Degree and Non-degree for Licensed Teachers

Degree and non-degree programs for licensed teachers admission requires: Initial, Standard or Master Illinois Teacher Endorsement; ICTBS passing test scores; minimum of three (3) months teaching experience as a licensed teacher and a GPA of 3.0 (2.75 for conditional admission) in last 60 hours at time of admission to Master's Degree Program.

Non-Degree Subsequent (FOCUS) Early Childhood Education Endorsement for Licensed Teachers
Required Courses and Prerequisites
S ED 5301, Characteristics of the Exceptional Child and any Apt Test
DisciplineCourse NumberCredit HoursCourse TitleField HoursPrerequisite
ECH50013History & Philosophy of Early Childhood Ed.NoneConsent of the Department
ECH50203The Young Child15Consent of the Department
ECH53203Curriculum for Pre School/ PrimaryNoneConsent of the Department
ECH50093Speech/ Language DevelopmentNoneConsent of the Department
ECH51503Child, Family, Community RelationsNoneConsent of the Department
ECH51703Nutrition, Health and Safety of the Young ChildNoneConsent of the Department
ECH51804Pre-Primary Methods20Consent of the Department
ECH53194Primary Methods20Consent of the Department
ECH51203Reading/Language Arts of the Young Child15Consent of the Department
ECEE54623Field Practicum100Consent of the Department
Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education
Subsequent (FOCUS) Early Childhood Endorsement for Licensed Teachers
Required Courses and Prerequisites for Endorsement
S ED 5301, Characteristics of the Exceptional Child and any Apt Test
DisciplineCourse NumberCredit HoursCourse TitleField HoursPrerequisite
ECH50013History & Philosophy of Early Childhood Ed.NoneConsent of the Department
ECH50203The Young Child15Consent of the Department
ECH53203Curriculum for Pre School/ PrimaryNoneConsent of the Department
ECH50093Speech/ Language DevelopmentNoneConsent of the Department
ECH51503Child, Family, Community RelationsNoneConsent of the Department
ECH51703Nutrition, Health and Safety of the Young ChildNoneConsent of the Department
ECH51804Pre-Primary Methods20Consent of the Department
ECH53194Primary Methods20Consent of the Department
ECH51203Reading/Language Arts of the Young Child15Consent of the Department
ECEE54623Field Practicum100Consent of the Department
**************Completion Requirements Master's Degree***********
DisciplineCourse NumberCredit HoursCourse TitleField HoursPrerequisite
ECH52703Cognitive Development TheoryNoneConsent of the Department
ECH59603Foundations of Ed. ResearchNoneConsent of the Department
ECEE54663Master's ThesisNoneConsent of the Department