2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Elementary Education (EDEL)

EDEL-3500: Content & Methods for Elementary Literacy (3 hours)

Elementary (1-6) literacy standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment for diverse classrooms, including English language learners, and students with special needs. Teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening conventions and processes. Emphasis on teaching literacy in content areas. Field Experience required. Fee required. Prerequisites: EDUC-2500 Foundations of Literacy and Admission to College of Education Teacher Candidacy. Clinical field experience required. Prerequisite: C- or higher in EDUC-2500. Co-requisites: EDEL-4901, EDEL-4902, EDEL-4903, and EDEL-4922.

EDEL-4901: Content & Methods for Elementary Art (3 hours)

Foundations of elementary (1-6) art and integration of inquiry, creative thinking, and problem-solving. Art standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment for diverse classrooms, including English language learners and students with special needs. This course must be taken concurrently with Elementary Methods Block 1: Social Science, Music, and Art. Field experience: Required. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the College of Education. Co-requisites: EDEL-3500, EDEL-4902, EDEL-4903, and EDEL-4922.

EDEL-4902: Content & Methods for Elementary Music (3 hours)

Foundations of elementary (1-6) music and integration of inquiry, creative thinking, and problem-solving. Music standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment for diverse classrooms, including English language learners, and students with special needs. This course must be taken concurrently with Elementary Methods Block 1: Social Science, Art, and Music. Field experience: Required. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education.

EDEL-4903: Content & Methods for Elementary Social Sciences (3 hours)

Foundations of elementary (1-6) social science (history, geography, economics, etc.) and the integration of inquiry, creative thinking and problem-solving. Illinois history in included in this course. Social science standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment for diverse classrooms, including English language learners, and students with special needs. This course must be taken concurrently with Elementary Methods Block I: Art, Music, and Social Science. Field experience required. Fee required. Prerequisite: C or higher in HIS-1200 or HIS-1250, GEO-1200 and Acceptance to the College of Education. Co-requisites: EDEL-3500, EDEL-4901, EDEL-4902 and EDEL-4922.

EDEL-4905: Content & Methods for Elementary Math (3 hours)

Foundations of elementary (1-6) mathematics and integration of inquiry, creative thinking and problem-solving. Mathematics standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment for diverse classrooms, including English language learners, and students with special needs. This course must be taken concurrently with Elementary Methods Block 2: Science, P.E./Health, and Mathematics. Field experience required. Prerequisites: MAT-1411 and MAT-1812 and acceptance into the College of Education.

EDEL-4906: Content & Methods for Elementary Physical Education & Health (3 hours)

Foundations of elementary (1-6) physical education and health and the integration of inquiry, creative thinking, and problem-solving. Physical education and health standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment for diverse classrooms, including English language learners, and students with special needs. This course must be taken concurrently with Elementary Methods Block 2: Science, Mathematics, P.E./Health. Field experience: Required. Fee: Required. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the College of Education. Co-requisites: EDEL-4905, EDEL-4907, and EDEL-4923.

EDEL-4907: Content & Methods for Elementary Science (3 hours)

Foundations of elementary (1-6) biological, earth and physical science and integration of inquiry, creative thinking and problem-solving. Science standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment for diverse classrooms, including English language learners, and students with special needs. This course must be taken concurrently with Elementary Methods Block 2: Mathematics, P.E./Health and Science. Field experience: Required. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: C or higher in NSCI-1110, NSCI-1120 and Acceptance to the College of Education. Co-requisites: EDEL-4905, EDEL-4906 and EDEL-4923.

EDEL-4920: Student Teaching Internship: Elementary (15 hours)

Supervised experience in a parochial or public setting for 16 weeks on a full-day basis under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and college supervisor. Attendance at scheduled seminars is required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Internship Professional Semester. Fee: Required.

EDEL-4922: Classroom Management and Professionalism in Elementary and Middle Grades (3 hours)

Foundations for planning and implementing a positive classroom environment that is safe, healthy, motivating, and engaging for every student. This course is to be taken concurrently with Elementary Methods Block 1 (Content and Methods for Art, Music, and Social Sciences). Co-requisites: EDEL-3500, EDEL-4901, EDEL-4902, and EDEL-4903. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the College of Education. Offered: Fall and Spring. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education.

EDEL-4923: Assessment: Elementary and Middle Grades (3 hours)

Foundations, planning and implementation of effective classroom assessment to improve instruction and evaluate student learning. This course is to be taken concurrently with Elementary Methods Block 2. Acceptance to the College of Education is required. Co-requisites: EDEL-4905, EDEL-4906, and EDEL-4907.

EDEL-4950: Independent Study in Elementary Education (1-6 hours)