• EDUC 225 Education and Social Justice (CSI)

    Critical examination of the social, cultural, political and economic forces that influence school policies and practices. Analysis of the challenges and opportunities teachers confront as they respond to the needs of all students and the lived experience of social class, gender, race, ethnicity, linguistic difference, ability, and/ or sexual orientation. . Required field experience (20-25 hours). No prerequisites.

  • EDUC 255 Child Study and Assessment (WI)

    Developmental theory, research, and assessment of school-age children and adolescents. Individual differences in student learning and development. Case study, observational, and narrative assessment. Required field experience (20-25 hours). Prerequisite: EDUC 225

  • EDUC 257 The Exceptional Child (US)

    The characteristics and assessment of, and methods of instruction for, students with disabilities, and the gifted within a range of cross-categorical placements. Inclusion, individualized education plans, and universal design. The historical and legal evolution of special education, the rights of families, and the responsibilities of teachers. The lived experience of students defined as disabled and the social construction of disability. Working with and establishing partnerships with professionals and parents of children with exceptionalities. Field trips or field placement in inclusive or special education classrooms. Prerequisite: EDUC 255 or MUS 132

  • EDUC 260 Middle School Philosophy

    Required course for middle grades endorsement. The cognitive and psychosocial issues of early adolescence, and their implications for grades 5-8 organization, curriculum, professional collaboration, and family engagement. Required field experience (20 hours).Prerequisite: EDUC 255

  • EDUC 271 Teaching & Learning with Technology K-12

    Educational technologies and their applications in K-12 classrooms, including instruction, assessment, and research. Attention to technological skills, trends, and curricular pedagogical and ethical issues involved in the use of technology in schools. Prerequisite: EDUC 225 or permission of instructor

  • EDUC 272 Child and Adolescent Literature (LIT) 

    Exploration of child and adolescent literature through critical analyses of themes, characters, voice, and narratives. Emphasis on multicultural and social justice perspectives and the uses of literature to illuminate and inform human experiences. Counts toward the child and family studies concentration in the Educational Studies interdisciplinary major and toward the reading endorsement for licensure candidates. Prerequisite:  Educ 255 or permission of the instructor. Offered each May Term. 

  • EDUC 276 Environmental Education for Youth

    Environmental education (EE) is at the heart of efforts to cultivate an appreciation of the natural world, raise environmental consciousness, and solve environmental problems. Future teachers, environmental advocates, and other community and youth leaders will consider the philosophies, theories, and history of EE and their implications for environmental education with youth in formal and informal settings. Local field trips to nature centers and other area sites. No prerequisites.

  • EDUC 301 Social Studies Inquiry and Democratic Learning Environments

    Inquiry-based approach to integrated social studies curriculum and pedagogy. Emphasis on creating socially just, culturally and linguistically responsive, democratic, and inclusive classroom communities and curriculum. Introduction to interdisciplinary, differentiated instructional planning and delivery aligned with Common Core/Illinois learning standards. Required field experience (35 hours concurrent with EDUC 303 and 305). Prerequistes: EDUC 255 and acceptance to the TEP

  • EDUC 303 Integrating Fine Arts Across the Curriculum

    Concepts, materials, and pedagogies in the visual and performing arts (music, theatre, and dance) throughout the elementary and middle school curriculum. Integrating fine arts across content areas to promote communication, inquiry, and engagement for developmentally and culturally diverse learners. Required field experience (35 hours concurrent with EDUC 301 and 305). Prerequistes: EDUC 225, 257,  and acceptance to the TEP

  • EDUC 305 Curriculum and Pedagogy across the Natural Sciences

    Instructional strategies for promoting and assessing scientific inquiry, thinking and reasoning, and literacy with elementary and middle school students. Attention to fundamental concepts and skills across life, physical, environmental, earth and space sciences. The integration of science learning across the curriculum and both local and global applications of scientific knowledge and skills.  Required field experience (35 hours concurrent with EDUC 301 and 303).   Prerequistes: EDUC 225, 257,  and acceptance to the TEP

  • EDUC 320 Foundations of Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication(1.5 units)

    Theory and practice addressing language, literacy, and reading instruction in the pre-K-8 classroom. Research-based instructional approaches for content literacy, alphabetic code, and language. Includes examination of materials, technologies, and assessments and their applications in a supportive literacy environment. Emphasis on interdisciplinary instruction and creating socially just curricula. Meets reading endorsement requirements for licensure candidates. Concurrent field placement. Prerequisites:  Acceptance to the TEP. Offered each fall.

  • EDUC 322 Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading

    In-depth treatment of assessment and diagnosis of reading disabilities grades K-12.  Uses and limitations of standardized, authentic, formal, and informal assessment measures and strategies.  Emphasis on nondiscriminatory assessment which takes into consideration the impact of disabilities, communication, culture, and primary language.  The interpretation of assessment information for diagnosing individual students’ reading.  Communicating diagnostic information to students and their parents.  Course counts towards the reading endorsement for licensure candidates.  Prerequisites:  Educ 320 or permission of instructor.  Offered each spring.

  • EDUC 323 Advanced Interventions for Struggling Readers

    Remedial reading instruction, support, materials, and resources for K-12 students with reading disabilities.  Development of individual educational plans (IEP) or response to intervention (RtI) plans, and the design, implementation, and evaluation of reading programs for small groups and individual students.  Strategies for multisensory instruction are emphasized.  Course counts towards the reading endorsement for licensure candidates.  Prerequisites:  Educ 320 and 322.  Offered each May Term.

  • EDUC 325 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Technology in K-8 Mathematics

    Constructivist approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics in grades K-8 with emphases on educational
    technologies, problem solving, reasoning and proof, representation, communication and interdisciplinary connections. Curricular planning, assessment, and research addressing the needs of all students to promote social justice. Required field experience (25 hours concurrent with Educ 320).  Prerequistes: C grades or better in Math 105 and 106 or equivalent, and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.  Refer to the TEP handbook and consult with instructor for prerequisite college algebra equivalents.

  • EDUC 351 Middle School Mathematics

    Curriculum and pedagogy in mathematics specific to middle grades 5-8. In-depth attention to grades 5-8 mathematics content, mathematical reasoning and problem solving and learning goals from a constructivist perspective. Required of elementary and secondary teacher education candidates seeking an endorsement to teach mathematics at the middle school level. May only take concurrently with Educ 325 or 362.  Prerequistes: EDUC 225 and 255,  and Math 106, 161, or 165

  • EDUC 360 Curriculum and Pedagogy in English and Foreign Language

    Curriculum development, pedagogical theory and practice in middle and high schools specific to literature, culture, and written and oral communication in English and Foreign Languages. Curriculum planning, instructional strategies, assessment, and creating positive learning environments responsive to the individual needs and abilities of all students. Required field experience (40-45 hours). Prerequisites: Acceptance into the TEP and four courses in the major. Taken semester prior to student teaching.

  • EDUC 361 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Social Science

    Curriculum development, pedagogical theory and practice in middle and high schools specific to social science with an emphasis on history, including teaching with primary sources. Curriculum planning, instructional strategies, assessment, and creating positive learning environments responsive to the individual needs and abilities of all students. Required field experience (40-45 hours).  Prerequisites: Acceptance into the TEP and four courses in the major. Taken semester prior to student teaching.

  • EDUC 362 Curriculum and Pedagogy in grades 6-12 Mathematics

    Curriculum development and pedagogical theory and practice in middle and high schools specific to Mathematics, emphasizing mathematical reasoning and problem solving, multiple representations, and technology integration from a constructivist perspective. Curriculum planning, instructional strategies, assessment, and creating positive learning environments responsive to the individual needs and abilities of all students. Required field experience (40-45 hours).  Prerequisites: Acceptance into the TEP and four courses in the major. Taken semester prior to student teaching.

  • EDUC 363 Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Natural Sciences

    Curriculum development and pedagogical theory and practice in middle and high schools in the Natural Sciences, with specific attention to Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Specific attention to scientific inquiry and reasoning, laboratory experiences and relevant technologies. Curriculum planning, implementation, assessment, and creating positive learning environments responsive to the individual needs and abilities of all students. Required field experience (40-45 hours).  Prerequisites: Acceptance into the TEP and four courses in the major. Taken semester prior to student teaching.

  • EDUC 365 Reading, Writing and Communication in the Content Areas

    Examination of the relationships among reading, writing, and oral communication and integrating each within content learning across the disciplines. The nature of reading; assessment of students' reading, writing and oral communication skills; the design of instructional approaches and best practices for developing academic vocabulary, comprehensive, and content knowledge based on research; and the selection of materials and texts to support content area literacy among diverse groups of K-12 students. Required field experience (15-20 hours). Prerequisites: EDUC 360, 361, 362, or 363 OR Mus 332, 333a, and 333b

  • EDUC 270 Special Topics in Educational Studies

    Focused exploration of varied topics relevant to Educational Studies. Topics vary each year. Course may be repeated if content is not duplicated. See current Program of Classes to determine if this course fulfills general education requirements. May count toward the interdisciplinary major or minor.

  • EDUC 370 Special Topics in Educational Studies

    Focused exploration of varied topics relevant to Educational Studies. Courses have include Children and Families with Special Needs, School and Community, Images of Children and Film, and Globalization and Youth Advocacy. Topics will vary each year. Course may be repeated if content is not duplicated. See current Program of Classes to determine if this course fulfills general education requirements. May count toward interdisciplinary major or minor.

  • EDUC 470 Special Topics in Educational Studies

    Focused exploration of varied topics relevant to Educational Studies. Topics vary each year. Course may be repeated if content is not duplicated. See current Program of Classes to determine if this course fulfills general education requirements. May count toward the interdisciplinary major or minor.

  • EDUC 372 English Language Learners

    Investigation of the needs and challenges faced by English language learners. Emphasis on understanding students from different cultures, theories of second language acquisition, ways to support English language developments, teaching academic content, and effectively engaging families of English Language Learners in the education process. Field placement in a bilingual school setting or in an adult E.S.L. class. Prerequisites: EDUC 225 and 255 or consent of instructor

  • EDUC 373 Education and International Development (CSI, W, G)

    Throughout the world, education has been viewed as an important means of improving people's lives. This assumption is examined and critiqued by analyzing educational policies and practices in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Specific topics include the educational treatment of girls, indigenous people, street children, child refugees, and child laborers. Also examined are the efforts to teach reformed child soldiers and children who are, or whose parents are, HIV positive.

  • EDUC 385 Travel Seminar

    Travel with a faculty member and fellow students. Includes independent projects, daily journal, and field trips to schools, cultural centers, museums, and/or other sites of interest. May be repeated if itinerary is different.

  • EDUC 490 Student Teaching Seminar

    Creating socially just, democratic, culturally responsive and inclusive classroom communities. Parent-teacher relationships and professional collaboration. Self-study of teaching. Teacher Performance Assessment. Summer reading required prior to the start of the term. Prerequisites: acceptance to Student Teaching. Concurrent enrollment with student teaching (491, 492, 493, 494, 495).

  • EDUC 491 Student Teaching: Secondary English Language Arts

    Full time immersion and induction into the range of experiences associated with public school teaching at all levels of high school English, under the guidance and direction of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Teacher Performance Assessment portfolio. Chicago placement option. Concurrent enrollment in 490 required.

  • EDUC 492 Student Teaching: Secondary Social Science

    Full time immersion and induction into the range of experiences associated with public school teaching at all levels of high school core social science and designated history classes, under the guidance and direction of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Teacher Performance Assessment portfolio. Chicago placement option. Concurrent enrollment in 490 required.

  • EDUC 493 Student Teaching: Foreign Language

    Full time immersion and induction into the range of experiences associated with public school teaching at all levels of the high school foreign language classroom, under the guidance and direction of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Teacher Performance Assessment portfolio. Chicago placement option. Concurrent enrollment in 490 required.

  • EDUC 494 Student Teaching: Secondary Mathematics

    Full time immersion and induction into the range of experiences associated with public school teaching at all levels of the high school mathematics classroom, under the guidance and direction of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Teacher Performance Assessment portfolio. Chicago placement option. Concurrent enrollment in 490 required.

  • EDUC 495 Student Teaching: Secondary Science

    Full time immersion and induction into the range of experiences associated with public school teaching of core science and designated sciences (biology, chemistry, or physics), under the guidance and direction of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Teacher Performance Assessment portfolio. Chicago placement option. Concurrent enrollment in 490 required.

  • EDUC 496 Student Teaching: Elementary

    Full time immersion and induction into the range of experiences associated with public school teaching in grades kindergarten through eight, under the guidance and direction of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Teacher Performance Assessment portfolio. Chicago placement option. Concurrent enrollment in Educ 490 required.

  • EDUC 497-2 Internship in Reading

    Field placement focused on the specialized implementation of reading, assessment, and remedial reading instruction and support in the K-12 classroom. 150 hours with concurrent one hour weekly seminar and related assignments exploring the relationship between reading theory, research and practice. Completes state of Illinois reading endorsement requirements and the Reading concentration in Elementary Education.  Prerequisite: Educ 323 and permission of the instructor. Offered every spring.

  • EDUC 498 Educational Inquiry (WI)

    Capstone course revisiting social justice issues in education through student led and collaborative research within classroom, school, and community contexts, culminating in a public presentation. Includes extensive literature review. Prerequisites: EDUC 490 and 491, 92, 93, 94, 95 or 96 OR all other courses in the interdisciplinary major or minor (exception for 9th semester student teachers)

  • EDUC 350 Independent Study

    An opportunity for students to deepen their concepts of educational topics and issues not offered through regular courses, primarily through intensive library research. Arranged to meet individual needs. May be repeated if project is different.

  • EDUC 450 Independent Study

    An opportunity for students to deepen their concepts of educational topics and issues not offered through regular courses, primarily through intensive library research. Arranged to meet individual needs. May be repeated if project is different.

  • EDUC 397 Internship

    Individually designed field experience in an educational, community, or social service setting.

  • EDUC 497 Internship

    Individually designed field experience in an educational, community, or social service setting.