2022-2023 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. Clinical Field Experience: Required. Fee: Required. Prerequisites: C or higher in EDUC-2500 and Acceptance into Teacher Candidacy. 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 into Teacher Candidacy. 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. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Teacher Candidacy.

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 into Teacher Candidacy. Co-requisite: 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. Prerequisite: MAT-1411, MAT-1812, and Acceptance into Teacher Candidacy.

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. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Teacher Candidacy. Co-requisite: 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 into Teacher Candidacy. Co-requisite: 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-requisite: EDEL-3500, EDEL-4901, EDEL-4902, and EDEL-4903. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Teacher Candidacy. Offered: Fall and Spring.

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. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Teacher Candidacy. Co-requisite: EDEL-4905, EDEL-4906, and EDEL-4907.

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