Agenda Item FA 15-52

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Undergraduate) – (Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL, Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education)

New Courses, Course Change, & Programs of Study (2 packages)

12/03/15: Passed

12/11/15: Approved

Log Number: 201508-14

Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL – Undergraduate

Change an existing minor                       
Early Childhood Education Minor

Summary of the Changes:
This package updates the Early Childhood Minor POS for the following: 1) Correct the total credit hours of the minor from 17 to 18 credits. The package adds 2) existing courses EEC4213 (6 credits) Teaching Beginning Reading and Writing, EDG4905 (3 credits) Individual Investigation & Study as electives. A new course EEC3XXX (3 credits) Early Childhood Leadership in Community Service (log-201508-15) is also added as an elective. 3) The package changes the title of from EEC3266 (3 credits) Program Planning for Infants & Toddlers to EEC3266 (3 credits) Program Planning for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children to more accurately reflect the content of the course.
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Change an existing course

Infants and Toddlers

EEC

Junior (3xxx)

266

Change the title of EEC3266 from Program Planning: Infants & Toddlers to Program Planning: Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children to more accurately reflect the course content.

 

Log Number: 201508-100

Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education – Undergraduate

 

Add a new degree-major program

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Education of the Deaf Major

 

Summary of the Changes:
The new degree proposal for the BAE in Education of the Deaf was approved by the Board of Trustees on June 9, 2015. This package is to present the program of study for the new BAE. The total semester hours for the program is 120 credits. In the program of study there are 8 new courses as well as one course title change. The course title change is needed because of the updated course requirements and outcomes mandated by the Florida Department of Education, the accrediting body of the new BAE in Deaf Education. This title change reflects the assessment of language and literacy that has been added to the course as a result of the new degree offering. The title change is FROM EHD 4245 (3 credits)Language Development and Literacy Instruction for the Deaf TO "EHD 4245 (3 credits)Language and Literacy Assessment and Instruction for students who are Deaf."  
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Change an existing course

Deaf Education Field Practicum

EHD

Senior (4xxx)

940

EHD4940 Deaf Education Field Practicum (2 credits) will become the co-requisite to EHD 4XXX (3 credits) Reading Instruction and Assessment for the Deaf and Hard of hearing. The existing course name "Deaf Education Field Practicum" will change to "Deaf Education Field Practicum II" to reflect that is is the second practicum course in the program of study.

 

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Lang Develop Deaf/Hard of Hear

EHD

Senior (4xxx)

245

The title change for this course is FROM EHD 4245(3 credits)Language Development for the Deaf TO "EHD 4245 (3 credits)Language and Literacy Assessment and Instruction for students who are Deaf." The title change reflects the updated requirements and outcomes mandated by the Florida Department of Education, the accrediting body of the new BAE in Deaf Education. This title change reflects the assessment of language and literacy that has been added to the course as a result of the new degree offering.

 

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Math, Science, Social Studies Curriculum & Instruction for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing  (3 crs)

EHD

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EHD 4311: Psychology & Education Deaf"
Co-requisites:   
None

New Course Description:

This course is designed to give learners the opportunity to learn about pedagogy and curriculum as related to educating students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Learners completing this course satisfactorily will be able to plan yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily lessons using a variety of formats. Learners will be introduced to instructional skills in the areas of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. In addition, learners will be able to practice many of the technical skills needed to prepare instructional materials for the classroom. The learner will also be introduced to the development and adaptation of curriculum materials and instructional procedures in mathematics, science, and social studies to fit the special educational needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. EHD 4311: Psychology and Education of the Deaf is a prerequisite to this course.

 

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Auditory/Oral Strategies for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (3 crs)

EHD

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EHD4261: Audiology Speech Science"
Co-requisites:   
None

New Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge base to understand instructional methods of teaching speech. The areas to be covered include the anatomy and physiology of speech mechanisms, practical orthographic representations of speech, introductory phonetics and phonology, functional descriptions of speech sound production, and basic speech acoustics. Learners will also be trained in the assessment of speech at the phonetic and phonologic level, a teaching sequence of speech skills and specific strategies for the elicitation, development, transfer and maintenance of all the phonemes of English and of suprasegmentals. EHD4261: Audiology Speech Science is a prerequisite to this course.

 

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Reading Instruction and Assessment for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (3 crs)

EHD

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EHD 4245: Lang Develop Deaf/Hard of Hear"
Co-requisites:   
"EHD4940: Deaf Education Field Practicum"

New Course Description:

The course will provide learners with both a theoretical foundation of teaching reading to students with hearing loss and practice experiences. The reading, discussions, and guest lectures will provide learners with practical strategies. Learners will engage in reading instruction with K-12 students to practice skills learned in the university classroom. In this course learners will be able to describe the foundations of reading (i.e., cognition and language development) and implement assessments, including reading inventories. The learners will be able to describe current reading theories and models of reading, describe literacy development of students with hearing loss and plan and implement a literacy program for deaf students. EHD 4245: Language Development for the DHH is a prerequisite to this course. EHD 4940: Deaf Education Field Practicum is a co-requisite to this course.

 

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Deaf Education Field Practicum I (2 crs)

EHD

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EHD4311: Psychology & Education Deaf"
Co-requisites:    
None

New Course Description:

This course will provide deaf education majors an opportunity to observe and instruct students who are deaf or hard of hearing in inclusive classroom settings and/or those settings where students are served by an itinerant teacher of the deaf. Deaf education majors will interact with students and observe both their culture and use of language. This course will consist of periodic meetings to process the observation and field experiences. Course may be repeated for credit. Placements may take place in public, private, and charter schools with qualified personnel. EHD4311 Psychology and Education of the Deaf is a prerequisite to this course.

 

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Service Learning Practicum in Deaf Education (2 crs)

EHD

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EHD3000: Deaf Ed Prac I"
Co-requisites:   
None

New Course Description:

This course will provide Deaf Education majors an opportunity to observe, assist, and teach students who are deaf and hard of hearing in an educational place setting outside of Florida. Students will be expected to complete 50 hours in settings with students who are deaf or hard of hearing and observe their culture and participate in the use of the students’ mode of communication, be it oral or signed languages. This course will consist of periodic meetings to process the observation and field experiences. Placements may take place in public, private, and charter schools with qualified personnel. This course has fees associated with the cost of travel, accommodations, and cultural and historical activities. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. EHD3XXX Deaf Education Practicum I is a prerequisite to this course.

 

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Teaching Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing that Use Advanced Hearing Technologies (2 crs)

EHD

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EHD4261: Audiology Speech Science"
AND "EHD4245: Lang Develop Deaf/Hard of Hear"
Co-requisites:   
"EHD4000: Auditory/Oral Strategies for Students who are DHH"

New Course Description:

This course focuses on working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing and use advanced hearing technologies in both self-contained and inclusive settings. Issues and trends related to teaching students with cochlear implants, digital hearing aids, bone-conduction hearing aids, advanced FM systems, and speech to text devices will be discussed. The importance of differentiated instruction and other instructional strategies will be presented. EHD 4261 Audiology Speech Science and EHD 4245 Language and Literacy Assessment & Instruction for deaf/hard of hearing are prerequisites to this course. EHD4000: Auditory/Oral Strategies for students who are deaf/hard of hearing is a co-requisite.

 

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Advanced ASL Conversational Skills (3 crs)

ASL

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

New Course Description:

This is designed to continue development of conversational skills in American Sign Language. Students will use the vocabulary and the skills that they learned in ASL-III and IV as support to communicate with individuals who are Deaf and to refine the grammatical and linguistic structure of ASL. This course is also a preparatory course for internship. The content of the course will focus on two parts: conversation with Deaf and culture of the Deaf. The course requires a mandatory field experience at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. This course also focuses on the educational application of the principles of sign communication. Procedures and strategies for effective communication in the educational setting are discussed. Feedback on communicative effectiveness is provided. During the class, time will be devoted to both skill development and an understanding of current research and literature concerning sign language in education.

 

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Deaf Education Internship
(12 crs)

EHD

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EHD4245: Lang Develop Deaf/Hard of Hear"
AND "EHD4261: Audiology Speech Science"
AND "EHD4311: Psychology & Education Deaf"
AND "EEX3202: Psych/Soc Learners Exceptional"
AND "EEX4281: Car Dev/Trans Learners Excep"
AND "EEX3250: Read Mthds:Learners Exception"
AND "TSL3080: Principles and Issues in TESOL"
AND "TSL4340: TESOL Methods and Curriculum"
AND "LAE3210: Foundations of Literacy"
AND "EHD3000: Deaf Ed Prac. I"
AND "EHD4940: Deaf Education Field Practicum"
AND "EHD4000: Auditory/Oral Strategies"
AND "EHD4000: Adv. ASL Conversation"
AND "EHD4000: Read Ins and Assess DHH"
AND "EHD4000: Math, Sci, SS Curr for DHH"
Co-requisites:   
None

New Course Description:

This course will provide students with the opportunity to teach students who are deaf and hard of hearing in a classroom. Students are expected to demonstrate teaching competencies under the observation of a cooperating master teacher of the deaf and their college internship supervisor. Students must complete all of the courses in the program of study prior to enrolling in EDH4XXX Deaf Education Internship (12 credits)in order to complete the degree requirements.