Senate Document Number 3807S
Date of Senate Approval 03/15/07
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
Reduce credit hours for EDUC 322 from 4 to 3
Editorial changes to listing of required courses for K-6 licensure
Effective Date: Fall 2007
1. Add: On pg 115, title and description for EDUC 340
340 Methods of Teaching Mathematics, K-6 (3)
Examination of theoretical and practical issues related to teaching mathematics to elementary school children. Includes the development and review of techniques for measuring, grading, analyzing, and reporting student achievement. Field experience required. Prerequisites: EDUC 310, 311; MATH 211. Pre- or corequisite: MATH 215. Fall and Spring.
Even though the current math methods courses are housed in the Math Department, they have been taught by faculty from the Education Department. Therefore, this change is not expected to have significant impact on any department's staffing needs or course offerings.
Several years ago, EDUC 340 was a requirement for candidates in the K-6 licensure program. When the MATH 211/212 and 215/216 sequence was devised, EDUC 340 was eliminated. The rationale behind the original change was the hope that getting students in the classrooms earlier in their college careers would be of benefit to them. This change simply did not work as well as we thought it might, and we see the need to go back to the previous delivery system. Therefore, students will now take the math methods course one or two semesters prior to student teaching rather than three, four or five semesters prior.
2. Delete: On pg 114, the title and credit hours for EDUC 322
Teaching Science, K-6 (4)
Add: On pg 114, in place of deleted entry:
Teaching Science, K-6 (3)
This change is not expected to have a significant impact on any department's staffing needs or course offerings. Neither is the change expected to impact student course load since the hour “gained” by reducing EDUC 322 to a 3-credit course will be absorbed by providing students with an additional hour of credit for the math methods course (EDUC 340).
EDUC 322 was originally taught as EDUC 382, a four-hour capstone science methods course taught for both K-6 and 6-12 licensure candidates. The course was revised because it was not possible to meet all licensure candidates’ needs (K-12) in one course. EDUC 322 split off from EDUC 382, which now serves only those individuals seeking 6-12 licensure in science. In the split, EDUC 322 retained the four-hour credit load, which was appropriate only when EDUC 322 was a capstone course. EDUC 388 has replaced EDUC 322 as the capstone course for students seeking K-6 licensure; the proposed change brings the credit given for EDUC 322 in line with that awarded for other non-capstone methods courses in the K-6 program, all of which are worth three credit hours. Because no other departments are involved in this change, concurrences are not required.
3. Delete: On pg 112, under Elementary School Licensure (K-6):
I. Required courses in Education – 38 hours, including: EDUC 310, 311, 315, 317, 318, 319, 322, 325, 344, 345, 388, 396, 455, 496
II. Required courses outside Education – 21-27 hours, including: HIST 101 or 102, 151, 152, 315; MATH 211, 212, 215, 216; PSYC 101, 318. The requirements of HIST 151 and 152 can be met through the Humanities sequence.
Add: On pg 112, in place of deleted entry:
I. Required courses in Education – 40 hours, including: EDUC 310, 311, 315, 317, 318, 319, 322, 325, 340, 344, 345, 388, 396, 455, 496
II. Required courses outside Education – 19-25 hours, including: HIST 101 or 102, and 151, 152, 315; MATH 211, 215; PSYC 101 or 102, and 318. The requirements of HIST 151 and 152 can be met through the Humanities sequence.
None. Although courses have been added and removed, the net impact to required hours is zero.
These are editorial changes necessitated by adding EDUC 340, changing the credit hours for EDUC 322, and changes submitted for MATH 211, 212, 215 and 216 by the Math department.