College of Education, Office of the Dean
Sylvia Gist, Dean
Nancy Grim, Interim Associate Dean
Content Area Designations:
Education – ED
Health & Safety – H&S
Reading – READ
Recreation – REC
Secondary Education – SECD
Special Education – S ED
5000/400 PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION (3)
Prerequisite: Illinois teaching certificate or consent of department.
In-depth examination of major philosophies of education and their relation to teaching practice, methods, curriculum, and educational administration. Philosophies examined will include idealism, perennialism, pragmatism, existentialism, Marxism, romanticism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and post-structuralism. Emphasis on practical significance of educational theories.
5304/304 REFLECTIVE ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING PRACTICE (4)
Prerequisite: Illinois Initial Teacher Certificate.
Preparation of self-assessment of teaching practice based on the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards. Includes self-assessment of classroom performance, teaching strategies, delivery of content, strategies for motivating students, communication skills, and professional conduct; observation, review and analysis of teaching practice. Approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for moving from an Initial to a Standard Teacher Certificate.
5311/311 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR STUDENT TEACHERS (1)
Prerequisite: Restricted to student teachers.
Basic information related to the methods of effective classroom management including: structuring a positive environment and effective organization for instruction. Additionally, student teachers will be encouraged to use these constructs to reflect on their own practices as they are actually in schools.
5312/312 TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY /4/ (3)
Overview of the use of the microcomputer, digital camera, scanner, SmartBoard, and other technologies in education. Focus will be hands-on experiences with teacher support software and educational software for children using the Windows Operating System. Students may not receive credit for ED 5312, ED 210, and ED 310.
5400/400 THE URBAN TEACHER /FIELD (3)
Prerequisite: Passing score on the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills.
Examination of the current issues related to being a successful urban teacher. Topics include: teaching as a profession; diversity; school reform; ethics, values, and attitudes; multiple intelligence; creating an environment for learning; classroom management and discipline; curriculum development and planning; assessment and evaluation; teaching models; school family and community relationships; resources; professionalism; and stress management. Five field hours of observation.
5401/401 TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOLS, AND LEARNING (3)
Graduate introduction to technology in education. Introduction and foundation to research, planning, and implementation issues related to technology in education. Coursework includes extensive reading list, classroom applications, and hands-on laboratory experiences. If credit is received for ED 5401, credit may not be received for any of the following: ED 5420, 5421 or 5422.
5402/402 TECHNOLOGY PLANNING AND EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY (3)
Graduate course designed to take participants through a step by step process to develop a technology plan directly related to Illinois state guidelines and local needs. If credit is received for ED 5402, credit may not be received for ED 5423 or ED 5424.
5403/403 TELECOMMUNICATION TOOLS (3)
Introduction to basic telecommunication tools of the Internet, e-mail, and teleconferencing. Basic navigational skills for using the Internet will be developed and increased to permit each participant to create his or her own home page. If credit is received for ED 5403, credit may not be received for any of the following: ED 5425, 5426 or 5427.
5404/404 TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR LEARNING (3)
Fundamentals of productivity, authoring and presentation software packages. Productivity tools will include word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications. An authoring tool to design and present instructional material will also be introduced and applied in practical situations. If credit for ED 404 is received, credit for any of the following may not be received: ED 5428, 5429 or 5430.
5405/405 TECHNOLOGY AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS ACROSS CONTENT AREAS (3)
Utilization of telecommunication and technology tools to develop instructional activities appropriate to students of varying abilities, achievement levels and interests from different social and cultural backgrounds. Development of projects in each of the content areas. If credit for ED 405 is received, credit for any of the following may not be received: ED 5431, 5432 or 5433.
5415/415 VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR PRACTICUM (1-6)
Employment experience in business or industry for vocational teachers which relates to their teaching areas. Forty hours of employment will be required for each credit and four hours of seminar will help to relate the job experience and academic teaching responsibilities. Participating students will prepare a paper or project which relates the school curriculum or instruction to new requirements of employers. May be repeated for credit up to a total of six credit hours.
5420/420 RESEARCH IN LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY (1)
Overview of research literature in learning theory and its relation to technology education. Principles and “Best Practices” in learning research are examined in terms of major technology application categories. Credit will be given for ED 5420 or ED 5401, but not both.
5421/421 HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TRENDS AND THEIR IMPLICATION AND THEIR IMPLICATION FOR LEARNING (1)
Survey and analysis of the hardware and software trends specific to education. Implications for learning and technology found in schools. Credit will be given for ED 5421 or ED 5401, but not both.
5422/422 INTRODUCTION TO AUTHORING SYSTEMS (1)
Introduction to authoring systems and programs. Emphasis on authoring systems as tools to provide interactive content and presentation of information. Credit will be given for ED 5422 or ED 5401, but not both.
5423/423 WRITING A TECHNOLOGY PLAN (2)
Review of state guidelines for technology plans. Extensive examination of existing plans as basis for the development of a local technology plan. Credit will be given for ED 5423 or ED 5402, but not both.
5424/424 IMPLEMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS IN SCHOOLS (1)
Examination of local (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), curriculum deliver, and staff development. Credit will be given for ED 5424/424 or ED 402, but not both.
5425/425 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET, E-MAIL, TELECONFERENCING (1)
Basics of Internet, e-mail, and teleconferencing. Review of alternatives available and installation of software to use these services. Credit will be given for ED 5425 or ED5 403, but not both.
5426/426 HOW TO USE INTERNET, E-MAIL, AND TELECONFERENCING (1)
Hands-on experience with internet, e-mail, and teleconferencing with explanation and practice of all common features available in these tools. Internet includes use of features to individualize browser to enhance use in instructional settings. E-mail features such as filters and mail groups are taught. Videoconferencing includes use of white boards and other collaborative features. Credit will be given for ED 5426 or ED 5403, but not both.
5427/427 APPLICATION OF TELECOMMUNICATION TOOLS IN INSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS (1)
Review of various instructional applications and internet, e-mail, and videoconferencing projects. Hands-on experiences in setting up and participating in such projects is provided. Credit will be given for ED 5427 or ED 403, but not both.
5428/428 INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE (1)
Introduction to major applications of word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Emphasis on basics of use in various instructional applications. Credit will be given for ED 5428 or ED 5404, but not both.
5429/429 AUTHORING PROGRAMS (1)
Comparison of most popular authoring programs. Hands-on application of one authoring program to the development of a lesson. Credit will be given for ED 5429 or ED 5404, but not both.
5430/430 PRESENTATION PROGRAMS (1)
Review of the elements of a good presentation and popular software presentation programs. Use of a program to develop an original presentation. Credit will be given for ED 5430 or ED 5404, but not both.
5431/431 TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION IN THE CONTENT AREA (1)
Examination of technology applications across content areas. Software trends and availability in each content area. Credit will be given for ED 5431 or ED 405, but not both.
5432/432 TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT ACHEIVEMENT AND ABILITY LEVELS (1)
Examination of how technology can address the needs of learners of different achievement and ability levels. Ways of adapting software and technology application to better meet students with different needs. Credit will be given for ED 5432 or ED 5405, but not both.
5433/433 TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES (1)
Uses of technology to meet the needs of students with different language and cultural backgrounds. Examination of available software and ways to adapt existing software to better meet the needs of these students. Credit will be given for ED 5433 or 5405, but not both.
5440/344 PHILOSOPHY, CURRICULUM, AND INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education or Initial or Standard Teacher Certificate
Examination of the origin and development of the middle school concept, responsibilities of the middle school classroom teacher, and developmentally appropriate instructional practices for middle school teaching, including content area reading. Course satisfies three of six-hour component required for middle school endorsements. Credit not given for both ED 440 and ELCF 344G.
5450/450 ADVANCED METHODS AND TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING SUBJECT AREA SPECIALITY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS /FIELD (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to Teachers for Chicago or Troops to Teachers Master’s Degree/Intern Program or Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education program; consent of the program advisor.
Examination and application of methodologies and techniques for teaching subject area specialty. Thirty clock hours of tutoring per term for students enrolled in the M.A.T. program in secondary education.
5465 INTERNSHIP IN ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (2)
Prerequisites: Admission to alternative master's/intern program in elementary education and consent of program advisor; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years.
Sixteen weeks of teaching internship under clinical supervision in an elementary school in a two-year internship program. Must be repeated for a total of 8 semester hours of credit over a two-years period to satisfy internship requirement for certification.
5460/460 INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR IN ELEMENTARY TEACHING (6)
Prerequisites: Admission to Teachers for Chicago or Troops to Teachers Master’s Degree/Intern Program or Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education Program; completion of all courses required for certification; consent of the program advisor; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years.
Sixteen weeks clinical supervision of teaching internship in an elementary school. Five full days per week including seminar.
5466/466 INTERNSHIP IN ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM IN SECONDARY EDUCATION (2)
Prerequisites: Admission to alternative master’s/intern program in elementary education and consent of program advisor; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years.
Sixteen weeks of teaching internship under clinical supervision in an secondary school in a two-year internship program. Must be repeated for a total of 8 semester hours of credit over a two-year period to satisfy internship requirement for certification.
5467 INTERNSHIP IN ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM IN K-12 EDUCATION (2)
Prerequisites: Admission to alternative master's/intern program in K-12 education and concent of program advisor; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years.
Sixteen weeks of teaching internship under clinical supervision in an K-12 school in a two-year internship program. Must be repeated for a total of 8 semester hours of credit over a two-year period to satisfy internship requirement for certification.
5470/470 INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR IN TEACHING SUBJECT AREA SPECIALTY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS (6)
Prerequisites: Admission to Teachers for Chicago or Troops to Teachers Master’s Degree/Intern Program or Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education Program; completion of all courses required for certification; consent of the program advisor; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years.
Sixteen week clinical supervision of teaching internship in an endorsed subject area at the secondary level. Five full days per week including seminar.
Sixteen week clinical supervision of teaching internship in an endorsed subject area at the 6-12 level. Five full days per week including seminar.
5480/480 INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR IN MIDDLE LEVEL TEACHING 6) /FIELD/ FIVE FULL DAYS / SEMINAR ONE HOUR PER WEEK /16 WEEKS (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education and the Master of Arts program at the Middle Level; Completion of all other coursework in the program; A 3.0 grade point average in all master’s level coursework in the program; and consent of department.
Placement in an elementary field-based classroom with an emphasis in intermediate and middle school settings. University and cooperating school supervision will occur for the five full days over 16 weeks in the classroom plus one weekly seminar held on-site or on-campus.
5485/485 INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (6)
Prerequisite: Admission to M.A.T. program in ECH and consent of the program advisor; completion of all courses required for certification; minimum 3.0 grade point average in master’s degree courses; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years.
Internship in pre school (pre K) setting and primary grade (K - 3) classroom. Five full days for 16 weeks including seminar.
5490/490 RESEARCH IN SECONDARY EDUCATION (3)
Prerequisites: Students must be accepted into the Masters of Science in Technology Education Program prior to enrolling in ED 5490.
Principles and methods of research in secondary education. Skills identifying problems, developing problem statements, formulating hypotheses, designing research studies, collecting analyzing and interpreting data, preparing a literature review and preparing a research proposal.
5500/353 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN SECONDARY EDUCATION LECTURE /FIELD (2)
Prerequisite: ED 2000; PSYC 2040 and 2020. Admission to the College of Education.
Secondary education principles and methods including unit plans, lesson plans, and behavioral objectives. Multicultural nature of society and its impact on teaching. Normal and exceptional children in regular classrooms. Twenty-five clock hours of classroom aiding and tutoring per term.
5510/451 ADVANCED METHODS & TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING SUBJECT AREA SPECIALTY IN ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOLS (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to Teachers for Chicago or Troops to Teachers Master’s Degree/Intern Program or Master of Arts in Teaching K-12 Education program; consent of program advisor.
Examination and application of methodologies and techniques for teaching subject area specialty for elementary and middle school. Thirty clock hours of tutoring per term for students enrolled in the M.A.T. program in K-12 education.
5650/465 SEMINAR IN URBAN EDUCATION (3)
Examination of current issues and research in urban education.
5750/475 INTERNSHIP & SEMINAR IN TEACHING SUBJECT AREA SPECIALTY IN K-12 SCHOOLS (6)
Prerequisites: Admission to Teachers for Chicago or Troops to Teachers Master’s Degree/Intern Program or Master of Arts in Teaching K-12 Education Program; completion of all courses required for certification; consent of program advisor; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years.
Sixteen week clinical supervision of teaching internship in an endorsed subject area at the secondary level. Five full days per week including seminar.
Sixteen week clinical supervision of teaching internship in an endorsed subject area at the K-12 level. Five full days per week including seminar.
5820/382 EDUCATION FUNDAMENTALS SCHOOL COUNSELORS (3)
Prerequisites: Conditional Admission to master’s degree program in school counseling or consent of psychology department.
The structure, organization and operation of the P-12 educational system; the diversity of Illinois students and the laws and programs designed to meet their needs; and effective management of the classroom and learning process. Designed for uncertified students enrolling in the school counseling program. Fifteen hours of teaching-aiding.
5960/496 FUNDAMENTALS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Principles and methods of educational research. Acquire skills in developing problems statements, formulating hypotheses, selecting populations/samples, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting results, use of technology to support research. Designed for teachers as well as administrative candidates. Individual projects will focus on students’ needs and interests. Credit not given for both ELCF 5960 and ELCF 5429 or 5497.
5980 STUDY, RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIP ABROAD, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (1 - 16)
Prerequisites: One year of residence at CSU, good academic standing, prior approval by the major department and by the college.
Coursework undertaken as part of an approved university study abroad program. Coursework to be completed abroad must be approved in advance by department. May be repeated for a maximum of 32 credit hours.
5988 PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICES (3 - 6)
Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education.
Exploration of effective teaching, learning, and research practices in an educational setting. Application and documentation of effective practices including impact on student learning / learning environment, classroom management, and dispositions through development of a digital portfolio. Course may be taken with student teaching/internship. Course may be repeated and may not be counted toward degree credits.
5999/499 THESIS/PROJECT IN SECONDARY EDUCATION (1-6)
Prerequisites: Completion of ED 5490/490 and Admission into the College of Education and the Masters of Arts in Teaching Program.
Individually supervised research as approved by the department. Course content varies and is designed around a departmentally approved thesis or project. This is a variable credit course that will be repeated until research is accepted by the department.
Health and Safety (HS) Course Offerings
5010/301 INTRODUCTION TO MOOD-MODIFYING SUBSTANCES (3)
A broad historical and cultural overview of attitudes towards drug abuse; an investigation into the disease concept of chemical dependency; early intervention and prevention methodology are studied.
5020 HIV/AIDS AND OTHER STD ISSUES (3)
Current issues in HIV/AIDS and other STDs will be explored and discussed. Focus will be teaching young adults the facts of these diseases, promoting healthy relationships, and responsible sexual behavior. Discussion will also be introduced on the implications of these diseases in the world today and the future for young adults.
5030/303 CONTEMPORARY METHODS AND MATERIALS IN HEALTH EDUCATION (3)
Contemporary principles, methods, objectives and functions of health sciences. Teaching techniques and curriculum design for school health programs.
5040/304 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH (3)
To serve as an orientation course for those interested in public health work; to update the student to the most recent public health techniques in vital statistics; epidemiological studies, environmental information, public health as an instrument for social change. The course also examines the future of public health.
5050/305 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HEALTH EDUCATION (3)
Analyze current development, trends, and controversies in health education. Examine issues affecting the health educators in various work settings including public health, occupational health, safety and school health, and higher education.
5060/306 CURRENT INTERNATIONAL HEALTH ISSUES (3)
Critical analysis and in-depth investigation of ongoing and controversial national and international health issues.
5070/307 CURRENT HEALTH PROBLEMS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN (3)
A course designed to acquaint students with the recognition of the health problems of school children and their needs. Referral procedures for treatment and follow-up.
5080/308 METHODS OF TEACHING SEX EDUCATION (3)
Acquaint students and teachers with current principles and methods of teaching human sexuality. Credit not given for both PE 5080 and HS 5080.
5400 NUTRITION AND HEALTH FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN K-12 (3)
This course is designed to examine the principles of nutrition and their effects on the health of children grades K-12. Analyze current developments, trends, and controversies in nutrition. Discuss how nutrition issues affect the health educator and student in various areas including diet, exercise and disease.
5420 DRUGS: PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE AND HEALTHY BEHAVIOR (3)
An investigation into the disease concept of chemical dependency, early intervention, and prevention methods in the areas of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. History of drugs, disease concept of drugs, effects of drugs on health, and drugs’ relationship to violence will be discussed through practice teaching methods for grades K-12.
5440 PERSONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR CHILDREN K-12 (3)
Covers the social, emotional and physical components of wellness with a focus on personal assessment and tools to design a wellness plan for life. Students explore methods for promoting health in the elementary, junior high and high school classroom.
5500/350 DRIVER EDUCATION LECTURE AND FIELD /4 (3)
Prerequisite: Driver’s license and consent of the instructor.
Highway rules and regulations. Materials, methods, and procedures. Emphasis on behavioral changes. Use of dual control cars in traffic. Can not be used as an elective in the graduate physical education program. Additional course fee.
5560/356 ADVANCED TRAFFIC SAFTY AND INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS (3)
Prerequisite: Valid driver’s license and admission to the College of Education.
Methods and techniques of range instruction for secondary school students. Instruction for multiple care programs. Practice and use of dual control car emphasizing updated defensive driving techniques. Credit cannot be given for HS 5560 and HS 4560 or 410. This course cannot be used as an elective in the graduate physical education program.
5570/357 ADVANCED SAFETY EDUCATION (3)
Prerequisite: Valid driver’s license and consent of the department.
Investigation and research of the major areas of safety to include home safety, fire safety, personal protection and fire arm safety, motor vehicle and pedestrian safety, natural/man-made disasters, recreational safety, occupational safety and school safety. Credit cannot be given for H S 5570 and H S 4570 or 411. This course cannot be used as an elective in the graduate physical education program.
5600/360 CONSUMER HEALTH EDUCATION (3)
In-depth analysis of why health consumers behave as they do and the economic costs of the health care system.
5610/361 TEACHING METHODS IN ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUG EDUCATION (3)
Overview of the alcohol, tobacco and drug problem in society. Special emphasis will be placed on classroom methods in drug use and abuse education.
5620/362 CURRICULUM IN HEALTH EDUCATION (3)
Analyzes the significance of current trends in curriculum theory and design; develops objectives, content, learning approaches, resource teaching-learning materials and evaluation as components of a curriculum guide.
5630/363 COMMUNITY HEALTH (3)
Foundations for community health. Strategies for community health programs and health care delivery systems.
5800 SAFETY EDUCATION AND PREVENTION OF INJURIES (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of Department.
Investigation and research of the major area of safety and injury prevention to include the areas of motor vehicle, pedestrian, home, personal protection, firearm, recreation, fire, school, natural/man-made disasters, and occupational hazards.
5810 DRIVER TASK ANALYSIS (4)
Prerequisite: Valid Driver’s License, Consent of Department.
Emphasis on the thought process to learn, adapt, analyze and apply highway rules and regulations to all driving situations and conditions. This course cannot be used as an elective in the graduate physical education program.
5820 TEACHING METHODS IN THE DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSROOM (4)
Prerequisites: Valid Driver’s License and Consent of Department.
Methods, materials, and procedures for teaching driver education content to school students in the classroom. This class cannot be used as an elective in the graduate physical education program.
5830 LABORATORY INSTRUCTION AND EMERGENCY EVASIVE DRIVING SKILLS (4)
Prerequisite: Valid Driver’s License, Consent of Department.
Laboratory experience under the instruction of a qualified driver education teacher in driving simulation, multiple car programs and on-street teaching. Classroom instruction will include advanced driving situations and emergency evasive driving. This class cannot be used as an elective in the graduate physical education program.
5990/399 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)
Independent research on special projects; offered with special consideration for those holding the baccalaureate degree and seeking health certification.
Note: All graduates students are eligible to enroll in 5000-level classes, except those designated as restricted to master’s degree students or requiring departmental permission. Prior consultation with the department is recommended.
5998 POLICY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (3)
Exploration of current policy issues in education in the developing world. Topics include women and education, education for all, democracy and education. Additional, optional 3 credit hours of student abroad may be obtained by taking SAB 5980, if funds available.
5980/498 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH AND SAFETY (1-3)
Issues and problems that have a high degree of contemporary significance in a specific area of health and/or safety.
Reading (READ) Course Offerings
Course descriptions are listed in Graduate Reading program section.
5160/370 READING ASSESSMENT FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS (3)
5100/306 CONTENT READING FOR MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS /3/ (2)
5280/308 TEACHING READING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/5/FIELD (4)
5291/350 teaching reading in the middle school/5/Field (4)
5000/300 FACILITY MANAGEMENT & DESIGN (3)
Introduction to the basic concepts of leisure facility planning and design and examination of the relationship between facility design and operational management. Examination of issues pertaining to the design and management of public and private open spaces and facilities.
5070/307 CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN SPORT AND RECREATION (3)
The consequences of participation in organized sport for children and youth will be examined from historical, developmental, philosophical, psychological, physiological, and sociological perspectives. The course will focus on the ethics, problems, and controversies of children’s participation in sport. Credit not given for both PE 5070 and REC 5070.
5100/310 COMMERCIAL RECREATION (3)
An introduction of business requirements for viability in market-sector provisions, discussion of the scope and administrative function of for-profit leisure and recreation enterprises, including an analysis of planning, controlling, and developing such enterprises.
5200/320 INTRODUCTION TO TRAVEL AND TOURISM (3)
Acquaints the student with all aspects of travel and tourism as they relate to the leisure service industry with special focus on concepts, terminology, significance, and trends. Specifically, students will gain insight into the interdependence among tourism-related firms, the socioeconomic factors that contribute to travel, the significance of geography, and the political, cultural, and economic implications of travel and tourism.
5240/324 MANAGEMENT OF LEISURE SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS (3)
Prerequisite: REC 1000, 2000, and 2200 or consent of department.
Strengthens the students’ knowledge of the public administration of recreation programs and services provided by municipal, county, state and national departments and agencies as related to the general well-being of individuals, families and communities.
5250/325 LEISURE IN A MULTI-CULTURAL SOCIETY (3)
Comparison of systems of recreation and leisure from different cultural settings and promotion of further understanding of the recreation discipline on a worldwide scale. The structure of this course will involve three dimensions of comparative analysis of recreation: historical, philosophical and sociological.
5260/326 ORGANIZED CAMPING (3)
Acquaints prospective camp administrators and program directors with problems, procedures and policies in the administration of the modern camp.
5270/327 LEISURE AND YOUTH AT RISK (3)
Exploration of what it means to be classified as “youth at risk” and the potential benefits and negatives of leisure for this group. Emphasis on understanding the benefits of leisure, means of facilitating a positive leisure lifestyle, analysis of leisure-related behavior problems, and recreation program development and implementation. Laboratory experience required.
5280/328 EDUCATION FOR LEISURE (3)
Theories, models and techniques for leisure education. An overview of leisure and the rationale for leisure education. Course will address leisure education for a wide variety of populations in settings such as park districts, schools, human service agencies and clinical settings. Includes the design of leisure education materials and programs. Laboratory experience required.
5290/329 LEISURE COUNSELING (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Exploration of services designed to assist individuals to develop leisure attitudes and utilization of resources.
5300/330 OVERVIEW OF THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICES /FIELD (3)
Exploration of therapeutic recreation in community and clinical settings. An overview of the philosophical concepts of therapeutic recreation pertinent legislation and different disability groups. Awareness of the roles of the therapeutic recreation specialist, other leisure services providers, and human service providers in addressing the needs of persons with disabilities. Ten clock hours in field.
5310/331 PRINCIPLES AND CLINICAL PRACTICES IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION /FIELD (3)
Prerequisite: REC 5300 or consent of the instructor.
Focus on therapeutic recreation content and process. Analysis of clinical intervention techniques and strategies, including treatment techniques, leisure education and role of re creation participation in the treatment process. Twenty clock hours in field. Credit can not be given for both REC 241 and REC 5310/331.
5320/332 PROGRAM DESIGN AND EVALUATION IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION (3)
Systematic approach to the development and design of therapeutic recreation programs from conceptualization to evaluation. This will equip the student with skills necessary to systematically design and evaluate programs using various systems techniques.
5400/340 COMMUNITY RECREATION (3)
A study of the contemporary and historical role and interrelationships of public, private, and nonprofit community-based recreation and park agencies. This includes park and recreation departments, youth serving agencies, special recreation opportunities, and leisure businesses. Credit not given for both REC 340/G and REC 210.
5410/341 THERAPEUTIC RECREATION AND INCLUSION (3)
In depth look at inclusion. Exploration of the role of the therapeutic recreation specialist and the leisure professional in creating an inclusive environment. Course includes exploration of philosophy of inclusion, means and techniques for inclusion, review of pertinent legislation, facility and program accessibility and introduction to assistive technology.
5430/343 ADMINISTRATION OF THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICES (3)
Prerequisite: REC 5300 and consent of the department.
Emphasis on information which is specific to the administration of therapeutic recreation services. Topics including fiscal management, quality assurance, evaluation, and the marketing of therapeutic recreation as well as general administration.
5440/344 ISSUES, TRENDS AND CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
Critical issues and trends in therapeutic recreation. Contemporary problems will be discussed. Role of the leisure professional in the contemporary therapeutic recreation setting. Funding, ethics and legal responsibilities in public and private leisure settings as well as clinical agencies.
5500/350 PROGRAM EVALUATION AND RESEARCH IN LEISURE AND RECREATION (3)
Prerequisite: REC 1000, 2000 and Math elective.
Overview of research concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques relevant to recreation and leisure services. Emphasis on program evaluation and needs assessment. Exploration of current research, development of a research proposal, and participation in the design and implementation of a class research project.
5540/354 SEMINAR AND METHODS FOR RECREATION /FIELD (3)
Prerequisite: REC 1000, 2000, 2200 and ENG 1240 or 1280 or consent of department.
Introduction to field experience including techniques, methods and practices used. Exposure to practical application issues and trends in various recreation setting via readings, site visits, field work (fifty hours), guest speakers and interaction with practitioners. Identification of potential field work sites. Development of portfolio. Credit cannot be given for both REC 297 and 5540.
5750/375 FIELD EXPERIENCE AND COMMUNITY RECREATION/PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT /FIELD (9)
Prerequisite: REC 5540 and consent of department.
Supervised professional field work experience plus additional requirements. Provides opportunity for practical application of classroom theory in professional field work. Experience in recreation planning, leadership, supervision, and program evaluation. Five full days including seminar for 16 weeks. No other course may be taken during the semester this course is taken. Credit not given for both REC 298 and 5750.
5850/385/395 ADVENTURE CHALLENGE EDUCATION IN RECREATION AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3)
Use of a variety of leisure education environments for teaching and leading group activities in physical education and recreation, emphasizing trust, cooperation, problem solving, and physically challenging experiences.
5980/398 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LEISURE AND RECREATION (1-3)
Selected issues and problems that have contemporary significance in leisure and recreation. May be repeated for credit. (A maximum of three hours may be applied to the master’s degree.)
5990/399 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN LEISURE AND RECREATION (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.
In-depth study to develop greater competency in a specific learning area or specific topic. In cooperation with the instructor, students arrange the focus and direction of the arranged activities. This course may also serve to assist the student in improving areas of deficiency.
The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) the College of Education (COE) offers a number of courses for the secondary teaching options in each of the following content area designations at the undergraduate level. Course descriptions and program information are available in the content majors sections of the catalog. The referenced Education (ED) courses are available above.
Course descriptions are listed in Graduate Special Education program section.
4092/092 ILLINOIS SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER CERTIFICATION REVIEW /15 (1)
5301/301 CHARACTERISTICS OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN /FIELD (3)
5303/303 TEACHING STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS /FIELD (2)
5304/304 SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND THE CLASSROOM TEACHER (3)