BA Grades 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading Certification/MED in Reading and English as a Second Language
The Bachelor of Arts English Language Arts and Reading Grades 4-8 with Teacher Certification and the Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language program (BA 4-8/MEDRE) is a 159-hour program. Graduates from the program will receive both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education in Reading and English as a Second Language. This non-thesis program is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification and enhanced expertise in the area of teaching English language arts, reading, and English as a second language. Once candidates have completed their initial teaching certification and required coursework in this degree, and if they have passed the appropriate state certification (TExES) tests, candidates will receive their 4-8 Grades English Language Arts Certification and English as a Second Language Endorsement/Certification. After teachers graduating from this program have completed two years of teaching experience, and if they have passed the appropriate state certification (TExES) tests, they will also earn the Reading Specialist Certification and the Master Reading Teacher Certification.
credit hours (ba)
Developing A Christian Mind
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
Foundations for Excellence
FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence
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.)
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
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.
MATH 1303 or equivalent
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification*
EDUC 3302 - Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents* (S-L)
EDUC 3313 - Foundations of Teaching*
EDUC 3320 - Instructional Assessment*
EDUC 4021 - EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Seminar
EDUC 4313 - Discipline and Classroom Management in Culturally Diverse Settings* (S-L)
EDUC 4320 - Instructional Technology*
EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching*
INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC MAJOR
EDUC 4312 - Teaching Special Populations* (S-L)
EDUC 4314 - Best Practices in Teaching* (S-L)
ENGL 3301 - American Literature I
ENGL 3302 - American Literature II
ENGL 3313 - British Literature I
ENGL 3314 - British Literature II
ENGL 3305 - Advanced Communication (S-L)
ENGL 4301 - Introduction to Linguistics
ENGL 4309 - Studies in Fiction
ENGL 4311 - Studies in Poetry
READ 4010 - English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Seminar
READ 4013 - Science of Teaching Reading Seminar
READ 4313 - Science of Teaching Reading
READ 4330 - Recognizing and Instructing Struggling Readers*
READ 4335 - Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)
READ 4336 - Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)*
READ 4340 - Adolescent Reading and Writing Instruction*
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
READ 5302 - Scaffolding Literacy Instruction
READ 5332 - Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience (S-L)
READ 5338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts
ESLS 5304 - Methods in Teaching ESL
Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*
All electives must be courses that prepare the candidate for the TExES content examination.
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED
A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.
• In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.
• As part of this accelerated degree plan, 12 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate semester hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.
REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
credit hours (MED)
A. READING CONCENTRATION (9 hours)
READ 6301 - Specialized Reading Assessment and Instruction
READ 6330 - Foundations of Reading
READ 6335 - Curriculum and Instruction in Reading
B. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CONCENTRATION (9 hours)
ESLS 5301 - Second Language Acquisition
ESLS 5306 - Content Area Language Proficiency Skills
ESLS 5308 - Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environments
C. REQUIRED AND CERTIFICATION COURSES (12 hours)
EDUC 6302 - Research in Education (S-L)
EDUC 6304 - Improvement of Instruction
ESLS 5310 - Administration of ESL Programs
ESLS 5312 - Practicum for State Certification (S-L)
READ 5011 - Reading Specialist Seminar
EDUC 6012 - Defense of Degree
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE
Students will complete state requirements for initial teacher certification in the areas 4-8 English Language Arts. Students completing this program will learn and demonstrate how to serve as an effective literacy teacher and leader through synthesis and application of knowledge regarding the interrelated components of reading, writing, speaking, and listening across developmental stages of oral and written language. Degree candidates will also learn and demonstrate sufficient theoretical and experiential knowledge for serving as an ethical and effective teacher, advocate, and leader for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Students completing this Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program will take the following courses at the graduate level as substitutes for their undergraduate cross-listed course requirements, thereby requiring 24 hours instead of the regular 36 graduate hours for the program beyond the regular undergraduate degree requirements.
READ 5302 – Scaffolding Literacy Instruction
READ 5332 – Reading: Diagnosing and Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical Experience (S-L)
READ 5338 - Pedagogy of Language Arts
ESLS 5304 - Methods in Teaching ESL
Retention in and Graduation from the Program:
Students must fulfill the following conditions to enroll and continue enrollment in this Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program:
Students must be accepted to the Educator Preparation Program at the completion of 45 semester hours.
Students must file a Statement of Commitment at the completion of 90 semester hours (including current enrollment).
Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all educator preparation coursework.
Students must apply to and be accepted into the MED in Reading and ESL program before the start of the Junior spring semester (before 5000 level courses) in order to progress in graduate coursework and complete the MED in Reading and ESL degree.
Science and Math courses must be taken prior to Field-Based semesters.
* Indicates Signature Course requiring download of Signature Assessments in TaskStream Reminder.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.