Program Overview

Dallas Baptist University offers a fully online Master of Arts in Teaching Distance Learning degree. This 36-hour program will help students develop their knowledge and skills in educating via distance learning.

Students will be given a strong foundation and an overview of distance learning technologies that are ever changing and being updated. For example, there are virtual classrooms and web-based delivery systems that offer varying delivery methods. Students will develop skills that will give them effective techniques for teaching on these very different distance learning systems. Due to the differences between distance learning and classroom learning, courses will focus on current curriculum theories and techniques that are tailored especially to the online experience.

Additionally, students will learn the most effective and efficient way to promote research techniques. They will do this by creating a research project and will be in charge of designing and carrying out the entire process from start to finish.

Students in this program will be required to complete a Professional Portfolio. This portfolio details the students' knowledge that they have acquired throughout the process of the Master of Arts in Teaching Distance Learning program. They will compile artifacts and self-reflections that will explain and demonstrate the skills and knowledge that the student will use to build their future career.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Decatur Baptist College opened its doors in 1898 as the first two-year, institution of higher education in Texas, with a focus on liberal arts. As the name suggests, the school was located in Decatur, and thrived there for many years until the Dallas Baptist Association suggested a moved to Dallas. The campus made the move and corresponding name change in 1965, setting up shop southwest of the state capital. Other campuses have since popped up in Plano, Hurst ad Mansfield. Just five years later, it expanded its programming, offering four-year degrees. Almost 100 years after its inception, in 1985, the school’s name officially changed to what we know it as today; Dallas Baptist University.

    DBU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from seven schools, including Business, Christian Faith, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Math, and Professional Studies. Many programs are offered online for those already in the workforce, and distance learning opens up the school’s ministry to students from afar. As with most school’s today, Dallas Baptist University has many options in online courses, weekend college, dual and accelerated degree programs—a plethora of ways to make quality education, with a strong Christian foundation, more available to the masses.


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