Elementary Education

The Elementary Education Program prepares candidates to teach in grades 1 through 6. Completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares candidates to obtain an Illinois Professional Educators License with an endorsement in Elementary Education and a Reading Teacher Endorsement. The Elementary Education Program consists of general education and professional education courses that address requirements for graduation and the State of Illinois requirements for licensure.

University General Education and Illinois State Board of Education Coursework Requirements

The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following subject specific content coursework for a Professional Educator License with Elementary Education and Reading Teacher Endorsements. These courses also fulfill many of the General Education Requirements listed above.

Sequence of Professional Education Courses

Freshman I and II

  • EDU 103: Professional Educators Seminar I (0)
  • EDU 104: Professional Educators Seminar II (0)
  • EDU 171: Introduction to the Elementary Education edTPA (0)

Sophomore I and II

  • EDU 105: Professional Educators Seminar III (0)
  • EDU 172: Task 1 Elementary Education edTPA (0)
  • EDU 110: Introduction to Educational Technology (2)
  • EDU 206: Elementary Mentoring Seminar I (.5)
  • EDU 173: Task 2 Elementary Education edTPA (0)
  • EDU 205: Child Growth and Development (3)
  • EDUL 211: Sophomore II FE Block (.5)
  • EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher (3)
  • EDU 282: Reading Informational Text in the Content Areas (3)
  • EDU 364: Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3) OR EDU 366: Methods of Teaching English in a Bilingual Program (3)

Junior I and II

  • EDU 207: Elementary Mentoring Seminar II (.5)
  • EDU 174: Task 3 Elementary Education edTPA (0)
  • EDU 200: Introduction to the Profession of Teaching (3)
  • EDU 242: Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making (3)
  • EDU 318: Foundations & Methods of Literacy & Language Arts (3)
  • EDUL 221: Junior I FE Block (1)
  • EDU 208: Elementary Mentoring Seminar III (.5)
  • EDU 175: Task 4 Elementary Education edTPA (0)
  • EDU 243: Principles and Methods of Teaching Science, Health and PE in the Elementary School (2)
  • EDU 244: Principles and Methods of Teaching Social Science and the Arts in the Elementary School (2)
  • EDU 385: Developing Proficient Readers: Instruction, Support, Materials and Resources for the Core Curriculum (3)
  • EDU 339: Managing the Elementary Classroom:Behavior Management and Instructional Planning (3)
  • EDU 284: Teaching Writing across the Curriculum (2)
  • EDUL 231: Junior II FE Block (1)

Senior I and II

  • EDU 383: Supporting Struggling Readers in the Regular Classroom Setting: Instruction, Support, Materials and Resources for the Supplemental Curriculum (3)
  • EDU 343: Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Problems (3)
  • EDU 336: Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom (3)
  • EDUP 395: Literacy Practicum (2)
  • EDUP 389: Mathematics Practicum (1)
  • EDU 322: Elementary Level Student Teaching I (3)
  • EDU 332: Elementary Level Seminar in Teaching and Learning I (1)
  • EDU 350: Elementary Level Student Teaching II (9)
  • EDU 345: Elementary Level Seminar in Teaching and Learning II (3)
   

 

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