Degree Requirements for an Accelerated B.A. 4-8 English Language Arts Certification/M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language Program

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B.A.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Semester Hours
GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS  
Developing A Christian Mind
3
  DCM 2301
English
12
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301 and 2302
Fine Arts
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met.  
Foundations for Excellence
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
  HIST 1301 and 1302
Kinesiology
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
  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
  BIOL 1401
Religion
9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Sciences (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3
  POLS 2301
Total General Studies RequirementS
49-60
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
  EDUC 1017  Introduction to Teacher Certification*
0
  EDUC 3302  Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (S-L)
3
  EDUC 3313  Foundations of Teaching*
3
  EDUC 3320  Instructional Assessment
3
 

EDUC 4021  EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional       

              Responsibilities Seminar

0
 

EDUC 4313  Discipline and Classroom Management

(S-L)

3
  EDUC 4320  Instructional Technology
3
  EDUC 4608  Clinical Teaching
6

INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR

 

A. PEDAGOGY 

6
  EDUC 4312 Teaching Special Populations (S-L)  
  EDUC 4314  Best Practices in Teaching (S-L)  
  B. CONTENT
30
  ENGL 3301  American Literature I  
  or  
  ENGL 3302  American Literature II  
     
  ENGL 3313  British Literature I  
  or  
  ENGL 3314  British Literature II  
     
ENGL 3305  Advanced Communication  
  ENGL 4309  Studies in Fiction  
  ENGL 4311  Studies in Poetry  
  READ 4010   English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Seminar.  
  READ 4331  Reading in the Content Area  
  READ 4333  Clinical for Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties  
  READ 4336  Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)  
  READ 4340  Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction  
  Elective of upper level English or any other Pedagogy course.  
ELECTIVES
0-2
 
  • 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 108 Undergraduate credit hours is required. As part of this accelerated degree plan, 12 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit horus required for all bachelor's degrees. This equates to a total of 30 Undergraduate upper-level credit hours required.
 
Total Undergraduate Hours
108-117
SHARED UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE COURSES
12
  READ 5332  Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties  
  READ 5337  Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature & Visual Representation)  
  READ 5338  Pedagogy of Language Arts  
  ESLS 5304  Methods in Teaching ESL  
Total Undergraduate with Shared Hours
120-127
Remaining Graduate Requirements  
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language  
 

A. READING CONCENTRATION (9 hours)

9
  READ 6301  Specialized Reading Assessment and Instruction  
  READ 6330  Foundations of Reading  
  READ 6335  Curriculum and Instruction in Reading  
  B. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CONCENTRATION (9 hours)
9
  ESLS 5301  Second Language Acquisition  
  ESLS 5306  Content Area Language Proficiency Skills  
  ESLS 5308  Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments  
  C. REQUIRED AND CERTIFICATION COURSES (12 hours)
12
  EDUC 6302  Research in Education  
  EDUC 6304  Research in Education  
  ESLS 5312  Practicum for State Certification  
  READ 5011  Reading Specialist Seminar  
  EDUC 6012  Defense of Degree  
 
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS
30
 
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE
150-159

 

Students will complete state requirements for initial teacher certification in the area of 4-8 English Language Arts. 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 24 hours instead of the regular 36 graduate hours for the program beyond the regular undergraduate degree requirements.

ESLS 5304   Methods of Teaching ESL

READ 5332  Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties

READ 5337  Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature & Visual Representation)

READ 5338  Pedagogy of Language Arts

Retention in and Graduation From the Program:

Students must fulfill the following conditions to enroll and continue enrollment in this Accerated 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 have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all teacher certification coursework.
  • Students must apply to and be accepted into the M.Ed. Reading and ESL (MEDRE) program before the start of the Junior spring semester (before 5000 level courses) in order to progress in graduate coursework and complete the MEDRE degree.
  • 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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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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