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Grades 4 through 8 Certification

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Students planning to be certified to teach Grades 4 through Grade 8 will secure an interdisciplinary academic major and meet the appropriate general studies requirements. The interdisciplinary academic major for Grades 4-8 are available for either math, science, or for English Language Arts and Reading certificates. To be eligible for Texas certification, students complete course requirements that follow the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) standards for Grades 4-8. Students follow a course of study which includes the following components: (1) General Studies, (2) Professional Responsibility, (3) an Interdisciplinary Academic Major, and (4) sufficient electives to complete the 126-credit-hour minimum for the bachelor's degree, which includes 42 upper-level semester hours.

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

 

I. General Studies Requirements (54-70 semester hours)
   

II.

Professional Responsibility (12 semester hours):
EDUC 2312, 3312, 4021, 4608 (S-L), and GSCI 4010, or MATH 4010, or READ 4010
   

III.

Interdisciplinary Academic Major (48-66 semester hours)

A.

 

Academic Major Requirements

EDUC 3302, 4312, 4313, 4314, ESLS 4304, READ 4331, and TECH 4320

     
  B. Pedagogy
English Language Arts and Reading -- (9 semester hours):
READ 4336, 4337 and 4338
Math -- (3 semester hours):
EDUC 4318
Science -- (3 semester hours):
GSCI 4320
       
C. Content
English Language Arts and Reading -- (27 semester hours):

(B.A.) ENGL 3301 or 3302, 3313, or 3314, 3305, 4301, 4309, 4311, READ 3330, 4332, and an additional upper-level English or any other pedagogy course.

(B.S.) ENGL 2302, 3301 or 3302, 3313, or 3314, 3305, 4301, 4309, 4311, READ 3330, 4332

Math -- (24 semester hours):
MATH 2301, 2309, 3303, 3304, 3309, 3310, and 6 additional credit hours of Math or pedagogy courses.
Science -- (31-39 semester hours):

(B.A.) BIOL 1406, 3402, 3404, 3407, CHEM 1401, 1402, GEOL 1301, 1401, PHSC 1401, and 1402

(B.S.) BIOL 1406, 3402, 3404, 3407, CHEM 1401, 1402, PHSC 1402, and three additional credit hours of Science.

       

IV.

 

Electives (0-9 hours)

Sufficient to complete 126-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED                                               126-145

NOTE: Degree plan subject to adjustment as state policy changes.

DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs in:

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
BA/BS in Kinesiology/MEd Kinesiology

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:
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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