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Agenda Item FA 18-43

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education & Human Services (Undergraduate) – (Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education and Foundations & Secondary Education):

New Course and Programs of Studies (2 packages)

09/06/18: Passed

09/17/18: Approved

Log Number: 201701-18

Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education


Log Number: 201708-72

Foundations & Secondary Education


Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts in Education - English Education Major


Summary of Changes:

I wish to ADD the course "EEX 3XXX: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in the Secondary Content Areas" (a new course already in the APC system) to English Education students' course of study. This new course will REPLACE "EEX 3250: Reading for Students with Exceptionalities." The former is a course specifically designed as an overview of special education and the needs of exceptional students in secondary settings. Eventually my colleagues and I hope to make this course a required course for all secondary education students. EEX 3250, on the other hand, is focused almost solely on basic (emergent) literacy, something secondary teachers seldom encounter in K-12 schools nor something they can be equipped to work with in secondary students (a middle or high school student struggling with phonemic awareness would be referred to a literacy specialist or special education specialist). Note that the reading components included in EEX 3250 are not required for English Education licensure but will nonetheless be absorbed into other reading specific courses. 

Additional Context: 
Secondary English Education students--who will become middle or high school English or Intensive Reading teachers--need a generalized special education course. The special education population in local districts is > 17% yet students coming out of our program have virtually no experience with these students' needs. Per my request, the Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education here at UNF created a course specifically to meet this need.


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