Agenda Item FA 18-06

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

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

New Courses and New Minor (2 packages)

02/08/18: Passed

Log Number: 201708-80

Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education – Undergraduate  
 

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Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in Secondary Education Content Areas (3 crs)

EEX

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
This class will provide opportunities to explore and demonstrate teaching strategies for students who have exceptionalities and are enrolled in content classes in secondary education. Foci of the class include inclusion of students with exceptionalities, nature and needs of students with exceptionalities, accommodations, modifications, learning strategies, differentiated instruction, individualized instruction, and universal design for learning. 


 

Log Number: 201708-23

Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education – Undergraduate


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New Minor in Disability Services

 

Summary of the Changes:
According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, about 56.7 million people or 19% of the population had a disability. With this population prevalent in all communities and all facets of society, the minor in Disability Services includes information about how to work beside, supervise, advise, interact with, respect, and support individuals with disabilities. The minor in Disability Services aligns well with majors in all UNF colleges. There is a total of 15 credit-hours included in this minor.

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Introduction to Disabilities (3 crs)

EEX

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities, and it is the initial course for students who want to pursue a minor in Disability Services. Students will interact with individuals with disabilities, discuss strengths-based strategies, and learn about typical barriers that individuals with disabilities face in society.  

 

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Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities (3 crs)

EEX

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

"EEX3xxx: Introduction to Disabilities: "
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

EEX 3XXX Introduction to Disabilities (or EEX 3202 Psychology and Sociology of Individuals with Exceptionalities) is a prerequisite. In EEX 3XXX Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities, students will be introduced to the concept of inclusion in families, schools, and communities for individuals with disabilities. Students will explore models of inclusion, laws that require inclusion, and barriers to inclusion. The students will participate in a field experience in a community agency or organization that serves individuals with disabilities and will design a project to include an individual more fully in a school, place of employment, or community. 

 

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Impact of Disabilities on Families, Schools, and Communities (3 crs)

EEX

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

"EEX3xxx: Introduction to Disabilities: "
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite is EEX 3xxx Introduction to Disabilities. EEX 3XXX Impact of Disabilities on Families Schools, and Communitiesis one of three electives a student may choose in the Disability Services minor. In EEX 3XXX Impact of Disabilities on Families Schools, and Communities, students will identify and investigate the positive and challenging impacts that a disability has on individuals with disabilities, their families and friends, their educational pursuits, and their inclusion in communities. Students will complete interviews with individuals and their stakeholders to uncover strengths, obstacles, hopes for the future, and other ideas and impression that may impact individuals with disabilities. 

 

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Disability and Community Support Agencies (3 crs)

EEX

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EEX3xxx: Introduction to Disabilities: "
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite EEX 3XXX Introduction to Disabilities. This course, EEX 3XXX Disability and Community Support Agencies, will include models of practice and delivery found among agencies and organizations for individuals with disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to spend field hours in an agency or organization and reflect on their practice within that entity. Students will develop and present a practice or plan based on evidence-based practices that would enhance or increase effectiveness within an agency.  

 

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Disability Laws and Policies        (3 crs)

EEX

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EEXEXXX: Introduction to Disabilities: "
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite EEX 3XXX Introduction to Disabilities. EEX 4XXX Disability Laws and Policies is one of three courses students may choose as an elective for the Disability Services minor. This course will include laws and policies that directly and indirectly impact persons with disabilities. Students will investigate case studies and analyze them to uncover the implications for individuals with disabilities, caretakers, families, school personnel, higher education personnel, and agency personnel. Class discussions will include laws, policies, regulations, and disability case law.