Through a cooperative agreement between Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Baptist University (DBU), students having a recognized music degree can complete certification course work through DBU and receive a Texas public school teaching certificate.
The Texas Education Agency requires that certain courses be completed before a student is awarded a teaching certificate. The DBU College of Education will evaluate the student’s transcripts to note deficiencies in general studies, music, and professional development. Music courses completed on the undergraduate level and validated by auditions and placement examinations upon entrance to Southwestern will be accepted by DBU. Students will be required to complete between eighteen and twenty-one hours of course work, including student teaching. Students interested in pursuing a teaching certificate by this means should contact the Associate Dean, Academic Division, or the Chair of the Music Ministry Department.