The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 5, 1973 Page: 1 of 12
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Tarleton State University
December 5, 1973
Graduate Certification Programs Approved For TSU
Two graduate certification
programs were approved for Tarleton
Nov. 10 by the Texas State Board of
Education (TSBE). They consist of a
program in language and/or learning
disabilities (special education), and a
program for mid-management
Proposals for the new programs
were submitted to the Texas A&M
Coordinating Board by the TSU
education and psychology
department. Final approval was
made by the TSBE according to Dr.
Ronald Bradberry, head of the
education and psychology
A certified elementary, all-level, or
secondary teacher seeking the
language and/or learning disabilities
endorsement must complete four
courses designed for the teaching of
children with those disabilities.
Courses of introduction to the
exceptional child and language and
learning disabilities are required.
Procedures in the remediation of
disorders .in language and learning or
behavior plus ai seminar in these
disabilities are other requirements
for the certification.
A student seeking "the language
and/or learning disabilities
endorsement must complete the
regular certification program with
half of the student teaching
experience in a language and/or
learning disabilities program.
Language and/or learning
Finals are close at hand-time to put the weeks of notes, labs, lectures and readings together—hopefully for a
passing grade. The scene above will probably be seen.often during the next two weeks. t
Academic Council Acts On Senate Proposals
The Academic Council met
Tuesday, Nov. 30 to consider six
"Student Senate proposals. The
recommendations were acted on as
1. The "WF" or "WP"
withdrawing policy will still be in-
effect, but grades of "W" will be
accepted until the end of the twelfth
week of the semester (or the
equivalent in summer session). After
the twelfth week, grades of "WF" or
"WP" will be used until withdrawal
2. Instead of the requested week
for an official dead week, a two day
period before finals, without class
examinations, major assignments or
student activities was approved.
3. The proposal for students to
have the option, of where to send
their grades was also approved.
Two of the recommended
proposals ..concerning nine-weeks
grades were tabled for further
consideration by 1 the Academic
Council. The council . tabled the
proposal that first semester freshmen
and students on scholastic probation
be required to receive nine-weeks
grades and semester grades and that
those be sent to their parents: The
proposal that other students have the
option to receive nine^-weeks grades
or not was also tabled.
The proposal concerning the
Non-Academic "T" award was also
tabled, pending further action by the
The Senate recommendation
concerning students with a grade
average of & "B" (80 points) or
above having to take final
examinations was rejected b^ the
The, ^Academic Council also
approved the following policy
changes on probation and
1. There will be no academic
suspension at mid-term.
2. When a student repeats a
course, the highest grade made in
that course will be used in
computing grade point ratio and/or
grade point deficit. All other
attempts will not be used in
computing grade point ratio and/or
grade point deficit.
Cont. on p. 4
disability is a part of a new
education program termed "Plan A."
1 Through this plan, specialists are
made available, such as the language
and learning disabilities specialist.
The Department "of Special
Education of the Texas Education
Agency estimates that by 1976,
special services will be available to
every exceptional child in Texas.
The certification program for the
mid-management administrator lists
five requirements for certification.
Certification requirements are: a
teaching certificate, a masters degree,
a minimum of two years creditable
classroom teaching experience,
completion of an' approved
administrative internship experience.
The certificate also requires 45
semester hours of graduate credit.
Approximately 716 students and
76 administrators will visit TSU
today for the College Orientation
Program according to Ms. Mary
Musso, Counseling, Guidance, and
Testing Office secretary.
From 9-10 a.m., the students will
register at the Student Center. At
10 a.m. they will go to the Main
Auditorium to hear instruction on
admissions, couseling, and financial
aid. Then at 10:45 a.m., the students
will go to the Various departments
for academic counseling. After lunch
in the Chaparral Room, the group
will go to the Main Auditorium at
1:15 p.m. for a jazz concert, housing
information and tours of1 the1
dormitories. ' ,
From 9-10 a.m. administrators
will' be register^ in the Student
Center. At 10 a.m. they will hear an
address by R.B. McAlister, vice
chairman of the Tex^s House,
Education Committee in Conference
Room E. After lunch in the Cardinal
Room, the administrators will return
to Conference Room E at
12:30 p.m. for a lecture on career
education by Ms. Campbell,
elementary coordinator of Career
Education Project, Granbury ISD.
After the lecture there will be an
information exchange on subjects
such as admissions, financial aid, and
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The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 5, 1973, newspaper, December 5, 1973; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth141280/m1/1/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.