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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MIDDLE GRADES, SECONDARY, AND ALL-LEVEL TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SECTION IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2014-2016


Dean Manuel Justiz in the College of Education has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Education section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. On November 18, 2013, the college and the dean approved the changes. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on January 22, 2014, 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 UT System.

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 February 14, 2014.
Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014.



PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MIDDLE GRADES, SECONDARY, AND ALL-LEVEL TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SECTION IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2014-2016


Type of Change Academic Change
  1. IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS NEEDED.
    • Is this a new degree program? No
    • Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? No
    • Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? No

  2. EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM AND GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL CHANGE:
    A. The College of Education launched a UTeach Urban Teach (UTUT) teacher prep program aimed at preparing secondary English and social studies teachers for urban schools in fall 2012.  We also added “engineering” to the certification area to the UTeach Natural Science description.
    Rationale: The UTUT program has been approved by THECB so we need to add it to the ’14 – ’16 catalog.  Engineering certification is handled by Natural Sciences so we needed to update that section. We worked with COLA to revise the language referencing UTeach Liberal Arts in this section, and we asked UTNS to review the language included about UTNS (they made two suggestions, both of which we included).
    B. Under “Certification Requirements”, changing the “Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT)” to “Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT)”.
    Rationale: The TOPT no longer exists and with all the changes in test names we opted for a generic statement. 

  3. SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
    a. Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
    If yes, then how?
    No
    b. Will students in other degree programs be impacted (are the proposed changes to courses commonly taken by students in other colleges)? No
    c. Will students from your college take courses in other colleges?
    No
    If 3 a, b, or c was answered with yes:
      How many students do you expect to be impacted?
    Impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
    Person communicated with:  
    Date of communication:  
    Response:  
     
    d. Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?
    If yes, explain:

    If yes, undergraduate studies must be informed of the proposed changes and their response included:
    Person communicated with:  
    Date of communication:  
    Response:  
    No
    e. Will this proposal change the number of hours required for degree completion?
    If yes, explain:

    No
  4. COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
    Department approval date: n/a
    College approval date: November 11, 2013
    Dean approval date: November 11, 2013

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