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LIST #3 - 2010/2011

PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS
UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE


The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 1:30 in SAC 275
to review the Program Change Proposals contained in this list.
(Response due to Academic Affairs by noon on November 9, 2010)


 

Program Proposals

Past Program Proposal Lists:

 






 

 

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Special Education, Rehabilitation, School Psychology and Deaf Studies

 

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES

Ed.S. School Psychology

Justification:

Remove of one of the two EDS and EDTE/BMED electives, from Ed.S. course requirements.  In other words, instead of having school psychology students take both an EDS elective and an EDTE or BMED elective, they would take only one EDS or EDTE or BMED elective course. The basis for this proposal is as follows:

  1. The course load for this degree options\ is already quite high. We believe that this reduction will generate a more feasible/practical course load for students. This reduced course load will help them to graduate on schedule.
  2. Students are having increasing difficulty finding appropriate options and in some cases having to go outside of the university to find equivalent courses. In addition, because they are having difficulty finding such courses they often take a course simply to get units and not to explore an area of interest. It is anticipated that by having students select only one EDS or EDTE or BMED course (instead of one EDS and one EDTE/BMED course) they will be much more likely to find a course that fits into their schedule AND addresses an area of interest.

Also, remove EDS 201, Legal Aspects of Special Education, from the School Psychology Ed.S. course requirements.  The basis for this proposal is as follows:

  1. Discussion of legal issues outside of the context of a given special education activity or task does not appear effective for school psychology students.  Thus, we propose to offer discussion of legal issues relevant to school psychology within the context of specific content area classes. For example;
    1. EDS 241 will explore legal issues relevant to counseling.
    2. EDS 242A, 243, 244, and 247 will explore legal issues relevant to special education eligibility, psycho-educational assessment, and special education placements.
    3. EDS 240 will explore legal issues relevant to behavioral interventions.
    4. EDS 246a will explore legal issues relevant to No Child Left Behind and state education standards.
    5. EDS 246b will explore legal issues relevant to school safety planning.
  2. The course load for this degree option is already quite high. This reduction will generate a more feasible/practical course load for school psychology students.

 

Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology Endorsement Credential

Justification:

Remove of one of the two EDS and EDTE/BMED electives, from its Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology Endorsement course requirements.  In other words, instead of having school psychology students take both an EDS elective and an EDTE or BMED elective, they would take only one EDS or EDTE or BMED elective course. The basis for this proposal is as follows:

  1. The course load for this degree options is already quite high. We believe that this reduction will generate a more feasible/practical course load for students. This reduced course load will help them to graduate on schedule.
  2. Students are having increasing difficulty finding appropriate options and in some cases having to go outside of the university to find equivalent courses. In addition, because they are having difficulty finding such courses, they often take a course simply to get units and not to explore an area of interest. It is anticipated that by having students select only one EDS or EDTE or BMED course (instead of one EDS and one EDTE/BMED course) they will be much more likely to find a course that fits into their schedule AND addresses an area of interest.

Also, remove EDS 201, Legal Aspects of Special Education, from the Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology Endorsement credential course sequence.  The basis for this proposal is as follows:

  1. Discussion of legal issues outside of the context of a given special education activity or task does not appear effective for school psychology students. Thus, we propose to offer discussion of legal issues relevant to school psychology within the context of specific content area classes.  For example;
    1. EDS 241 will explore legal issues relevant to counseling.
    2. EDS 242A, 243, 244, and 247, will explore legal issues relevant to special education eligibility, psycho-educational assessment, and special education placements.
    3. EDS 240 will explore legal issues relevant to behavioral interventions.
    4. EDS 246a will explore legal issues relevant to No Child Left Behind and state education standards.
    5. EDS 246b will explore legal issues relevant to school safety planning.
  2. The course load for this degree option is already quite high. This reduction will generate a more feasible/practical course load for school psychology students.

 

MA School Psychology

Justification:

Remove one of the two EDS and EDTE/BMED electives, from M.A. course requirements.  In other words, instead of having school psychology students take both an EDS elective and an EDTE or BMED elective, they would take only one EDS or EDTE or BMED elective course.  The basis for this proposal is as follows:

  1. The course load for this degree option is already quite high. We believe that this reduction will generate a more feasible/practical course load for students.  This reduced course load will help them to graduate on schedule.
  2. Students are having increasing difficulty finding appropriate options and in some cases having to go outside of the university to find equivalent courses.  In addition, because they are having difficulty finding such courses they often take a course simply to get units and not to explore an area of interest.  It is anticipated that by having students select only one EDS or EDTE or BMED course (instead of one EDS and one EDTE/BMED course) they will be more likely to find a course that fits into their schedule AND addresses an area of interest.

Also, remove EDS 201, Legal Aspects of Special Education, from the School Psychology M.A. course requirements. The basis for this proposal is as follows:

  1. Discussion of legal issues outside of the context of a given special education activity or task does not appear effective for school psychology students. Thus, we propose to offer discussion of legal issues relevant to school psychology within the context of specific content area classes. For example;
    1. EDS 241 will explore legal issues relevant to counseling.
    2. EDS 242A, 243, 244, and 247 will explore legal issues relevant to special education eligibility, psycho-educational assessment, and special education placements.
    3. EDS 240 will explore legal issues relevant to behavioral interventions.
    4. EDS 246a will explore legal issues relevant to No Child Left Behind and state education standards.
    5. EDS 246b will explore legal issues relevant to school safety planning.
  2. The course load for this degree option is already quite high. This reduction will generate a more feasible/practical course load for school psychology students.

 

 

Teacher Education

 

Substantive Change

MA Education: Language and Literacy Option

Justification:

We want to add a new emphasis within this already existing MA program. At present students in this program take a prescribed sequence of courses that allows them to earn the ReadinglLanguage Arts Specialist Credential in addition to the MA in Education with a Language and Literacy Option. We wish to create another emphasis within the MA program which would allow students to choose between the ReadioglLanguage Arts Specialist Credential with its K-12 focus and the Adult Reading Certificate (ARC) with its community college focus. Demand for the latter has increased significantly in the past two years, but because the ARC coursework is not currently connected to an MA program it is being suspended. Making it part of the MA program would allow students with that interest to continue to earn it while getting an MA.

 

 

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Criminal Justice

 

NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

Criminal Justice Major

Justification:

Previously submitted form B attachment (side by side comparison of electives) contained at least one omission.

 

 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Asian Studies

 

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

Asian Studies

Justification:

The Asian Studies Major is an inter-disciplinary major that was created by a number of faculty from different departments in the late 1980s. Since that time a number of faculty teaching Asia related courses have retired and a new group of faculty with expertise on Asia have been hired. Though there is some overlap between what the founding faculty offered and what the new faculty teach, there are a number of courses from the original major no longer offered as regularly as they once were and there are many new courses that have been developed by the new faculty which need to be incorporated into both the major and minor. The Asian American concentration will be removed from the program because it does not fit well and had created some confusion with the Asian American Studies Program, a minor in the Ethnic Studies department. Students currently having an Asian American concentration will be allowed to substitute courses in order to complete the major. The new program will allow the major and minor to have more classes to choose in broader fields (e.g., Music and Philosophy) and reflect the demographic interests and changes of the Sacramento region..

 

Public Policy & Administration

 

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

Certificate in Collaborative Governance

Justification:

Irhe current Certificate in Collaborative Governance requires completion ofPPA 270, PPA 271, and PPA 272. Students may take two of these courses as part of their electives choices and the third course as an addition to their total course requirement to complete their degree. The program is primarily designed for PP A and ULD students, but others have also taken advantage of the program, including PP A alumni. However, with the new enrollment limits for students it is not fiscally feasible to admit non matriculating students or to provide an extra elective for matriculating students. This Certificate is a major initiative of he Department began in 2004 and it is very popular with students. It is also a significant attraction for students considering the MPP A of MSULD degree, as evidenced by applicants who mention the Certificate in their Statement of Purpose as one of the reasons for choosing these programs for graduate school. Hence the Department proposes to change the Certificate program so that only two courses (PP A 270 and PPA 272) beyond the MPP AlMSULD core course requirements are needed to obtain the certificate. The content for the Certificate will not be adversely affected because the content from PP A 271 will be integrated into other core courses for PPA students (PPA 200 and PPA 240A and B) as described below in Proposed Changes. MSULD students, wishing to earn the Certificate and not taking PPA 270 and PPA 272 will be given an additional set of readings that must be completed before taking PPA 270 that covers the material previously covered in PPA 271, but now shifted to PPA 200 and PPA 240A and B. In addition non-matriculated students will no longer be admitted to the Certificate program.

 


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