Grades 8 through 12 Computer Science Certification

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For information on undergraduate degree plans for FALL 2020, please consult the FALL 2020-SUMMER 2021 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG.

Current degree information is shown below.

The B.A./B.S. in Computer Science 8-12 Teacher Certification (Interdisciplinary Academic Major) 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.

Course Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree in Grades 8-12 Computer Science Certification
I. General Studies Requirements B.A. B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind 3 3
DCM 2301
English 12 9
ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts 3 3
FINE 1306
Foreign Language 6-14* 0
*(B.A.) Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met.
Foundations for Excellence 0-1 0-1
FOUN 1101 is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)
History 6 6
HIST 1301 and 1302
Kinesiology 0-2 0-2
KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics 3 3
MATH 1303 or 1405 [Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]
Natural Science 4 12
(B.A.) PHYS 1401
(B.S.) GEOL 1401, PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402
Religion 9 9
RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.
Social Science 3 3
POLS 2301
Total General Studies Requirements 52 51
II.  Professional Responsibility
COSC 4011 Computer Science 8-12 Seminar 0 0
EDUC 1017 Introduction to Teacher Certification* 0 0
EDUC 3313 Foundations of Teaching* 3 3
EDUC 3320 Instructional Assessment* 3 3
EDUC 4021 EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar 0 0
EDUC 4608 Clinical Teaching* 6 6
Total Professional Responsibility Requirements 12 12
III.  Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements
COSC 1405 Foundations of Computer Science I 4 4
COSC 1408 Foundations of Computer Science II 4 4
COSC 2306 Data Structures and Introduction to Algorithms 3 3
COSC 2403 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design 4 4
COSC 3301 Database Management Systems 3 3
COSC 3306 Networks and Telecommunication 3 3
COSC 4305 Computers for the Teacher 3 3
COSC 4402 Software Engineering 4 4

EDUC 3302


Development of Infants, Children and Adolescents* (S-L) 3 3
EDUC 4312 Teaching Special Populations*(S-L) 3 3

EDUC 4313


Discipline and Classroom Management in Culturally Diverse Settings* 3 3
EDUC 4314 Best Practices in Teaching* (S-L) 3 3
EDUC 4320 Instructional Technology* 3 3
EDUC 4333 Secondary Pedagogy for Computer Science* 3 3
MATH 2309 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 3
MATH 3302 Discrete Mathematics 3 3
PHYS 1402 (B.A.) General Physics II 4 0
READ 4331 Reading in the Content Area* 3 3
Total Interdisciplinary Academic Major Requirements 59 55
IV.  Electives
All electives must be courses that prepare the candidate for the TExES content examination.
Chapel 0 0
(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
*Indicates Signature Course requiring download of Signature Assessments in TaskStream Reminder.
NOTE: Degree plan subject to adjustment as state policy changes.

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 their teaching fields/academic concentrations.


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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