Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program:

B.A./B.S. Early Childhood-Grade 6 Generalist Certification/M.Ed. in Special Education

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The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Grade 6 Generalist Certification and the Master of Education in Special Education degree program (BA/BS EC-6/MEDSE) is a 168-hour program (B.A.) (176 hours if foreign language courses are needed) or 159-hour program (B.S.). Graduates from the program will receive both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education in Special Education or Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Special Education. This non-thesis program is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification and enhanced expertise in the area of special education.

The M.Ed. in Special Education prepares students with the knowledge, understanding, and abilities in the field of special education K-12, providing the framework for effective communication and partnership, personnel management, assessment instruction, and compliance with federal and state regulations. Once candidates have completed their initial teaching certification and required coursework in this degree, and if they have passed the appropriate state certification (TExES) tests, candidates are eligible to take the Special Education TExES for Certification

 
B.A.
B.S.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Semester Hours
I. GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS  
Computer Science
3
3
  COSC 1301
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
6-14*
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 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
61
60
II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
  ECHE 4360 Foundations for Early Childhood Development
3
3
  EDUC 2312Teacher Education Seminar
3
3
  EDUC 3302  Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
3
3
  EDUC 3312  Educational Foundations
3
3
  EDUC 4020  Elementary Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar
0
0
 

EDUC 4313  Discipline and Classroom Management

(S-L)

3
3
  EDUC 4315  Pedagogy of Teaching in Culturally Diverse Settings (S-L)
3
3
  EDUC 4609  Student Teaching in the Elementary School
6
6
  TECH 4320  Instructional Technology
3
3
Total Professional Responsibility Courses
27
27

III. INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR

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

 

A. PEDAGOGY 

  GSCI 4320  Pedagogy of Science
3
3
  READ 3331  Pedagogy of Reading
3
3
  READ 3333  Pedagogy of Language Arts
3
3
  SOST 4340  Pedagogy of Social Studies
3
3
  EDUC 3314  Best Practices in Teaching
3
3
  EDUC 3313  Pedagogy of Math
3
3
TOTAL PEDAGOGY COURSES
18
18
  B. CONTENT
  EDUC 4010  Elementary EC-6 Generalist Seminar
0
0
  GEOL 1401  Meteorology and Space Science
4
0
  HIST 4309  Texas History
3
3
  MATH 3303  Math Content I
3
3
  MATH 3304  Math Content II
3
3
  PHSC 1401  Physical Science I
4
0
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
TOTAL CONTENT COURSES
26
18
Total Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements
44
36
IV. ELECTIVES  
  CHAP 1000  Chapel  
  Foreign Language (1000 level if needed)
(4)
0
  Foreign Language (1000 level if needed)
(4)
0
Total Electives
(8)
0
V. BA/BS/MEDSE SHARED COURSEWORK (6 credit hours)
  SPED/READ 5332  Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties
3
3
  SPED/READ 5333  Reading: Clinical Experiences in Correcting Reading Difficulties (S-L)
3
3
Total BA/BS/MEDSE Shared Coursework
6
6
                    Total BA/BS Requirements

 

138

(146 if Foreign Language 1400 and 1401 are needed)

129
VI. MEDSE COURSEWORK  
 

A. SPECIAL EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (12 credit hours)

 
  SPED 5310  Introduction to Exceptional Learners
3
3
  SPED 5320  Teaching the Underachiever
3
3
  SPED 5330  Pedagogy of Special Education
3
3
  SPED 5350  Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies
3
3
  Total Special Education Concentration
12
12
  B. PROFESSIONAL AREA (9 credit hours)
  EDUC 5344  Diagnosing Learning Different Children
3
3
  EDUC 6302  Research in Education (S-L)
3
3
  EDUC 6306  Curriculum Design and Evaluation
3
3
  Total Professional Area Concentration
9
9
  C. RESOURCE AREA (9 credit hours)  
  EDAD 6312  School Law
3
3
  EDUC 6308  The School and Multicultural Society
3
3
  SPED 6360  Supervision of Special Education Instruction
3
3
  Total Resource Area
9
9
  D. REQUIRED AND CERTIFICATION COURSES  
  SPED 4010  Special Education Seminar
0
0
  EDUC/SPED 6010  Professional Portfolio
0
0
  Total Required and Certification Courses
0
0
 
TOTAL MEDSE CREDITS
30
30
 

TOTAL BA/BS & MEDSE CREDITS

 

168

(176 if Foreign Language 1400 and 1401 are needed)

159

Pathways to Teaching students can obtain teacher certification in special education while pursuing the M.Ed. in Special Education.

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

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

 

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