CAA approves 2 new courses

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

The Council on Academic Affairs approved new Special Education courses and a new option, as well as a Political Science option, minor and major revisions.

The tabled items, 19-015, SPE 4910: Non-Licensure Programming and Services for Individuals with Disabilities and 19-016, SPE 4911: Internship, were approved as a part of with the new option Special Education bachelor’s degree in Education.

The new option is for students who get through all of the special education course work and then realize they do not want to teach in a K-12 setting, but rather work with disabled young people and adults outside of a school setting. The two new SPE courses will be used in the new option in place of other courses students who plan to get licensure would take. Students who decide to utilize the new option and later decide they would rather work in a school will be able to apply as a post-baccalaureate candidate and get teacher licensure.

PLS Civic Non-Profit option was revised due to students not taking the global tract. The hours for the option were also reduced to allow for double majors. The PLS Civic Non-Profit minor and the PLS International Studies major revisions were also approved.

The council also voted to remove “multi-year plan regarding the University Learning Goals.”

The next CAA meeting will be held in room 4440 of Booth Library at 2 p.m. on Feb. 28.

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].