Graduate Course Catalog 2009-2011

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ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS WHO HOLD A BILINGUAL (TYPE 29) CERTIFICATE/MASTER OF ARTS

This is an elementary certification program for teachers who hold a bilingual certificate (Type 29). People who are eligible include individuals working as bilingual teachers who hold a degree from outside of the U.S. or adults who have a bachelorís degree in a non-education field. The certification can be completed in two years. Courses will be offered year-round in the evening in an accelerated format. Additionally, participants can take one additional class to earn their Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education.

All coursework is offered during evenings or summer terms; the student teaching requirement for practicing Bilingual educators is met through their regular teaching assignment with supervision and class sessions with College of Education personnel.

See complete admission requirements in College of Education introduction.

PREREQUISITES

  • Initial interview with Department Chair/ Program Director.

  • Bachelorís degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Minimum 2.75 grade point average for Bachelorís level coursework

  • Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills test.

  • Type 29 Bilingual certificate ē Current employment as a Bilingual teacher

 




REQUIRED COURSES
51-510 Foundations of Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (3)
51-512 Linguistics (3)
51-514 Assessment of English Language Learners (3)
51-526 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a New Language (3)
51-527 Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Education (3)
51-542 Cross-cultural Studies for Teaching English Language Learners (3)
51-546 Historical Foundations of American Education (3)
51-575 Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)
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 Teaching Reading and Integrated Language Arts P-3 (3)
55-540 Methods of Teaching Science and Health, K-9 (2)
55-552 Methods of Teaching Mathematics, K-9 (2)
55-554 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Multi-Cultural Studies, K-9 (3)
55-581 Internship in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom (10)

Comprehensive Examination

100 Clinical Hours