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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE EARLY CHILDHOOD TO GRADE SIX GENERALIST MAJOR IN THE
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


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: Early Childhood to Grade Six Generalist in the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The faculty of the college approved the changes on May 13, 2009, and the dean approved the changes on August 5, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as exclusive interest to one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 28, 2009, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. 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 for 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 December 7, 2009.



Greninger Signature

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


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on December 1, 2009.


CHANGES TO THE EARLY CHILDHOOD TO GRADE SIX GENERALIST MAJOR IN THE
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Applied Learning and Development: Early Childhood to Grade Six Generalist1

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. The college will no longer require students to be enrolled in the college for two long semesters to award the degree.
2. The majority of the B.S. Applied Learning and Development changes were approved by CUDPR in the fall of 2008, when the state mandated a change from Early Childhood to Grade Four teacher certification to Early Childhood to Grade Six teacher certification. (See D 6797-6801.)
3. Three semester hours in English or rhetoric and writing is being deleted from the major.
4. Math 316K and Math 316L were listed in the catalog as part of a curricular specialization, but belong in the Prescribed Work section.
5. Health Education 329K and Kinesiology 314 were also listed as part of a curricular specialization but should be part of the major.
6. ALD 331 (Schools as Professional Workplaces), was in the mid-catalog changes for the new EC-6 program; The course was deleted from the new curriculum.
7. The overall number of hours for the major was lowered from 130 to 124 with the deletion of three additional hours of English and ALD 331.
8. The number of upper-division hours required for all of the majors was lowered from 42 to 36.

Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made.
pages 122-125

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
1. The college no longer monitors whether a student has been in the college for two long semesters.
2. Three semester hours in English or rhetoric and writing is being deleted in an effort to lower the overall number of hours in the major. Students have a great deal of writing throughout the 39 semester hour Professional Development Sequence (PDS). Two courses in the PDS have designated Writing Flags attached; however, students write in almost every course, and are critiqued on content, style, and grammar, since that is part of their role as a future teacher. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board many other universities in the state offer teacher education programs that are at 120 hours, so the 124 semester hours required is in line with this. When we required the additional English class, many students chose to take Composition II at the community college, which did not necessarily translate into enhanced writing skills.
3. Math 316K, Math 316L, Health Education 329K, and Kinesiology 314 were listed under the curricular specialization when the State Board for Educator Certification monitored the number of hours in the major and in professional education courses. This is no longer the case. The math courses should be in the Prescribed Work section and the health education and kinesiology courses belongs in the major.
4. ALD 331 (Schools as Professional Workplaces), was in the mid-catalog changes for the new EC-6 program; however, we were informed by the Coordinating Board that we had too many hours in the major. This was to be a new course and our Curriculum Committee felt it was expendable.
5. Since we have lowered the number of overall semester hours required for the major from 130 to 124, we are only requiring 36 hours of upper-division course work.


SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? No.
If yes, have the other colleges/schools been informed of the proposed changes? If so, please indicate their responses: N/A

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain: No.
If yes, has the School of Undergraduate Studies been informed of the proposed changes? If so, please indicate their response: N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.Yes, since we have lowered the number of overall semester hours required for the major from 130 to 124, we are only requiring 36 hours of upper-division course work.


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department Approval Date: April 23, 2009
College Approval Date: May 13, 2009
Dean Approval Date: August 5, 2009



1Reflects changes in D 6797-6801 that were approved by the the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on September 24, 2009.


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