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Master of Education in Bilingual Education
Carolyn Spain, Ed.D., Program Director

The Master of Education in Bilingual Education program is a 36-hour, non-thesis program designed for practicing teachers and administrators who desire continued growth and expertise as professionals, specializing in the area of bilingual and multilingual education. Learning experiences and assignments in this program are designed to provide the learner with sufficient theoretical and experiential knowledge to serve successfully as a bilingual education specialist in the role of classroom teacher or program administrator, including coursework to prepare certified teachers for supplemental bilingual education certification through the Texas Education Agency. 

ADMISSION

There are no additional requirements other than those required for admission to the graduate program at DBU.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

A waiver of the GRE or MAT requirement may be considered if the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • earns an “A-“ or higher in each of the first four courses (12 hours) of graduate coursework in the DBU College of Education, or
  • holds a Bachelor’s degree from the DBU College of Education earned within the past five years with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, or
  • holds a Master’s degree from DBU.

Courses required for students seeking supplemental Bilingual Education certification through the TEA.

Master of Education in Bilingual Education Degree Requirements

 

Core Curriculum Requirements  (27 hours)

Credit Hrs.
EDBE 5304 Principles of Curriculum Development in Dual Language and ESL Classrooms
3

EDBE/ESLS 5320

Assessing English Language Learners

3

EDBE/ESLS/READ 5321

Linguistics for Reading and ESL

3
ESLS 5301 Second Language Acquisition
3
ESLS 5304 Methods in Teaching ESL
3
ESLS 5306 Content Area Language Proficiency Skills
3
ESLS 5308 Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments
3
     

ESLS 5312

Practicum for State Certification (S-L)

3
or    
ESLS 5314 Practicum in ESL/EFL Settings (S-L)
3
     

EDUC 6302

Research in Education (S-L)
3

EDBE 5010

Bilingual Education Certification Seminar

0

SPECIALIZATIONS (9 hours)


Dual Language Specialization

EDBE 5301 * Principles of Biliteracy Development in Spanish and English
EDBE 5302* Academic Spanish Across the Content Areas
EDBE 5303 * Literatura Infantil
EDBE 5011 * Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Seminar

* These courses are taught in Spanish and require a satisfactory Spanish language proficiency assessment score as a prerequisite.


English as a Second Language/Multilingual Specialization

Select nine credit hours from the following courses:

EDUC 6304 Improvement of Instruction

ESLS 5310

Administration of ESL Programs

READ 5337

Pedagogy of Reading III

READ 5338

Pedagogy of Language Arts

READ 6330

Foundations of Reading

READ 6331

Studies in Reading and Literature

READ 5332

Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience (S-L)

or

READ 5334

Studies in the Diagnosis and Clinical Correction of Reading Issues


REQUIRED


EDUC 6013

Defense of Degree


Total Credit Hours Required : Minimum 36 hours


  (S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


 

College of Education Graduate Defense of Degree

 

Because of Dallas Baptist University’s quest for meaningful assessment of graduate candidates, a defense of degree is required in all College of Education Graduate Programs. The defense of degree is a capstone collection of signature assessments and artifacts with reflections that demonstrate a candidate’s personal growth, development, and acquisition of knowledge, skills and dispositions.

 

A digital format will be utilized by the candidate to enhance the presentation and to justify why the degree should be awarded to the candidate. The candidate’s formal defense will be presented to members of the Educator Preparation Board and will take place on the main campus each semester.

 

It is recommended that candidates attend a Defense of Degree workshop held each semester. It is also the candidate’s responsibility to schedule a meeting with their designated program director who will provide additional information regarding objectives, service-learning, artifacts, reflections, presentation format, and evaluative criteria and scoring.

 

Candidates must register for the Professional Portfolio/Defense of Degree course as prescribed in their degree plan during the semester in which they will present their defense of degree to the Educator Preparation Board. The EPB is a group of experienced and widely successful educators from Dallas Baptist University and the Metroplex. Practicing teachers, administrators, consultants, superintendents, guidance directors, personnel directors, and Educational Region Service Center personnel as well as DBU professors and administrators volunteer their time for this highly selective process. The Educator Preparation Board serves as the College of Education Graduate Programs’ advisory board and meets three times a year to assess graduate candidates’ defense of degrees.

 

College of Education Graduate Electronic Portfolios

Dallas Baptist University’s educator preparation programs strive to provide a quality learning experience that enables all candidates to impact P-12 learning. The e-portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents to prepare the candidate for future positions; demonstrate the candidate’s ongoing knowledge, skills, experiences, and dispositions; and provide the candidate with the opportunity for self-reflection. All graduate candidates are required to compile and maintain an electronic, developmental portfolio. There are three types of documents that must be included in the e-portfolio: required documents, foundational elements, and competency artifacts. Throughout the program, the candidate will collect these documents and upload them to their designed TaskStream account.

 

The organization of e-portfolios is governed by the State Board of Educator Certification standards and competencies, DBU/InTASC competencies, and DBU’s Educator Preparation Provider competencies in addition to specific field of study competencies.

 

The e-portfolio will be used to assess your development as you proceed through your designated program. Candidates who do not have all required documents and “signature assessments” uploaded into TaskStream will not be allowed to proceed to the next level as designed by these Transition Points:

 

Transition Point One: Requirements for Program Admission

Transition Point Two: Requirements for Program Entrance

Transition Point Three: Requirements for Program Continuance

Transition Point Four: Requirements for Program Completion

Transition Point Five: Requirements for Program Evaluation

 

It is the candidates’ responsibility to meet with their designed program director and/or advisor to discuss the e-portfolio required documents, checkpoint scoring, foundational elements rubric, and the competency artifacts rubric.

 



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Frequently Asked Questions


College of Education

UPCOMING EVENTS

Educator Preparation Board

Fall 2014: December 11
Spring 2015: April 29

Application to Graduate Deadline

Spring 2015: November 5

Portfolio Workshop

Fall 2014: TBA
DBU Main Campus
Strickland 216


 

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M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Communication
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
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M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Global Leadership / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.A. in Worship Leadership
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