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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 120-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.

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.

 

I. General Studies Requirements (49-52 semester hours)
   

II.

 

Professional Responsibility (12 semester hours):
EDUC 3313, 3320, 4021, 4608 (S-L)

and GSCI 4010 (Science)

or MATH 4010   (Math)

or READ 4010    (English Language Arts and Reading)

   

III.

Interdisciplinary Academic Major (48-66 semester hours)

English Language Arts and Reading

EDUC 3302*, 4312*, 4313*, 4314*

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

ESLS 4304*

READ 4331*, 4332*, 4333*, 4336*, 4337*, 4338*

TECH 4320*

     
 

Mathematics

EDUC 3302*, 4312*, 4313*, 4314*, 4318*

ESLS 4304*

MATH 2301, 2309, 3303, 3304, 3309, 3310

MATH **** (2 Math Electives

READ 4331*

TECH 4320*

 

Science

BIOL 1406, 3402, 3404, 3407

CHEM 1401, 1402

EDUC 3302*, 4312*, 4313*, 4314*

ESLS 4304*

GEOL 1301

GEOL 1401 (B.A.)

GSCI 4320

PHSC 1401 (B.A.)

PHSC 1402

READ 4331*

TECH 4320*

   
  *Indicates Signature Course requiring download of Signature Assessments in TaskStream Reminder.
     

IV.

 

Electives (0-9 hours)

CHAPEL

  (B.A.) If 1000 level foreign language is needed, it will add 8 hours to the degree total.
  (B.S.) Students who are considering adding the 4-8 Generalist certification may want to consider taking one or more other pedagogy courses.
   

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED                                               123-142

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 his or her teaching field/academic concentration.

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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