Appendix F: Distance Education Program Being Planned

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SUBMIT DATE:03/25/2013 
Constituent Institution:UNC at Pembroke 
CIP Discipline Specialty Title:Reading Education 
CIP Discipline Specialty Number:13.1315 
Level:
Exact Title of the Proposed Program:Reading Education 
Exact Degree Abbreviation:M.A.Ed. 
Date of Initiation:08/14/2013 
Will this sequence of courses be completely individual access (e.g., Internet, videocassette)? NO 
If "yes," what will be the mode of delivery? 
If "no," list proposed sites.
 

This will be a hybrid cohort with face to face classes at Southeastern Community College and blended online classes.

 
If short-based, length of time to complete the prog (e.g., 1 year, 18 mos.):3 years 

SACS/COC substantive change questions (1=Procedure One; 2=Procedure Two)

Site-based (where the instructor is present):

Is the institution initiating instruction where the student may earn more than 25% and less than 50% of credits toward a degree at a site 30 miles or more from the campus? (2) YES 
Is the institution initiating an (additional) off-campus site at which students may earn at least 50% of an educational program? (1) NO 
Is the institution adding significantly different degree programs at a currently approved site? (2) NO 
Distance learning (where instructor and student are geographically separated):
Is the institution offering its first credit courses via technology-based instruction by which students can obtain at least 25% of credits toward a degree program? (2) NO 
Is the institution expanding a previously reported program from less than 50% of credits to 50% or more of a degree program? (2) NO 
Is the institution adding a significantly different program from previously reported programs offered via technology-based instruction? (2) NO 
Does this action constitute a substantive change? If so, by what date should SACS be notified?  
1. Briefly describe the proposed program and intended audience.

This is a new program for Southeastern Community College. This Master’s of Arts in Education in Reading Education program has not been offered at Southeastern Community College.  The proposed program is designed for classroom and reading teachers to prepare them as leaders in the field of literacy instruction and as reading specialists. Since the program builds on the knowledge base and experience of the practitioner, teachers who enter the M.A.Ed. must have professional teacher licensure. Graduate study in reading education will enable teachers to develop expertise in the teaching of reading, the diagnosis and remediation of problems, and the development of successful reading programs. Teachers will also have opportunities to develop leadership competence in the design, delivery, and assessment of reading and services.

 
2. Describe the proposed instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-site instruction by faculty, interactive video, Internet, etc.).

On-site instruction and internet

 
3. Describe need for the program (referencing results of surveys or special studies).

There is a communicated need in the area for teachers who wish to pursue a Master’s in Reading Education.

 
4. Projected total annual enrollment:
Year 1:25 
Year 2:25 
Year 3:25 
Year 4:
Year 5:
his intent to plan a new distance education degree program (or program site) has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus committees and authorities.
YES 
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
 
Contact Name:Heather Kimberly Dial Sellers 
Contact Title:Program Director Reading Education Program 
Contact Email:heather.sellers@uncp.edu