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Agenda Item FA 18-71

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Undergraduate) – (Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL, Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education, and Leadership, School of Counseling, & Sport Management):

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Programs of Study (6 packages)

12/06/18: Passed

12/11/18: Approved

Log Number: 201808-81

Childhood Education, Literacy, & TESOL– Undergraduate


 Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Early Childhood Education Major

Concentration: Prek-Primary Licensure

 

Summary of the changes: 
We are decreasing the program length from 126 credit hours to 120 credit hours.

We are requesting to revise the EC Prek Primary Licensure concentration program of study (120 credit hours total) to include the following actions:

 

  1. We are updating the program of study to include the suggested courses prior to admission to the college. This is to help us with advising and ensuring our students graduate within the desired 4-year time frame.
  2. At the recommendation of the math and science childhood education faculty, we are requesting to change EEC4210 Teaching Math/Science in EC (6 credits). We are asking to change it to EEC4XXX Teaching Math in Early Childhood (3 credits). We are adding a new course EEC4XXXX Teaching Science in Early Childhood (3 credits).
  3. We are deleting EEC4244 Social Studies, Art, and Music across the Curriculum (6 credits) from the program and adding EEC4XXX Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood (3 credits). The art and music standards were integrated in the other content courses when the art and music education programs ended in our college several years ago. In addition the social studies learning objectives, we are adding learning objectives from the Field Laboratory courses being removed (see item 6).
  4. We are removing EDE4943 Practicum II: Student Intern (12 credits from the program. We are creating a new course EEC4XXX Student Internship (9 credits) to align with other state universities and to ensure that we are meeting the 120 credit hour rule from the Florida Department of Education. The course will contain the objectives for students to graduate with an ESOL endorsement.
  5. We are removing EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2 credits) and EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2 credits) from the core requirements. The learning objectives have been integrated into other courses with field components.
  6. We are adding an existing course EEC3266 Program Planning for Young Children (3 credits) to the concentration's program of study to meet a need from our stakeholders (principals and early childhood administrators) for our graduates to have more information on planning effectively. We are updating the learning objectives to include objectives from the field laboratory courses being removed.
  7. We are adding an existing course EEC4054 Leadership and Service in Early Childhood (3 credits) to the concentration's program of study to align with the mission and vision of the college for service and transformational learning opportunities.
  8. We are changing the course name of EEC4213 Teaching Beginning Reading and Writing in Early Childhood (6 credits) to Reading and Language Arts in Early Childhood (6 credits) to better describe the content of the course. Writing is part of a language arts program and the term "Language arts" is used in the standards' language. We are adding learning outcomes to EEC4213 from the field laboratory courses being removed from the program of study.
  9. We are removing EEC3408 Forming Family, School and Community Partnerships (3 credits) from the program of study, as the content and objectives are included in other coursework.
  10. We are adding EDG4XXX Differentiation for all learners P-6 (3 credits) Log: 201808-4 as an elective option for EEX3202 Psychology and sociology of learners with exceptionalities. See e-mail communication from EDIE

 

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Log Number: 201808-70

 Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education – Undergraduate


 Add a new non-degree program

Certificate - Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Deaf Education

 

Summary of the changes:

Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) requested that UNF create a vehicle for non-certified professionals currently working with deaf and hard of hearing students, to be able to take course work that would help them prepare for and pass the FLDOE K-12 Hearing Impairment Teacher Certification exam. As per their request, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program has been developed with strategic online coursework aimed to help professionals pass the examination. The proposed new course EHD 4XXX Deafness and Diversity is also part of the overall program revisions, see APC package 201808-80.

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Log Number: 201808-80

Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education – Undergraduate


 Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Deaf Education Major


 Summary of the changes:

The exiting program of study, contains semesters where students only have 11 credit hours and 12 hours of coursework in the summer semester. By increasing the three 2.0 credit hour practicum courses (EHD 3941 Deaf Ed Field Practicum I, EHD 4940 Deaf Ed Field Practicum II, and EHD4270 Teaching DHH Students in Diverse Settings) to 3.0 credit hours, Deaf Education Majors will have a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

In order to keep the program at 120 credit hour with this change, EEX 4281 Social, Personal, and Career Skills for Learners with Exceptionalities will be removed from the program of study. In addition, by removing EEX 4281 from the program of study, this will reduce the summer course load from 12 credit hours to 9 credit hours.

Content from EEX 4281 Social, Personal, and Career Skills for Learners with Exceptionalities constitutes only 5% of the information covered within the Deaf Education Teacher Certification exam. The Deaf Education faculty will address this content within courses currently offered in the Deaf Education program of study.

Change of course title from EHD4943 Deaf Education Service Learning Practicum to EHD4943 Deaf Education International Practicum is needed to more accurately reflect the various international opportunities that will be offered within the program. Not all of the experiences will be service learning, therefore, International is more precise. The credit hours for EHD 4943 will change from 2 credit hours to 3 credit hours to align with other practicum courses offered within the program.

Currently students complete EEX3202 Psychology and Sociology of the Exceptional Learner. However, this course does not cover the content Deaf Education students are expected to know when they take the new Florida K-12 Hearing Impairment Teacher Certification exam. And most importantly, because 40-50% of the DHH population are deaf and diverse, Deaf Education majors need to be prepared with content and strategies needed to teach this population of students. EEX3202Psychology and Sociology of the Exceptional Learner will be replaced with a new course entitled, EHD4XXX Deafness and Diversity.

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Log Number: 201808-107

Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education – Undergraduate


Change an existing minor

Deaf Education Minor


Summary of the changes:

The Deaf Education program is adding 1-credit hour to the EHD 3941 Deaf Education Field Practicum I. In addition, we are adding EHD 4XXX Deafness and Diversity to the minor (see APC package 201808-80 for course details.) This course is also being added to the Deaf Education Bachelor's degree and the new Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Deaf Education program (see APC package 201808-70). The Independent Study option is no longer needed within the minor because the minor will now be 15-credit hours without the Independent Study option.

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Log Number: 201808-40

Foundations and Secondary Education - Undergraduate


 Add a new non-degree program

Certificate - Computer Science for High School Teachers Certificate


 Summary of the changes: 

New state requirements have required districts to offer computer science courses in secondary schools. In discussions with local school personnel, there is a high need for qualified teachers to teach computer science courses at the secondary level. This program is being developed jointly between COEHS, CCEC, and the Duval County Public Schools with the goal of increasing the number of qualified computer science teachers in the county. The certificate will help develop teacher skills by providing preparation in fundamental programming topics, pedagogical methods, and content relevant to both the College Board AP Computer Science Principles Course and the Florida Department of Education Teacher Certification Exam for Computer Science.
This undergraduate certificate will be comprised of 12 credits.
In the program of study, two existing courses (taught in CCEC) will be used: IDC 2000 Beauty and Joy of Computing (3 credits) and COP 2551 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming (3 credits). These courses will provide computer programming material to help develop teachers' content knowledge.
Two new courses will be developed and taught in COEHS: ESE 2XXX Introduction to Computer Science for Teachers (3 credits) and ESE 2XXX Teaching Computer Science in Secondary Schools (3 credits). These courses will be designed to help teachers apply their computer programming knowledge in through the pedagogy they will use in their classrooms.

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Log Number: 201808-86

Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management–Undergraduate


 Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Sport Management Major


 Summary of the changes:

SPM 4XXX: Development and Fundraising in Sport and SPM 4XXX Sport Business Analytics will become major program requirements for the Sport Management Major in the College of Education and Human Services. SPM 4113: Managerial Leadership in Sport and LDR 4340: Resource Development for Community Organizations will be eliminated from the major. Given the demands of the sport market, these are essential curricular changes that will benefit students as they enter the job market. Changes to the curriculum are based on sport industry demands, annual student feedback, and student preparedness for sport industry careers. These changes will not affect change the 48 hours upper level requirement of the sport management degree of study. We will be replacing two courses: SPM 4113 Managerial Leadership in Sport and LDR 4340 Resource Development for Community Organizations.

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