Journal for K-12 Educational Leadership
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Journal for K-12 Educational Leadership
The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership K-12 program was established to provide a practitioner's degree that would contribute to education research. Our students are in leadership positions all over north Texas–and beyond–in our traditional public schools, public charter schools, and private schools. While their training is to provide skills in servant leadership and make an impact on students in their schools, another goal is to generate research to identify what truly works in our schools.
In this issue, you will read articles written by a selection of graduates of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership K-12. These outstanding school leaders were members of the first two cohorts of students in the DBU Ed.D. K-12 program who graduated in 2015. They conducted research in their home districts on topics that had local interest and local impact.
We are pleased to provide you with the second edition of our doctoral research journal, composed of eleven articles on timely K-12 educational issues in North Texas! The articles are summaries of doctoral dissertations defended at DBU in the past couple of years, and it is our hope the research will provide local schools with answers and perspectives to issues in their own settings.
Ministry Connect Luncheon | Convos
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Connect with Conversation
The Ministry Connect Convos provide a unique opportunity to connect in engaging conversations with leaders in ministry about relevant issues facing 21st century Christianity. For 2018-2019, connect with other ministry leaders in rich conversations exploring Authentic Discipleship, Risk Management, Cross-Cultural Engagement, Counseling Competencies and Worship Creativity.
Topics of Conversation
All Convos take place are from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays and cost $10 to attend.
With Dr. Chris Shirley
Writer Bill Hull states that “the gospel we preach determines the disciples we make.” This conversation will unpack this provocative statement with an emphasis on the essentials for aligning the disciple-making ministry of the local church with an authentic gospel foundation.
- Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Dallas
With Dr. Shelly Melia & Gregory Love, J.D.
Most ministry leaders are not prepared to correctly respond to an allegation of sexual abuse within their ministry. This conversation will connect you with Gregory Love, a recognized expert in legal standards of care related to sexual abuse.
- Thursday, September 13, 2018 | Dallas
With Dr. Brent Thomason & Dr. Bob Garrett
Globalization and migration have fused the hemispheres bringing cultures together from every corner of the earth. This conversation provides church and community leaders with cultural intelligence tools and practical tips for engaging the diverse peoples around them for the cause of Christ.
- Thursday, February 28, 2019 | Dallas
With Dr. Dana Wicker
We live in a world of hurting people. This conversation provides church and community leaders with counseling tools and practical tips for helping people around them for the cause of Christ.
- Thursday, March 28, 2019 | Dallas
With Dr. Jon Choi & Dr. Melvin Wells
The church today is blessed by our Creator God with gifted individuals in churches who help bring beauty to worship experiences through music, visual arts, drama and other fine arts. This session explores planning worship using the specific gifts of the congregation by incorporating their talents in creating transformational worship experiences.
- Thursday, April 25, 2019 | Dallas
All Convos are $10.
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The Graduate School | M.Ed. in Bilingual Education
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M.Ed. in Bilingual Education
The Master of Education in Bilingual Education program is a 36-hour, non-thesis program designed for practicing teachers and administrators who desire continued growth and expertise as professionals, specializing in the area of bilingual and multilingual education. DBU professors will immerse students in current bilingual practices and theories through challenging coursework and engaging instruction.
More than an Education
Learning experiences and assignments in this program are designed to provide the learner with sufficient theoretical and experiential knowledge to serve successfully as a bilingual education specialist in the role of classroom teacher or program administrator. Armed with instruction from a Christian world view, graduates will bring faith and ethics to the field of education and apply their skills and knowledge from a distinctly Christian viewpoint.
Marked by Service
Service-learning at DBU is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates academic instruction, community service, and guided reflection from a Christ-centered, faith-based perspective in order to enhance student learning, to foster global civic responsibility, and to develop servant leaders.
"Thank you for considering DBU. Let's discuss the program over coffee."
- Dr. Adelita Baker, Program Director
Our classes are led by scholar-practitioners who have years of professional experience in the field.
Dr. Nathan Frymark
- Published "The Relationship between an English Language Proficiency Assessment and a State Mathematics Assessment among Exited English Language Learners" in Journal for K-12 Educational Leadership
- Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University
- Elementary, middle school, and high school experience in public education as an administrator and teacher
- Pricipal and superintendent certification
- Previous Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Spanish Literature Teacher
Dr. Marisa Hellawell
- Worked in public education, specifically Title 1 schools, since 2000
- Former ESL and Bilingual Dual Language teacher, assistant principal, and instructional coach in PreK-8th grades
- Distinguished Researcher awarded by UTA
- Founder, Trinity Harbor Schoolhouse
- Masters of Education and Principal Certification K-12 from UTA
- Former Adjunct professor for UTA
- Principal for Arlington ISD, Mansfield ISD, and in Shanghai, China
- Director of International Students for International Leadership of Texas Charter School
- DBU Service to Education Award
- Over 30 years in Education
Our program provides graduates with the upper hand to educate in the fields of Dual Language Specialization, English as a Second Language, and Multilingual Specialization through the different tracks provided.
- Dual Language Specialization
- English as a Second Language / Multilingual Specialization
Admission Requirements for the M.Ed. in Bilingual Education
- 3.4 GPA or higher: no entrance exam required
- Satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).
The admission requirements listed above are specific to this degree program and are supplemental to the Graduate School’s requirements for Full Admission. Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another. Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission, may be admitted for up to 12 hours under provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee.