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Education (ED) Course Offerings

0910/091 LANGUAGE USAGE FOR TEACHERS (2)

Emphasis is on helping prospective teachers develop adequate classroom oral language skills. Credit does not count toward graduation.

0930/093 BASIC MATHEMATICS FOR TEACHERS (1-3)

Review of basic mathematics skills for mathematics portion of the state examination in basic skills for teacher certification. One semester hour covers 1-2 objectives; two semester hours covers 3-4 objectives; three semester hours covers 5-7 objectives. Credit does not count toward graduation.

0940/094 BASIC GRAMMAR FOR TEACHERS (1-3)

Review of basic grammar skills for grammar portion of state examination in basic skills for teacher certification. One semester hour covers 1-3 objectives; two semester hours cover 4-6 objectives; three semester hours cover 7-8 objectives. Credit does not count toward graduation.

1092/092 ILLINOIS TEACHER CERTIFICATION REVIEW (1)

Preparation of prospective teachers for Illinois certification examination. Emphasis on familiarizing students with the nature, structure, format, and content of the examination in the areas of basic skills (reading, writing, grammar, and math) and appropriate content area tests. Credit does not count toward graduation.

1500 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SEMINAR (3)

Introduction to the expectations of the university and the College of Education.  Emphasis on effective study skills and test-taking strategies, identification and exploration of campus resources, professional organizations, and education as a profession.  Introduction to basic technology skills.  For all College of Education majors. 

1520/152 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING /FIELD (2)

Introduction to teacher roles in the metropolitan area, including special, middle school, and multicultural education. Supply and demand and other factors influencing teaching. Teaching competencies. Evaluation of interest and abilities and planning for a professional career. Ten clock hours of observation in schools and communities. Credit will be given for only one of the following: ED 1520, ELCF 1520, or C&I 152.

2000/200 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION / FIELD (3)

Prerequisite: BIL 1450 or ELCF 1520 or PE 2010.

Historical and philosophical influences in the organization of American public education. Contemporary development including special, middle school, and multicultural education. Ten clock hours of field experience. IAI: EED 901, SED 901, SPE 911 Credit will be given for only one of the following: ED 2000, ELCF 2000, or C&I 200.

4100 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE CLASSROOM (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education.

Assessment techniques for the classroom teacher including formative and summative assessments, connecting assessments to standards, rubric building, and theories associated with alternative assessment.

4304/304 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.

4311/311 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.

4312/312 TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of university placement exams in reading and English, and ELCF1520, or consent of the department.

Provides an overview of the use of the microcomputer in education. The focus will be hands-on experience with teacher support software and educational software using PC and Apple hardware. Students may not receive credit for both ED 4312 and ED 210.

4440/344 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 will be given for only one of the following: ED 4440, ELCF 4440, or ED 440.

4500/353 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN SECONDARY EDUCATION LECTURE /FIELD (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education; ELCF 2000/200; PSYC 2040/204; Concurrent enrollment in READ 4100.

Principles and methods of secondary and middle school education, including unit plans, lesson plans, and behavioral objectives. Multicultural nature of society and its impact on teaching. Exceptional children in regular classrooms. Twenty-five clock hours of classroom aiding and tutoring. Credit will be given for only one of the following: ED 4500, ELCF 4500, or C&I 252.

4610/361 EDUCATIONAL ISSUES IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY (3)

Control of schools, relevance of curriculum, teacher qualifications, and Black self-concept, achievement, and intelligence.

4820/382 EDUCATION FUNDAMENTALS FOR 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.

4980 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.

4988 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.

4999/398 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATION (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Educational problems that have a high degree of contemporary significance.