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General Studies
Requirements for Teacher Certification

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Semester Hours
General Studies Requirements
B.A.
B.M.E.
B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind
3
3
3
  DCM 2301  
 
English
12
9
9
 

ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302

(B.M.E.) ENGL 1301, 1302 and 2302

Fine Arts
3
3
3
  (B.A. and B.S.) FINE 1306
(B.M.E.) MUSI 2305
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
0
  *(B.A.) Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met.
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
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 towards these 15 credit hours).
History
6
6
6
  HIST 1301and 1302
Kinesiology
0-2
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
3-4
3-4
3-4
 

MATH 1303 or MATH 1405 [eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite].

*(For the Mathematics major Grades 7-12, MATH 1405 is required)

Natural Science
4
4
12*
 

(B.M.E.) Lab Science 1000 or 2000 level only

(B.A.) BIOL 1401

(B.S.) BIOL 1405, GEOL 1401, PHSC 1401

Grades 4-8

(B.A. Science major) BIOL 1405
(B.S. Science major) BIOL 1405, GEOL 1401, and PHSC 1401

Grades 7-12
(B.A. Biology major) BIOL 1405

(B.S. Biology major) BIOL 1405, CHEM 1401 and CHEM 1402
(B.A. Natural Science major) BIOL 1405

(B.S. Natural Science major) BIOL 1405, CHEM 1401, and CHEM 1402

Grades EC-12

(B.A. Physical Education certification) BIOL 1401
(B.S. Physical Education certification)  BIOL 1401, GEOL 1401, PHSC 1401

Religion
6-9
9
6-9
 

(B.A. and B.S.) RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional semester hours depending on semester hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.
(B.M.E.) RELI 1301, 1302, 4342.

Social Science
3
3
3
 

POLS 2301

Total General Studies Requirements
49
40-43
48

Note: The above general studies requirements are the same for students pursuing either EC-6 Generalist, grades 4-8, secondary, or EC-12 physical education teacher certification. EC-12 music students need to refer to the general studies requirements found in the College of Fine Arts section of this catalog.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours).

 

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

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Certification Programs:
General Studies Requirements for Teacher Certification
Early Childhood through Grade 6 Generalist
Grades 4 through 8 Certification
Grades 7 through 12 Speech Certification (Communication Studies)
Grades 7 through 12 Certification
Early Childhood through Grade 12 Certification
Grades 8 Through 12 Computer Science Certification

 

Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs:

B.A. Early Childhood - 6 Generalist/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. Early Childhood – Grade 6 Generalist Certification/M.A. Teaching
B.A./B.S. Early Childhood – Grade 6 Generalist Certification/M.Ed. Special Education
BA/BS in Kinesiology/MEd Kinesiology

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