Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
2/4/2017McDaniel College
Proposal
B.A.Elementary Education4/5/2017Recommended5/1/2017
Elementary Education Program Description
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Elementary Education is a program that integrates theory and practice in a carefully structured series of courses and experiences. The required 89.5 credit hours in the major will be designed to prepare candidates to meet the diverse needs of students in elementary classrooms, whereas the remaining general education requirements will round out the educational program for a minimum total of 128.5 credit hours.  This proposal is to create an elementary education major that will better serve the candidates at McDaniel College and meet additional requirements identified by the new accreditation organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Graduates of the program will apply knowledge of cognitive, linguistic, physical, affective, and sociocultural aspects of child development to identify the unique strengths, needs, talents, and interests of their learners; demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the research, concepts, skills, best practices, and curricula in literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies and apply this knowledge to meet national, state, and local professional standards in grades 1-6; and enable candidates to continuously reflect on teaching and learning, analyzing their knowledge, and skill development.