ACADEMIC PROGRAM APPROVAL CHECKLIST This form is a

ACADEMIC PROGRAM APPROVAL
CHECKLIST
This form is a routing document for the approval of new and revised academic programs. Page 2 will serve as an attachment to
the Faculty Senate agenda. Proposing department should complete form, attach as a cover page and forward to the college dean.
Documentation should include copy of curriculum as it is to appear in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. Proposals must
arrive to the Undergraduate/Graduate Committee by November in order to reach the Faculty Senate by March 1. Proposals
received after this date cannot be implemented the following year nor included in the catalog for that year.
1.
Proposed change leads to the degree of
(XX ) Bachelor of Arts
( ) Bachelor of Science
(XX) Master of Arts
( ) Master of Science
( ) Doctor of Philosophy
( ) Other ______________________________________
2. ( ) New major/curriculum
Title to be entered in record of students who select this program
( ) New minor
Title to be entered in record of students who select this program
( ) Change from provisional to permanent status.
3. (XX ) Revision of existing:
(XX ) major
( ) minor
( ) concentration
Present title B.A. in English; M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language
Records System Program Code
(XX ) Add/delete required courses/credit hours
( ) Add concentration
Title
( ) Delete concentration
Title
4. ( ) Deletion of existing/disestablish: ( ) major
( ) minor
( ) other _______________________________
Code______________________
Title
5. (XX) Policy Change: Create new 4+1 Program resulting in a B.A. in English followed by a 1-year M.A. in Teaching English
as a Second Language
ROUTING AND APPROVALS: (Please do not remove supporting documentation.)
Department Chairperson
Date
Dean of College
Date
Chairperson, College Curriculum Committee___________________________________Date_____________________
Chairperson, Senate Com. on UG or GR Studies
Date
Chairperson, Senate Coordinating Com.
Date
Secretary, Faculty Senate
Date
Date of Senate Resolution
Date to be Effective
Registrar
Program Code
Date
Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Planning
Date
Provost
Date
Board of Trustee Notification
Date
a. Rationale for creation, revision, or deletion:
This Academic Program document outlines the creation of a 4 + 1 program that would be a
partnership between the Department of English and the School of Education. Students who
successfully complete this program would be conferred a B.A. in English and an M.A. in
Teaching English as a Second Language at the end of five years. Regular English majors are the
target audience for this proposal, as students who are enrolled in the B.A. in English Education
are already preparing to become secondary English teachers. This proposal is not seeking to
reduce the number of English Education students. Rather, one of the purposes for creating this 4
+ 1 model is to encourage English majors who were not planning to become teachers earlier in
their academic career to now consider becoming teachers of English to children for whom
English is a second language.
The State of Delaware Department of Education has identified Teaching English as a Second
Language (TESL) as a critical needs area. Currently there are fewer than 90 certified TESL
teachers statewide to meet a current and short term need that is nearly twice that figure. Teacher
shortages in the surrounding states of Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania parallel that of
Delaware. The recent federal requirement for school districts to hire only “Highly Qualified”
teachers means that many certified TESL teachers also need a content area background such as
English, Math, Science, or History in order to become eligible for future employment. Thus
collaboration between the Department of English and the School of Education seems an ideal
way to attract English majors into a rewarding profession that is currently experiencing very
rapid job growth.
The proposed 4 + 1 program should be attractive to English majors on many levels. Qualified
students would:
• learn of their admission to a graduate program as early as their junior year;
• have the GRE admissions requirement waived;
• complete their MA in one half the time, saving a year’s worth of tuition and entering the
job market more quickly;
• have the opportunity to take graduate courses as undergraduates, having an opportunity
to meet their future graduate peers and better prepare for their graduate experience;
• be admitted to a highly respected, fully NCATE-accredited graduate program;
• be eligible to be hired at the Masters pay level in public schools or applying to university
level faculty positions at intensive English programs and
• through careful choice of their Arts and Science breadth requirements, need as few as two
electives to meet program course requirements during their undergraduate studies.
b. Summary of program:
Application Procedure
Students who are interested in this 4 + 1 program would apply to the program by November 1 of
their junior year and receive notification of their acceptance in January of their junior year. The
following requirements for admission are intended to ensure that every student admitted to the
program will be successful. Successful applicants will:
1.
have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher in all coursework taken at the
University of Delaware upon applying to the program, with at least 3.0 or higher
within their English major;
2.
submit a letter of recommendation from his or her advisor in addition to the two
additional letters of recommendation required as part of the graduate application;
and
3.
complete a graduate application online and submit the application fee.
Admission to this graduate program is expected to be competitive. Those applicants who meet
the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet
all of those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate
strengths.
Maintaining Status Within the Program
Once admitted, students must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and earn grades of “B” or higher in all
of the designated TESL courses they take as undergraduates, and demonstrate satisfactory
progress in the program. Satisfactory progress includes following the prescribed program of
study, and each student’s progress and GPA will be evaluated at the end of each academic year
by the TESL Program Committee. Students who fail to meet the minimum GPA requirements or
fail to show progress towards the degree may be withdrawn from the MA program.
Course and Program Requirements
Students admitted to the 4 + 1 program will take four TESL program courses (twelve credits)
during their undergraduate career according to the following schedule:
Spring of Junior Year
LING 676
Second Language Acquisition*
*May also be taken during the spring of a student’s senior year
Fall of Senior Year
LING 698
Teaching English as a Second Language
ENGL 677
Structure of English (Would count as an English course at or
above the 300 level)
Spring of Senior Year
EDUC 619 Diversity in Secondary Education (Request that this be allowed to count
as a Group C breadth requirement.)
Once 4 + 1 students begin their graduate year of study, they will take their remaining courses in
the following sequence:
Fall of Graduate Program
EDUC 627
Models of Instruction
EDUC 647
Advanced ESL Teaching Methods, Design, and Strategies
FLLT 624
Second Language Testing
Winter of Graduate Program
EDUC 613
Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology
Spring of Graduate Program
EDUC 740
Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners
FLLT 622
Language Syllabus Design
EDUC 742
ESL Teaching Practicum (for those students not seeking certification)
(or)
EDUC 614
Teaching Exceptional Adolescents (for those students seeking certification)
M.A. awarded at the end of Year 1
Currently, the M.A. in TESL is a 33-credit hour masters program. In this proposed 4 + 1
program, students would still complete the same 33 credit hours of academic coursework, but 12
of the credits would be counted towards the B.A. in English degree. Only students who have
formally applied and been admitted to this 4 + 1 program would be permitted to take and count
these courses in this way.
DEGREE: BACHELOR OF ARTS, ENGLISH
AND
MASTER OF ARTS, TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
CURRICULUM CREDITS FOR B.A.
UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS (6 Credits)
ENGL 110 Critical Reading and Writing
Multicultural course
3
3
COLLEGE SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Second Writing Requirement
3
Foreign Language
COLLEGE BREADTH REQUIREMENTS
Group A
Group B
Group C to include EDUC 619 (Diversity in Secondary Education)
Group D
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Five of the following seven courses:
ENGL 202
Biblical and Classical Literature
ENGL 205
British Literature I
ENGL 206
British Literature II
ENGL 300
Texts and Contexts
ENGL 324
Shakespeare
ENGL 340
American Literature or
ENGL 341
American Literature
0-12
12
12
12
13
15
Twelve credits at the 300-level or above distributed as follows:
12
A course other than Shakespeare in Medieval or Renaissance literature
A course in literature between 1700 and 1900
A course in Modern literature
A course in cultural and theoretical studies
English courses at or above the 300-level to include ENGL 677
(Structure of English)
6
English courses at or above the 200-level
3
All English majors must take at least one ENGL 480 seminar and
can count only one 200-level elective course (excluding those in the
core or in addition to those counted toward the minimum number
of credits for the major.
ELECTIVES
After required courses are completed, sufficient electives must be
taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree. For
students in the 4 + 1 program, these electives must include
LING 676, Second Language Acquisition and
LING 698, Teaching English as a Second Language.
CREDITS TO TOTAL A MINIMUM OF
124
CURRICULUM CREDITS FOR M.A.
EDUC 627
Models of Instruction
EDUC 647
Advanced ESL Teaching Methods: Design and Strategies
FLLT 624
Second Language Testing
EDUC 613
Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology
EDUC 740
Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners
FLLT 622
Language Syllabus Design
EDUC 742
ESL Teaching Practicum (for those students not seeking certification)
(or)
EDUC 614
Teaching Exceptional Adolescents (for those students seeking certification)
Students take the courses listed above with no electives or substitutions. These courses
total 21 credits.
TOTAL CREDITS FOR B.A. AND M.A. 4 + 1 PROGRAM:
145
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Students seeking TESL certification to teach in U.S. schools could be hired by a local
cooperating school district after receiving their M.A., and register for EDUC 750, Graduate
Teaching Internship to fulfill the student teaching requirement while they are teaching.
Although employed by a school district, the University of Delaware would provide supervision
for these students and at the end of their year of internship, they would be issued the University’s
Institutional Recommendation stating that they have completed an NCATE approved teaching
program.
AUTHORIZED DEGREE TITLES
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Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Applied Sciences
Master of Arts
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Master of Business Administration
Master of Chemical Engineering
Master of Civil Engineering
Master of Education
Master of Electrical Engineering
Master of Environmental and Energy Policy
Master of Fine Arts
Master of Instruction
Master of Marine Policy
Master of Materials Science and Engineering
Master of Mechanical Engineering
Master of Music
Master of Physical Therapy
Master of Public Administration
Master of Science
Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Education
Doctor of Philosophy
This document will be retained permanently in the Faculty Senate Office.
Revised 04/23/01