2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Endorsements

Additional Endorsements may be added to Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary, Special Education, and PK-12 Licensure. 

Public Teacher Education Candidates are strongly recommended to add at least one endorsement to their Professional Educator License. The following endorsements are available at Concordia University Chicago. Be sure to check with the Program Coordinator regarding the required Illinois Licensure Content Tests.

English as a Second Language Endorsement

  • EDUC-4027 Assessment of Language Minority Students (spring)
  • EDUC-2050 Teaching in Diverse Classrooms (fall, spring)
  • EDUC-2700 Linguistics and Language Development for Diverse Learners (fall)
  • EDUC-2300 Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL (spring)
  • EDUC-4620 Teaching ESL (spring)
  • EDUC-4630 Methods and Materials for Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
  • 100 hours of field experience in ESL classrooms required.

Middle Grades Endorsements to be added for Majors below

Elementary Education Majors

To add Middle Grades Literacy, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)
  • EDMG-4900 Content & Methods for Middle Grades Literacy (3)
  • EDMG/EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in Content Area (3)
  • PSY-4125 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)

To add Middle Grades Math, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)
  • EDMG-4905 Content & Methods for Middle Grades Math (3)
  • EDMG/EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in Content Area (3)
  • PSY-4125 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
  • MAT-1820 Pre-Calculus (3)
  • MAT-2400 Calculus for Business and Life Sciences (3-4) OR MAT-2500 Calculus I
  • MAT-3700 College Geometry (3)
  • MAT-2000 Statistics (3)
  • Two additional Math courses above MAT-1820 (6)

To add Middle Grades Science, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)
  • EDMG-4907 Content & Methods for Middle Grades Science (3)
  • EDMG/EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in Content Area (3)
  • PSY-4125 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
  • EDUC-3400 Integrated Sciences; STEM (3)
  • Additional hours from the categories of Life, Physical and/or Earth sciences (10)

To add Middle Grades Social Sciences, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)
  • EDMG-4903 Content & Methods for Middle Grades Social Science (3)
  • EDMG/EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in Content Area (3)
  • PSY-4125 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
  • HIS-3210 History of Illinois (3)
  • Additional hours from the categories of: Economics, Geography, History, and/or Civics/Government in relation to Illinois, United States, and/or the world. (12)

To add Middle Grades PE, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)
  • EDMG-4901 Content and Methods for Middle Grades PE (3)
  • EDMG/EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in Content Area (3)
  • PSY-4110 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence (3)
  • PES-3200 - Principles and Perspectives 3 hours (3)
  • PES-3400 - Anatomy and Physiology 4 hours (4)
  • PES-3660 - Kinesiology OR PES 4410- Biomechanics 3 hours (3)
  • PES-4431 - Physical Growth and Motor Development 3 hours (3)
  • PES-4625 - Teaching Individual and Dual Sports 3 hours (3)
  • PES-4635 - Teaching Team Sports 3 hours (3)
  • PES-4640 – Dance (3) OR PES-1119 - Weight training 2 hours.

To add Middle Grades Music, add the following courses:

  • EDMG/EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in Content Area (3)
  • PSY-4125 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
  • MUS-2112 - Aural Skills I (3)
  • MUS-2113 - Music Theory I:Diatonic (3)
  • MUS-2121 - Aural Skills II (3)
  • MUS-3223 - History of Western (3) Music: 1750-1900 OR MUS-2203 Survey of Western Music (upon approval) (3)
  • MUSA- 2xxx Applied Lessons – Primary instrument - 4 semesters of half-hour lessons (.5 credit per semester) OR MUSA 2235 Applied Voice (2 semesters at .5 credit per semester) If a voice is primary instrument then choose keyboard
  • MUSE 3xxx  Ensemble (2 semesters of half-hour lessons (.5 credits per semester)  (Schola Cantorum, Kapelle, Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra) OR MUSA-2205 Applied Piano (2 semesters of half hour lessons (.5 credits  per semester).  Must pass Piano Proficiency Part A. 
  • Technique Classes (Choose one track – Choral or Band) (2)
    • MUS-2402 Vocal Techniques
  • Band:  Instrumental Techniques (not major instrument)             
    • Brass – 1 hour
      • MUS-1441 (or) MUS-1451
    • Reeds – 1 hour
      • MUS-1421 (or) MUS-1431
    •  Program Repertoire courses (Choose either Choral or Band) (2)
  • MUS-4882 Instrumental Program & Repertoire OR MUS-4482 Choral Program & Repertoire
  • MUS-3883 Basic Conducting
  • MUS-4412 Music Methodologies           

EDUC-4980 Student Teaching Internship: Major and Focus Program

Secondary Education Candidates

Secondary English Education candidates:

To add Middle Grades Literacy, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)
  • EDMG-4900 Content & Methods for Middle Grades Literacy (3)

Secondary Math Education candidates:

To add Middle Grades Math, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)
  • EDMG-4905 Content & Methods for Middle Grades Math (3)
  • MAT-1411 Math for Teachers: Numbers and Measurement (3)

Secondary Biology/Chemistry Education candidates:

To add Middle Grades Science, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)
  • EDUC-3400 Integrated Sciences: STEM (3)

Secondary Social Science/History Education candidates:

To add Middle Grades Social Sciences, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)

Secondary PE Education candidates:        

To add Middle Grades PE, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)

Secondary Visual Arts candidates:

To add Middle Grades Art, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000 Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy (3)
  • EDUC-4980 Student Teaching Internship: Major and Focus Program

Special Education Candidates

To add Middle Grades Math, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-4905 Content & Methods for Middle Grades Math (3)
  • MAT-1820 Pre-Calculus (4)
  • MAT-2400 Calculus for Business and Life Sciences (3-4) or  MAT-2500 Calculus I
  • MAT-3700 College Geometry (3)
  • MAT-2000 Statistics (3)
  • Three additional Math courses above MAT-1820 (9)

To add Middle Grades Science, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-4907/EDSC-4618 Content & Methods for Middle Grades/Secondary Science (3)
  • EDUC-3400 Integrated Sciences; STEM (3)
  • Additional hours from the categories of Life, Physical and/or Earth sciences (10)

To add Middle Grades Social Sciences, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-4903/EDSC-4619 Content & Methods for MG/Secondary Social Sciences (3)
  • GEO-1200 World Geography: Cultural Patterns (3)
  • HIS-1200 History of American People to 1877 (3)
  • HIS-1250 History of American People since 1877 (3)
  • HIS-3210 History of Illinois (3)

Additional hours from the categories of: Economics, Geography, History, and/or Civics/Government in relation to Illinois, United States, and/or the world. (6)

To add Middle Grades PE, add the following courses:

  • EDSC-4900 Content & Methods for Middle Grades/Secondary PE (3)
  • PES-3200 - Principles and Perspectives (3)
  • PES-3400 - Anatomy and Physiology (4)
  • PES-3660 - Kinesiology OR PES 4410- Biomechanics (3)
  • PES-4431 - Physical Growth and Motor Development (3)
  • PES-4625 - Teaching Individual and Dual Sports (3)
  • PES-4635 - Teaching Team Sports (3)
  • PES-4640 – Dance (3) OR PES-1119 - Weight training - 2 hours

To add Middle Grades Music, add the following courses:

  • EDMG/EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in Content Area (3)
  • PSY-4125 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
  • MUS-2112 - Aural Skills I (3)
  • MUS-2113 - Music Theory I:Diatonic(3)
  • MUS-2121 - Aural Skills II (3)
  • MUS-3223 - History of Western (3) Music: 1750-1900 OR
  • MUS-2203 Survey of Western Music (upon approval) (3)
    • Applied Study  

MUSA-2xxx Applied Lessons – Primary instrument - 4 semesters of half-hour lessons (.5 credit) OR MUSA-2235 Applied Voice (2 semesters at .5 credit per semester). If a voice is primary instrument then choose keyboard

MUSE-3xxx  Ensemble (2 semesters @ .5 credits)  (Schola Cantorum, Kapelle, Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra) OR MUSA-2205 Applied Piano (2 semesters at .5 per semester).  Must pass Piano Proficiency Part A

Technique Classes (Choose one track – Choral or Band) (2)

  • MUS-2402 Vocal Techniques

Band:  Instrumental Techniques (not major instrument)            

  • Brass – 1 hour
  • MUS-1441 (or) MUS-1451
  • Reeds – 1 hour
  • MUS-1421 (or)
  • MUS-1431

Program Repertoire courses (Choose either Choral or Band) (2)

  • MUS-4882 Instrumental Program & Repertoire OR MUS-4482 Choral Program & Repertoire
  • MUS-3883 Basic Conducting
  • MUS-4412 Music Methodologies          

EDUC-4980 Student Teaching Internship: Major and Focus Programs

Special Education Endorsement

  • EDUC-2090 Characteristics and Instruction of Exceptional Learners (3 credit hours)

Must be taken concurrently in the Fall:

  • EDSP-4751 Characteristics of Students with Special Needs: High Incidence (4 credit hours)
  • EDSP-4752 Instructional Strategies and Curricular Adaptations for Students with Special Needs: High Incidence (4 credit hours)
  • EDSP-4754 Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities (3 credit hours)

Must be taken concurrently in the Spring:

  • EDSP-4761 Characteristics of Students with Special Needs: Low Incidence (4 credit hours)
  • EDSP-4762 Instructional Strategies and Curricular Adaptations for Students with Special Needs: Low Incidence (4 hours)

Passage of the Illinois Learning Behaviorist Specialist 1 (LBS1) Content test (#155)