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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
APPLIED LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN
THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



Dean Manuel J. Justiz of the College of Education has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development in the College of Education chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on September 9, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on September 12, 2005, and submitted the changes to the secretary on September 13, 2005. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on November 29, 2005, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on December 5, 2005. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on December 12, 2005, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on January 6, 2006.

<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on December 15, 2005. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
APPLIED LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN
THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On pages 110-112, under the heading DEGREES, in the College of Education chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

The curriculum for the degree has three components: (a) basic education requirements, (b) major requirements, and (c) electives. Students choose one of three majors: early childhood through grade four generalist, which can lead to early childhood through grade four generalist certification or early childhood through grade four bilingual generalist certification; all-level generic special education, which can lead to all-level generic special education certification; or youth and community studies, which does not lead to teacher certification.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The basic education requirements below apply to all majors leading to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development.

AREA A: ENGLISH COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE, WRITING, FOREIGN LANGUAGE

1. English composition and literature: Rhetoric and Composition 306, English 316K, [and] three additional semester hours in English or rhetoric and composition, and Information Studies 322T. [In addition, three semester hours of literature for children is required; Information Studies 322T is acceptable.]
2. Writing: In addition to Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component. These courses are identified in the Course Schedule. One of these two courses must be at the upper-division level.
3. Foreign language: [All beginning students entering the College of Education must have completed two years in a single foreign language in high school. In addition, students] Students must demonstrate proficiency in a single foreign language equivalent to that shown by completion of the second college semester in the language; proficiency is usually shown by earning credit for language courses 506 and 507 or the equivalent. Prospective Texas teachers are strongly encouraged to take Spanish to fulfill the language requirement.
   Although the foreign language requirement is the attainment of a certain proficiency, rather than the completion of a specified number of hours, the courses taken to gain this proficiency are not electives and may not be taken on the pass/fail basis. Any part of the requirement may be fulfilled by credit by examination.
   Courses used to fulfill the foreign language requirement must be language courses; literature-in-translation courses, for example, may not be counted.
   College of Education students who are not pursuing teacher certification may substitute nine semester hours in specific multicultural and language/communication courses for the foreign language requirement. This program is available only to students who have completed two years of a single foreign language in high school. A list of the acceptable substitute courses is available in the Student Dean’s Office, George I. Sánchez Building 216, and in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, Bellmont 222.


AREA B: SOCIAL SCIENCES

1. History 315K and 315L, or six semester hours in other United States history courses that fulfill the legislative requirement described in chapter 1.
2. Government 310L and 312L.
3. Psychology 301.


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AREA C: MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES

1. Three semester hours chosen from Mathematics 302, 303D, 305G, and 316. Coursework in calculus may be substituted for all or part of this three-semester-hour requirement.
2. Six semester hours in one of the following: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geological sciences, physical science, and physics.
3. Three additional semester hours in computer applications, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geological sciences, physical science, physics, experimental psychology, physical anthropology, physical geography, or history of science and philosophy of science.
4. Geography 301C.

At least one laboratory course must be taken as part of the science requirement.

AREA D: [GENERAL] CULTURE AND DIVERSITY

1. Three semester hours in art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), music (including music, instruments, ensemble), or theatre and dance.
2. [Three semester hours in architecture, courses offered by the College of Fine Arts, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), or philosophy (excluding courses in logic).] Three semester hours of coursework dealing with at least one minority or nondominant group in the United States. A list of acceptable courses is available in the Student Dean’s Office, George I. Sánchez Building 216, and in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, Bellmont 222.

It is recommended that teacher certification students meet [requirements 1 and 2] requirement 1 with [six] three semester hours chosen from Music 313, 354D, Theatre and Dance 326C, 326D, Visual Art Studies 221C, 121D, 222C, and 122D, since these courses cover the essential elements of knowledge in the fine arts needed by an elementary school teacher.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH GRADE FOUR GENERALIST[1]


Students who have completed the early childhood through grade four generalist major are eligible to teach prekindergarten through grade four after meeting additional state requirements. By choosing appropriate options within this program, students may also become qualified for certification in bilingual education.

For this major, students must complete the following in addition to the basic education requirements and electives.

1. Prescribed work in applied learning and development:
a. Three semester hours in human development chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and Psychology 304.
b. Three semester hours in cognition and learning chosen from Applied Learning and Development 320 and 321.
c. Applied Learning and Development 322.
d. Three semester hours in the development and learning of language and literacy chosen from Applied Learning and Development 324, 325, and Psychology 338K[, and Special Education 378T (Topic 1: Language-Minority Students in Special Education)].2
e. Applied Learning and Development 327.
f. Applied Learning and Development 328.
2. A curricular specialization consisting of Curriculum and Instruction 670E (Topic 19: Reading/Language Arts), Kinesiology 314 and 333, Mathematics 316K and 316L, and either Special Education 378T (Topic: Reading Difficulties, Disabilities, and Dyslexia) or Curriculum and Instruction 371R.
3. A minor of at least fifteen semester hours, [at least] six of which must be upper-division, in any [other] approved field of study in the University. At least six of the required fifteen semester hours must be taken



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in residence. No more than six semester hours in the minor may count toward other degree requirements. Information about approved areas of study and specific courses that may be used is available in the Student Dean’s Office, George I. Sánchez Building 216.

Students seeking bilingual education certification must complete a minor in that area.

4. Prescribed work in professional development:
a. Methods courses: Curriculum and Instruction 370E (Topic 5: Mathematics), 370E (Topic 3: Science), and 370E (Topic 4: Social Studies).
b. Curriculum and Instruction 331E.
c. Curriculum and Instruction 371G.
d. Curriculum and Instruction 950E.
   Students seeking bilingual education certification must take a special sequence of these professional development courses with an appropriate emphasis.
   Admission to the professional development sequence is restricted; admission requirements are given on pages 108-109.

ALL-LEVEL GENERIC SPECIAL EDUCATION [1]

Students who have completed the all-level generic special education major are eligible to teach in special education classrooms from prekindergarten through grade twelve after meeting additional state requirements.

For this major, students must complete the following in addition to the basic education requirements and electives.

1. Prescribed work in applied learning and development:
a. Three semester hours in human development chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and Psychology 304.
b. Three semester hours in cognition and learning chosen from Applied Learning and Development 320 and 321.
c. Applied Learning and Development 322, 326, 327, and 328.
2. A curricular specialization consisting of Kinesiology 314 and Mathematics 316K and 316L.
3. Prescribed work in special education: [a.] Special Education 322, 337, 372, [675,] 375C, 376, [and 377] 378D, 378E, 378R, and 378S.
[b. Special Education 378T (Topic 4: Reading Difficulties within Diverse Populations), 378T (Topic 2: Advanced Early Childhood Intervention), 378T (Topic 3: Assessment Practices in Autism and Developmental Disabilities), and 378T (Topic 5: Teaching Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities).]
4. Prescribed work in professional development:
a. Curriculum and Instruction 370E (Topic 5: Mathematics) and 670E (Topic 19: Reading/Language Arts).
b. Curriculum and Instruction 331E.
c. Special Education 960.
Admission to the professional development sequence is restricted; admission requirements are given on pages 108-109.

YOUTH AND COMMUNITY STUDIES


Completion of a major in youth and community studies does not entitle the student to receive a teaching certificate. For this major the student must complete basic education requirements, prescribed work in applied learning and development, prescribed work in a minor, prescribed work in professional development, and electives.

1. Basic education requirements: The coursework described on pages 110-111, with the following modifications:
a. A fourth course in English or rhetoric and composition may be counted toward the Area A English composition and literature requirement in place of [the children’s literature course] Information Studies 322T.



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b. Students must take a three-semester-hour course in anthropology, economics, geography, or sociology in addition to the Area B social studies requirement.
c. A laboratory course is not required as part of the Area C mathematics and natural sciences requirement.
d. Students must take a three-semester-hour computer applications course instead of Geography 301C.
2. Prescribed work in applied learning and development:
a. Three semester hours chosen from Educational Psychology 332, 363M (Topic 3: Adolescent Development), Human Development and Family Sciences 313, Psychology 304, 309, and other approved courses.
b. Applied Learning and Development 320 or 321, 322, and 327.
c. Three semester hours chosen from Applied Learning and Development 324, 325, [326,] and other approved courses.
d. Three additional semester hours of coursework in applied learning and development.
e. Six semester hours of coursework in kinesiology.
3. [Prescribed work in a minor: Eighteen semester hours, nine of which must be upper-division, in a subject area outside the major that is approved by an academic adviser. No more than six semester hours may be counted toward both the minor and the basic education requirements.] A minor of at least eighteen semester hours, nine of which must be upper-division, in any approved field of study in the University. At least six of the required eighteen semester hours must be completed in residence. No more than six semester hours in the minor may also be counted toward other degree requirements. Information about approved areas of study and specific courses that may be used is available in the Student Dean’s Office, George I. Sánchez Building 216.
4. [Prescribed work in professional development] Professional coursework: Eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in education [approved by an academic adviser in the dean’s office] [Registration in the professional development sequence is restricted to those who have received approval for this major from an academic adviser. Before beginning the professional development sequence, students must have a University grade point average of at least 2.00.]

ELECTIVES

Additional elective coursework may be needed to provide the total number of semester hours required for the student’s major. The early childhood through grade four generalist major and the youth and community studies major require 130 hours of coursework; the early childhood through grade four generalist major with bilingual generalist certification requires 139 hours of coursework; and the all-level generic special education major requires 133 hours of coursework. Students in all majors must complete at least 42 hours of upper-division coursework.


[1.   Final approval of this degree program is pending.]
2.   Students who wish to include bilingual education certification must take Applied Learning and Development 325.



RATIONALE:
Since classroom teachers deal extensively with students of different backgrounds and cultures, we think that all students pursuing teacher certification should be required to complete at least one basic education course related to a minority or non-dominant group in the US.

We would like to make the language about minors consistent throughout applied learning and development majors. Professional coursework is not to be confused with Professional Development Sequence course work for teacher certification majors. We do not hold student to the GPA requirement to enroll in professional courses.