Agenda Item FA 09-31

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(Childhood Education, Exceptional Student & Deaf Education, Foundation & Secondary Education, Leadership Counseling & Instructional Technology): New Courses, Courses Changes, & Programs of Study (27 items)

12/03/09: Passed

12/09/09: Approved

College of Education & Human Services

Graduate- Childhood Education

 
09/10-037
APC 1
TSL 6XXX
Issues in ESOL for School Counselors (3 crs)
Prerequisities: None
Co-requisities: None
Course Description: 
This course provides an overview of key issues related to the schooling of English Language Learners (ELLs) and struggling readers as they affect school counselors. Emphasis is placed on such dimensions of diversity as culture, ethnicity, race, language, social class, exceptionality, gender, age, sexual orientation and their implications for educational policy, curriculum, and methodology. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-038
APC 3
 

MED: Elementary Education Major Teaching English as a Second Language Track

Summary of the Changes: 
1. Change the name of the track from Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) to P-12     Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (P-12 TESOL).
    Rationale for the change: The Department of Foundations and Secondary Education is     dropping their TESL track and this change in track is to include secondary educators into the     revised TESOL track.
2. Add ESE 6215 Secondary School Curriculum (3 semester hours) to the major requirement         section of the program.
    Rationale for the change: The Secondary school educators seeking TESOL endorsement     will require a secondary curriculum course.
    Additional note: EDE 6225 Elementary School Curriculum remains for elementary school     educators.
3. Under option 3 of the culminating experiences, add Elective choices (6000 level) of prefixes     including: EDE/EDF/EDG/EEC/EGC/EME/LAE/MAE/RED/SCE/SSE.
    Rationale for the change in culminating experiences is that the current version does not     specify prefix and level choices.
    The semester hours in this track will be unchanged -- The total is 36 semester hours.
    (Click here to view the Program of study)

 
09/10-116
APC 1
EDE 6XXX
Teaching All Children (3 crs)
Prerequisites:

None

Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
This graduate course is about planning for and delivery of instruction to meet the social, cognitive and physical needs of all children. It provides diverse perspectives of and skills for partnerships among educators, children, and their families. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-117
APC 1
EDE 6XXX
Special Topics (3 crs)
Prerequisites:

None

Corequisites:
None
Course Description:
This graduate course enables study of special topics related to the education of children. It may be repeated with a change of content for up to a maximum of 9 credits (3 different three-hour classes). No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-118
APC 3
 

MED: Elementary Education Major
  Professional Education Track

Summary of the Changes: 
The revision of the M.Ed. Elementary Education Major in the Professional Education Track will refine the learning focus for preparation of specialists in this field who are not seeking teacher certification. Deleted from the current program of study are courses that no longer serve its purpose. Added to the new program of study are two new courses about current practices in childhood education.


  Option One in the Major Electives allows students to choose courses at the 5000 and 6000 level in any combination from the following prefixes: EEC/LAE/RED/SSE/SSC/MAE/TSL/EME/EDE/EGI with their sponsor's advisement. In Option Two students focus their electives in a specialization in either PreK-Primary, Elementary, ESOL, Literacy or Technology with their sponsor's advisement.
  The following courses will be deleted from the major requirements:
  EDG 6325 General Education Competencies (3 credit hours)
  EDG 6336 Improve Instruction (3 credit hours)
  MHS 6407 Theories of Counseling (3 credit hours)
  EDG 6380 Pre-Service Teacher Supervision (3 credit hours)
  EDG 6923 Curriculum Readings (3 credit hours)


  Rationale:
  These courses no longer serve the focus of the program.
  The following new courses will be added:
  Major Requirements
  The new course EDE 6XXX Teaching All Children (3 credit hours)
  The new course EDE 6XXX Special Topics (3 credit hours)


  Rationale:
  These courses focus specifically on current practices in childhood education.
  One revised option for the culminating experience will be 6 credit hours in Program Electives in consultation with sponsor.


  Rationale:
  This choice of two courses taken from Program Electives will allow this track to tailor the culminating experiences to the needs of the students. It can serve as a recruiting tool for graduate cohorts to focus the culminating experience on timely, pertinent topics.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 
 
Undergraduate- Exceptional Student and Deaf Education
 
09/10-166
APC 1
EEX 4XXX
Math and Science Methods for 
Learners with Exceptionalities (3 crs)
Prerequisites:

EEX 3202 Psych Soc Except Lrnrs

Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn about pedagogy and curriculum for teaching math and science to learners with Exceptionalities. Students will be introduced to instructional skills in the areas of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation as they relate to teaching math and science. In addition, students will be able to practice many of the technical skills needed to prepare instructional materials for the classroom. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-167
APC 1
EEX 4XXX
Teaching Students with  Moderate to Severe Disabilities (3 crs)
Prerequisites:

EEX 3202 Psych Soc Except Lrnrs

Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
This course is designed to introduce students to instructional approaches and strategies for students with moderate to severe disabilities. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-168
APC 1
EEX 4XXX
Cooperative Consultation in
Exceptional Student Education 
(3 crs)
Prerequisites:

EEX 3202 Psych Soc Except Lrnrs

Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
This course will focus on the acquisition of knowledge and skills in communication, collaboration, and consultation and application of such knowledge and skills to interactions special educators have with general educators, administrators, parents, agency personnel and other stakeholders in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Students will examine specific techniques, related media, and experiences designed to equip special education teachers with skills to collaborate with school and community professionals and families to provide a necessary range of services to students. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-169
APC 3
 

  BAE: Special Education Major ESE Track

Summary of the Changes: 
In response to the needs of both our students, graduates, schools and the state department of education, changes to our undergraduate teacher preparation program in exceptional student education are being implemented. These changes are outlined below and will enhance our preparation of teachers.
  Changes to the program include:
  1) Removal of three courses (each are three credit hours) from the program of study: EEX             3251 Developmental Skills of Math for Special Ed Problems, EEX 4253 Literacy and                   Academic Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities, and EEX 4067 Affective &                       Functional Living Skills for Students with Exceptionalities.
  2) Addition of three new course (each are three credit hours) to the program of study (APC 1           accompany this request): EEX 4xxx Math & Science for Learners with Exceptionalities and         EEX 4xxx Cooperative Consultation, EEX 4xxx Teaching Students with Moderate to Severe         Disabilities.
      (Click here to view the Program of study)

 
 
Graduate- Exceptional Student and Deaf Education
 
09/10-170
APC 1
EEX 5XXX
Math and Science Methods for Learners with Exceptionalities (3 crs)
Prerequisites:

EEX 5053 Foundations of Special Education

Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn about pedagogy and curriculum for teaching math and science to learners with exceptionalities. Students will be introduced to instructional skills in the areas of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation as they relate to teaching math and science. In addition, students will be able to practice many of the technical skills needed to prepare instructional materials for the classroom. As graduate students, learners will be expected to complete a review of the current literature for effective teaching strategies and incorporate this review into their lessons. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-171
APC 1
EEX 5XXX
Classroom Management for
Learners with Exceptionalities
(3 crs)
Prerequisites:

EEX 5053 Foundations of Special Education

Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
The course will be focused on the acquisition of knowledge and skills in classroom management and applying such knowledge and skills to learners with exceptionalities. Students are expected to participate fully in class discussions, drawing from the assigned weekly readings and relevant social and professional experiences. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-172
APC 2
EEX 6052

Nature, Needs & Curriculum:
  Students with Exceptionalities

The requested action is to change the course title to better reflect the content of the course. The proposed course title is Curriculum & Instruction for Learners with Exceptionalities.
 
09/10-173
APC 3
 

  MED: Special Education Major ESE Track

Summary of the Changes: 
  In response to the needs of both our students, graduates, schools and the state department of education, changes to our graduate teacher preparation program in exceptional student education are being implemented. These changes are outlined below and will enhance our preparation of teachers.
  Changes to the program include:
  1) Removal of six three credit courses from the program of study: EDF 6442 Assessment in           the Curriculum; EDG 6250 Instructional Strategies in the Curriculum; EEX 3251          Developmental Skills of Math for Special Education; EEX 6025 Issues and Trends in Special       Education; EEX 6259 Lit Strategies for Students with Mild Disabilities; and EEX 6625          Educational Management for Exceptional Students
  2) Addition of two new three credit courses to the program of study (APC 1 accompany this           request): EEX 5xxx Math & Science for Learners with Exceptionalities and EEX 5xxx                Classroom Management for Exceptional Learners.
 3) Changing the title of EEX 6052 from Nature, Needs & Curriculum: Students with                         Exceptionalities to Curriculum & Instruction for Learners with Exceptionalities (APC 2          accompany this request).
  The former program of study had 75 credit hours and the proposed program of study has 63       credit hours.
  (Click here to view the Program of study)

 
09/10-174
APC 3
 

  MED: Special Education Major Autism Track

Summary of the Changes: 
In the proposed concentration in autism, students will obtain competency in the nature of autism spectrum disorders (to include student characteristics, appropriate learning goals, teaching approaches, environmental arrangements, etc.), interventions, and positive behavior support for children with autism. Examples of these applications include: building the skills and achievements of children with autism in school setting and enhancing the development, abilities, and choices of children with autism and other developmental disabilities to function independently in K-12 settings and beyond.
  We have developed the concentration specialization that includes the following courses:
  EEX5xxx Nature and Needs of Students with Autism (3 credits)
  EEX5xxx Assistive & Instructional Technology for Students with Autism (3 credits)
  EEX6625 Behavior Analysis in Education and Performance Management (3 credits)
  EEX5xxx Development & Assessment of Students with Autism (3 credits)
  EEX6841 Practicum (6 credits)
  Please note: 2 of the courses listed above (EEX 6625-Behavior Analysis in Education and Performance Management and EEX 6841- Practicum) are already developed and offered regularly within the program.
  The total number of credit hours in the program will be 36 hours.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 
09/10-175
APC 1
EEX 5XXX
Development & Assessment of Students with Autism (3 crs)
Prerequisites:

None

Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
This course will focus on diagnostic frameworks, instruments and tests, which form the basis of diagnosing children with autism spectrum disorders. The diagnostic process in older adolescents and adults will also be covered. The use of assessment in program planning will be covered through both discipline specific and transdisciplinary procedures. The research behind the development of instruments specific to autism will be discussed. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-176
APC 1
EEX 5XXX
Nature and Needs of Students with Autism (3 crs)
Prerequisites:

None

Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
The course is an examination of the psychological, physiological, social, and educational characteristics of individuals who have been identified as having autism, pervasive developmental disorder, Rett's disorder, Asperger's syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder. Focus on causes, prevalence, diagnosis and intervention will also be included. Students will encounter conceptual readings, manuals, handouts, and research articles evaluating the utility of various methods being discussed. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-177
APC 1
EEX 5XXX
Assistive & Instructional Tech for
  Students with Autism
(3 crs)
Prerequisites:

None

Corequisites:
None
Course Description:
This course is an overview of assistive/adaptive and instructional technology for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Students will learn about existing technology (IT and AT) and the benefits it offers to individuals with various types of disabilities, methods for evaluating the technology needs of individuals with disabilities and how to find and evaluate new technology using the internet and other resources. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
 
Undergraduate- Foundations and Secondary Education
 
09/10-147
APC 2
SSE 4384

Special Methods: Social Studies

Change #1:
  Remove the following phrase from the current course prerequisites for SSE 4384 (Special Methods: Social Studies, 4 credit hours):
  "Specific content prerequisites which vary by major."
  Rationale for Change #1:
  The current wording is not applicable as only one major (social studies education) requires SSE 4384 and no content courses are used as prerequisites for the course.
  Change #2:
  Add the following prerequisite for SSE 4384 (Special Methods: Social Studies, 4 credit hours):
  EDF 3945 (Field Laboratory I, 2 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #2:
  SSE 4384 expands upon competencies presented in EDF 3945, specifically general planning and instructional skills. Currently, social studies majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDF 3945 either concurrently or after SSE 4384. EDF 3945 is currently a social studies education requirement.
  Change #3:
  Add the following prerequisite for SSE 4384 (Special Methods: Social Studies, 4 credit hours):
  EDG 3323 (The Learning Process, 3 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #3:

  SSE 4384 expands upon competencies presented in EDF 3945, specifically skills related to content-related planning, instruction, and assessment in secondary schools. Currently, social studies majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDG 3323 either concurrently or after SSE 4384. EDG 3323 is currently a social studies program requirement.
 
09/10-148
APC 2
MAE 4330

Special Methods: Middle Grades Math

Change #1:
  Add the following prerequisite for MAE4320 (Special Methods, Middle Grades Mathematics, 3 credit hours):
  EDF 3945 (Field Laboratory I, 2 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #1:
  MAE4320 expands upon competencies presented in EDF 3945, specifically general planning and instructional skills. Currently, middle grades math/science education majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDF 3945 either concurrently or after MAE4320. EDF 3945 is currently a middle grades math/science education program requirement.
  Change #2:
  Add the following prerequisite for MAE4320 (Special Methods: Middle Grades Mathematics, 3 credit hours):
  EDG 3323 (The Learning Process, 3 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #2:

  MAE 4320 expands upon competencies presented in EDG 3323, specifically skills related to content-related planning, instruction, and assessment in secondary schools. Currently, middle grades math/science education majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDG 3323 either concurrently or after MAE4320. EDG 3323 is currently a middle grades math/science education program requirement.
 
09/10-149
APC 2
SCE 4320

Special Methods: Middle Grades Science

Change #1:
  Add the following prerequisite for SCE 4320 (Special Methods: Middle Grades Science, 3 credit hours):
  EDF 3945 (Field Laboratory I, 2 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #1:
  SCE 4320 expands upon competencies presented in EDF 3945, specifically general planning and instructional skills. Currently, middle grades math/science education majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDF 3945 either concurrently or after SCE4320. EDF 3945 is currently a middle grades math/science education program requirement.
  Change #2:
  Add the following prerequisite for SCE 4320 (Special Methods: Middle Grades Science, 3 credit hours):
  EDG 3323 (The Learning Process, 3 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #2:
  SCE 4320 expands upon competencies presented in EDG 3323, specifically skills related to content-related planning, instruction, and assessment in secondary schools. Currently, middle grades math/science education majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDG 3323 either concurrently or after SCE 4320. EDG 3323 is currently a middle grades math/science education program requirement.

 
09/10-150
APC 2
SCE 4330

Special Methods: Secondary Science

Change #1:
  Add the following prerequisite for SCE 4330 (Special Methods: Secondary Science, 3 credit hours):
  EDF 3945 (Field Laboratory I, 2 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #1:
  SCE 4330 expands upon competencies presented in EDF 3945, specifically general planning and instructional skills. Currently, science education majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDF 3945 either concurrently or after SCE4330. EDF 3945 is currently a science education program requirement.
  Change #2:
  Add the following prerequisite for SCE 4330 (Special Methods: Secondary Science, 3 credit hours):
  EDG 3323 (The Learning Process, 3 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #2:

  SCE 4330 expands upon competencies presented in EDG 3323, specifically skills related to content-related planning, instruction, and assessment in secondary schools. Currently, science education majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDG 3323 either concurrently or after SCE 4330. EDG 3323 is currently a science education program requirement.
 
09/10-151
APC 2
MAE 4320

Special Methods: Secondary Math

Change #1:
  Add the following prerequisite for MAE4320 (Special Methods, Secondary Mathematics, 4 credit hours):
  EDF 3945 (Field Laboratory I, 2 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #1:
  MAE 4320 expands upon competencies presented in EDF 3945, specifically general planning and instructional skills. Currently, math education majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDF 3945 either concurrently or after MAE 4320. EDF 3945 is currently a math education program requirement.
  Change #2:
  Add the following prerequisite for MAE 4320 (Special Methods: Secondary Mathematics, 4 credit hours):
  EDG 3323 (The Learning Process, 3 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #2:
  MAE 4320 expands upon competencies presented in EDG 3323, specifically skills related to content-related planning, instruction, and assessment in secondary schools. Currently, math education majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDG 3323 either concurrently or after MAE4320. EDG 3323 is currently a math education program requirement.

 
09/10-152
APC 2
LAE 4335

Special Methods: Secondary English

Change #1:
  Add the following prerequisite for LAE 4335 (Special Methods: Secondary English, 3 credit hours):
  EDF 3945 (Field Laboratory I, 2 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #1:
  LAE 4335 expands upon competencies presented in EDF 3945, specifically general planning and instructional skills. Currently, English education majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDF 3945 either concurrently or after LAE 4335. EDF 3945 is currently an English Education program requirement.
  Change #2:
  Add the following prerequisite for LAE 4335 (Special Methods: Secondary English, 3 credit hours) :
  EDG 3323 (The Learning Process, 3 credit hours)
  Rationale for Change #2:
  LAE 4335 expands upon competencies presented in EDG 3323, specifically skills related to content-related planning, instruction, and assessment in secondary schools. Currently, English Education majors and education minors are allowed to complete EDG 3323 either concurrently or after LAE 4325. EDG 3323 is currently an English Education program requirement.

 
 
Graduate- Foundations and Secondary Education
 
09/10-153
APC 3
 

  MED: Curriculum & Instruction Major
  Teaching English as a Second Language Track

Summary of the Changes: 
The Teaching English as a Second Language track in Foundations and Secondary Education (FSE) will be terminated as of Summer 2010.
  Students presently enrolled in this track will be notified by mail and advised as to their options in completing the degree.
  Rationale for change: The Secondary Education major, Teaching English as a Second Language track is redundant. Interested students are able to complete a parallel program with the Adult Learning track that is currently offered by Foundations and Secondary Education (FSE). In addition, the Department of Childhood Education is developing a PK-12 TESOL concentration for those interested in teaching ESOL in the public schools.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 
09/10-154
APC 3
 

  MED: Curriculum & Instruction Major Instructional Technology Track

Summary of the Changes: 
The Instructional Technology track in Foundations and Secondary Education (FSE) will be terminated as of Summer 2010.
  Students presently enrolled in this track will be notified by mail and advised as to their options in completing the degree.
  Rationale for change: As a result of the college reorganization, there is no longer an expert in technology residing in Foundations and Secondary Education (FSE). The Department of Leadership, Counseling, and Instructional Technology has developed new graduate programs appropriate for secondary teachers that will absorb the focus of this track. The FSE track is redundant and enrollment has recently been low. Furthermore, FSE does not have the faculty to support the track.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 
 
Graduate- Leadership, Counseling & Instructional Technology
 
09/10-108
APC 3
 

  MED: Counselor Education Major School Counseling Track

Summary of the Changes: 
  Rationale for Change:
  A new course Issues in ESOL for School Counselors is a new requirement by the Florida Department of Education for all school counseling candidates.
  ADD: TSL 6XXX Issues in ESOL for School Counselors (Log # 9/10-037)
  DROP: SDS 6831 Internship: Management of Resources
  Rationale for Dropping SDS 6831
  Professional emphasis has shifted and SDS 6831 can be dropped from the program without impacting the program's Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation. With the removal of this course from the Program of Study the program will remain 48 credit hours.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 
09/10-120
APC 2
EDA 7980

Doctoral Dissertation Research

We wish to be able to offer a one-hour section of dissertation for students who have accumulated in excess of the required number of dissertation hours.