EC through 12 Certification - Physical Education (Kinesiology Major)(BA/BS)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

I. GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

and/or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*(BA) Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met.

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

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.)

History

6

6

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

Kinesiology

2

2

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 courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science

4

12

(BA)

BIOL 1401 - Principles of Biology

(BS)

BIOL 1401 - Principles of Biology

GEOL 1401 - Meteorology and Space Science

PHSC 1401 - Physical Science I

Religion

9

9

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
POLS 2301 - American National Government

3

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

60

51

II. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

ECHE 4360 - Foundations for Early Childhood Education*

3

3

EDUC 1017 - Introduction to Teacher Certification*

0

0

EDUC 3302 - Development of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (S-L)*

3

3

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 4312 - Teaching Special Populations* (S-L)

3

3

EDUC 4313 - Discipline and Classroom Management in Culturally Diverse Settings* (S-L)

3

3

EDUC 4314 - Best Practices in Teaching* (S-L)

3

3

EDUC 4320 - Instructional Technology*

3

3

EDUC 4608 - Clinical Teaching*

6

6

READ 4331 - Reading in the Content Area*

3

3

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

33

33

III. ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

BIOL 2405 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BA only)

4

0

KNES 2301 - Introduction to Health Sciences and Kinesiology

3

3

KNES 2305 - Coaching Today's Athlete (S-L)  

3

3

KNES 2309 - Adapted Kinesiology (S-L)

3

3

KNES 3303 - Anatomical Kinesiology and Orthopedic Injury

3

3

KNES 3305 - Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology

3

3

KNES 3326 - Motor Learning and Skill Development 

3

3

KNES 3345 - Pedagogy of Kinesiology and Health

3

3

KNES 4010 - Kinesiology All-Level Seminar

0

0

KNES 4301 - Exercise Physiology

3

3

KNES 4302 - Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Athletic Programs

3

3

KNES 4303 - Applied Biomechanics

3

3

Plus 3 activity courses (KNES 1102-1127) in addition to the general studies requirements.

3

3

TOTAL ACADEMIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

37

33

IV. ELECTIVES

Upper-Level

0

0

Lower or Upper-Level

0

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

130

120

*Indicates Signature Course requiring download of Signature Assessments in TaskStream Reminder.

 A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.

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.

DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program(s) for this degree available for qualifying undergraduate students. For degree plan requirements, refer to the Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program requirements.

BA/BS in Kinesiology (EC-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification)/MED in Kinesiology

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.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

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