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Agenda Item FA 19-62

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Undergraduate) – (Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education, Leadership, School counseling, & Sport Management, & Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum):

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Program of Study Changes (7 packages)

12/05/19: Passed

01/07/20: Approved

Log Number: 201908-71

Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Special Education

Concentration: Exceptional Student Education

 

Summary of the changes:

The University of North Florida's College of Education and Human Services BA in Special Education is revising its program of study to ensure our teacher candidates meet the revised Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards for Special Education preparation, which indicates that sufficient opportunities to develop and demonstrate appropriate pedagogical skills including extensive field experiences and clinical practice are offered. Additionally, CEC has developed a set of high-leverage practices (HLPs) for special educators to improve methods for supporting special education teacher candidates as they learn to use effective practices in their classrooms. Over the past year, the ESE program embarked on a program revision using the revised standards and HLPs. During the 2018-2019 school year, the program faculty collaboratively revised the program. The total number of credits required for this degree is 60 credit hours.

 

No additional resources will be needed. Changes submitted in this APC are intended to update our current curriculum. This will include the addition of a second concentration in Disability Services. The ESE faculty reached consensus to implement the updates in this APC.

 

Faculty redesigned the program of study for the Exceptional Student Education concentration that includes coursework revisions, removing courses from the program of study, the addition of new courses, and an additional field course. The revision will allow teacher candidates to have extensive field experiences in a setting where they can apply what they are learning in their teaching methods courses in clinical contexts. From the onset of the revised program of study, teacher candidates will start developing and using skills needed to become scholarly practitioners while simultaneously learning about effective teaching practices.

 

Faculty collaboratively designed the program of study for the new proposed concentration in Disability Services. The addition of this concentration will allow candidates who do not desire to teach, but wish to work in schools, or other agencies that work with individuals with disabilities. The opportunity to earn a BA embeds extensive field experiences into the program where they can apply what they are learning in a clinical context. The HLPs have highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary focus in special education. Individuals with disabilities work with a variety of professionals in schools and it is important that we provide a concentration for those who wish to take this route. Examples of positions may include job coaches, supported living coaches, assistive technology specialists, registered behavioral technicians, and other related services personnel. From the onset of the new concentration, candidates will start developing and using skills needed to become scholarly practitioners while simultaneously learning about effective practices for individuals with disabilities.

 

The goal is to implement these revisions starting with the 2020-2021 academic year. Both concentrations will have the same core requirements. Below we highlight the proposed changes to the program.

 

The core requirements for the Special Education major, Exceptional Student Education concentration has changed from 10 credit hours to 15 credit hours.

 

Special Education Major with a Concentration in Exceptional Student Education

 

The core requirements for the Special Education major, Exceptional Student Education is 15 credit hours. Major requirements are 33 credit hours. There will be a 12 credit hour internship.

 

EDF3151- Educational Psychology, was removed as a core requirement and moved to a major requirement. All core courses will be taken by students in both concentrations. Educational Psychology is required for the Exceptional Student Education concentration, but not for the Disability Services concentration.

 

EDF3XXX - Field Laboratory III, was added to reflect the new CEC standards and HLPs that encourage multiple field and clinical experiences. Teacher candidates will have assignments and projects in their methods courses that need to applied in the field class.

 

EEX4616 Classroom Management for the Exceptional Learner, was removed from the program of study. This program revision streamlines content from this course into four courses, EEX 4604 - Classroom and Behavior Management and three new high-leverage practices courses EEX 4XXX High Leverage Practices 1,2,3.

 

EEX4604 Classroom and Behavior Management, was revised and includes a title change. The revised course embeds content from a course that had similar content and is being removed from the program of study, EEX 4616 - Classroom Management for the Exceptional Learner. Lastly, this course was moved to a required core course that will also be included in the Disability Services concentration due to the importance of learning how to work with challenging behaviors of individuals with disabilities.

 

EEX4XXX Introduction to Inquiry and Assessment, was added to reflect the new recommended standards and HLPs Clinical practice encourages the use of inquiry for candidates to systematically study their own practice for improved practices and to provide insight into teaching and learning in an effort to make change. Content from EEX4221 is embedded into this course. This course is a core course that will also be included in the Disability Services concentration.

 

EEX4221 Educational Assessment for Learners with Exceptionalities was removed from the program of study. This program revision streamlines and embeds content from this course across multiple other courses in the new program of study including the three new High-Leverage Practice for Learners with Exceptionalities courses (EEX 4XXX H-L Practices 1,2,3) , EEX 4XXX Introduction to Inquiry and Assessment, and EEX 4604 Classroom and Behavior Management.

 

EEX4255 Curriculum and Individualized Planning for Learners with Exceptionalities, was removed from the program of study. This program revision streamlines and embeds content from this course across multiple other courses in the new program of study including the three new High-Leverage Practice for Learners with Exceptionalities courses (EEX 4XXX H-L Practices 1,2,3)

 

EEX4281 Career Development and Transition for Learners with Exceptionalities, was removed from the program of study. This program revision streamlines and embeds content from this course across multiple other courses in the new program of study including the three new High-Leverage Practice for Learners with Exceptionalities courses (EEX 4XXX H-L Practices 1,2,3)

 

EEX4474 Teaching Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities, was removed from the program of study. This program revision streamlines and embeds content from this course across multiple other courses in the new program of study including the three new High-Leverage Practice for Learners with Exceptionalities courses (EEX 4XXX H-L Practices 1,2,3)

 

EEX4XXX H-L Practices 1, 2 and 3 were new courses added to program of study. This program revision streamlines content from removed courses into three High-Leverage Practice for Learners with Exceptionalities courses.

 

EEX4753 Cooperative Consultation, was removed from the ESE concentration and added to the new Disability Services concentration. Content from this course for the ESE concentration is embedded across multiple other courses in the new program of study including the three new High-Leverage Practice for Learners with Exceptionalities courses (EEX 4XXX H-L Practices 1,2,3).

 

Special Education Major with a Concentration in Disability Services

 

The following courses have been added to the program of study for the concentration in Disability Services. This new concentration offers students who do not wish to obtain a teaching license, but would like to work with individuals with disabilities in schools and other agencies in related positions, an opportunity to earn a bachelors degree.

 

The core requirements for the Special Education major, Disability services concentration is 15 credit hours. Major requirements are 27 credit hours, and there are 6 credit hours of electives. There will be a 12 credit hour internship.

 

Most courses for the Disabilities Services concentration are already offered at UNF. For example, EEX3005 - Introduction to Disabilities, EEX3070 - Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities, EEX3004 - Disability and Community Support Agencies, EEX4024 - Disability Laws and Policies, and EEX3754 - Impact of Disabilities on Families, Schools, and Communities are courses already offered in our Disability Services minor.

 

Similarly, EDF 3945 - Field Laboratory I, EDF3946 - Field Laboratory II, EEX4753 Cooperative Consultation, and EEX4861 Internship are current courses offered in the ESE concentration.

 

LDR3003 Intro to Leadership and LDR4340 Resource Development in Community Organizations are current courses offered in the Leadership minor.

 

EEX 4604 - Classroom and Behavior Management is a revised course proposed within this program revision that was described above. Two new courses that are also part of the ESE concentration, EEX 4XXX - Introduction to Inquiry and Assessment and EDF EDF3947 - Field Laboratory III will be part of the Disability Services concentration. Lastly, one new course EEX 4XXX - Disability Employment and Community Engagement will be added to the Disability Services concentration. This course focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for facilitating the movement from school to post-school activities. Specifically, the course is designed to help candidates learn how to assist individual with exceptionalities gain employment and engage within their community.

 

Two 3-credit elective classes are also required. Courses can be chosen from 3000 or 4000 courses in AMH, ANT, ASL, EEX, EHD, INT, LDR, REL, SYD, SYG, SYO or other courses selected in consultation with advisor.

 

(View POS - #201908-71)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Log Number: 201908-73

Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education – Undergraduate


Change an existing minor

Disability Services Minor


Summary of the changes:

The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services Minor in Disability Services is changing the credit hour requirements from 15 credit hours to 12 credit hours. Over the past year, the ESE program embarked on a program revision to include the addition of a Disability Services concentration in the Special Education major. EEX4281 Social, Personal, & Career Skills for Learners with Exceptionalities was not included in the new concentration, therefore we are removing it from the Disability Minor program of study. We are moving EEX3004 Disab and Comm Supp Agencies course from a required Minor course to an optional course for students to choose from. EEX 4XXX was added as an optional course for students to choose from. This course was added to the Disability Services concentration in APC Package 201908-71. During the 2018-2019 school year, the program faculty collaboratively agreed upon this change.

No additional resources will be needed. Changes submitted in this APC are intended to update our current Disability Minor curriculum. The ESE faculty reached consensus to implement the updates in this APC.

The goal is to implement these revisions starting with the 2020-2021 academic year. Below we highlight the proposed changes to the program.

The requirements for the Disability Services Minor has changed from 15 credit hours to 12 credit hours.

EEX3004 Disab and Comm Supp Agencies – was removed as a required course and added as one of the courses students may choose from.

EEX4281 Social, Personal, & Career Skills for Learners with Exceptionalities was removed from the minor altogether.

EEX4XXX Dis Employ Comm Engmt was added as one of the courses students may choose from. This course was added to the Disability Services concentration (APC Package 201908-71) and focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for facilitating the movement from school to post-school activities. Specifically the course is designed to help candidates learn how to assist individual with exceptionalities gain employment and engage within their community.

(View POS - #201908-73)

Log Number: 201908-80

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 BAE in Deaf Education degree includes 120 total credit hours and leads to teacher licensure in Hearing Impaired K-12 and the ESOL endorsement. We are making changes to respond to a mandate from FLDOE that all teachers providing reading intervention have a reading endorsement by 2020-2021. Graduates must have met the Competencies 1-5 to be eligible for the Reading Endorsement. The program currently covers Reaching Competencies 1 and 2 in four courses. With the changes we are proposing we will now cover competencies 1-5 in five courses. Two of the courses will remain the same, two courses will be changed, and one course will be added. Students will still take LAE 3210 (Foundations of Literacy) and EHD 4245 (Language and Literacy Development and Assessment for DHH Students). Instead of EEX 3250 (Reading Methods for Learns with Exceptionalities), students will take LAE 3211 (Literacy for the Intermediate Grades) to provide them with a strong foundation in foundations of literacy assessment and instruction for all students. Instead of EHD 4293 (Reading and Instruction for DHH Students) they will take a new course EHD 4XXX (Differentiation Literacy Instruction for DHH Students) to provide them with a deeper understanding of differentiating reading instruction for DHH Students. A 3-credit course, EHD 4XXX (Deaf Education Literacy Practicum) will be taken as a co-requisite during internship. To accommodate the addition of this course, EHD 4944 (Deaf Education Internship) will be reduced to 9 credit hours. A final change will be made to accommodate a change being made in another program. Instead of taking EEX 4616 (Classroom Management) , students will take EEX 4606 (Classroom and Behavior Management).

 

(View POS - #201908-80)

 

 

 

Log Number: 201905-3

Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management – Undergraduate


Change an existing minor

Leadership Minor


Summary of the changes:

To increase access of the Leadership Minor to all students across campus, we are proposing to update the program of study. This update includes retaining the beginning (LDR3003: Introduction to Leadership) and concluding (LDR4263: Leadership Practicum) courses while adjusting the two required electives to be selected from the more than 50 Interdisciplinary Leadership Electives selected by Dean-appointed, Faculty Liaisons from each college. This will help eliminate confusion experienced by students and allow for more student choice based on their schedules, major course of study and career path. Students will now have the opportunity to select two electives from courses from each of the six colleges that infuse leadership within the course curriculum and activities. These changes will help to make the Leadership Minor accessible to more students and more embedded within their academic/professional pursuits. The Leadership Minor will continue to require 12 credit hours. Also, LDR4263: Leadership Practicum will continue to require the prerequisite LDR3003: Introduction to Leadership. (View POS - #201905-3)

Log Number: 201905-7

Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum - Undergraduate

 

 

Log Number: 201908-78

Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum- Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Early Childhood Education

Concentration: PreK- Primary Licensure

 

Summary of the changes:

We are adding a new course EEC4XXX (3 Credits) Global Community Engagement. We are changing the name of EEC4213 (6 Credits) Early Childhood Reading and Language Arts to EEC4213 Teaching Literacy in Early Childhood. We are reducing the credit hours for EEC4213 from 6 credits to 3 credits. We are not changing the course description or objectives, as we have found we are able to meet the current objectives in 3 credits. We are changing the language in the program of study to update "Program Area Leader" to the new language of "Curricular Area Director" to match the language in our bylaws. The program of study remains at 120 hours.

 

(View POS - #201908-78)

 

 

Log Number: 201908-79

Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum- Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Early Childhood Education

Concentration: Early Childhood Development

 

Summary of the changes:

We are requesting to update the program of study to reflect programmatic changes that were made in 2019 and those being requested through APC Log Number: 201908-78

 

Package Title: Revise and Update the Early Childhood Program: Early Childhood Development Concentration. The changes include reducing credit hours for EEC4213 EC Read & Lang Art from 6 to 3 credits and changing the title to Teaching Literacy in Early Childhood through Grade 3. We are also adding EEC4XXX Global Community Engagement (3 credits) to the major requirements.

 

(View POS - #201908-79)