Errata  2016-2017 University Catalog Publications

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Student Identity Verification Process

The verification of student’s identity begins at the time of admission or initial course registration. When the student is initially accepted at CSU, a unique BANNER user Id is created for the student. The Identity and Access Management (IAM) system creates a new profile for the student. Students claim their account on an online system. During the account claiming process, students are required to enter their Student Id Number, Date of Birth and last name. This process allows the student to setup their own passwords which expire every 150 days.
Students are required to change or reset their passwords using the online system only. The Information Technology Department (ITD) assists students in resetting passwords if needed. Access to the Course Management System is through Cougar Connect and requires the use of the student’s username and password. Data transmission of login information is secured using standard encryption technologies. Students are given information regarding best practices related to setting up and maintaining the security of passwords on the IAM screen. Instructions to claim accounts and password resets, click here.

The user account setup using this online IAM system can be used to access the following online resources at CSU:

  1. Computers in the CSU domain
  2. Cougar Connect (Intranet)
  3. Moodle Course Management System
  4. Course Evaluation
  5. Email
  6. Online Courses 

The United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act, Public Law 110-315, requires colleges to establish policies to ensure that a student who registers in an online course is the same student who participates in and completes the program and receives academic credit for the course. When Chicago State University students enroll in an online course, their participation in the course is restricted to using the Moodle Course Management System which requires a secure login and password to enter.

Elementary Education

Department: Elementary and Middle Level Education

Chairperson: Margaret Kelly 

Faculty: Douglas Lia and Chyrese Wolf


BS Ed in Elementary Education

Elementary Education – Non-Teaching Option+ State of Illinois Type 03 Licensure (Grades 1-6) 

Content Designation for Elementary Education (ELED)

Completion of the Elementary and Middle Level Education programs qualify students for an Initial Type 03 (1-6) Illinois Elementary. Additional endorsements are possible during the program. Licensure requires the successful completion of the Illinois Certification Test of Academic Proficiency, Elementary/Middle Grades (1-6), and ed TPA portfolio. The Elementary Education and Middle Level Programs are by the standards of the Association for Childhood Education International, the Association for Middle Level Education, and meet Illinois State Board of Education standards in elementary education.

Our Mission

The mission of the Elementary and Middle Level programs is to develop licensed teaching professionals who are pedagogically prepared with the content knowledge and skills to teach diverse populations. This mission aligns with, and supports the missions of the University and College of Education.

Our Vision

We will provide rich and relevant experiences that will result in professionals who positively affect the lives of children and contribute to the profession through research and practice.

Our Values We value

  • The dignity and unique talents of all children;
  • Personal, professional, and academic integrity;
  • A global perspective; and a
  • Commitment to service.

Elementary Education General Requirements

  • Students are responsible for meeting the program and College requirements in effect at the time they officially register in a teacher education program leading to licensure at Chicago State University, regardless of when they were admitted to the university.
  •  Admission to the program is contingent upon good academic standing and acceptance by the department.
  • Admission to the College of Education is required prior to registration in any professional education courses other than ED 1500, 1520, 2000, 4312; ELED 3010; PE 2040; PSYC 2020; S ED 4301; and READ 3700.
  • A one-credit-hour review course for the Illinois Teacher Licensure Test in Elementary/Middle Grades (K-9) is strongly encouraged before applying to student teaching.
  •  All student teachers will demonstrate they have met the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards, including mastery of the content knowledge as evidenced by a passing score on the Illinois Licensure Content Area Test in Elementary(1-6). Students must submit proof of passing the licensure test to the Office of Field Placement before they will be allowed to apply to student teach. In addition, all candidates must pass the ed TPA portfolio before completing student teaching.
  • All degree requirements must be completed within six years.

Note: Candidates must abide by all College policies stated in this catalog, unless exceptions or adherence to higher expectations are noted in program documentation.

General Requirements

Students must complete 127-128 credit hours in the following:

  • General Education - 57 credit hours
  • Area of Concentration - 12 credit hours
  • Professional Education - 58 credit hours

Specific Requirements
General Education (54 credit hours)
Composition / 6 credit hours
ENG 1270 and 1280.

Humanities / 12 credit hours

CMAT 1130; ENG 1260; ART 2600; MUS 1134.

Foreign Language / 6 credit hours in a single foreign language.

Natural Sciences / 9 credit hours

BIOL 1510; PH S 1100 and PH S 1140. At least one course must be a laboratory course.

Social Sciences / 15 credit hours

HIST 1310; POL 1010; GEOG 1000 or 1100; PSYC 1100 and 2040. (PSYC 2040 requires a grade of B or above.)

Mathematics /9 credit hours

MATH 1010, 1020, 1200.

Area of Concentration (12 credit hours)

Elementary education majors must complete 12 hour concentration in one of the following disciplines approved by their adviser: anthropology, biological sciences, computer science; computer applications, cultural geography; economics; English and language arts; fine arts (art and/or music and/or theater only); general science; history; linguistics; literacy and reading; mathematics; philosophy; physical sciences; political science; psychology; social studies; sociology; Spanish. Except for mathematics, nine credit hours must be in upper division courses. Minimum GPA of 2.5 required in area of concentration.

Professional Education (58 credit hours)

ED1500, 1520, 2000, 4100, 4312; PSYC 2020; PE 2040; S ED 4301 and 4303*; READ 3700, 4114*, 4160*; ELED 3010, 4111*, 4112*, 4110*, 4113*, 4115*, and 4116*.

The courses must be passed with at least a grade of C. Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 required in Professional Education course work.

* Restricted to students admitted to the College of Education.

Supportive Course (1 credit hour)
ELED 3092 (May not be counted for degree credit.)
*If student has not successfully completed Illinois Licensure Content Area Test in Elementary (1-6) he or she must take and pass ELED 3092.