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
I. 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
6
  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 one additional religion course
Social Sciences (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3
  POLS 2301
Total General Studies RequirementS
58
II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
  EDUC 3302  Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
3
  EDUC 3313  Introduction to Teacher Certification
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
Total Professional Responsibility Courses
21

III. INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR

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

 

A. PEDAGOGY 

  EDUC 4312 Teaching Special Populations (S-L)
3
  EDUC 4314  Best Practices in Teaching (S-L)
3
TOTAL PEDAGOGY COURSES
6
  B. CONTENT
  ENGL 3301  American Literature I
3
  or  
  ENGL 3302  American Literature II
3
     
  ENGL 3313  British Literature I
3
  or  
  ENGL 3314  British Literature II
3
     
ENGL 3305  Advanced Communication
3
  ENGL 4301  Introduction to Linguistics
3
  ENGL 4309  Studies in Fiction
3
  ENGL 4311  Studies in Poetry
3
  READ 4010   English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Seminar.
0
  READ 4331  Reading in the Content Area
3
  READ 4336  Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)
3
  Elective of upper level English or any other Pedagogy course.  
TOTAL CONTENT COURSES
30
Total Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements
36
IV. ELECTIVES  
  CHAP 1000  Chapel
0
  Foreign Language (1000 level if needed)
(4)
  Foreign Language (1000 level if needed)
(4)
Total Electives
(8)
V. MEDRE/BA SHARED COURSEWORK (12 credit hours)
  READ 5332  Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties
3
  READ 5337  Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature & Visual Representation)
3
  READ 5338  Pedagogy of Language Arts
3
  ESLS 5304  Methods in Teaching ESL
3
Total MEDRE/BA Shared Coursework
12
                    Total B.A. Requirements

 

127

(135 if foreign language 1400 and 1401 are needed)

VI. MEDRE COURSEWORK  
 

A. READING CONCENTRATION

 
  READ 6301  Specialized Reading Assessment and Instruction
3
  READ 6330  Foundations of Reading
3
  READ 6335  Curriculum and Instruction in Reading
3
 
Total Reading Concentration
9
  B. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CONCENTRATION 
  ESLS 5301  Second Language Acquisition
3
  ESLS 5306  Content Area Language Proficiency Skills
3
  ESLS 5308  Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments
3
 
Total English as a Second Language Concentration
9
  C. REQUIRED AND CERTIFICATION COURSES  
  EDUC 6302  Research in Education
3
  ESLS 5312  Practicum for State Certification
3
  READ 5011  Reading Specialist Seminar
0
  EDUC 6012  Professional Portfolio
0
 
Total Required and Certification Courses
6
 
TOTAL MEDRE CREDITS
24
 

TOTAL B.A. AND MEDRE CREDITS

 

151

(159 if Foreign Language 1400 and 1401 are needed)

Students will complete state requirements for initial teacher certification in the area of EC-6 Generalist. 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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