THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

Senate Document Number†† 4011S

 

Date of Senate Approval†††† 04/07/11

 

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

APC Document 27:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Changes to Language Arts and Social Studies requirements for Middle School Licensure

 

Effective Date:Fall 2011

 

1.    Delete:†††††††††† On page 122, under Middle School Licensure, in item II:

 

   Language Artsó9 hours: DRAM 102 or 210; LANG 323; LIT 241

 

   Social Studiesó10 hours: ECON 101 or 102; HIST 315; POLS 220

 

 

††††††† Add:††††††††††††† On page 122, in place of deleted entry:

 

   Language Artsó12 hours: DRAM 102 or 210; LANG 323; LIT 241; LIT 354 or 356

 

   Social Studiesó16 hours: ECON 101; HIST 151, 152, 315; POLS 220

 

 

Impact:

This change will provide candidates with coursework that meets the current competencies for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Language Arts licensure candidates will receive another course in a specific genre and Social Studies Licensure candidates will receive two more courses in History. The State Department of Public Instruction now only requires one area of concentration for middle level licensure candidates.Therefore, the total number of required hours is reduced.Most of our candidates receive a major in the appropriate field. The impact will be minimal.

 

Rationale:

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has specific standards for each of the academic areas. In the past we have used the Humanities sequence to count for competencies. Based on student and teacher input, our language arts and social studies licensure candidates need specific coursework to deepen their breadth of content as middle school teachers.