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Master of Education in Higher Education & Master of Education in Kinesiology
Dual Degree Program
Mamo Ishida, M. Ed. in Higher Education Director
Ray Galloway, Ph.D., Master of Education in Kinesiology Director
The Master of Education in Higher Education and Master of Education in Kinesiology dual degree is a fifty-four hour, non-thesis program. The program consists of a M.Ed. in Higher Education required curriculum of 21 hours and a M.Ed. in Kinesiology required curriculum of 21 hours, with 12 credit hours of required shared curriculum.
The M.Ed. in Higher Education program is committed to fulfilling the University mission of providing Christ-centered, quality higher education in order to produce servant leaders who possess the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings and career opportunities. The program provides individuals who are interested in a variety of areas in higher education with the opportunity to explore the various facets of post-secondary institutions.
The Master of Education in Kinesiology program is designed to allow students to receive a Master of Education in Kinesiology. The purpose of the M.Ed. in Kinesiology is to equip candidates for Christian servant leadership in the multi-faceted areas of Kinesiology, equipping them with intercultural and leadership skills equal to integrating their Christian faith and witness as they make significant contributions to the human endeavor. This degree will prepare students to apply their studies to the design of wellness, fitness, and health promotion programs in various settings of professional interest: education, corporate, and commercial.
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 course work must be satisfied for both degree programs.
- M.Ed. in Higher Education prerequisites are a conferred bachelor's degree
Continuance in the M.Ed. in Higher Education program and the M.Ed. in Kinesiology program past the first twelve (12) hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 12 hours (excluding prerequisites)
|Select one of the following:
||Research Methods in Higher Education
||Measurement, Evaluation, and Research in Kinesiology
|Select three graduate-level elective courses (9 hours) with approval of Academic Advisor.
M.ED. IN HIGHER EDUCATION REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 21 hours (excluding prerequisites)
College and University Administration
||Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education
||Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)*
||History and Philosophy of Higher Education
||Teaching, Learning, and Student Development
||Methods for the Higher Education Administrator
||Biblical Servant Leadership
|Three (3) hours of the M.Ed. in Kinesiology Required Curriculum serve as an elective for the M.Ed. in Higher Education Required Curriculum.
M.ED. IN KINESIOLOGY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 21 hours (excluding prerequisites)
||Organization/Administration of Kinesiology and Sport
||Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skill
||Sociology of Sport
||Current Trends/Issues in Kinesiology and Sport (S-L)*
||Psychology of Sport and Performance
|Three (3) hours of the M.Ed. in Higher Education Required Curriculum serve as an elective for the M.Ed. in Kinesiology Required Curriculum.
*(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
||Required Shared Curriculum
||M.Ed. in Higher Education Required Curriculum
||M.Ed. in Kinesiology Required Curriculum
||TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
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.
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.
Education Graduate E-Portfolio
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 theE-Portfolio: required documents,
foundational elements, and competency artifacts. Throughout the program, the
candidate will collect these documents and upload them to their designed
The organization of
Defense of Degree 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:
One: Requirements for Program Admission
Two: Requirements for Program Entrance
Three: Requirements for Program Continuance
Four: Requirements for Program Completion
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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