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.

I. General Studies Requirements (54-70 semester hours)
II.

Professional Responsibility (12 semester hours):

EDUC 2312, 3312, 4021, 4608, and COSC 4011

 
III. Interdisciplinary Academic Major - Computer Science (57-61 semester hours)
(At least 42 credit hours at the 3000-4000 level)
 
  A. Academic Major Requirements: (21 semester hours)
EDUC 3302 Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
EDUC 4312 Teaching Special Populations (S-L)

EDUC 4313

Discipline and Classroom Management in Culturally Diverse Settings
EDUC 4314 Best Practices in Teaching
EDUC 4319 Secondary Pedagogy
READ 4331 Reading in the Content Area
TECH 4320 Instructional Technology
 
  B. Content Area: (36-40 semester hours)
B.A.
  COSC 1405, 1408, 2406, 3301, 3406, 4305, 4402; MATH 2309, 3302, and PHSC 1401
B.S.
   COSC 1405, 1408, 2406, 3301, 3406, 4305, 4402; MATH 2309, 3302; PHYS 1401 and PHYS 1402
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                                                    126-139

 
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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