PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS with ASSOCIATED COURSE PROPOSALS
(for CPSP Review only)
The Council on the Preparation of School Personnel will meet on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the SAC 275 to review the Proposals contained in this list. Response due to Academic Affairs by Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 12 noon.
To more efficiently meet the California Commission of Teaching Credentialing (CCTC) mandates for teacher education preparation; the enrollment mandates by College of Education Dean’s office; and the Bilingual and Multicultural Education Department’s (BMED) workload distribution, BMED’s SB 2042 Preliminary Single Subjects Credential with English Language Arts Authorization (ELA)’s methods courses are being modified in the following ways:
Each Content-Specific Area has had a two-semester (4 units total) methods course for each Content-Specific Area (titled EDBM 34-A: Curriculum and Instruction in (Content-Specific Area) for Multilingual And Multicultural Secondary Classrooms):
344 A and B (Secondary Mathematics)
345 A and B (Secondary History/Social Science)
346 A and B (Secondary Science)
347 A and B (Secondary English Language Arts)
348 A and B (Secondary Foreign Language “Spanish”)
Five faculty members had taught the methods courses, with a total enrollment of about 20-25 students between ALL courses. With the course change, faculty time and resources will be most effectively utilized by consolidating these two-semester courses into a one-semester course offering. The two-semester courses were 4 units total (for each content-specific area). These courses also were not designed to support the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) requirements, which is an external mandate. The “new” course is a 5 unit course will merge all of the content from the former courses, allow interdisciplinary instruction and support for students, and will better support the PACT requirement.
All of these courses are being consolidated into one 5 unit offering titled (EDBM 344: Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Multilingual and Multicultural Secondary Classrooms), which will be team-taught by program faculty, and will more effectively focus on interdisciplinary methods, the integration of reading and writing across the curriculum, differentiation of instruction, and varied assessment strategies for Multilingual and Multicultural students. Though the course would be team-taught, there will be break-out sessions for individual content-specific instructional methodologies. The course consolidation will also more effectively meet the BMED Department’s new workload distribution model.
Special Education, Rehabilitation, School Psychology & Deaf Studies
New state requirements (SB2042, SB1209) for a summative Teaching Performance Assessment created a need for additional support to candidates in our teacher preparation programs. The proposed changes include the creation of a new course, ED 300B. Because there are strict guidelines about the qualifications of individuals who can teach this course (e.g., they must successfully complete state-approved training and regular calibration), the course will be managed at the College level through the Dean’s Office (which is also coordinating the required training).
The School Nurse Credential Program was reviewed for alignment to the revised Standards for School Nursing Practice for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). With this alignment came significant changes to the core courses for the school nurse role.
Feedback from students has frequently included that it is difficult to meet the special education course requirement on this campus. Most of the courses that meet the special education requirement are not offered online and are not accessible to the school nursing students outside of the Sacramento area. In addition, the varied courses that students take to meet the special education are more relevant to teachers rather than school nurses. It is for this reason that the special education content area was integrated into the three core courses (Nurs 213C, Nurs 213D, & Nurs 293D) for the School Nurse Credential Program and the (3) units were added to the core.
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