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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED MID-CATALOG CHANGE TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010
1

Dean Manuel 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, 2008-20102. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on September 25, 2008. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the change on November 20, 2008. CUDPR recommended this legislation be sent to the Faculty Council for approval after the proposed core curriculum courses (NSC 306J, K, and L), which are included in this legislation, are approved by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC). NSC 306J, K, and L were reviewed and approved by UGSAC on December 17, 2008. (See D 6802-6803.) The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

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 an 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 27, 2009.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on January 12, 2009. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

1The College of Education is requesting these changes during a mid-catalog period due to accreditation requirements and asks that they take effect in fall 2009.
2Catalog dates corrected on February 9, 2009.


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PROPOSED MID-CATALOG CHANGE TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
  • Require all students in the Applied Learning and Development program to fulfill the Natural Science Core Curriculum parts I and II.
  • Change the Early Childhood to Grade Four Generalist major to Early Childhood to Grade Six Generalist.
  • Reduce the number of hours required to graduate for both the Early Childhood to Grade Six Generalist major and the All Level Generic Special Education major.
GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
Change to the Prescribed Work for Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development
The College of Natural Sciences has developed a new sequence of applied science courses, NSC 306J, K, and L (Science for the 21st Century) designed to promote the teaching of science. We would like to require that students enroll in these courses to fulfill Natural Science Core Curriculum parts I and II.

Early Childhood to Grade Six Generalist major
  • The State Board for Educator Certification recently mandated changes in teacher certification levels, which will take effect in the fall of 2009. All Early Childhood to Grade Four Generalist certification programs (including options for Early Childhood to Grade Four Bilingual Generalist) must change to Early Childhood to Grade Six Generalist. To comply with this mandate, the College of Education Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, with the dean’s approval, has revised our curriculum to include content through the sixth grade.
  • The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently informed the College of Education that they will only approve teacher certification majors up to a maximum of 128 semester credit hours with proper justification. Consequently, the new EC-6 major will include a reduction in the overall number of semester hours, from 130 to 127. Child Development content will be incorporated into other Applied Learning and Development and Health Education courses. To reduce our overall number of semester hours we had to delete a course.
  • With the rapid growth in second language learners in the State of Texas, the College of Education has been considering adding an English as a Second Language (ESL) component to our elementary education programs for some time. Local school districts have been encouraging this as well. With this in mind we have deleted the minor and incorporated ESL course work in its place, so that students who complete our program will be eligible to sit for the ESL certification exams. The content of Applied Learning and Development 324 and 325 will be incorporated into Applied Learning and Development 329 and given an ESL focus.
All-Level Generic Special Education major
  • Our current All-Level Generic Special Education major requires 133 hours. The College of Education Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, with the approval of the dean, has reduced the overall number of semester hours for the major from 133 to 127. This includes deleting Kinesiology 314, Children’s Movement (Special Education teachers are not required to provide physical education instruction in the elementary schools.); and Geography 301C, from the major.
We are requesting that these changes take effect in fall 2009.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
pages 124-125


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SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? Yes, the College of Natural Sciences will be offering a new set of courses (NSC 306 J, K, L) that will be included in the degree requirements for this program.
Also, the College of Liberal Arts will be affected by the removal of the requirement for GRG 301C.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. Yes, the College of Natural Sciences Course and Curriculum Committee approved NSC 306 J, K, L on April 11, 2008.
Person communicated with: Sacha Kopp, associate professor, physics
Date(s) of Communication: fall 2007 and spring 2008

Person communicated with: Calina Coakwell, academic advisor II, geography and the environment
Date(s) of Communication: November 2008

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain. Yes, it will reduce the number of hours.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain. Yes, this proposal includes the addition of a new sequence of core courses in natural sciences, NSC 306 J, K, and L. Undergraduate Studies and the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee has approved this course as a pilot course to be restricted to the College of Education for 2009-2010. The courses will be forwarded to the Faculty Council for addition to the core curriculum.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: 9/16/2008
College:
Yes
Date: 9/25/2008
Dean:
Yes
Date: 9/25/2008

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.