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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION TO THE
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEQUENCE SECTION 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 admission to the professional development sequence 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.

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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 ADMISSION TO THE
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEQUENCE SECTION IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On pages 108-109, under the heading ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION, in the College of Education chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


ADMISSION TO THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEQUENCE

All students seeking teacher certification must complete a sequence of professional development courses. Admission to the professional development sequence is restricted, and students must apply for admission to it. Academic performance, completion of prerequisite courses, documented evidence of proficiency in reading and in oral and written communication, and the number of hours needed to complete the program may be factors in the admission decision.

For students seeking early childhood through grade four, [or] all-level generic special education, or all-level kinesiology certification, admission to the professional development sequence requires a University grade point average of at least 2.50 and a grade of at least C in each prerequisite course and in each course in the major. To progress within the sequence, the student must maintain a University grade point average of at least 2.50 and must earn a grade of at least C in each course in the sequence. In addition, when they enter the professional development sequence, students seeking early childhood through grade four and all-level generic special education certification may lack no more than twelve semester hours of coursework outside the sequence. Additional information about these requirements is available in the Office of the Dean, George I. Sánchez Building 216.

For students in other teacher certification programs, requirements for admission to and continuation in the professional development sequence are set by the college in which the student majors.



RATIONALE:
Apprentice Teaching, the final semester in the professional sequence, should be the culminating experience for students before they enter the teaching profession. Requiring students to complete all but 12 semester hours of their course work outside of their professional sequence upon entrance should prevent them from staying additional semesters to complete degree requirements. These 12 hours of course work can be taken in the summer within the three-semester sequence.