accelerated Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree Program: B.A./B.S. Early Childhood-Grade 6 Generalist Certification/M.A. in Teaching

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The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Grade 6 Generalist Certification and the Master of Arts in Teaching Accelerated Bachelor and Masters Degree is a 162-hour program (B.A.) (170 if foreign language courses are needed), or 153-hour program (B.S.). Graduates from the program will receive both a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with EC-6 Teacher certification and Master of Arts in Teaching.  The non-thesis program is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification and enhanced expertise in content areas, effective teaching strategies, and enhanced delivery of instruction and powerful assessment.  The program is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a master's degree and will equip educators to become servant leaders within the school setting.

 
B.A.
B.S.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Semester Hours
I. GENERAL STUDIES 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

Fine Arts
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6
0
  B.A. *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met.  
Foundations for Excellence
1
1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all freshman 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. [eMAT Advising Tool 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, PHSC 1401, GEOL 1401

Religion
9
9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and one additional religion course
Social Sciences (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
  POLS 2301 and 2302
Speech
3
3
  COMA 1302
Total General Studies Requirements
58
57
II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
 

ECHE 4360  Foundations for Early Childhood  Development

3
3
 

EDUC 2312 Teacher Education Seminar

3
3
  EDUC 3302  Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
3
3
  EDUC 3312  Educational Foundations
3
3
  EDUC 4021  Elementary Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar
0
0
  EDUC 4312 Teaching Special Populations
3
3
 

EDUC 4313  Discipline and Classroom Management (S-L)

3
3
  EDUC 4608  Student Teaching
3
3
Total Professional Responsibility Courses
24
24

III. INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR

(At least 21 credit hours at the 3000-4000 level)

 

A. PEDAGOGY 

  EDUC 4318  Pedagogy of Math
3
3
  GSCI 4320  Pedagogy of Science
3
3
  EDUC 4314  Best Practices in Teaching
3
3
  READ 4335  Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)
3
3
  READ 4336  Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)
3
3
  READ 4337 Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature and Visual)
3
3
  READ 4338  Pedagogy of Language Arts
3
3
  SOST 4340  Pedagogy of Social Studies
3
3
  B. CONTENT
EDUC 4010 Elementary EC-6 Generalist Seminar
0
0
GEOL 1401  Meteorology and Space Science
4
*
HIST 4309  Texas History
3
3
MATH 3303  Math Content I
3
3
MATH 3304  Math Content II
3
3
PHSC 1401  Physical Science
4
*
READ 3330  Introduction to Reading
3
3
READ 3332  Children's Literature: Foundation for Successful Reading
3
3
READ 4301  Analysis and Instruction in Teaching Composition
3
3
  *GEOL 1401 and PHSC 1401 are part of the General Studies requirements for a B.S. degree    
Total Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements
44
36
IV. ELECTIVES  
  CHAP 1000  Chapel
0
0
  B.A. only Foreign Language (1000 level if needed)
(8)
*
  * Not required for B.S. degree
Total Electives
(8)
V. MAT/BA SHARED COURSEWORK (6 credit hours)
  TECH 5320  Instructional Technology
3
3
  READ 5332  Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties
3
3
  READ 5333  Reading: Clinical Experiences in Correcting Reading Difficulties (S-L)
3
3
Total B.A./B.S. Requirements

(135)

143

123

VI. MAT COURSEWORK  
 

A. PROFESSIONAL AREA   

 
  EDUC 6302  Research in Education
3
3
  EDUC 6304  The Learning Process
3
3
 

EDUC 6308  The School and the Multicultural

               American Society

3
3
  B. RESOURCE AREA   
 

EDUC 5310  Introduction to the Exceptional

               Learners

3
3
 

EDUC 5320  Teaching the Underachiever

3
3
  ESLS 5304 Methods in Teaching ESL
3
3
 

ESLS 5306  Content Area Language Proficiency

              Skills

3
3
  ESLS 5301  Second Language Acquisition
3
3
  EDUC 6306 Curriculum Design and Evaluation
3
3
  READ 6330 Foundations in Reading
3
3
  C. REQUIRED  
  EDUC 6010 Professional Portfolio
0
0
 
TOTAL ACCELERATED DEGREE PLAN CREDITS

(162)

170

150

  • 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 80 semester hours (including current enrollment).
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all teacher certification coursework.
  • Science and Math courses must be taken prior to Field Based semesters.

 

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

 

 

 

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Early Childhood through Grade 6 Generalist
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Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs:

B.A. Early Childhood - 6 Generalist/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. Early Childhood – Grade 6 Generalist Certification/M.A. Teaching
B.A./B.S. Early Childhood – Grade 6 Generalist Certification/M.Ed. Special Education
BA/BS in Kinesiology/MEd Kinesiology

 

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