Agenda Item FA 14-45

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education & Human Services (Undergraduate) -

(Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL): Course Changes & Program of Study changes (1 package)

12/04/14: Passed

12/11/14: Approved

Log Number: 201408-23

Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts in Education- Elementary Education Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

Change title of LAE3211 Methods/Resources Lit Develop (6 Credits) to LAE3211 Literacy Instruction and Assessment (6 Credits). THESE CHANGES WILL BETTER ALIGN THE TITLE OF THE COURSE TO REFLECT THE CONTENT OF THE COURSE.
Change title of LAE4312 Meas,Eval and Plan Lit Develop (3 Credits) to LAE4312 Differentiating Instruction in Literacy (3 Credits)
THESE CHANGES WILL BETTER ALIGN THE TITLE OF THE COURSE TO REFLECT THE CONTENT

OF THE COURSE.
The course descriptions are also changing.

 

 Change an existing course

Methods/Resources Lit Develop

LAE

Junior (3xxx)

211

Change title of LAE3211 Methods/Resources Lit Develop (6 Credits) to LAE3211 Literacy Instruction and Assessment (6 Credits) AND Change the course description FROM Prerequisite: LAE3210 Foundations of Literacy (3 credits). This is the second of three literacy courses in the Elementary Education program. It expands upon the concepts learned in Foundations of Literacy and applies them for teaching applications. THESE CHANGES WILL BETTER ALIGN THE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE TO REFLECT THE CONTENT OF THE COURSE.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: LAE 3210 Foundations of Literacy (3 credits). This is the second of three literacy courses in the Elementary Education program. It expands upon the concepts learned in Foundations of Literacy and applies them for teaching applications and foundation of literacy assessments.

 

Change an existing course

Meas, Eval and Plan Lit Develop

LAE

Senior (4xxx)

312

Change title of LAE4312 Meas,Eval and Plan Lit Develop (3 Credits) to LAE4312 Differentiating Instruction in Literacy (3 Credits) AND Change course description FROM Prerequisite: LAE 3211.  This is the third literacy course in the elementary program. It follows courses in the foundations of literacy development and methods and resources for literacy teaching/learning.  It will enable preservice teachers to understand the scope and place of diagnosis and subsequent literacy instruction in the literacy development program; the roles played by the classroom teacher and other specialized personnel in the school; the wise use of a variety of diagnostic tools(tests and other measurement techniques) to measure literacy ability, and based on such measurement, evaluate the student's literacy abilities; the planning and implementation of an appropriate instructional program based on such an evaluation. THESE CHANGES ALIGN TITLE/DESCRIPTION TO CONTENT. 

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: "LAE3210: Foundations of Literacy" AND "LAE3211: Methods/Resources Lit Develop"
This is the third literacy course in the elementary program. It follows courses in the foundations of literacy development including methods, resources and assessments for literacy teaching/learning. It will enable preservice teachers to understand the scope and place of diagnosis and subsequent literacy instruction in the literacy development program; the roles played by the classroom teacher and other specialized personnel in the school; the wise use of a variety of diagnostic tools (tests and other measurement techniques) to measure literacy ability, and based on such measurement, evaluate the student's literacy abilities; the planning and differentiating instruction based on such an evaluation.