Early Childhood Through Grade 12 Certification

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Students planning to acquire EC-12 certification may do so by securing a major in either music or kinesiology. To be eligible for Texas certification, students will also follow the certification program designed to provide certification for Early Childhood through Grade 12 under the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) standards. Students follow a course of study which includes the following components: (1) General Studies, (2) Professional Responsibility courses, which include student teaching, (3) an academic major in either music or kinesiology, and (4) sufficient electives to complete the bachelor's degree, if applicable.

Students must be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program according to the policies set by the College of Education.

Retention in the Educator Preparation Program:

Students must maintain and graduate with an overall institutional GPA of 3.0 and must maintain and graduate with an institutional GPA of 3.0 in his or her teaching field/academic concentration.

 

EC-12 MUSIC EDUCATION (CHORAL)

I. General Studies Requirements (40-43 semester hours)
 
II.

Professional Responsibility (21 semester hours):
EDUC 33024021, 4312 (S-L), 4313 (S-L), 4320*, 4608, and READ 4331


III.

Academic Major Requirements
    Music Education Core -- (47 semester hours):
     

MUSI 1111, 1112, 1201, 1206, 1311, 1312, 2111, 2112, 2311, 2312, 3201, 3204, 3205, 3206, 3207, 3208, 3311, 3312, 4010(S-L), 4089, 4201, 4204, 4211, and 4301

    Applied Concentration -- (10 semester hours):
      6 upper-level and 4 lower-level (MUSI 1210-4210)
    Applied Secondary -- (4 semester hours)  MUSI 1120-2123
    Music Ensembles -- (7 semester hours):
      MUSI 1115, 1116, 2115, 2116, 3115, 3116, and 4115 University Concert Chorale
    Performance Lab -- (7 semesters, noncredit-hour requirement):
      MUSI 1000/1001 (S-L)
    Note: Students seeking a B.M.E., Bachelor of Music Education degree with EC-12 Music Education Teacher Certification (Choral) may refer to the College of Fine Arts for additional information.

IV.

 

Electives Sufficient to complete 123-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours.

   Total Credit Hours Required EC-12 Music Education (Choral)  132 
 

EC-12 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

I.

 

General Studies Requirements:

B.A. (49-64 semester hours)

B.S. (48-54 semester hours)

 
II.

Professional Responsibility (30 semester hours):
ECHE 4360,
EDUC 3302 (S-L)3313, 3320, 4021, 4312, 4313 (S-L), 4314 (S-L), 4320*, 4608 (S-L), and READ 4331

 
 

III.

Academic Major Requirements:
    BIOL 2405 (B.A. only)
    KNES 2301, 2305, 2309 (S-L), 3303, 3305, 3326, 3345, 4010, 4301, 4302, and 4303 plus 3 activity courses (KNES 1102-1122) in additional to the general studies requirements.
     
     

IV.

 

Electives Sufficient to complete 123-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours.

    Total Credit Hours Required EC-12 Physical Education    123-133
 
 
NOTE: Degree plan subject to adjustment as state policy changes.
 
* Indicates Signature Course requiring download of Signature Assessments in TaskStream.
 

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

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


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