Title

EDUC 321

Authors

Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Abstract

KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: March 31, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Education Department, Dottie Bauer, Chair, 8-2864, dbauer@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Dottie Bauer, Chair, 8-2864, dbauer@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: no change EDUC 321 ELEMENTARY METHODS I: INTEGRATING LITERACY, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND THE ARTS PROPOSED ACTION: Prerequisite Change EXISTING (OLD) DATA: EDUC 321 ELEMENTARY METHODS I: INTEGRATING LITERACY, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND THE ARTS 8 credits Practical approaches to creating literacy rich environments in which children can grow and develop as listeners, speakers, readers, and writers. Lesson planning techniques are introduced, including writing objectives and designing assessments. Curriculum integration is examined through literacy, social studies, and the arts. Supervised field experience included. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, EDUC 200 and EDSP 202, and MATH 172. Fall, Spring. PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: no change PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: EDUC 321 ELEMENTARY METHODS I: INTEGRATING LITERACY, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND THE ARTS 8 credits Practical approaches to creating literacy rich environments in which children can grow and develop as listeners, speakers, readers, and writers. Lesson planning techniques are introduced, including writing objectives and designing assessments. Curriculum integration is examined through literacy, social studies, and the arts. Supervised field experience included. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, EDUC 200 and EDSP 202, and MATH 171. Fall, Spring. LEARNING OUTCOMES: No change – on file. RATIONALE: Prerequisite is being changed in tandem with change to EDUC 322 prerequisite. Students sometimes have difficulty completing MATH 171 and MATH 172 during sophomore year because of lack of seats or need to take math preparation course. In order to facilitate their timely graduation, we have adjusted these prerequisites to better reflect when they actually apply their knowledge of elementary mathematics in the public school classroom. MATH 171 will now be a prerequisite for EDUC 321, allowing concurrent enrollment in MATH 172 if necessary. MATH 172 will continue to be a prerequisite for EDUC 322 as this is the class where students will be teaching math in the elementary classroom. Students will continue to be advised to complete MATH 171 and 172 during sophomore year. RESOURCES: Course is currently offered. No change here. ADVISORY OPINIONS: Math Department From: Cullinane, Michael Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5:31 PM To: Bauer, Dottie Subject: RE: advisory opinion Hi Dottie, I know the Mathematics Department supports these proposals. We, too, have been concerned about the number of students who wait until late in their undergraduate careers to take MATH 171 and 172. These proposals should help elementary education students to complete these important and relevant courses before they need to make use of the content in their Methods experiences. Please let me know if this e-mail is not sufficient as an advisory opinion and I will send you a more “official” one. Mike From: Bauer, Dottie Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5:14 PM To: Cullinane, Michael Cc: Dunn, Rebecca Subject: advisory opinion Hi Mike, Last spring the Education Department adjusted the prerequisites for Math 171 and Math 172 in relation to the Elementary Methods sequence. The purpose was to eliminate the bottleneck some students experienced when they weren’t able to schedule Math 171 for spring of their first year or fall of their second year. The new prerequisite requires Math 171 to be completed prior to the Methods I, which focuses on Literacy, Arts and Social Studies, and Math 172 to be completed prior to Methods II which focuses on Math and Science. I must have neglected to inform you and receive an advisory response as we can’t locate any such document. If you could respond with any questions and comments, I’d appreciate it. I have attached the two program proposals. I need to forward evidence of the advisory to Becky Dunn by the end of the week. I’m sorry that this was overlooked – too many details! Let me know if you have questions. Thanks, Dottie

Source

Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

EDUC 321

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