Graduate Course Catalog 2009-2011

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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 student teaching requirement must be met during normal school hours.

PREREQUISITES

  • Initial interview with Department Chair/ Program Director.

  • Bachelorís degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills test.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75

  • Meet all general education requirements

  • Eighteen hours in an endorsement area (See Program Director for list of acceptable areas of endorsement)

  • Substitute Certificate

 




REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATION (37)

Semester One
55-510 Foundations of Elementary Education (6)

Semester Two
55-524 Methods of Teaching Reading and Integrated Language Arts P-3 (3)
55-525 Methods of Teaching Reading and Integrated Language Arts 4-9 (3)

Semester Three
55-501 Field Experience I (50 field experience hrs.) (1)
55-540 Methods of Teaching Science and Health, K-9 (2)
55-552 Methods of Teaching Mathematics, K-9 (2)

Semester Four
55-504 Technology For Teaching and Learning (2)
55-521 Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School (3)

Semester Five
55-554 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Multi-Cultural Studies, K-9 (3)
55-530 Classroom Assessment and Intervention (3)

Semester Six
51-546 Historical Foundations of American Education (3)

Semester Seven
55-502 Field Experience II (50 field experience hrs.) (1)
55-581 Internship in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom (10)

ADDITIONAL COURSES REQUIRED FOR M.A. (4)
55-576 First Year Teaching Experience (1)
52-575 Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)