Core Subjects Early Childhood through Grade 6 Teacher Certification

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Students planning to be certified to teach early childhood through grade 6 (EC-6) will secure an interdisciplinary academic major and meet the appropriate general studies requirements. To be eligible for Texas certification, students will follow the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Core Subjects EC-6 standards. Students follow a course of study which includes the following components: (1) General Studies, (2) Professional Responsibility, and (3) an Interdisciplinary Academic Major which includes 42 upper-level credit hours.

Students must be admitted into 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 their teaching fields/academic concentrations.

Course Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree in Core Subjects EC-6 Certification

I. General Studies Requirements B.A. B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind 3 3
DCM 2301
English 12 9
ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Foreign Language 6-14* 0
*(B.A.) 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 toward 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 1405 [Math Advising Tool (eMAT) 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, GEOL 1401, PHSC 1401
Religion 9 9
RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.
Social Science 3 3
POLS 2301
Total General Studies Requirements 49 48
II.  Professional Responsibility
ECHE 4360 Foundations for Early Childhood Development* 3 3
EDUC 1017 Introduction to Teacher Certification* 0 0
EDUC 3313 Foundations of Teaching* 3 3
EDUC 3320 Instructional Assessment* 3 3
EDUC 4010 Elementary Core Subjects EC-6 Seminar 0 0
EDUC 4021 EC-12 Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities Seminar 0 0
EDUC 4608 Clinical Teaching* 6 6
Total Professional Responsibility Requirements 15 15
III.  Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements
EDUC 3302 Development of Infants, Children & Adolescents* (S-L) 3 3
EDUC 4312 Teaching Special Populations*(S-L) 3 3
EDUC 4313 Discipline and Classroom Management* 3 3
EDUC 4314 Best Practices in Teaching* (S-L) 3 3
EDUC 4318 Pedagogy of Math* 3 3
EDUC 4320 Instructional Technology* 3 3
EDUC 4334 Pedagogy of Fine Arts & Movement in the Elem. Classroom* 3 3
GEOL 1401 Meteorology and Space Science* (in General Studies for B.S.) 4 0
GSCI 4320 Pedagogy of Science* 3 3
 
HIST 2301 World Civilization I 3 3
or
HIST 2302 World Civilization II 3 3
 
HIST 4309 Texas History* 3 3
MATH 3303 Math Content I* 3 3
MATH 3304 Math Content II* 3 3
PHSC 1401 Physical Science* (in General Studies for B.S.) 4 0
READ 4332 Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties* 3 3
READ 4333 Clinical for Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties* 3 3
READ 4335 Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)* 3 3
READ 4336 Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)* 3 3
READ 4337 Pedagogy of Reading III (Literature and Visual Representation)* 3 3
READ 4338 Pedagogy of Language Arts* 3 3
SOST 4340 Pedagogy of Social Studies* 3 3
Total Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements 65 57
IV.  Electives
Chapel 0 0
(B.A.) If Foreign Language 1401 and 1402 are required, they must be taken as electives, which will increase the total hours to 131. 8 0-6
TOTAL DEGREE PLAN REQUIREMENTS

129

(137)

120

 

 
*Indicates Signature Course requiring download of Signature Assessments in TaskStream Reminder.
NOTE: Degree plan subject to adjustment as state policy changes.
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 their teaching fields/academic concentrations.
 
DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's degree programs for qualifying undergraduate students.
 
For degree plan requirements, refer to the Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program section in the catalog.

 

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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Core Subjects Early Childhood through Grade 6 Certification
Grades 4 through 8 Certifications
Grades 4-8 English Language Arts
Grades 4-8 Mathematics
Grades 4-8 Science
Grades 7 through 12 Certifications
Grades 7-12 English Language Arts
Grades 7-12 History
Grades 7-12 Life Science (Biology Major)
Grades 7-12 Mathematics
Grades 7-12 Science (Natural Science Major)
Grades 7-12 Speech Certification (Communication Studies Major)
Grades 8 Through 12 Computer Science Certification
Early Childhood through Grade 12 Certification
Grades EC-12 Music Education (Choral)
Grades EC-12 Physical Education (Kinesiology Major)

 

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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