COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
This change is to add 4 already existing courses to the program track. These courses are in literacy and ESOL. The addition of courses presented in this proposal is requisite because of recent Florida Department of Education mandates. These mandates reflect the current thought in our nation regarding the increasing significance of our producing a literate society capable of processing information; thinking critically and creatively; and communicating effectively in the global milieu of economics, politics, technology, science, and human relations. The proposed changes to the English Education Program of Study (6-12) will enable us to comply with Florida Department of Education mandates and new requirements for teachers of English.
The existing Upper Division "6-12" Physical Education Program Track (BAE) is being terminated. Based on a new Florida DOE K-12 Physical Education Certification, faculty request that the existing Upper Division "6-12" Physical Education Program Track (BAE) be terminated. This is because the Upper Division "K-8" Physical Education Program (BAE) is in the process of being changed to an Upper Division "K-12" Physical Education Program (BAE) on a separate APC - 3 form.
The existing Upper Division "K-8" Physical Education Program Track (BAE) is being changed to an Upper Division "K-12" Physical Education Program (BAE). This change is to comply with newly proposed Florida DOE K-12 Physical Education Certification. As a result, there will be a range of 60-63 upper division semester hours in the proposed K-12 Physical Education Program. (Note: All K-8 Physical Education Program Track courses and all 6-12 Physical Education Program Track courses will be "retained" for use in the proposed K-12 Physical Education Program.) Faculty also request course changes/additions for the proposed K-12 Physical Education Program of Study, including the new Florida DOE Teacher Education requirement of a reading methods component.
Recent Florida State Department of Education mandates and regulations, and the need to bring the Art Education K-12 program into compliance with new National Art Education Association Standards for Art Teacher Education programs require changes to the program's Major Requirements, Art Foundation courses, Art Education prerequisites, and the addition of a reading methods course. In order to keep the program to no more than 131 total semester hours, the proposed changes include the elimination of two art studio electives.