Agenda Item FA 16-07

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

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

Course Change and Program of Study (2 packages)

01/07/16: Passed

01/13/16: Approved

Log Number: 201508-78

Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL – Graduate  

  

Change an existing non-degree program                       
Certificate - Early Childhood Education

Summary of the Changes:

Change the title of EEC6261 (3 credits) from Infants and Toddlers to Program Planning For Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children to more accurately reflect the course content. Add an elective RED 6303 (3 credits) Building Literacy through Play as a course option for literacy component. The total number of credits for the certificate is 18 hours. The certificate title is not changed--will remain Early Childhood Graduate Certificate.

 

Change an existing course  

Infants and Toddlers  

EEC  

Graduate (6xxx)  

261 

Change the title of EEC6261 (3 credits) from Program Planning For Infants and Toddlers to EEC6261 (3 credits) Program Planning For Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children to more accurately reflect the content of the course. Change the course description to include young children to more accurately reflect the content of the course.
New Course Description: 

This course provides students with an understanding of culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate programs in community settings providing services to infants, toddlers, young children, and their families. It emphasizes the importance of understanding the nature of infants, toddlers, and young children, and how they learn, with a focus on understanding the developmental domains. Special emphasis is put on the necessity of understanding the infant, toddler, and young child in the context of his or her family and community.

 

Log Number: 201501-21

Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education – Graduate  

 

Add a new non-degree program                        
Certificate - International Education Certificate (GR)

Summary of the Changes:
The certificate allows graduate students to explore global educational issues with a special emphasis on teaching children with diverse learning needs, including children with exceptional educational needs, English Language Learners, and children of poverty. The certificate consists of a minimum of 15 credits with at least one required study abroad internship, practicum, or independent study (e.g., Belize, England, China, Africa). No additional resources will be needed.