Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program:

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

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The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Core Subjects Early Childhood Grade 6 Certification and the Master of Education in Special Education degree program is a 150-167 hour program 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.
Undergraduate Requirements
Semester Hours
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.
[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)
3
3
  POLS 2301
Total General Studies Hours
46-57
45-48
Core Subjects Early Childhood-Grade 6 Certification
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
15
  ECHE 4360 Foundations for Early Childhood Development    
  EDUC 3313  Introduction to Teacher Certification    
  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

59
51
  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 4314  Best Practices in Teaching (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    
       
  MATH 3303  Math Content I    
  MATH 3304  Math Content II    
  PHSC 1401  Physical Science I    
  Pedagogy    
  EDUC 4318  Pedagogy of Math    
  GSCI 4320  Pedagogy of Science    
  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 (Literaturea and Visual Representation)    
  SOST 4340  Pedagogy of Social Studies    
ELECTIVES      0          0-3

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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
  SPED/READ 5332  Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties (S-L)    
  READ 5338 Pedagogy of Language Arts    
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED
126-137
120
Remaining Graduate Requirements  
M.ED. in Special Education Requirements  

A. ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION

15
  SPED 5310  Introduction to Exceptional Learners    
  SPED 5320  Teaching the Underachiever    
  SPED 5330  Pedagogy of Special Education    
  SPED 5350  Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies    
  SPED 6360 Supervision of Special Education Instruction    
B. PROFESSIONAL AREA 
9
  EDUC 5344  Diagnosing Learning Different Children    
  EDUC 6302  Research in Education (S-L)    
  EDUC 6306  Curriculum Design and Evaluation    
C. RESOURCE AREA
6
  EDAD 6312  School Law    
  EDUC 6308  The School and Multicultural Society    
D. REQUIRED COURSE  
  EDUC/SPED 6010  Defense of Degree    
 
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
30
30
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

 

156-167

 

 

 

150

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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Certification Programs:
General Studies Requirements for Teacher Certification
Core Subjects Early Childhood through Grade 6
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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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