2022-2023 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-4027Assessment of Language Minority Students3
EDUC-2050Teaching in Diverse Classrooms3
EDUC-2700Linguistics and Language Development for Diverse Learners3
EDUC-2300Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL Students3
EDUC-4620Teaching ESL3
EDUC-4630Mtds & Mat Tchg Cult & Lng Div3
100 hours of field experience in ESL classrooms is required.

Middle Grades Endorsements to be added for Majors below

Elementary Education Majors

To add Middle Grades Literacy, add the following courses:

EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3
EDMG-4900Content and Methods for Middle Grades Literacy3
EDMG-4220Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas3
or EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
PSY-2125Child and Adolescent Psychology3

To add Middle Grades Math, add the following courses:

  • EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3
    EDMG-4905Content and Methods for Middle Grades Math3
    EDMG-4220Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas3
    or EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
    PSY-2125Child and Adolescent Psychology3
    MAT-1820Pre-Calculus3
    MAT-2400Calculus for Business and Life Sciences3
    or MAT-2500 Calculus I
    MAT-3700College Geometry3
    MAT-2000Statistics3
    2 additional MATH courses above MAT-18206

To add Middle Grades Science, add the following courses:

EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3
EDMG-4907Content and Methods for Middle Grades Science3
or EDSC-4618 Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Science
EDMG-4220Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas3
or EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
PSY-2125Child and Adolescent Psychology3
EDUC-3400Integrated Sciences – STEM3
Additional hours from the categories of Life, Physical and/or Earth sciences 10

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

EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3
EDMG-4903Content and Methods for Middle Grades Social Science3
EDMG-4220Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas3
or EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
PSY-2125Child and Adolescent Psychology3
HIS-2800A History of Illinois3
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-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3
EDSC-4900Content & Methods: Teaching PE Middle/Secondary3
EDMG-4220Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas3
or EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
PSY-2125Child and Adolescent Psychology3
PES-3200Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science3
PES-3400Applied Anatomy and Physiology4
PES-4110Fitness Activities and Technology2
PES-4431Physical Growth/Motor Development3
PES-4625Teaching Individual and Dual Sports Activities3
PES-4635Teaching Team Sport Activities3
PES-4640Teaching Dance Activities2
or PES-1119 Weight Training and Cardiovascular Activities

To add Middle Grades Music, add the following courses:

EDMG-4220Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas3
or EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
PSY-2125Child and Adolescent Psychology3
MUS-2112Aural Skills I2
MUS-2113Music Theory I: Diatonic3
MUS-2121Aural Skills II1
MUS-3223History of Western Music 1750-19003
or MUS-2203 Survey of Western Music
Applied Study
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)
Choral
MUS-2402Vocal Techniques for Music Educators2
Band: Instrumental Techniques ( not major instrument)
Brass
MUS-1441Instrumental Techniques: Upper Brass1
or MUS-1451 Instrumental Techniques: Lower Brass
Reeds
MUS-1421Instrumental Techniques: Single Reed1
or MUS-1431 Instrumental Techniques: Double Reeds and Flutes
Program Repertoire courses (Choose either Choral or Band)
MUS-4882Instrumental Program and Repertoire2
or MUS-4482 The Choral Program and Repertoire
MUS-3883Basic Conducting3
MUS-4412Methodologies of Music Learning2
Major and Focus Program
EDUC-4980Stdnt Tchng Intrnshp15

Secondary Education Candidates

To add Middle Grades Literacy, add the following courses:

EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3
EDMG-4900Content and Methods for Middle Grades Literacy3

Secondary Math Education Candidates:

To add Middle Grades Math, add the following courses:

EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3
EDMG-4905Content and Methods for Middle Grades Math3
MAT-1411Mathematics for Teachers: Number and Measurement3

Secondary Biology/Chemistry Education candidates:

To add Middle Grades Science, add the following courses:

EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3
EDUC-3400Integrated Sciences – STEM3

Secondary Social Science/History Education candidates:

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

EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3

Secondary PE Education candidates:        

To add Middle Grades PE, add the following courses:

EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3

Secondary Visual Arts candidates:

To add Middle Grades Art, add the following courses:

EDMG-3000Middle Grades: Development and Philosophy3
EDUC-4980Stdnt Tchng Intrnshp15

Special Education Candidates

To add Middle Grades Math, add the following courses:

EDMG-4905Content and Methods for Middle Grades Math3
MAT-1820Pre-Calculus3
MAT-2000Statistics3
MAT-2400Calculus for Business and Life Sciences3
or MAT-2500 Calculus I
MAT-3700College Geometry3
Plus 3 additional MAT courses above MAT-18209

To add Middle Grades Science, add the following courses:

EDMG-4907Content and Methods for Middle Grades Science3
or EDSC-4618 Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Science
EDUC-3400Integrated Sciences – STEM3
Additional hours from the categories of Life, Physical and/or Earth sciences 10

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

EDMG-4903Content and Methods for Middle Grades Social Science3
or EDSC-4619 Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Social Science
GEO-1200World Geography: Culture Patterns3
HIS-1200History of the American People to 18773
HIS-1250History of the American People since 18773
HIS-2800A History of Illinois3
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-4900Content & Methods: Teaching PE Middle/Secondary3
PES-3200Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science3
PES-3400Applied Anatomy and Physiology4
PES-3660Kinesiology3
or PES-4410 Biomechanics
PES-4431Physical Growth/Motor Development3
PES-4625Teaching Individual and Dual Sports Activities3
PES-4635Teaching Team Sport Activities3
PES-4640Teaching Dance Activities2
or PES-1119 Weight Training and Cardiovascular Activities

To add Middle Grades Music, add the following courses:

EDMG-4220Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas3
or EDSC-4220 Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
PSY-2125Child and Adolescent Psychology3
MUS-2112Aural Skills I2
MUS-2113Music Theory I: Diatonic3
MUS-2121Aural Skills II1
MUS-3223History of Western Music 1750-19003
or MUS-2203 Survey of Western Music
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-2402Vocal Techniques for Music Educators2
Band: Instrumental Techniques (not major instrument)
Brass-1 hour
MUS-1441Instrumental Techniques: Upper Brass1
or MUS-1451 Instrumental Techniques: Lower Brass
Reeds
MUS-1421Instrumental Techniques: Single Reed1
or MUS-1431 Instrumental Techniques: Double Reeds and Flutes
Program Repertoire courses (Choose either Choral or Band) (2)
MUS-4882Instrumental Program and Repertoire2
or MUS-4482 The Choral Program and Repertoire
MUS-3883Basic Conducting3
MUS-4412Methodologies of Music Learning2
Major and Focus Programs
EDUC-4980Stdnt Tchng Intrnshp15

     Special Education Endorsement

EDUC-2090Characteristics and Instruction of Exceptional Learners3

Must be taken concurrently in the Fall:

EDSP-4751Characteristics of Students with Special Needs: High Incidence4
EDSP-4752Instructional Strategies and Curriculum Adaptations for Student with Special Needs: High Incidence4
EDSP-4754Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities3

Must be taken concurrently in the Spring:

EDSP-4761Characteristics of Students with Special Needs: Low Incidence4
EDSP-4762Instructional Strategies and Curriculum Adaptations for Student with Special Needs: Low Incidence4

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