The SDSU undergraduate degree offered in this program is the major in interdisciplinary studies in three departments through the College of Education and the Division of Undergraduate Studies. This interdisciplinary degree has been specifically designed with coursework that will provide teachers in Palau with a strong foundation in research-based education philosophy and instructional methods.
The degree blends courses from three different disciplines into a unified theme. A minimum of three courses in each of the three departments will be offered from the list of potential courses that have been identified for the program. Under this program, courses will be offered from three departments within the College of Education. Courses will be delivered from the School of Teacher Education (TE), the Department of Educational Technology (EDTEC) and the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE).
The distance education delivery components of the program are supported through the Interwork Institute's (II) Center for Distance Learning (II-CDL), which is administered by the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE). The II-CDL provides the instructional and technical support for three of the four approved graduate degree programs offering a variety of distance learning options.
Note that in addition to the 3D courses, there will be additional courses required for graduation, for a total of 18 courses in the entire program. The additional courses are:
- California Government
- RWS 280 Academics Reading and Writing
- RWS 305W Writing in Various Settings
- Oceans 320 Pacific Oceanography
- Anthro 349 Roots of Civilation
- GS 420 Disability in Society
The proposed courses for the students from each of the three departments include the following potential courses. Specific courses would be selected for the program based on the needs identified. The content of the courses will, as appropriate, address content and issues specific to the region.
School of Teacher Education
- TE 362 - Fieldwork in Community Settings Pt 1
- TE 362 - Fieldwork in Community Settings Pt 2
- TE 511 - Assessment in Mathematics Education
- TE 526 - Teaching the Special Child in the Regular Classroom
- TE 530 - Children's/Adolescent Literature
- TE 596 - Topics in Teacher Education – Instruction for second language learners in emerging nation
Department of Educational Technology
- EDTEC 470 - Technologies for Teaching
- EDTEC 540 - Educational Technology
- EDTEC 572 - Technologies for Course Delivery
Depatment of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education
- ARP 380 - Principles of Adult and Vocational Education (with a focus on transition to the community)
- ARP 382 - Directed Teaching
- ARP 499 - Special Study in Teaching (this course will serve as the culminating experience for the portfolio development and presentation)
Learning Outcomes for the 3D Program
The student learning outcomes are derived from the aligned standards of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC); Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE's) and Standards for the Teaching Profession (STP):
Alignment of Student Learning Outcomes to Courses
Curricular Matrix articulating the alignment between program learning outcomes and course learning outcomes. This matrix (Table 2) demonstrates the overall consideration given to insure that the sequence of courses offered was aligned with the learning outcome goals. Individual course outlines were reviewed with instructors to insure the intended outcomes were sufficiently addressed within the courses offered.