ACTION PLAN 4 YEARS
BACHELOR’S DEGREE
IN SPECIAL
EDUCATION
By: Alexa Covarrubias
STUDENT SUCCESS Professor: Elizabeth Moore
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Week Five: Objective 1: Master effective study skills. The
student will learn how to raise their grades in
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PRE-COLLEGE MATH I
Professor: Brenda A.
Esquivel
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WRITING II Professor: Sylvia Elizondo
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PSYCHOLOGY I Professor: Maria L. Gutierrez
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GRADUATE WITH AN
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE
DEGREE IN SPECIAL
EDUCATION
Second Semester at LCC
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ENGL...
ENROLL AT TAMIU
GRADUATE WITH A
BACHELOR OF
SCIENCE IN SPECIAL
EDUCATION
First Semester at TAMIU
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EDSE 3310 Hi...
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  1. 1. ACTION PLAN 4 YEARS BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION By: Alexa Covarrubias
  2. 2. STUDENT SUCCESS Professor: Elizabeth Moore
  3. 3. Date / Week Brief Description of Topic Assignments/Examinations/ Activities with Brief Description Chapters/Reading Materials Week One: Objective 6: College Experiences in regards to Support Services and Academic Issues. The student will understand the college’s expectations of them as well as become informed about college policies, procedures, services, and financial aid. • The Culture of College •The Tree Thinking Skills •Build Self-Esteem •How Emotional Intelligence Promotes Success Course Outline and Objectives Chapter 1- Welcome to College: Growing Toward Success Week Two: Objective 1: Master effective study skills. The student will learn how to raise their grades in college by improving essential skills such as time management, note taking, stress management, overcoming test anxiety, effective study techniques, memorizing and test taking. •How to Set and Achieve Goals •Manage Your Time Effectively •Explore Who You Are As A Learner •Tools That Will Help You Assess How You Learn •Maximize Your Classroom Experience •Identify and Manage Learning Disabilities Chapter 2- Values, Goals, and Time: Managing Yourself Chapter 3- Learning How you Learn: Making the Most of your Abilities Week Three: Objective 2: Maximize learning. The student will learn about different learning styles and how to maximize their learning to match their learning style. The student will apply this knowledge to develop their own learning system, giving the student the foundation to learning important course content in college as well as becoming a more effective lifelong learner. •Improve Your Analytical Thinking Skills •Improve Your Creative Thinking Skills •Improve Your Practical Thinking Skills • Solve Problems and Make Decisions Effectively Chapter 4- Critical, Creative and Practical Thinking: Solving Problems and Making Decisions Week Four: Objective 4: Improve creative and critical thinking skills. The student will learn how to enhance their thinking skills essential for analyzing and solving problems in their academic, professional, as well as personal lives. The student will also develop reasoning skills that will help them construct both persuasive arguments and deconstruct illogical arguments intended to persuade the student to think or act against their own best interest. •What Sets You Up for Reading Comprehension •SQ3R To Improve Reading •Strategies That Help With Specific Subjects and Formats • Become a Literate Reader & Researcher • Respond Critically to What You Read Chapter 5- Reading and Information Literacy: Learning From Print and Online Decisions
  4. 4. Week Five: Objective 1: Master effective study skills. The student will learn how to raise their grades in college by improving essential skills such as time management, note taking, stress management, overcoming test anxiety, effective study techniques, memorizing and test taking. •How To Become a Better Listener • How to Improve Note-Taking Skills •How Does Memory Work •How to Remember What You Study •Mnemonic Devices Boost Recall •Study Strategies That Put It All Together Chapter 6- Listening and Note Taking: Taking In and Recording Information Chapter 7- Memory and Studying: Retaining What You Learn Week Six: Objective 2: Maximize learning. The student will learn about different learning styles and how to maximize their learning to match their learning style. The student will apply this knowledge to develop their own learning system, giving the student the foundation to learning important course content in college as well as becoming a more effective lifelong learner. •Preparation to Improve Test Performance •Work Through Test Anxiety •Strategies That Will Help You Succeed on Tests • Master Different Types of Test Questions •Developing Cultural Competence •Communicate Effectively •Make the Most of Personal Relationships Chapter 8- Test Taking: Showing What You Know Chapter 9- Diversity and Communication: Making Relationships Work Week Seven: Objective 1: Master effective study skills. The student will learn how to raise their grades in college by improving essential skills such as time management, note taking, stress management, overcoming test anxiety, effective study techniques, memorizing and test taking. • Focusing on Health To Help You Manage Stress • Making Effective Decisions About Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs •Making Effective Decisions About Sex Chapter 10- Wellness and Stress Management: Staying Healthy in Mind and Body Week Eight: Objective 5: Rewards of College. The student will discuss the reasons behind attending college, their academic expectations, as well as career plans. • Prepare For Career Success •Conduct an Effective Job Search •Continue to Activate Your Successful Intelligence • How Will Learning in This Course Bring Success Chapter 12- Careers and More: Building a Successful Future Final Exam
  5. 5. PRE-COLLEGE MATH I Professor: Brenda A. Esquivel
  6. 6. Date Week Brief Description of Topic Assignments/Examinations/ Activities with Brief Description Chapters/Reading Materials 8/27 Week 1 First Day Handouts, MML orientation, Pre-Test Pre-Test 8/29 Solve linear equations using the addition and/or multiplication properties Online Homework 2.2 2.3 9/03 Week 2 Solve linear equations containing fractions and/or decimals Online Homework 2.3 9/05 Use formulas to solve word problems Online Homework 2.5 9/10 Week 3 Solve linear inequalities and express solutions using interval notation Online Homework 2.8 9/12 Review for Test 1 Practice problems for Test 9/17 Week 4 Test 1 Test 1 9/19 Rectangular coordinate system Online Homework 3.1 9/24 Week 5 Graph linear equations by plotting points (table of values) Online Homework 3.2 9/26 Graph linear equations Online Homework 3.3 10/01 Week 6 Define and find the slope (geometrically and algebraically) Online Homework 3.4 10/03 Graph a linear equation by using the slope-intercept form and find the equation of a line Online Homework 3.5 10/08 Week 7 Review for Test 2 Practice problems for Test 10/10 Test 2 Test 2 10/15 Week 8 Add and subtract polynomials Online Homework 5.2 10/17 Multiply polynomials Online Homework 5.3 10/22 Week 9 Multiply polynomials including special products Online Homework 5.4 10/24 Divide polynomials using long division Online Homework 5.6 10/29 Week 10 Review for Test 3 Practice problems for Test 10/31 Test 3 Test 3 11/05 Week 11 Factor polynomials by finding the greatest common factor and factor by grouping Online Homework 6.1
  7. 7. Date Week Brief Description of Topic Assignments/Examinations/ Activities with Brief Description Chapters/Reading Materials 11/07 Factor trinomials of the form Online Homework 6.2 11/12 Week 12 Factor trinomials of the form Online Homework 6.3 6.4 11/14 Factor differences of squares and sums and differences of cubes Online Homework 6.3 6.5 11/19 Week 13 Review for Test 4 Practice problems for Test 11/21 Test 4 Test 4 11/26 Week 14 Thanksgiving Holidays 11/28 Week 15 Simplify rational expressions Online Homework 7.1 12/03 Perform basic operations with rational expressions Online Homework 7.2 7.3 12/05 Solve equations and applied problems with rational equations Online Homework 7.6 12/10 Week 16 Review for Final Exam Practice problems for Final Exam Post-Test Post-Test Final Exam Final Exam
  8. 8. WRITING II Professor: Sylvia Elizondo
  9. 9. Date Week Brief Description of Topic Assignments/Examinations/ Activities with Brief Description Chapters/Reading Materials Wk 1 Aug. 26 - 30 Introduction to course Sample writing (first writing) *PasPort: Review syllabus and course calendar. *Register to My Writing Lab. *Daily Quiz *Complete Writing sample. *Read syllabus/calendar. *Bring MWL access code to class. *Complete Path Builder. *Ch. 1 An Intro. To Writing (Langan, pp. 2-20) Wk 2 Sept. 2 – 6 *Introduction to essay writing and the thesis statement *Daily Quiz *Sign syllabus certification *Essay 1 (Narration) *Outlining Activity *Begin Essay 1 (prewrite, thesis, outline, handwritten 1st draft. * Register to Turn It In *QEP strategies *Diagram of an Essay, p. 10 *Ch. 2 The Writing Process (Langan, pp 22 – 35) *Ch. 3 The First/Second Steps, pp. 50 – 63 *Ch. 4 The 3rd Step, pp. 83-103. QEP Pre-test online *Continue MWL activities according to diagnostic results. Wk 3 Sept. 9 – 13 *Essay 1 (Narration) revising *Essay 1 (Narration) editing. *Key Essay 1 in MLA format. *Daily Quiz *Essay 1 (revise and edit) *Review essay format *Review Checklist for essay package * Ch. 7 Essay Development, pp. 174 – 179 * Ch. 9 Narration, pp. 203-206. *Continue MWL activities. Wk 4 Sept. 16 – 20 *Peer evaluation QEP Activity-reading strategy *Daily Quiz *Class peer evaluation of essay draft *Essay 1 (Narration) package due *Cornell Notes *Textbook story and write a summary/response journal *Upload Essay 1 final draft to Turn It In *Read textbook story (Cornell notes *Read Story of the Hour (Karat), pp 242 – 251 *Continue MWL activities. Wk. 5 Sept. 23 – 27 *Grammar topics *Essay 2 (Comparison Contrast) *Peer evaluation *Daily Quiz *Fragments and Run-ons *Begin Essay 2 (do prewriting, thesis, outline, handwritten 1st draft) *Class peer evaluation of essay draft Read Ch. 24 (Fragments) Read Ch. 25 (Run-ons) Read sample essay, p. 291 *Upload Essay 2 (C/C) 1st draft to Turn It In. Wk 6 Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 Essay 2 (C/C) revising and editing *Key Essay 2 in MLA format *QEP activity (Schema) *Daily Quiz *Submit Essay 2 package. *Subject/Verb agreement activity *QEP Pretest (online) Upload Essay 2 (C/C) to Turn It In Ch. 27 (Subj/Verb agreement) *Continue MWL activities. Wk. 7 Oct. 7 – Oct. 11 *Essay 3 (Persuasive) *My Writing Lab report *Daily Quiz *Begin Essay 3 (do prewriting, thesis, outline, handwritten 1st draft) * MWL topics (5) due according to diagnostic results. *Read sample essay, p. 356. *Read Ch. 39 (Commas) *My Writing Lab topics (5) due before mid semester. Mid-semester is Oct. 16
  10. 10. Date Week Brief Description of Topic Assignments/Examinations/ Activities with Brief Description Chapters/Reading Materials Wk. 8 Oct. 14 – Oct. 18 Mid semester is Oct. 16 *Essay 3 (Persuasive) revising and editing *Peer evaluation *Reading assignment *Daily Quiz *Class peer evaluation of essay 1st draft. *Write a summary/response journal on short story. *Make final corrections on Essay 3 (Persuasive). *Essay 3 package due. *Upload Essay 3 (1st draft) to Turn It In. *Read The Unexpected by Chopin, pp. 26 -28 (Karat). Use Cornell notes QEP strategy. *Upload Essay 3 (Persuasive) to Turn It In. Wk. 9 Oct. 21 – Oct. 25 *Understanding MLA documentation QEP *Daily Quiz *Library tour or speaker on library services and use of databases. ETS (QEP) Read Ch. 21 (Library/Internet) *MWL research activities: Modules 4.1 (Research Process) ETS info will be given later Wk. 10 Oct. 28 – Nov. 1 *Understanding MLA documentation *Daily Quiz *Notes on research paper *MLA activities (using direct quotes, summary, and paraphrase). *Introduce paper topics *Read Ch. 22 (Writing a Research Paper) *MWL Module (Evaluating Sources) *Turn in MWL modules (last 5). Wk. 11 Nov. 4 – Nov 8 *Understanding MLA documentation *Daily Quiz *ICE (Introduce, Cite, and Explain) Activity. *Read Ch. 22 (Writing a Research Paper). *Submit note cards (direct quote + summary + paraphrase). Wk. 12 Nov. 11 – Nov. 15 Last day to drop with a “W” is Friday, Nov. 15 Submit paper prewriting ideas, outline, and thesis statement. Key paper first draft. *Review MLA format *Upload paper first draft to Turn It In. Wk. 13 Nov. 18 – Nov. 22 Paper revisions and editing. QEP Activity Make documented paper corrections. QEP Post test (online) *Documented paper due. *Upload final draft to Turn It In. *Submit paper package in class. Nov. 25 – Nov 29 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Nov. 25 – Nov. 29 off THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Wk. 15 Dec. 2 – Dec. 6 *Paper corrections. *Final Exam review *Daily Quiz *Essay writing guidelines. *Submit paper corrections. Wk. 16 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 is last class day. Dec. 11 - 16 FINAL EXAMS
  11. 11. PSYCHOLOGY I Professor: Maria L. Gutierrez
  12. 12. Date Week Brief Description of Topic Assignments/Examinations/ Activities with Brief Description Chapters/Reading Materials Wk 1 Definition& goals of psychology Chapter 1: Intro Wk 2 Different specialties in psychology Quiz 1 Chapter 1:Intro Wk 3 History and Modern Perspectives in Psychology Quiz 2, Assignment 1 Chapter 1: Intro Wk 4 Modern Perspectives & research methods in psychology Assignment 2, Quiz 3- Short Answers For Test 1 & Test 1 Chapter 1:Intro Wk 5 Neurons, nerves, and neurotransmitter and brain structures Chapter 2: Biology and Psychology Wk 6 Endocrine System and Evolutionary psychology Nature vs. Nurture Chapter 2: Biology and Psychology Wk 7 Classical Conditioning Quiz 4 Chapter 6: Learning Wk 8 Operant Conditioning Social Cognitive Theory Quiz 5 Short Answers for Test 2 & Test 2 Chapter 6: Learning Ch.2&6 Wk 9 Motivation theories & Specific Motives: Eating and Eating Disorders Chapter 9: Motivation and Emotion Wk10 Specific Motives: Eating, Eating Disorder, Sex, and Achievement Quiz 6 Chapter 9: Motivation and Emotion Wk11 Theories of emotion Chapter 9: Motivation and Emotion Wk12 Physiological & Expressive component of Emotions Chapter 9: Motivation and Emotion Wk13 Cognitive component and development of Emotions Quiz 7 Short Answers for Test 3 & Test 3 Chapter 9: Motivation and Emotion Wk14 Psychoanalytical and Learning Theory views of Personality Development Quiz 8 Chapter 10: Personality Wk15 Learning Theory and Humanistic views of Personality Development Quiz 9- Personality Assessment Chapter 10: Personality Wk16 Personality Assessments and Defining abnormal behaviors Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders Wk17 Schizophrenia, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Chapter 12: Psychological Disorders
  13. 13. GRADUATE WITH AN ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION Second Semester at LCC Course Number Course Credits ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3 MATH 0376 Pre-college Mathematics 3 HIST 1301 The U.S. to 1877 3 KINE 1164 Intro Phys Fit And Sports I 1 COSC 1301 Intro to Computer Science 3 Third Semester at LCC ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3 MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth And Dev 3 HIST 1302 The U.S. Since 1877 3 SPCH 1311 Fundamental of Speech 3 Fourth Semester at LCC Social/Behavioral Science 3 TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3 MATH 1350 Fundamental of Math I 3 GOVT 2305 American National Government 3 PHYS 1415 Survey of Physical Science 4 Fifth Semester at LCC TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development 3 ENGL Survey of Literature 3 GOVT 2306 American State Government 3 GEOL 1401 Survey of Earth Science 4 Visual/ Performing Arts 3 MATH 1351 Fundamentals of Math II 3
  14. 14. ENROLL AT TAMIU
  15. 15. GRADUATE WITH A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION First Semester at TAMIU Course Number Course Credits EDSE 3310 High Incident Disabilities 3 ENGL 3323 Children´s Literature 3 SOST 4315 Topics in Social Studies 3 EDSE 4315 Adaptg. Curr. Sp. Ed. 3 BIOL 1370 Survey of Life Science 3 BIOL 1170 Survey of Life Science Lab 1 Second Semester at TAMIU EDCI 3301 Theory and Practical Public School Teaching 3 EDCI 3302 Language Acq and development 3 EDSE 3315 Low incident disabilities 3 EDSE 3325 Man Special Education Classroom 3 EDSE 4360 Teaching Ch. Em. Dstb. and Autism 3 EDSE 3305 Intro Especial Education 3 Third Semester at TAMIU EDCI 3304 Methods , Mgt. and Discipline 3 EDRD 3304 Teaching Reading in Schools 3 EDDP 4324 Teaching Diverse Student Pop 3 EDSE 3320 Msrmt. and Eval. Special Education 3 EDSE 4330 Special Education Law and Procedures 3 Fourth Semester at TAMIU EDRD 3311 Classroom Dialogue and Remed. 3 EDRD 4305 Rdng. Matls. Ind. Ins. 3 EDCI 4993 Teaching Intemship. 9
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