Grades 8 through 12 Computer Science Certification

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The B.A./B.S. in Computer Science 8-12 Teacher Certification is designed for students who want to obtain Texas certification to teach computer science related courses in grades 8-12. To be eligible for Texas certification, students must follow the guidelines set by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) for grades 8-12.

Students pursuing the Computer Science academic major follow a course of study which also includes required components in General Studies and Professional Responsibility. 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 (52-47 semester hours)

Professional Responsibility (12 semester hours):

EDUC 3313, 3320, 4021, 4608, and COSC 4011

III. Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements
(At least 42 credit hours at the 3000-4000 level)
COSC 1405 Foundations of Computer Science I
COSC 1408 Foundations of Computer Science II
COSC 2306 Data Structures
COSC 2403 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
COSC 3301 Database Management System
COSC 3306 Networks and Telecommunications
COSC 4305 Computer for the Teacher
COSC 4402 Software Engineering
EDUC 3302* Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
EDUC 4312* Teaching Special Populations (S-L)

EDUC 4313*

Discipline and Classroom Management
EDUC 4314* Best Practices in Teaching
EDUC 4333* Secondary Pedagogy for Computer Science
MATH 2309 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH 3302 Discrete Mathematics
PHYS 1402 General Physics II
READ 4331* Reading in the Content Area
TECH 4320* Instructional Technology






(B.A.) Foreign Language: If 1000 level needed, an additional 8 hours will make a total of 131 hours for the degree.                                                                                  (8)    0

(B.S.) Elective Credit Hours                                                                                     0     2


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED                                                                      123-136


  NOTE: Degree plan subject to adjustment as state policy changes.
*Indicates Signature Course requiring download of Signature Assessments in TaskStream Reminder.


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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