FIELD-BASED ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM/MASTER OF ARTS
This is a field-based program leading to elementary certification and a Master of Arts degree. Candidates spend the entire school year in a partnership school working with a mentor teacher.
See complete admission requirements in College of Education introduction.
REQUIRED COURSES 55-500 Field Experience: Managing and Supporting Learning Communities for Diverse Learners (2) 55-504 Technology For Teaching and Learning (2) 55-510 Foundations of Elementary Education (6) 55-521 Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School (3) 55-530 Classroom Assessment and Intervention (3) 55-540 Methods of Teaching Science and Health, K-9 (2) 55-552 Methods of Teaching Mathematics, K-9 (3) 55-554 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Multi-Cultural Studies, K-9 (2) 55-571 Methods of Early Reading and Intermediate Literacy Instruction, P-9 (6) 55-581 Student Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom and Seminar (6) 51-546 Historical Foundations of American Education (3)ADDITIONAL COURSES REQUIRED FOR M.A. 55-576 First Year Teaching Experience (1) 52-575 Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)
Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills Test
Initial interview with University representative(s)
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
Enter with a minimum of 2.75 grade point average for Bachelor's level coursework and maintain a minimum of 3.0 during the program
Eighteen hours in an endorsement area (See Program Director for list of acceptable areas of endorsement)
- Substitute Certificate