Teacher Education Candidates
General education requirements for elementary, secondary, and K-12 foreign language certification candidates are the same as those outlined for all students in the College of Liberal Arts, with one exception: Elementary certification candidate majors generally take Math 105 and 106, Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers to meet the formal reasoning requirement.
Elementary candidates pursuing a minor or middle school endorsement in mathematics may instead enroll in one of the following calculus sequences: Math 161 and Math 162, or Math 165 and Math 166. Those who have successfully completed the full calculus sequence in high school are recommended to take Math 165 and 166. Student who drop the minor, however, will then need to take the 105/106 sequence.
In addition to selecting general education and elective courses which emphasize social justice issues (see below), elementary certification candidates are strongly encouraged to obtain disciplinary breadth with respect to the required ISBE content area standards (social science, English language arts, fine arts, natural science, and mathematics). Your content knowledge across these disciplines will be tested by ISBE as a pre-requisite to student teaching.
All candidates are strongly advised to take a minimum of four courses in general education that address the teacher education mission, Teacher Scholars for Social Justice. The table below is an incomplete list of recommended courses.
Consult with your advisor prior to registration.
|CHEM /ENST 130||X|
|EDUC 370 Songs of Struggle & Joy||X||X|
|EDUC 370 Images of Children & Education in Film||X|
|EDUC 373/INST 373||X||X||X|
|ENGL 170 Third World Women||X||X|
|ENST/ CHEM 135||X|
|ENST/ HIST 248||X||X|
|ENST / PSCI 260*||X||X|
|ENST 270: Toxic Threats to Reproduction & Child Development||X|
|ENST /PSCI 360||X||X||X|
|HIST 242, 249, 254, 255, 342, 343, 344||X||X|
|SOC 222, 230||X||X|
*11-12: No longer offered.
Additional courses may be approved; consult with your advisor regarding options.