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Agenda Item FA 19-63

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Education and Human Services (Graduate) – (Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum):

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Program of Study changes (4 packages)

12/05/19: Passed

01/07/20: Approved

Log Number: 201901-53

Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum– Graduate


Add a new non-degree program

Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy for K-12 Reading Endorsement


Summary of the changes:

The Graduate Reading Endorsement Certificate program is designed to meet the needs of teachers K-12 who want to increase their effectiveness in the teaching of reading and literacy.This program addresses the needs expressed by the Florida State Department of Education.The program provides teachers with the knowledge to support the reading development and achievement of students from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds; expand knowledge in reading assessment and methodologies; and develop research based,instructional practices which include oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency,vocabulary and comprehension for students in the classroom and in intervention/remediation settings. Completion of the required 15 credit hours qualifies individuals with a current FL teaching certificate to earn the Florida Reading Endorsement.

(View POS - #201901-53)

Log Number: 201901-54

Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum– Graduate


Add a new non-degree program

Graduate Certificate in Reading and Advanced Literacy


Summary of the changes:

The Graduate Certificate in Reading and Advanced Literacy program is designed to meet the needs of K-12 teachers, who already hold a valid teaching licensure and reading endorsement, supervisors, coaches,and college/university teacher educators who want to increase their effectiveness in the teaching of reading. This program addresses the needs expressed the Florida State Department of Education. The program includes five classes, a total of 15 graduate credits which will provide an in depth view of reading research, theory and the application of current scientific research and trends.

(View POS - #201901-54)

Log Number: 201908-2

Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum- Graduate

 

Add a new non-degree program

Elementary STEM Education certificate

 

Summary of the changes:

We are creating a 15 credit graduate certificate in Elementary STEM Education. This certificate is a response to a recent survey of teachers in our partner schools which indicated an interest in learning how to improve STEM instruction at the elementary level. As part of this package we are revising the course description and learning outcomes for MAE 6317 Teaching Elementary Mathematics Using Technology (3 cr.). We are also creating 4 new courses:

 

SCE 6XXX Trends and Issues in Elementary Science Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)

SMT 6XXX Developing Creativity and Innovation in Elementary STEM Classrooms through Inquiry (3 cr.)

IDC 6XXX Computational Thinking in Elementary STEM PLus C Environments (3 cr.)

SMT 6XXX Engineering in the Elementary Classroom (3 cr.)

 

Four of the five courses will be taught by current faculty, all of whom have room in their schedules. The department is currently searching for a Mathematics/computational thinking educator (position # 316900) who will be qualified to teach IDC 6XXX Computational Thinking in Elementary STEM+C Classrooms.(View POS - #201908-2)

 

 

 

 

 

Log Number: 201908-13

Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum- Graduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Master of Education - Elementary Education

Summary of the changes:

 

We are revising the M.Ed. in Elementary Education to make it more competitive, address areas of strategic emphasis, better prepare elementary teacher leaders, and ensure all graduates of the program meet similar core competencies. The total credit hours for all concentrations in the M.Ed. will now be 30 credits. All students will complete the same 15 credits of core courses. The remaining 15 credits will consist of courses in a specific concentration. This requires revisions to two existing concentrations (Literacy and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). We are also terminating a concentration (Professional Education) and creating two new concentrations (Reading and Literacy for Reading Endorsement and Elementary STEM). All changes are described below:

 

As part of the 15-credit core, all students take EDG 6911: Action Research in Education (3 cr.), EDF 6687: Multicultural & Urban Foundations in Education (3 cr.), and EDE 6205 Teaching All Children (3 cr.). Students can choose either EDE 6225 Elementary School Curriculum & Instruction (3 cr.), EEC 6205 Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education (3 cr.), or TSL 6142 ESOL Curriculum Development (3 cr.) depending upon their interests. (The course title, description, and learning outcomes for EDE 6225 Elementary School Curriculum and Instruction are being modified as part of the package. This affects all concentrations.). The final course in the core is a new course being created as part of this package: EDG 6XXX: Coaching and Mentoring for Effective Teaching and Instruction (3 cr.)

 

We are terminating the concentration in Professional Education as it does not attract certified teachers.

 

We are changing the name of the Literacy Concentration to Reading and Advanced Literacy to better address an area of strategic emphasis. The changes to this concentration align with the Reading and Advanced Literacy certificate created in APC log # 201901-54. We are reducing the total credit hours of the concentration from 36 cr. to 30 cr. Core requirements are being increased from 6 to 15 cr. Instead of major requirements and electives, students will choose 15 cr. from a list of RED and LAE courses for the concentration. No new courses are being created as part of the change to this concentration, and no existing courses are being changed.

 

We are reducing the total credit hours in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages concentration from 33 to 30. Core requirements are being increased from 6 to 15 credits. Instead of major requirements and electives, students will take 5 required courses (15 cr.). No new courses are being created as part of the change to this concentration, and no existing courses are being changed.

 

We are adding a new concentration in Reading and Literacy for Reading Endorsement. Courses in the concentration will enable students to qualify for the FL Reading Endorsement. No new courses are being created for this concentration and no existing courses are being changed. Courses in this concentration align with those in the Reading and Literacy Endorsement certificate created in APC log # 201901-53. Students will take the same 15 credit M.Ed. core as all other concentrations.

 

We are adding a new concentration in Elementary STEM to address a need identified by teachers in our partner schools. There are no course action requests associated with the creation of this concentration. This concentration uses four new courses that were created in APC log # 201908-2. The course descriptions and learning outcomes for one course in the concentration, MAE 6317 Teaching Elementary Mathematics Using Technology (3 cr.) were also revised in APC log # 201908-2. Students will take the same 15 creditM.Ed. core as all other concentrations.

 

(View POS - #201908-13)