EDSP 498


Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Education, MS 2611 Chairs: Dottie Bauer (8-2864) and Len Fleischer (8-2846) PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Evie Gleckel and Nancy Lory on behalf of faculty teaching in the special education, early childhood, and elementary education certification options TITLE SUMMARY: EDSP 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4 credits) PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: Prefix change EXISTING (OLD) DATA: SPED 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-4 credits Intensive study of an educational problem encountered in a school or community. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Fall, Spring, Summer. PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: EDSP 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4 credits) PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Intensive study for qualified students to explore work in an area of individual interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Fall, Spring, Summer. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Outcomes for independent study courses will reflect the focus proposed by the student and cooperatively defined with the instructor. Learning experiences will be defined to address the student’s stated purposes and projects will serve to document growth. The outcomes will be further defined along with the instructor and with reference to the Council for Exceptional Children standards. RATIONALE: The prefix change is part of the Education Department’s redesign and move to 4 credits. Changing SPED to EDSP reflects the intentional connections between education and special education. The option for independent study allows for additional explorations that topics that stimulate the student’s interest and that he or she sees as ways to further understand nature of the populations and/ or the thinking and development of evidence-based practices in the field of special education. RESOURCES: Who will teach this course: Is additional staffing needed? How often will the course be offered? Existing faculty and staff. Course will be offered each semester and in the summer. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? No additional resources needed at present. ADVISORY OPINIONS: Secondary Education Option(s)


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EDSP 498