Grades 7 through 12 Certification - Science (Natural Sciences Major)

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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 3 3
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 1405
(B.S.) BIOL 1405, CHEM 1401, CHEM 1402
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 52 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
EDUC 4021 EC-12 Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities Seminar 0 0
EDUC 4608 Clinical Teaching* 6 6
GSCI 4011 7-12 Science Seminar 0 0
Total Professional Responsibility Requirements 12 12
 
III.  Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements
BIOL 1406 Modern Concepts of Biology II 4 4
BIOL 3101 Scientific Literature 1 1
BIOL 3402 Ecology (S-L) 4 4
CHEM 1401 General Chemistry I (B.A.) 4 0
CHEM 1402 General Chemistry II (B.A.) 4 0
EDUC 3302 Development of Infants, Children & Adolescents* 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
EDUC 4337 Secondary Pedagogy for Science* 3 3
GEOL 1301 Physical Geology 3 3
GEOL 1401 Meteorology and Space Science 4 4
PHYS 1401 General Physics I 4 4
PHYS 1402 General Physics II 4 4
READ 4331 Reading in the Content Area* 3 3
 
Concentration Hours:
Student will choose concentration area
12/13 12/13
Chemistry Concentration Physics Concentration Biology Concentration
CHEM 3401
Biochemistry
PHYS 3301
Classical Mechanics
BIOL 3404
Genetics (S-L)
CHEM 3402
Organic
Chemistry I
PHYS 3304
Thermodynamics
BIOL 3407
General Botany
CHEM 3403
Organic
Chemistry II
PHYS 3303
Modern Physics
BIOL 3408
General Zoology
  PHYS 3402
Electrodynamics
 
If there is a physics concentration, then this is 13.
Total Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements 65/66* 57/58*
 
IV.  Electives
Chapel 0 0
(B.A.) If 1000 level Foreign Language is required, the total will be 137 or 138. (8) 0
MINIMUM TOTAL DEGREE PLAN REQUIREMENTS 129 (137)* 120 (121)*
 
*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.
 
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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