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Program Change

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2007 - 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIRS: Education, MS 2611 Chairs: Dottie Bauer (8-2864) & Len Fleischer (8-2846) PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Evie Gleckel and Nancy Lory on behalf of the faculty teaching in the special education, early childhood, and elementary education certification options. TITLE SUMMARY: 4 CREDIT PROGRAM PROPOSAL FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION OPTION IN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROPOSED ACTION: Change in Requirements with Option Redesign Option Deletion EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Education, Bachelor of Science 4. Elementary Special Education Option 63 credits, plus content area major This option is designed to develop skills in identifying, assessing, and teaching students with mild to moderate special needs in the elementary school setting. Emphasis is on inclusion of students into regular education programs to the extent feasible and on identifying and providing necessary support services. Option Requirements: EDUC 100 Issues in Education (2 credits) EDUC 200 Social Contexts of Education EDSP 202 Development, Exceptionality, and Learning MATH 171 Structure of Number Systems MATH 172 Application of Number Systems EDUC 321 Elementary Methods I: Integrating Literacy, Social Studies and the Arts (8 credits) EDUC 322 Elementary Methods II: Integrating Math, Science and Literacy (8 credits) SPED 301 Context for Teaching Students with Special Needs (3 credits) SPED 401 Instruction and Curriculum Design in Special Education (3 credits) SPED 420 Assessment in Special Education (3 credits) SPED 430 Methods and Practicum: Elementary (6 credits) SPED 465 Student Teaching and EDUC 405 Student Teaching (total of 12 credits) EDUC 420 ELED Student Teaching Seminar (2 credits) 5. Secondary Special Education Option 60 credits, plus content area major This option is designed to develop skills in identifying, assessing, and teaching students with mild to moderate special needs in the middle/junior high and high school settings. Emphasis is on inclusion of students into regular education programs to the extent feasible and on identifying and providing necessary support services. Option Requirements: EDUC 100 Issues in Education (2 credits) EDUC 231 Curriculum for a Diverse World EDUC 331 Secondary Methods I EDUC 332 Secondary Classroom Management (2 credits) EDSP 333 Secondary Special Education Issues (2 credits) EDUC 431 Secondary Methods II EDUC 432 Educational Theories/Trends MATH 171 Structure of Number Systems MATH 172 Application of Number Systems SPED 301 Context for Teaching Students with Special Needs (3 credits) SPED 401 Instruction and Curriculum Design in Special Education (3 credits) SPED 420 Assessment in Special Education (3 credits) SPED 439 Methods and Practicum: Secondary (6 credits) SPED 525 Transition Planning and Programming (3 credits) SPED 465 Student Teaching and EDUC 405 Student Teaching (total of 12 credits) or SPED 460 Student Teaching (special education only) (12 credits) PROPOSED (NEW) PROGRAM NOTE – Options 1, 2, & 3 will remain the same. Education, Bachelor of Science The Education major has fourive options: • Early Childhood Development • Elementary Education • Secondary Education • Elementary Special Education •Secondary Special Education Additionally, students in two specialized programs that lead to K-12 certification – Physical Education Teacher Certification and Music Education – take courses offered in the program. Building on the historical legacy of teacher preparation at Keene State College, the Education program mission is to prepare competent, reflective classroom teachers and other professional school personnel who utilize effective teaching practices and who create developmentally appropriate educational environments for diverse learners. We integrate liberal arts knowledge and professional preparation for each program we offer and incorporate state and national standards for each specialty area. Keene State College has been an NCATE accredited institution since 1954; each education program option meets state and national standards and prepares teacher candidates who demonstrate appropriate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, ability to impact student learning, and professionalism. Our curriculum is based on the KSC Teacher Education Conceptual Framework, which states that we prepare teacher candidates who: (1) explore the dynamic nature of the teaching and learning process, (2) demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors that meet high expectations and standards, (3) understand the world from multiple perspectives, and (4) contribute to a just and equitable world. The coursework builds on ecological theories of human development and examines the contexts in which educational systems exist from the perspective of multiple worldviews. Students thereby develop an understanding of themselves as learners and future teachers as they examine the ways in which developmental theories can be helpful in understanding children and curriculum. Field experiences are systematically integrated throughout the program to provide authentic theory-to-practice opportunities for exploring effective pedagogy and assessment strategies. Admission to Keene State College does not necessarily guarantee admission to Teacher Education, admission to Student Teaching, or eligibility for certification. Students are assigned an official advisor upon acceptance into the Teacher Education program. Policies and deadlines relating to meeting certification standards are described in The ROUTE Handbook, which is available at the KSC Bookstore and online. This handbook provides the prospective Education major and future teacher with detailed information that will assist in program planning and achieving certification. Materials for application to Formatted: Bullets and Numberingthe Teacher Education program are available in the Teacher Education and Graduate Studies Office in Rhodes Hall S111. Transfer Credits Students who wish to transfer credits into a teacher certification option must apply through the department chair. Transfer students are advised to contact the department chair immediately after acceptance to obtain information about admission to Teacher Education, PRAXIS testing requirements, and transfer equivalencies. Content Area Major The New Hampshire State Department of Education requires students completing Education majors to also demonstrate depth of knowledge in a content area. Therefore, Education majors must also fulfill requirements of a content area major. Each Education program option has a specific list of the possible content area majors. See the appropriate catalog section for requirements and additional information for each major. Students seeking certification in Early Childhood (option 1), Elementary (option 2), and Elementary and Special Education (option 4) are required to complete a content area major in one of the following areas: • American Studies • Applied Computer Science • Art (portfolio requirement) • Biology • Chemistry • Chemistry-Physics • Communication • Computer-Mathematics • Economics • English • Environmental Studies • Film Studies • French • General Science • Geography • Geology • History • Individualized Major • Journalism • Mathematics • Mathematics-Physics • Music (audition required) • Psychology • Social Science • Sociology • Spanish • Theatre and Dance Students seeking certification in Middle or Secondary Education (option 3) and Secondary Special Education (option 5) are required to complete a content area major in one of the following areas: • Biology • Chemistry • Chemistry-Physics • English • General Science • Geography • Geology • History • Mathematics • Modern Languages (French or Spanish) • Physical Science • Social Science The following statement will be inserted in place of the secondary requirements for each of the above content area majors: For a dual major in Education, please refer to the appropriate Education program option. Students seeking certification to become a K-12 Music Educator or K-12 Physical Educator will complete the Music Education or Physical Education Teacher Certification major. See the appropriate catalog section (Music or Physical Education) for these program requirements. 4. Special Education Option Elementary and Special Education (70 credits, plus content area major) This option is designed to develop background knowledge and skills in identifying, assessing, and teaching students with mild to moderate special needs in the elementary school setting (K-8). Emphasis is on inclusion of students into regular education programs to the extent possible and collaboration with other professionals and support personnel. Coursework and field experiences incorporate K-12 background. Program leads to Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education Certification. For Secondary Special Education and post-baccalaureate options, see note below. Special Education courses within this program are open to Teacher Education Majors if pre-requisites are met. All courses are 4 credits unless otherwise specified. Option Requirements: EDUC 100 Issues in Education (2 credits) EDUC 200 Social Contexts in Education EDSP 202 Development, Exceptionality, & Learning EDUC 321 Elementary Methods I (8 credits) EDUC 322 Elementary Methods II (8 credits) EDSP 250 Context for Special Education EDSP 350 Curriculum Design for Students with Special Needs EDSP 352 Behavior and Social Supports (2 credits) EDSP 354 Assessment in Special Education (2 credits) EDSP 356 Practicum and Methods in Special Education (8 credits) EDUC 405 Student Teaching (Elementary) (6 credits) EDUC 420 Student Teaching Seminar (Elementary) (2 credits) EDSP 405 Student Teaching (6 credits) EDSP 450 SPED Student Teaching Seminar (2 credits) Additional Requirements (8 credits): Math 171 Structure of Number Systems Math 172 Application of Number Systems (substitutes for IQL requirement) NOTE: Post-Baccalaureate Certification for Elementary and Secondary Special Education The Special Education option is available at the post-baccalaureate level for students who are already certified in elementary education or secondary education. Students seeking the post-baccalaureate certification may use 8 credits of designated undergraduate coursework (EDSP 250 and EDSP 350) toward their post-baccalaureate certification. Refer to Advanced Studies in Education, Post-Baccalaureate Special Education Certification for program requirements and additional information.

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Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

4 credit conversion BS Education, Special Education Option

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