39 credit hours | 1–2 years
The endorsements embedded in this degree program and the degree itself include key elements that support a teacher’s skill, employability, and professional advancement. This program, unlike many other graduate degrees, is purposely designed to be practical. Every assignment asks teachers to take what they are learning, apply it in the classroom, and report the results.
Because of the practical nature of the courses, anyone enrolled in this program or any part of it must have access to a classroom. The program is focused on grab-and-use philosophy. Optimally students will be teachers in their own classrooms, but having classroom access will suffice.
Programs are aligned with Illinois licensure requirements. Residents of other states should check their state’s licensure requirements.
|ID 5001||Foundations for Integrative Thought in Education||3 hours|
|ID 5002||Foundations for Cultural Engagement in Education||3 hours|
|ED 5800||Characteristics and Identification of Learners with Disabilities||3 hours|
|ED 5830||Psychoeducational Assessment of Learners with Disabilities||3 hours|
|ED 5850||Methods of Teaching Learners with Disabilities||3 hours|
Successful completion of these courses, in addition to a Special Education course that most teachers take in their undergraduate or graduate programs, will enable the licensed teacher to apply to the Illinois State Board of Education for an LBS1 endorsement.
|ED 5580||Cultural Diversity in the American Classroom||3 hours|
|ED 6400||Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language||3 hours|
|ED 6420||Linguistics for the Classroom Teacher||3 hours|
|ED 6450||Assessment of Learners who are Bilingual||3 hours|
|ED 6470||Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language||3 hours|
|ED 7410||Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language||3 hours|
Successful completion of these courses will enable the licensed teacher to apply to the Illinois State Board of Education for an ESL endorsement.
|ED 5550||Differentiating Instruction for All Learners||3 hours|
|ED 6300||Differentiating Instruction for Learners who are Gifted||3 hours|
Courses rotate every semester. Follow this link to our student portal to view upcoming course offerings: