Agenda Item FA 08-17*

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(Childhood Education)* (Exceptional Student & Deaf Education):

Course Changes (12 items) - AMENDED (The APC submissions from Log# 07/08-344 through 07/08-347 under Childhood Education Department were returned to the department on April 3, 2008, Faculty Association Meeting.)

04/03/08: Passed

04/14/08: Approved

 

College of Education and Human Services 

 

Undergraduate - Childhood Education   

 

07/08-344                                APC 1                             EDG 4XXX                      Visual Art and Music Methods for  Elementary                               Teachers  (3 crs)

Prerequisites: EDG 4327 Assessment of Learning and Behavior  

Corequisites: None
Course Description:  
This integrated-arts course for preservice elementary teachers examines roles of the arts, as well as techniques of visual art and music. Students develop and reflect on their arts skills as well as prepare for instruction in arts with children, through planning for and development of arts curriculum. Students also learn functions of art criticism and arts-based research. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 

07/08-345    APC 2 MUE 4210  Music Methods for Elementary Teachers

 

The course is being deleted from the Elementary Education Program and replaced with an integrated course for elementary teachers who are learning art and music methods. The new model of arts instruction provided in a replacement course will align with training that is currently offered in childhood education programs at other accredited universities. The new course model will also provide teacher candidates preparation for integrated arts instruction that they will use in elementary schools.

 

07/08-346  APC 2 ARE 4313   Art Methods for Elementary Teachers

 

The course is being deleted from the Elementary Education Program and replaced with an integrated course for elementary teachers who are learning art and music methods. The new model of arts instruction provided in a replacement course will align with training that is currently offered in childhood education programs at other accredited universities. The new course model will also provide teacher candidates preparation for integrated arts instruction that they will use in elementary schools. 

 

07/08-347   APC 3                           BAE - Elementary Education Major

 

Summary of the Changes:
Following recommendations and trends in the field of childhood education, the Elementary Education Program will be revised to include (a) a new course that combines instruction in visual arts and music and (b) an existing course about the nature and needs of exceptional learners, who are increasingly included in regular classes of elementary school. These changes in the Elementary Education Program will be done without an increase in extant required course hours for completion of the B.A.E. The combination of arts instruction in one course will provide a model of integrated arts instruction which other universities and K-6 schools provide. Consequently, the new course will be relevant to the professional practice of elementary teachers.


With this revision of the Elementary Education Program, the following existing courses will be deleted from this program:


Extant Courses to Remove:

MUE 4210 MUSIC METHODS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS 3 credit hours
This course will be terminated by May of 2010 (201005) to allow students who are in the current program of study to finish it.


ARE 4313 ART METHODS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS 3 credit hours
This course will be terminated by May of 2010 (201005) to allow students who are in the current program of study to finish it.


This revision adds the following new course as a major requirement to the Elementary Education Program, without adding required credit hours for completion of their B.A.E. degree:

New Course to Add:

EDG 4XXX VISUAL ART AND MUSIC METHODS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS  3 credit hours


This revision adds the following existing course as a major requirement to the Elementary Education Program, without adding required credit hours for completion of their B.A.E. degree:

Existing Course to Add:
EEX 3202 PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER  3 credit hours
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

Undergraduate - Exceptional Student and Deaf Education

 
97/08-332   APC 2 ASL 2613     American Sign Language II 

The requested action is to change the course description. This change will clarify the content of the course to ensure that current research and knowledge is included.
New Course Description: 
ASL II is designed to continue development of conversational skills in American Sign Language. Students will use the vocabulary and skills that they learned in ASL I as support for new vocabulary and skills that they will learn in ASL II. The course will focus on grammar and syntax, vocabulary, and culture of the Deaf.

 
07/08-333 APC 2 ASL 2612 American Sign Language I 

The requested action is to change the course description. This change will clarify the content of the course to ensure that current research and knowledge is included.
New Course Description: 
This course in American Sign Language is designed to teach basic conversational skills in ASL and an awareness of various aspects of deafness. This course will present the student with the structure, some conversational vocabulary and grammatical principles of American Sign Language. Students will learn the historical, cultural, and social aspects of deafness. 

 
07/08-334
APC 2 EEX 4221

 Educational Assessment for
Learners with Exceptionalities

The requested action is to change the course description. This change will clarify the content of the course to ensure that current research and knowledge is included.
New Course Description: 
This course addresses curriculum-based and related assessment processes and procedures for learners with special needs. The course includes special emphasis on classroom testing and evaluation strategies.

 
07/08-335 APC 2 EEX 3250  Reading Methods for
Learners with Disabilities

The requested action is to change the course description. This change will clarify the content of the course to ensure that current research and knowledge is included.
New Course Description: 
This reading methods course focuses on the principles of scientifically-based reading research as the foundation of comprehensive reading instruction. The assessment and development of the major components of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension are discussed. Included in this course is the development of standards-based lessons and strategies for differenentiating instruction to accommodate diverse learners. The purpose of the course is to prepare pre-service teachers to teach reading to students with a wide range of abilities, including those who are also English Language Learners. Field experience is required.

 
07/08-336
APC 2
EEX 4067  

Affect/Funct Living Skls for  Stu with Vary Exceptionalities

The requested action is to change the course description. This change will clarify the content of the course to ensure that current research and knowledge is included.
New Course Description: 
This course focuses on understanding and applying proactive strategies in the areas of (a) communication, (b) functional living and academic skills, and (c) behavioral, social, and affective growth when teaching children with a range of exceptionalities. Emphasis will be on strategies for dealing with learners with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders and developmental disabilities. Strategies for dealing with the diverse learning needs of students with English as a second language is also included.

 
07/08-337
APC 2
EEX 3252

Language Arts for  Learners with Exceptionalities

The requested action is to change the course description. This change will clarify the content of the course to ensure that current research and knowledge is included.
New Course Description: 
This language arts methods course focuses on the assessment and development of written expression, handwriting, and spelling for exceptional learners. Included are strategies for teaching writing vocabulary, syntax and grammar, and writing mechanics. Methods for teaching the writing process and the different writing genres are explored. The development of standards-based lessons and strategies for differentiating instruction to accommodate diverse learners are integrated throughout. The purpose of the course is to prepare pre-service teachers to teach language arts to students with a wide range of abilities, including those who are also English Language Learners. Field Experience is required.

 
07/08-338
APC 2
EEX 4794

Educating Urban Students  with Diverse Learning Needs

The requested action is to change the course description in the UNF catalog. This change will clarify the content of the course which is available for all college students to take, regardless of their majors.
New Course Description: 
This course considers the social, cultural, economic, and political factors that influence urban education. As examples, it explores the ways in which immigration, race, poverty, employment, housing, teenage pregnancy; substance abuse, shifting community demographics, and neighborhood violence have become inextricably entwined with urban education. It emphasizes the strengths and weaknesses of traditional classroom-based models as well as alternative community-based models. Some of the historical, recent, and emerging models that will be discussed rely on families, places of worship, and community organizations. This broad and eclectic course is designed for all college students, including those who never have enrolled in professional education courses.

 
07/08-339
APC 2
EEX 4604  

 Behavior Management of Learners with Exceptionalities

The requested action is to change the course description and title. This change will clarify the content of the course to ensure that current research and knowledge is included. The new title should be Behavior Management and Research: Learners with Exceptionalities, although the space below won't allow all characters.
New Course Description: 
This course is designed to prepare teachers to manage the behaviors of children with exceptionalities through the process of action research. Students will learn how to identify social or academic behaviors for change, record baseline measures, assess antecedents, conduct a literature review, select and implement an intervention, record and graph progress, evaluate and analyze behavior change, and report findings to peers. Field experience is required.

 
07/08-340
APC 2  
EEX 3251  

Developmental Skls of Math for  Spec Educ Problems

The requested action is to change the course description and title (to Mathematics Methods for Learners with Exceptionalities). This change will clarify the content of the course. This change will clarify the content of the course to ensure that current research and knowledge is included.
New Course Description: 
This course focuses on mathematics teaching methods for learners with exceptionalities, grades K-12. Standards-based lessons with accommodations for learning differences are emphasized. Differentiated teaching methodology is stressed. Adaptations of content, assessment and alternative instructional strategies are explored in this course.

 
07/08-341
APC 2  
EEX 4930
  Seminar in Special Education

The title change from Seminar in Special Education to Seminar in Exceptional Student Education would make the title fit better with the need for the course to be used as a variable title offering for students in the department majoring in special education or in deaf education.

 
07/08-342
APC 2
EEX 4616

Classroom Management of  Exceptional Learners

The requested action is to change the course description. This change will clarify the content of the course to ensure that current research and knowledge is included.
 New Course Description: 
This course is designed to help students in developing a personal philosophy of classroom management. This course explores several theories of classroom management and emphasizes strategies that are designed to meet the needs of children with exceptionalities. Students will learn how to (a) design, manage, and maintain safe school and classroom environment conductive to learning, (b) implement teaching strategies derived from theory and best practices, and (c) complete a classroom management plan and philosophy of education.

 
07/08-343
APC 2
EEX 4255  

Curriculum and Instruction for  Lrners with Exceptionalities

The requested action is to change the course description. This change will clarify the content of the course to ensure that current research and knowledge is included.
New Course Description: 
This course focuses on the characteristics and the educational needs of students with disabilities. Instruction in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), unit planning, and lesson planning is provided. Attention is given to how to incorporate the accommodations and modification for students with disabilities into units and lessons. This course includes the use of technology in curriculum planning. The relationships among planning, teaching, learning, assessment, and reflection are discussed.