THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE
Senate Document Number 3811S
Date of Senate Approval 04/07/11
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
APC Document 25: Replace EDUC 314 with EDUC 320 for K-12 Art Licensure
Effective Date: Fall 2011
1. Delete: On page 123, under Art Licensure (K–12), item I:
I. Required courses in Education—23 hours, including: EDUC 210, 211, 314, 380, 455, 456.
Add: On page 123, in place of deleted entry:
I. Required courses in Education—23 hours, including: EDUC 210, 211, 320, 380, 455, 456.
Replacing EDUC 314 with EDUC 320 substitutes one 3 semester hour course with another, so no
additional semester hours are required for either licensure or graduation. Candidates will simply replace EDUC 314 with EDUC 320 in their sequence of courses, taking the same amount of time to complete licensure or graduation. Since EDUC 320 is already staffed and on a regular teaching schedule, no additional resources are needed.
This proposal replaces the required course EDUC 314: Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas, 6–12, with EDUC 320: Middle School Principles, Practices and Materials. EDUC 314 is a literacy course (required by NCDPI for licensure), with a tutoring placement in a middle or high school. Art education students gain little from tutoring in the areas of math, social studies, and language arts. EDUC 320 is a middle grades methods course which contains a literacy component (which meets NCDPI requirements). It also has a mandatory field placement, which for art education students, will be in a middle school art room, providing direct art education experience for licensure candidates.
All art education students additionally take EDUC 380: Methods and Management in Teaching, 6–12, which requires either a middle grades or high school placement. By requiring EDUC 320 with a specific middle grades placement, followed by EDUC 380 with a specific high school placement, candidates will be experienced at all levels (elementary, middle, high school) prior to licensure.
Enrollments in EDUC 314, taught every Fall term, averaged 16 students (out of 20 slots) the past 4 Fall terms. Art students taking EDUC 314 (taught every semester) the last 3 terms were 3, 2, and 2. Moving the art students from EDUC 314 to EDUC 320 will not exceed the course enrollment limits for EDUC 320.
Our field placement officer is already making placements for both EDUC 314 and for EDUC 320
each semester. She indicated that making 2-3 additional placements specifically for art, in EDUC 320, should not present a problem. We consult on individual placements already, both being aware of all available art teachers in our partnership districts (Asheville City, Buncombe County, Henderson County, McDowell County).