Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2019  
Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English/Secondary Education, BPS


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CIP Code: 23.0101/13.1205

Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) (MoCA) for each area of certification sought; and 4) a passing composite score on their summative evaluation in the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES).


General Education Requirements


The general education program must be completed by every student seeking a baccalaureate degree before graduation and includes the following:

Communication Skills


3 courses, as listed below (at least 9 hours)

Note(s)


† Must satisfy prerequisite or test before entering
* International students whose primary language is not English should take COMM 123 - Public Speaking and Diction  instead of COMM 103 .

Fine Arts and Humanities


At least 3 courses (at least 9 hours) from the courses listed below, including ENGL 203  and at least 1 course from a different discipline.

Natural Science


1 course from the biological sciences and 1 course from chemistry or physical science (at least 7-9 hours; at least 1 course must have a lab).

Biological Sciences


Chemistry or Physical Science


Mathematics


One course from the following (at least 3 hours)

Note(s)


† Must satisfy prerequisite or test before entering

Technology and Information Literacy


One course from the following (at least 3 hours) §

Note(s)


§ For transfer credit to be equated to this course the transfer course must have been completed within seven (7) years prior to initial registration at Missouri Baptist University. Former MBU students who are readmitting into the University must also have completed BCIS 103 EDUC 373 , or an equivalent course within seven (7) years prior to the first semester of returning registration.

Social and Behavioral Sciences


4 courses from at least two of the following disciplines as listed below, including U.S. & MO Constitution course: (at least 12 hours)

Total Hours of General Education: At Least 42


1 Must complete an English composition course that includes the writing of a research paper. Students transferring in a course equivalent to ENGL 123  without a course equivalent to ENGL 113  may satisfy the remaining 3 hours needed to fulfill the Communication Skills general education requirement by completing ENGL 113  or choosing one course from the electives for the Writing Certificate in English.
2 For non-music majors; music majors and minors must complete Music History I and II, which will satisfy six of the nine hours required. Students seeking certification through the Bachelor of Music Education degree must complete Introduction of Music Technology in addition to Music History I, II, and III, which will satisfy the nine hours required.
3 Christian Ministry majors must complete at least two courses in Philosophy, one at the 200-level.
4 Any upper-division Philosophy or IDST 313 History and Philosophy of Science and Technology  may be substituted for a second Philosophy course if an introductory course in Philosophy or Logic has been completed. IDST 313  is required for Unified Science majors and is recommended for those seeking middle school science certification. CPHI 203  is the preferred humanities course for students in the Teacher Education Program. CPHI 433/533   is recommended for those seeking middle school or secondary certification in Social Sciences.
5 Courses which will be accepted in transfer as equivalent Humanities background to satisfy this requirement include: Humanities I, II, III, or IV or any course carrying a departmental prefix of Humanities. Courses in literature, foreign language, or religion will not be accepted to satisfy general education requirements as these satisfy specific baccalaureate degree requirements. Courses which will be accepted in transfer as equivalent Fine Arts background include courses such as Dance Appreciation. Applied art, music, or ensemble/performance courses will not satisfy the Fine Arts general education requirements.
6 For students not majoring in the Natural Sciences or Health and Sport Sciences; students with majors or minors in Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Health Education, Health Sciences, Healthcare Management, Physical Education, Mathematics, Middle Childhood Education, or Unified Science should consult the major requirements as listed in the catalog for the appropriate courses for their degree and field of study.
7 This course includes a component covering the real number system and is recommended for Early Childhood and Elementary Education majors.
8 Students seeking teacher certification must take PSYC 133 General Psychology . Students pursuing certification in Middle School or Secondary Social Sciences must complete ECON 103 Survey of Economics for Non-Business Majors . School of Business majors must complete ECON 113 Macroeconomics  and ECON 123 Microeconomics .
9 Students seeking Early Childhood or Elementary certification must complete ECON 103  to satisfy BSE requirements.
10 COMM 233 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication  is a preferred Fine Arts general education course for all teacher certification programs except middle or secondary Social Sciences, Unified Science, and middle school science. It is required for middle or secondary Speech/Theater majors.
11Students pursuing the Bachelor of Music Education degree must complete BOTH PSYC 133  AND EDPS 383  as 6 of the 12 hours required. Students seeking teacher certification in other areas, who have completed PSYC 133 General Psychology , may take EDPS 383 Psychology of Teaching and Learning  to satisfy 3 of the remaining 9 hours required.

Students seeking to earn the Associate of Science degree in Business Administration, Pre-Nursing, or Christian Ministry should check the desired area of concentration under Academic Divisions and Major Fields in this catalog for specific general education and degree requirements.

In accordance with guidelines established by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) of the State of Missouri regarding articulation and the transfer of credit, most recently revised in April 2014, Missouri Baptist University grants junior standing to students transferring to the University with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree (earned after October 1987) or an Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree from Missouri and Illinois institutions which are in compliance with CBHE general education requirements. This signifies that the lower division general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree at Missouri Baptist University have been satisfied by completion of the A.A. or A.A.T. degree. Students transferring with other than an A.A. or A.A.T. degree, or with an Associate of Arts degree which does not meet the above stipulations, are not automatically granted junior standing, and may be required to take additional general education courses. A student  transferring to Missouri Baptist University from a Missouri or Illinois institution who has not completed an A.A. or A.A.T. degree, but who has completed the 42-credit hour General Education curriculum block prescribed by CBHE, shall be deemed to have completed all General Education requirements of Missouri Baptist University. Completion of the 42-hour block must be denoted by the sending institution on the student’s transcript.

Missouri Baptist University also accepts associate degrees from Illinois community colleges which adhere to the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) as fulfilling the lower division general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree at MBU.

All students must complete all major and specific degree program and/or certification requirements beyond the general education requirements (see the catalog sections on General Education Requirements and Degree Requirements for additional information).

Bachelor of Professional Studies   

Professional Requirements


Total: 36-39 Hours


Students who transfer in a course for EDUC 203  that does not include an equivalent field experience must take EDCL 200 .
Students who transfer in a course for EDRD 423/523  which does not include an equivalent field experience must complete: EDCL 420/520 Field Experience with English Language Learners 

Field and Clinical Experiences


Total: 14 Hours


*Candidates pursuing secondary/middle combined certification must complete EDCL 411/511 Teaching Field Experience II  in a middle school setting.
1See the catalog section on Senior Permission  for information on earning graduate credit for this course.

Major Requirements


The student must complete the following requirements plus select and complete one or more of the following concentration areas (39 hours). Students may not overlap concentration requirements.

Total: 27 Hours


Concentration Areas


Secondary Education Concentration


Three (3) hours from the Writing Concentration

Note(s):


¹See the catalog section on Senior Permission  for information on earning graduate credit for this course.

Total: 12 hours


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