EVENING PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATION/MASTER OF ARTS
This is an evening program for working adults who wish to obtain elementary certification and earn a Master of Arts degree. This program is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be successful classroom teachers. Candidates may choose to only complete the coursework and clinical hours needed for elementary certification, or they may continue their studies and earn a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Candidates seeking a Master of Arts degree must complete a comprehensive examination. Although coursework is offered during evenings, the field work and student teaching requirements must be met during normal school hours. All candidates must meet the requirements for full admission status listed in the College of Education introduction.
REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATION (37) 55-501 Classroom Management with Elementary Field Experience I (50 field experience hrs.) (1) 55-502 Teaching English Language Learners with Field Experience II (50 field experience hrs.) (1) 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) 55-524 Methods of Early Reading and Literacy Instruction P-3 (3) 55-525 Methods of Intermediate Literacy Instruction 4-9 (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) 55-581 Student Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom and Seminar (6) 51-546 Historical Foundations of American Education (3)ADDITIONAL COURSES RQUIRED FOR M.A. (4) 55-576 First Year Teaching Experience (1) 52-575 Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)100 field experience hoursComprehensive Examination
- Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills Test
- Initial interview with University representative
- Bachelorís degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Enter with a minimum 2.75 grade point average for Bachelor's level coursework and maintain a minimum 3.0 during the program
- Meet all general education requirements
- Eighteen hours in an endorsement area (See Program Director for list of acceptable areas of endorsement)
- Substitute certificate strongly recommended