Grades 7 through 12 Certification

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Students planning to be certified to teach Grades 7-12 will secure a major in either biology, English, history, mathematics, natural science, or speech communication. To be eligible for Texas certification, students will also follow the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) standards for Grades 7-12.

Students follow a course of study which includes the following components: (1) General Studies, (2) Professional Responsibility courses, (3) major in either biology, English, history, mathematics, natural sciences, speech communication, and (4) sufficient electives to complete the 123-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 (48-55 semester hours)
   
II. Professional Responsibility (12 semester hours):
 

EDUC 3313*, 3320*, 4021, 4608*

and choose one of the following:

BIOL 4011, HIST 4011, ENGL 4011, GSCI 4011, or MATH 4011.

 
 
III. Interdisciplinary Academic Major
A major from either biology, English, history, mathematics, or natural sciences.
 
  Biology (Life Science Certification) -- (54-62 semester hours):
 

BIOL 1406, 2405, 2406 (S-L), 3101, 3402, 3404 (S-L), 3407, 3408, 3409

CHEM 1401 and 1402 (B.A. only)

EDUC 3302*, 4312*, 4313*, 4314*, 4337*, 4320*

READ 4331*

English Language Arts -- (51-57 semester hours):
 

EDUC 3302*, 4312*, 4313*, 4314*, 4320*, 4336*

ENGL 2302 (B.S. only)

ENGL 3301 or 3302, ENGL 3313 or 3314, 3305, 4301, 4309, 4311

ENGL**** Uper-level elective(s):  B.A. 3 hours, B.S. six hours)

ESLS 4304

READ 4331*, 4337, and 4338

History -- (51-54 semester hours):
 

EDUC 3302*, 4312*, 4313*, 4314*, 4320*, 4338*

ESLS 4304*

HIST 2301, 2302, 3312, 3313, 4307, 4309

HIST **** (Advanced History Electives (3000 and 4000 level courses)

                  (B.A. - 9 hours; B.S. 12 hours)

READ 4331*

Mathematics -- (56 semester hours):
 

EDUC 3302*, 4312*, 4313*, 4314*, 4320*, 4335*

MATH 1406, 2407, 3301, 3302, 3305, 3308, 3309, 3310, 4301, 4302 (S-L), and 4303 (S-L)

READ 4331*

Natural Sciences -- (57-66 semester hours):
 

BIOL 1406, 3101, 3402

CHEM 1401, 1402 (B.S.)

EDUC 3302*, 4312*, 4313*, 4314*, 4320*, 4337*

GEOL 1301, 1401

PHYS 1401 and 1402

READ 4331*

Concentration Hours:  Student will choose a concentration area:

Chemistry Concentration
Physics Concentration
Biology Concentration
CHEM 3401 Biochemistry

PHYS 3301

Classical Mechanics

BIOL 3404

Genetics (S-L)

CHEM 3402 

Organic Chemistry I

PHYS 3303

Modern Physics

BIOL 3407

General Botany

CHEM 3403

Organic Chemistry II

PHYS 3304 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

BIOL 3408

General Zoology

  PHYS 3402 Electrodynamics  

 

IV.
Electives                                                                                   
  CHAPEL
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours.

                                                                                TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED          120


(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
 
If 1000 level foreign language is required, the total will be increased by 8 hours.
 

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

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

 

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

 

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

 

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Grades 7-12 Speech Certification (Communication Studies Major)
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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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