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Master of Education in Educational Leadership/Master of Education in Special Education

Dual Degree

Tam Jones, Ph.D., M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Program Administrator

Deborah H. Tribble, Ed.D., M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Program Director

Mary Beth Sanders, Ed.D, M.Ed. in Special Education Program Director

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership/Master of Education in Special Education is a 57-credit hour non-thesis program that prepares students to develop strong theoretical and experiential knowledge with leadership qualifications leading to campus and district administrative positions. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Master of Education in Special Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership that can lead to state principal certification.

The dual master's program in Educational Leadership and Special Education offers two tracks that students may pursue:

  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership/Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership/Master of Education in Special Education with Diagnostician Specialization

ADMISSION

In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.

 

PREREQUISITE

Entrance requirements for both programs must be met, including having at last two years of acceptable teaching experience at an accredited public or private school by the time the candidate has completed the necessary coursework and is ready to take the appropriate certification examinations. A copy of the teacher candidate's service record will be required to substantiate the teaching experience requirement prior to recommending th teacher candidate to register for the state certification examinations.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the both programs 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.

 

College of Education graduate students who are in a dual master’s degree program where a state certification exam is required, should meet with their program advisor prior to registering for their first exam in order to determine which exam should be taken first.  Students will be authorized only to take one TExES exam at a time.  The first exam taken must be passed before permission to register for a second (different) exam will be given. 

REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 15 hours (excluding prerequisites)

EDUC 6302   Research in Education (S-L)*
EDUC 6306  Curriculum Design and Evaluation
EDUC 6308  The School and Multicultural Society
EDAD 6312  School Law
Select one of the following:
EDAD 6313Supervision of Instruction
or
SPED 6360 Supervision of Special Education Instruction
 
EDAD 6010 Defense of Degree
EDAD 6020 Seminar in Educational Leadership

M.ED. IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 21 hours (excluding prerequisites)

EDAD 6300   Principal Standards and Competencies
EDAD 6301  Instructional Leadership Development (ILD)
EDAD 6314  The Principalship
EDAD 6315  School Finance/Business Management
EDAD 6316  School Personnel Administration
EDAD 6317  School Public Relations
EDAD 6389   Internship in Educational Administration (S-L)*

 

M.ED. IN SPECIAL EDUCATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 21 hours (excluding prerequisites)

SPED 5310Introduction to Exceptional Learners
SPED 5320 Teaching the Underachiever
SPED 5330
Pedagogy of Special Education
SPED 5332 Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties
SPED 5350Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies
EDUC 5344 Diagnosing Learning Different Children
Select one of the following:
READ 5338 Pedagogy of Language Arts
or  
EDUC 6304 Improvement of Instruction

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

TOTAL HOURS

15 hours Required Shared Curriculum
21 hours M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Required Curriculum
21 hours M.Ed. in Special Education Required Curriculum
57 hours TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

 

 

 

Diagnostician Specialization

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership/Master of Education in Special Education with Diagnostician Specialization is a 57-credit hour non-thesis program that prepares students to develop strong theoretical and experiential knowledge with leadership qualifications leading to campus and district administrative positions. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Master of Education in Special Education with Diagnostician Specialization and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership that can lead to state educational diagnostician and principal certifications.

REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 15 hours (excluding prerequisites)

EDUC 6302 Research in Education (S-L)*
EDUC 6308The School and Multicultural Society
EDAD 6312School Law
SPED 5310 Introduction to Exceptional Learners
Select one of the following:
EDAD 6313 Supervision of Instruction
or
SPED 6360 Supervision of Special Education Instruction
 
EDAD 6010 Defense of Degree
EDAD 6020 Seminar in Educational Leadership

M.ED. IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 21 hours (excluding prerequisites)

EDAD 6300   Principal Standards and Competencies
EDAD 6301  Instructional Leadership Development (ILD)
EDAD 6314  The Principalship
EDAD 6315  School Finance/Business Management
EDAD 6316  School Personnel Administration
EDAD 6317  School Public Relations
EDAD 6389   Internship in Educational Administration (S-L)*

 

M.ED. IN SPECIAL EDUCATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 21 hours (excluding prerequisites)

SPED 5320 Teaching the Underachiever
SPED 5330Pedagogy of Special Education
SPED 5332 Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties
SPED 5350 Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies

SPED 6330 Comprehensive Assessment
SPED 6350 Individual Diagnostic Assessment Practicum (160 hours) (S-L)*
EDUC 6304 Improving Instruction

 

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

 

TOTAL HOURS

15 hours Required Shared Curriculum
21 hours M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Required Curriculum
21 hours M.Ed. in Special Education with Diagnostician Specialization Required Curriculum
57 hours TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

 

 

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 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 E-Portfolio

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 E-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-Portfolio 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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