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LIST #5 - 2011/2011

PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS

(for CPSP Review only)

The Council on the Preparation of School Personnel will meet on Wednesday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. in SAC 275 to review the Proposals contained in this list. 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Special Education, Rehabilitation, School Psychology & Deaf Studies

SUBSTANTIVE PROGRAM CHANGES

Moderate/Severe Education Specialist

Justification:

The Moderate/Severe Specialist Credential Program will be making the following changes based on the mandated standards newly adopted by CCTC, community feedback, and student input.  Overall, the changes relate to strengthening the ties between curricular access, technology, and fieldwork. We propose to drop EDS 291A/B: Educational Technology, while strengthening the relationship between technology and access to the core curriculum in EDS 205: Methods in Access & inclusion in the core curriculum: Mod/Severe disabilities (new name) as well as more advanced work in EDS 209: Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  We are dropping the EDS 217 course in Positive Behavioral Support specific to Mod/Severe, and instead requiring EDS 230A/B which is a course in Positive Behavioral support across  Mild/Mod/Severe Disabilities. We are proposing a change in the name and units of EDS 235: Initial Seminar (1 unit)  to EDS 235: Field seminar in Program Planning and Instruction (2 units) to better reflect the content.

We also propose changing the number of units for our student teaching semesters based on administrative and field feedback. EDS 414: Student Teaching I, Mod/Severe, will be 3 units, and EDS 415: Student Teaching II, Mod/Severe, will be 5 units. EDS 421: Intern Teaching will be 5 units. The reduction of units from 5-units to 3-units and 10-15 units to 5-units respectively in the initial and final student/intern teaching units will more closely align these units with the average of other CSUs in similar programs. Additionally, the change is based on CCTC’s recommendation to explore methods to streamline the process and requirements for earning an Education Specialist Credential.

We are also proposing some name changes to EDS 205, 208, and 218 to better reflect the content in the courses, but these are not substantive.

Overall these actions reduce the number of units in the Mod/Severe Specialist Program by 12 units.

 

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in the EDS Dual Program (Moderate/Severe Education Specialist and Multiple Subject Credentials)

Justification:

We are proposing this new program for the Preliminary Mod/Severe and Multiple Subject Credential for two reasons. The first reason is that our Mod/Severe Specialist Credential Program has been changed (see Mod/Sev_FormB_Proposal.docx). The second reason is that we are bringing the Multiple Subject Credential portion in sync with the Mild/Mod & Multiple Subject Credential.

The Moderate/Severe and Multiple Subject Credential Pathway will include the revised Moderate/Severe course requirements while maintaining the currently approved structure for the Multiple Subject course requirements. Also, as recommended by the past-Chair of EDTE and supported by the current Chair, the “Identifier” of the following new courses are proposed to be EDS 332 and EDS 420B to better reflect the department that houses the students and is responsible for the staffing of these experiences. The new final multiple subject student teaching course also reduces the units from 10 down to five-units.

 

Education Specialist Credential Program: Mild/Moderate

Justification:

The Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program will be reducing the number of units assigned to the Initial and Final Mild-Moderate Student teaching/internship field experiences and dropping five courses (EDS 101A/B, 130A/B, 291A/B, 273A/B, 276A/B) as a program Level 1 requirement. This action is in response to community feedback, student surveys, and as a reaction to mandated CCTC Standards for the Mild/Moderate Educational Specialist Credential. Additionally, in response to the above constituents and standards, the lecture/lab paradigm is being maintained for the majority of the methodology classes. Finally, in response to the above constituents, two new courses (EDS 229A/B and EDS 237A/B) will become part of the required coursework for the Mild/Moderate Educational Specialist Credential. These actions will lead to a net drop of nine-units of coursework and a reduction of six-units of fieldwork/student teaching/internship units (EDS 471 and 472/473). The proposed changes to the existing MM credential program are configured so that all CCTC standards are addressed in a more concise, compact and comprehensive set of courses, fieldwork, and seminar experiences. The reduction of units also addresses CCTC’s recommendation to explore methods to streamline the process and requirements for earning an Education Specialist Credential. The unit reduction is also a cost-savings benefit to this graduate credential program. 

In total, the newly proposed Mild/Moderate program is reduced from 58-64 units down to 44-46 units.

 

Education Specialist Credential Program: Mild/Moderate-Multiple Subject

Justification:

The Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program will be reducing the number of units assigned to the Initial and Final Mild-Moderate Student teaching/internship field experiences and dropping five courses (EDS 101A/B, 130A/B, 291A/B, 273A/B, 276A/B) as a program Level 1 requirement. This action is in response to community feedback, student surveys, and as a reaction to mandated CCTC Standards for the Mild/Moderate Educational Specialist Credential. Additionally, in response to the above constituents and standards, the lecture/lab paradigm is being maintained for the majority of the methodology classes.Finally, in response to the above constituents, two new courses (EDS 229A/B and EDS 237A/B) will become part of the required coursework for the Mild/Moderate Educational Specialist Credential. These actions will lead to a net drop of nine-units of coursework and a reduction of six-units of fieldwork/student teaching/internship units (EDS 471 and 472/473). The proposed changes to the existing MM credential program are configured so that all CCTC standards are addressed in a more concise, compact and comprehensive set of courses, fieldwork, and seminar experiences. The reduction of units also addresses CCTC’s recommendation to explore methods to streamline the process and requirements for earning an Education Specialist Credential. The unit reduction is also a cost-savings benefit to this graduate credential program.  The Mild/Moderate and Multiple Subject Credential Pathway will include the revised Mild/Moderate course requirements while maintaining the currently approved structure for the Multiple Subject course requirements. Also, as recommended by the past-Chair of EDTE and supported by the current Chair, the “Identifier” of the following new courses are proposed to be EDS 332, EDS 420A, and EDS 420B to better reflect the department that houses the students and is responsible for the staffing of these experiences. The new final multiple subject student teaching course also reduces the units from 10 down to five-units.

In total, the newly proposed combined Mild/Moderate and Multiple Subject program is reduced from 80-86 units down to 62-64 units.

 

Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential Program: Early Childhood Special Education

Justification

The Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential Program: Early Childhood Special Education will be dropping as program requirements three courses and substituting two existing EDS courses in response to the new credential structure and standards adopted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in 2009. The following courses will be dropped from the
revised ECSE program: EDS 119, EDS 131A/B, EDS 215 and EDS 220.  The following existing courses will be included in the new ECSE program: EDS 209 (a course in the Moderate/Severe program) and EDS 230A/B (currently offered in the Mild/Moderate program as EDS 120A/B). The course (with lab), EDS 201A/B will be replacing EDS 131A/B.

In addition, in response to student and community feedback and CCTC guidelines, the directed fieldwork (EDS 474, EDS 475) and internship (EDS 476,  EDS 477) options are being combined. In the existing program, students complete either EDS 474 or EDS 476 and EDS 475 or EDS 477.  In the revised program, all students will take EDS 474 and EDS 475.

These actions will lead to a minimum net drop of seven units for all students.  Net change in coursework is a drop of three-units, with concomitant drop of between four to ten units of Directed Fieldwork/Internship experience. The reduction of units from 5-units (field experience) or 10-units (internship) to a variable 3-5 units will more closely align the directed fieldwork/internship experience units with the average of other CSUs in similar programs. Additionally, the change is based on CCTC’s recommendation to explore methods to streamline the process and requirements for earning an Education Specialist Credential.

The proposed changes to the existing ECSE credential program are configured so that all CCTC standards are addressed in a more concise, compact and comprehensive set of courses, fieldwork, and seminar experiences.  These changes will result in a cost-savings benefit to this credential program.