Grades 4-8 Certification - English Language Arts and Reading

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS

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
Fine Arts 0 3
(B.S.) FINE 1306
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 51
 
II.  Professional Responsibility
   EDUC 1017 Introduction to Teacher Certification* 0 0
    EDUC 3313 Foundations of Teaching* 3 3
    EDUC 3320 Instructional Assessment* 3 3
    READ 4010 4-8 ELAR Seminar 0 0
    EDUC 4021 EC-12 Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities Seminar 0 0
    EDUC 4608 Clinical Teaching* 6 6
Total Professional Responsibility Requirements 12 12
 
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*(S-L) 3 3
    EDUC 4314 Best Practices in Teaching* (S-L) 3 3
    EDUC 4320 Instructional Technology* 3 3
    ENGL 2302 World Literature II* (B.S.) 0 3
 
    ENGL 3301 American Literature I 3 3
    or
    ENGL 3302 American Literature II 3 3
 
    ENGL 3313 British Literature I 3 3
    or
    ENGL 3314 British Literature II 3 3
 
    ENGL 3305 Advanced Written Communication (S-L) 3 3
    ENGL 4309 Studies in Fiction 3 3
    ENGL 4311 Studies in Poetry 3 3
    ESLS 4304 Methods for Teaching ESL* 3 3
    READ 4331 Reading in the Content Area** 3 3
    READ 4332 Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties* 3 3
    READ 4333 Clinical for Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties* 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

  READ 4340

Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction 3 3
Total Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements 54 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 128. (8) 0
Electives 5 0
MINIMUM TOTAL DEGREE PLAN REQUIREMENTS
120 (128) 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 an Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's degree program for qualifying undergraduate students.
For degree plan requirements, refer to the Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program section in this 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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Certification Programs:
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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