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2021 - 2022 Dallas College Catalog

2021 - 2022 Catalog
Bachelor of Applied Science


Important: The School of Education's newest program, the Baccalaureate Degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching, has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

  • Upper-level (3000-level and 4000-level) courses will be offered beginning Fall 2021.

(Bachelor of Applied Science)

Degree Plan Code: BAS.EARLY.CHILD

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

The Bachelor of Applied Science Early Childhood Education and Teaching (BAS ECE) degree program is focused on preparing students to teach young children from birth to third grade. The BAS ECE recognizes the critical development that occurs for children in those early years a period that lays the foundation needed for lifelong learning. Therefore, the BAS ECE is intentionally focused on developing early childhood educators for Dallas County. BAS ECE graduates will be prepared to provide early learners with intentional experiences and responsive relationships while helping close the achievement gap for lower-income children.

Students who complete this degree will also be prepared to seek careers as lead classroom teachers, teacher aides or program specialists in early childhood education private school settings, afterschool programs and early childhood centers such as Early Head Start, Head Start, non-profit preschools, and private infant/toddler programs. Upon approval from Teacher Education Agency (TEA), the program will also offer students a pathway towards Texas teacher certificate through the Dallas College Educator Preparation Program (EPP).

Transfer options into the BAS ECE program are available for current Dallas College students and are also available for students attending other two or four-year accredited colleges and universities. The registrar or Transcript Evaluation Center (TEC) in collaboration with BAS ECE program leadership are responsible for the evaluation of all transfer credit. Transfer reviews are only conducted using official transcripts for passing work completed at accredited colleges and universities. Students who are currently in associate or bachelor's degree pathways at Dallas College or at other institutions need to consult with a Dallas College campus Success Coach about the transferability of specific courses into the bachelor's degree program.

Please visit here to read more about the Dallas College transfer process.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
HIST 1301 US History I 3
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I OR 4
BIOL 2406 Environmental Biology (4)
Semester 1 Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1302 Composition 2 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
GEOL 1401 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I OR 4
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology (4)
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children* 3

*Note: This course replaced BIOL 1322 currently in the AAT award.
Semester 2 Total 13

Course Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers 1 3

Language, Philosophy,
and Culture (CB 040)

Select ONE course from any of the following groups:

Group 1: ENGL 2321, 2322, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2341, or 2351

Group 2: HUMA 1302, 1305, or 2319

Group 3: PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, or 2321

Group 4: Select any CB040 2311 or 2312 Foreign Language course from the following prefixes: ARAB, CHIN, FREN, GERM, ITAL, JAPN, KORE, PORT, RUSS, or SPAN

PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics I OR 4
PHYS 1415 Physical Science I (4)
Semester 3 Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 1302 United States History 2 OR 3
HIST 2301 Texas History (3)
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers 2 3

Creative Arts (CB 050)

Select ONE of the following:
ARTS 1301, 1303, or 1304
DANC 2303
DRAM 1310, 2361, or 2366
HUMA 1311, or 1315
MUSI 1306, 1307, or 1310


>EDUC 2301

Introduction to Special Populations

Semester 4 Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 3318 Methods of Teaching Geometry^ 3
EDEL 4301 Methods of Teaching Social Studies^ 3
EDTP 3301 Foundations of Inclusion and Differentiation for Special Populations^ 3
EDEC 3301 Supervised Experiences with Infants and Toddlers 3
EDLL 3301 Language Literacy Acquisition^ 3
Semester 5 Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EDLL 3305 Foundations in Reading Instruction: The Science of Teaching Reading^ 3
EDEL 4302 Methods of Teaching Elementary Science^ 3
EDEL 4303 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics^ 3
EDTP 3303 Behavior Management in Special Populations 3
EDEC 3302 Supervised Experiences with Young Children^ 3
Semester 6 Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EDEC 3303 Child and Adolescent Guidance^ 3
EDEC 3305 Prenatal and Infant Development^ 3
EDIT 3310 Instructional Technology^ 3
EDTP 3305 Designing Asssments for General and Special Populations^ 3
EDEL 4311 Student Teaching/Clinical Apprenticeship 1 ^ 3
Semester 7 Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EDTP 4310 Literacy in the Content Areas with Special Populations^ 3
EDTP 4315 Advanced Methods for Teaching Special
EDEC 3307 Development During Early Childhood^ 3
EDEC 3309 Development in Cross-Culture Perspective^ 3
EDEL 4312 Student Teaching/Clinical
Apprenticeship 2 ^
Semester 8 Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 120

Prefix Legend:

EDEC -- Education: Early Childhood
EDTP -- Education: Teacher Preparation
EDEL -- Education: Elementary Education
EDLL -- Education: Language and Literacy
EDIT -- Education: Information/Technology

Suffix Legend:

3XXX Upper-Level Courses: Junior Level
4XXX Upper-Level Courses: Senior Level

*Note: Prescribed Elective Course Choices Include:
EDIT 3310 (Instructional Technology)
EDTP 3307 (Educational Programs and Services for Special Populations)
EDLL 3301 (Language Literacy Acquisition)
EDEC 3311 (Theories of Human Development and Family Studies)

^ Indicates Prerequisites and Restrictions Apply:

  • Student must obtain consent of School leadership or department dean
  • Students must meet upper-level course requirements* and complete Program Acknowledgement Form to enroll in upper-level courses
    • *student must satisfy all Texas Core Curriculum requirements
    • *a minimum of a 2.5 GPA is required to attempt upper-level coursework in the BASE ECE program
  • A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all coursework in the BAS ECE program*.
    • *At any time a student falls under the GPA requirement and is no longer in good standing (defined by the student's grade point average for attempted courses in the program) the student is required to meet with their Success Coach and BAS ECE Program Leadership and enter into a Probationary Contract. A Probationary Contract serves as a formal agreement between the student and the institution and outlines all steps a student must take to continue in the program.
  • Additional course specific prerequisites may apply.

Additional Notes:

  • EDEL 3318 requires a "C" or better in MATH 1350 and MATH 1351.
  • EDEL 4311 (Student Teaching/Clinical Apprenticeship I) and EDEL 4312 (Student Teaching/Clinical Apprenticeship II) require special approval from department to begin student teaching. These courses are taken in sequence.
  • EDEC 3301 (Supervised Experiences with Infants and Toddlers) and EDEC 3302 (Supervised Experiences with Young Children) are taken in sequence and must be completed prior to student teaching.

Courses in the 3rd and 4th years of the bachelor's degree program are field based. Students should anticipate spending time in work-based education settings that are aligned with course material. Students will be supported by the School of Education and by program leadership in identifying these work-based learning experiences.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice. Students enrolling in this program from another institution should also consult a success coach regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of their courses - particularly students seeking to transfer upper-level courses into the BAS ECE program. Students may be eligible to transfer up to six semester credit hours of upper-level coursework to satisfy upper-level course requirements of the degree program. Upper-level courses may be evaluated for purposes of course substitution and course equivalency; however, certain courses must be taken at the home institution at the discretion of the department. Due to strict teacher licensure guidelines, upper-level Teaching Methods from another accredited institution courses will not be considered for transfer.