Agenda Item FA 14-14

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Undergraduate)

(Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL; Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education): New Courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Studies Changes (2 packages)

04/03/14: Passed

04/11/14: Approved

Log Number: 201401-45

Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Arts in Education - PreKdg/Primary Education Major

Summary of the Changes:
The Florida Department of Education has recently adopted revised Prek Program Competencies and Skills for graduates of early childhood programs. As such, we are requesting the following changes to the existing program:
-Change EEC 3408 Family School Partnerships from 3 Credits to 2 Credits.
-Change EEC 3731 Health, Nutrition, and Safety for the Young Child from 2 Credits to new title: Wellness for the Young Child 3 Credits.
-Change EEC 4209 Music Art Movement to new title: Integrating Social studies, Art, and Music
-Change EEC 4210 Math Science, Social Studies For the Primary Child to new title: Teaching Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Settings
-Change EEC 4260 Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Pre-Kindergarten & Primary to new title: Teaching the Whole Child
The total credit hours do not change.
(Click here for the program of study

 

Change an existing course

Math Sci Soc Studies For Prima

EEC

Senior (4xxx)

210

We are making the course EEC4210 "Math, Science, Social Studies for Primary Child" exclusively science and mathematics to reflect the new Florida Department of Education EC Competencies as well as the state and national emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). We would like to change the title of the course to "Teaching Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Settings" to more accurately represent the course content. We are moving the current social studies objectives and content to another course.
New Course Description:

This course focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills to design and implement appropriate curriculum and instruction for young children learning mathematics and science. Candidates explore concepts, create learning experiences, and work with children from diverse backgrounds

 

Change an existing course

Music Art Movement

EEC

Senior (4xxx)

209

We are changing the name of EEC4209 (Integrated Music, Art, and Movement) to "Integrating Social Studies, Art, and Music Across the Curriculum" to more accurately reflect the new social studies content (being moved from EEC4210). The "movement/physical education" portion will be moved to EEC3731 "Health, Nutrition, & Safety for the Young Child". See APC for changes.
New Course Description:

This course provides an overview of principles of teaching social studies, art, and music and ways to integrate them into and across the curriculum. Candidates enrolled in this course will explore methods for assessing content in a manner that builds students' awareness of self, others, and the world in order to encourage critical and creative thinking, effective citizenship, and civic engagement.

 

Change an existing course

Hea Nutr/Sfty for the Youg Chd

EEC

Junior (3xxx)

731

The name of this course EEC3731 "Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child" will be changed to "Wellness for the Young Child". The new course will include teaching movement/physical education and wellness and will more accurately reflect the additional focus on physical, social, and emotional well-being. We are changing the number of credits from 2 to 3 (We will lower the number of credits for the EEC3408 "Forming Family, School, and Community Partnerships" from 3 to 2).
New Course Description:

This course introduces candidates to theories, strategies, and concepts to promote the well-being of the whole child.

 

Change an existing course

Family School Partnerships

EEC

Junior (3xxx)

408

We are changing the course from 3 credits to 2 credits to more accurately reflect the course content. The additional credit will be added to the EEC3731 (currently "Health, Nutrition, and Safety for the Young Child") to allow for the additional content of movement/physical education.
New Course Description:

The course will focus on the acquisition of knowledge and skills needed for forming effective partnerships with diverse families and community stakeholders. Family systems and their impact on children's development and learning will be explored. Candidates will identify and implement effective practices to foster family involvement on a number of levels. Candidates will learn effective communication strategies as well as current state and federal initiatives for serving children and families.

 

Change an existing course

Dev Pre-Kinder Prm Tch

EEC

Senior (4xxx)

260

We would like to change the name of the course EEC4260 from "Developmentally Appropriate Practice" to "Teaching the Whole Child" to better reflect the course content. The course covers developmentally, culturally, and age appropriate practices with a focus on the increasing diversity of children in our society as well as meeting the needs of all children. The course provides an overview of all the domains of children's development, including physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive.
New Course Description:

This course provides an overview of developmental, cultural, and age appropriate teaching practices that include a focus on gender, race, and learning styles. The course will include an overview of educational trends, key theorists and research, as well as current position statements on young children's learning and development.

 

 

Log Number: 201401-24

Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education – Undergraduate


Change an existing course

Career Planning

EDG

Sophomore (2xxx)

000

Change name of course from "Career Planning" to "Career Planning and Professional Success". Academic Advisors have indicated that they think the course is designed only for students who are undecided about a major. However the course is designed for any UNF student to help them maximize their educational experience. The course involves self assessment, career exploration, career decision making, and career implementation. Students will learn how to write a resume and cover letter writing, prepare for job interviews, conduct a job search, and apply to graduate school. The course also includes life planning skills such as time management, stress management, learning styles, study skills, and much more. It is hoped that the name change will help define the course in broader terms and draw more students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors).
New Course Description:

This course involves self-assessment activities (looking at skills, interests, values, and personality characteristics as they relate to career choice), career decision-making, career exploration, and introducing the necessary employability skills (i.e. resume writing, networking, interviewing, and job search) to obtain and keep a job once a choice has been made. The basic purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to develop the necessary skills in all areas of career development. This course is focused on helping undergraduate students understand who they are at this point in their careers and lives, to explore multiple career options, make important career decisions, and to implement their career plans.

 

Add a new course

Employability Skills and Career Success (3 crs)

EDG

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course helps students utilize a variety of job search strategies that will give them a competitive edge and make a successful transition from academics to the world of work. This course focuses on instructional methods, materials and curricula to introduce students to the fundamentals of planning, organizing and implementing a comprehensive job search campaign. Emphasis is placed on identification of individual career goals, assessments of skills and abilities, exploration of career options, analysis of the job market, and effective use of employment search tools (e.g. resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and management of career pathways and resources.) Course includes presentations by Career Services Professionals, Recruiters and Employer Representatives, and Graduate School Admissions Representatives.