2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Bachelor of Applied Science

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND TEACHING

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).

  • Lower-level courses in the new degree program will be offered beginning Fall 2020.
  • Upper-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.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours (30 hours) required for graduation through instruction by the campus awarding the degree.

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 also available for students who have Associates degrees. Students who are currently in AAT or AAS pathways should speak with their academic advisor about competing their Associates degrees in the pursuit of the bachelor's degree.

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


3
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics I OR 3
PHYS 1415 Physical Science I (3)
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

3

>EDUC 2301

Introduction to Special Populations

3
Semester 4 Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 3318 Elementary Geometry^ 3
EDEL 4301 Methods of Teaching Social Studies^ 3
EDTP 3301 Foundations of Inclusion and Differentation for Special Populations^ 3
EDEC 3301 Supervised Experiences with Infants/Toddlers 3
EDLL 3301 Language Literacy Acquisition^ 3
Semester 5 Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EDLL 3305 Foundations in Readling Instruction: The Science of Teaching Reading^ 3
EDEL 4302 Methods of Teaching Science^ 3
EDEL 4303 Methods of Teaching Math^ 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
Populations^
3
EDEC 3307 Development During Early Childhood^ 3
EDEC 3309 Development in Cross Culture Perspective^ 3
EDEL 4312 Student Teaching/Clinical
Apprenticeship 2 ^
3
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:

  • Concurrent enrollment and acceptance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) are required or student must obtain consent of department dean.
  • A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required for all upper-level courses in the BAS ECE program.
  • Additional course specific prerequisites may apply.

Additional Notes:

  • MATH 3318 requires a "C" or better in MATH 1350 and MATH 1351.
  • EDEL 4311 (Student Teaching I) and EDEL 4312 (Student Teaching II) require special approval from department to begin student teaching. These courses are taken in sequence.
  • EDEC 3301 (Supervised Experiences w/ Infants) 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 Educator Preparation Program are field based. In the 3rd year, field experiences will include one day a week in a public-school classroom. In the 4th year, student teaching will take place four days a week during both semesters.

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.