Agenda Item FA 16-06

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Undergraduate) – (Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL):

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Program of Study) (1 package)

01/07/16: Returned

Log Number: 201508-15

Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL – Undergraduate

Add a new concentration to an existing program                       
Bachelor of Arts in Education -
PreKdg/Primary Education Major Early Childhood Development Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
This 60 credit nonlicensure concentration is being created to meet the needs of those working in the early childhood field (such as Head Start), who need a four year degree but do not need a Florida Department of Education teaching certificate. In addition, the course title of EEC4207 (3 credits) Measurement, Evaluation & Planning for Literacy Development is being changed to EEC4207 (3 credits) Measurement, Evaluation & Planning for Young Children to more accurately reflect the content of the course. The course title of EEC3731 (3 credits) Wellness for the Young Child is being changed to EEC3731 (3 credits) Movement and Wellness for the Young Child to more accurately reflect the content of the course. Two new courses- EEC4XXX (6 credits) Early Childhood Development Practicum and EEC3XXX (3 credits) Leadership and Service in Early Childhood Settings- are being developed. The course EEC3408 Forming Family, School, and Community Partnerships is being changed from 2 credits to 3 credits due to the content of the course and expected workload.


Change an existing course

Meas/Ev/Plan Early Child Lit

EEC

Senior (4xxx)

207

Change the title of EEC4207 (3 credits) from Measurement, Evaluation & Planning for Literacy Development to EEC4207 (3 credits) Measurement, Evaluation & Planning for Young Children to more accurately reflect the content of the course.

 

Change an existing course

Wellness for the Young Child

EEC

Junior (3xxx)

731

Change the course title from EEC3731 (3 credits) Wellness for the Young Child to EEC3731 (3 credits) Movement and Wellness for the Young Child to more accurately reflect the course content.

 

Change an existing course

Family School Partnerships

EEC

Junior (3xxx)

408

We are changing the course credits from 2 to 3 credits because of the content and student workload in the course.

 

Add a new course

Leadership and Service in Early Childhood Settings (3 crs)

EEC

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EEC4260: Teaching the Whole Child"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is designed as an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and competencies for responsible service and leadership in diverse early childhood settings and provides preparation for students to be engaged, responsible, and actively involved in community involvement and leadership in the early childhood community. This course will provide the student with community experiences that will foster a realization of the importance of civic engagement to ameliorate the negative impact of social injustice, including the impacts of low socioeconomic status, on young children, families, ethnic minorities, and marginalized populations of our society.

 

Add a new course

Early Childhood Development Practicum (6 crs.)

EEC

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EDF1005: Intro to Teaching Profession"
AND "EDF2085: Intro to Diversity Educators"
AND "EME2040: Intro to Tech for Educators"
AND "LAE3210: Foundations of Literacy"
AND "EEC3408: Family School Partnerships"
AND "EEC3266: Infants and Toddlers"
AND "EEC3731: Wellness for the Young Child"
AND "EEC4207: Meas/Ev/Plan Early Child Lit"
AND "EEC4210: Teaching Math/Science in EC"
AND "EEC4213: Teaching Begin Read and Write"
AND "EEC4244: SS, Art and Music Across Curri"
AND "EEX3202: Psych/Soc Learners Exceptional"
AND "EEC4XXX: Leadership and Service in Early Childhood Education"
AND "EEC4xxx: Leadership and Service in Early Childhood Settings"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will provide students with the opportunity to work in early childhood settings. Students are expected to demonstrate competencies in teaching, assessment, and meeting the needs of all children under the observation of a cooperating master teacher or coach and the college internship supervisor.