Degree Requirements for an Accelerated B.A. Early Childhood-Grade 6 Generalist 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
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
55
II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
 

ECHE 4360  Foundations for Early Childhood  Development

3
  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 4312  Teaching Special Populations (S-L)

3
 

EDUC 4313  Discipline and Classroom Management

(S-L)

3
 

EDUC 4608  Clinical Teaching

6
  TECH 4320  Instructional Technology
3
Total Professional Responsibility Courses
27

III. INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR  (38 hrs.) (At least 21 credit hours at the 3000-4000 level)

 

A. PEDAGOGY 

  GSCI 4320  Pedagogy of Science
3
  SOST 4340  Pedagogy of Social Studies
3
  EDUC 4314  Best Practices in Teaching
3
  EDUC 4318  Pedagogy of Math  
3
  READ 4335  Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)  
3
  READ 4336  Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension) 
3
TOTAL PEDAGOGY COURSES
18
  B. CONTENT
EDUC 4010 Elementary EC-6 Generalist Seminar
0
GEOL 1401  Meteorology and Space Science
4
HIST 4309  Texas History
3
MATH 3303  Math Content I
3
MATH 3304  Math Content II
3
PHSC 1401  Physical Science I
4
TOTAL CONTENT COURSES
20
Total Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements
38
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 (9 credit hours)
  READ 5332  Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience
3
  READ 5337  Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature & Visual Representation)
3
  READ 5338  Pedagogy of Language Arts
3
Total MEDRE/BA Shared Coursework
9
                        

                               Total B.A. Requirements

 

132

(140 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 5304 Methods in Teaching ESL
3
  ESLS 5306  Content Area Language Proficiency Skills
3
  ESLS 5308  Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments
3
  Total English as a Second Language Concentration
12
  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 COURSEWORK
27
 

TOTAL B.A. AND MEDRE CREDITS

 

159

(167 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 Program will take the following courses at the graduate level as substitutes for their undergraduate cross-listed course requirements, thereby requiring 30 instead of the regular 36 graduate hours for the program beyond the regular undergraduate degree requirements.

READ 5332  Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience

READ 5337  Pedagogy of Reading III - Literature/Visual

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 Accelerated 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 educator preparation coursework.
  • Students must apply and be accepted in 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 Base semesters.

 

 

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

 

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B.A. Early Childhood - 6 Generalist/M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
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