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, or natural science. 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, or natural sciences, 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 (51-67 semester hours)
II. Professional Responsibility (12 semester hours):
EDUC 2312, 3312, 4021, 4608, and choose one of the following: BIOL 4011, HIST 4011, ENGL 4011, GSCI 4011, or MATH 4011.
 
III. Interdisciplinary Academic Major (30-58 semester hours)
A major from either biology, English, history, mathematics, or natural sciences.
 
  A. Academic Major Requirements:
EDUC 3302, 4312, 4313, 4314, 4319, READ 4331, TECH 4320
 
  B. Content:
  Biology (Life Science Certification) -- (33-41 semester hours):
   

(B.A.) BIOL 1406, 2405, 2406 (S-L), 3103, 3402, 3404 (S-L), 3407, 3408, 3409, 4011, plus 4 additional upper-level semester hours of biology electives, CHEM 1401, and 1402

(B.S.) BIOL 1406, 2405, 2406 (S-L), 3103, 3402, 3404 (S-L), 3407, 3408, and 3409

  English -- (30-33 semester hours):
   

(B.A.) ENGL 3305 (S-L), ENGL 3301 or 3302;   ENGL 3313 or 3314, ENGL 4301, 4309, 4311, ESLS 4304, READ 3330, 4337, and 4338.

(B.S.) ENGL 2302, ENGL 3305 (S-L), ENGL 3301 or 3302;   ENGL 3313 or 3314, ENGL 4301, 4309, 4311, ESLS 4304, READ 3330, 4337, and 4338.

  History -- (33 semester hours):
    HIST 2301, 2302, 3312, 3313, 4307, 4309 plus 12 additional upper-level semester hours of history electives, ESLS 4304
  Mathematics -- (38 semester hours):
    MATH 1406, 2309, 2407, 3301, 3302, 3305, 3308, 3309, 3310, 4301, 4302 (S-L), and 4303 (S-L)
  Natural Sciences -- (36-45 semester hours):
   

(B.A.) BIOL 1406, 3101, 3402, CHEM 1401, 1402, GEOL 1301, 1401, PHYS 1401 and 1402, plus concentration hours as follows.

(B.S.)BIOL 1406, 3101, 3402, GEOL 1301, 1401, PHYS 1401 and 1402, plus concentration hours as follows.

(BIOL 3409) is not required, but is recommended if pursuing a Biology Concentration)

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 (0-15 semester hours)
Sufficient to complete 126-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours.
 

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED                                                    123-136

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

 

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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