Associate of Arts (Teacher Preparation)
This degree program is designed for those students whose ultimate goal is teacher certification in the State of Texas. It provides the student with an excellent liberal arts foundation and preparation for eventual entry into a teacher certification bachelor’s degree program.
credit hours (AA)
Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - 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
COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts
*Six hours of 2000 level or above if adequate prerequisites are met.
Foundations for Excellence
FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence
is required of those entering DBU 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 - Fitness for Living
and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES requirements are waived
MATH 1303 - College Algebra
[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level course only)
One laboratory science selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
POLS 2301 - American National Government
POLS 2302 - State and Local Governments
Choose one of the following courses:
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
PHIL 2301 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2302 - Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2303 - Introduction to Worldviews
PSYC 1301 - General Psychology
PSYC 3311 - Marriage and Family Systems
SOCI 1301- Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1302 - Social Problems
SOCI 3311 - Marriage and Family Systems
an approved three-hour education course.
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NOTE: Please refer to the College of Education for University policies and requirements for admission into the Educator Preparation Program.
Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University
DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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