Program

The Division of Education seeks to develop highly qualified Christian teachers who view teaching as a mission. They nurture their students, reflect critically on their practice, and facilitate classroom experience to maximize the potential of all learners. Our faculty focuses on three main areas of preparation: the personal, the professional, and the practical. While we believe that all three areas are important, our focus on the personal, relational aspects of education is our key distinctive, the core value that connects our educational philosophy to our Christian worldview, our emphasis on the community, and our commitment to diversity. It is from this concept of the personal with its emphasis on the teacher as nurturer that our motto, “Touching Lives One Student at a Time,” has been developed.

We believe that the education program should be viewed as a continuous, seamless process beginning with the first introduction to the profession in Introduction to Teaching (ED 101) and culminating in the professional semester of clinical practice. Education courses (with the exception of ED 101, ED 103, ED 240, and ED 260X) may be taken only by candidates who have been accepted into the Division of Education. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the Division of Education. Any candidate considering an education major should obtain a specific planning sheet and request assignment to an education advisor as early in the program as possible.

Licensure

Division of Education candidates completing an approved education major and all state requirements will be eligible to receive a Professional Educator License for Elementary Grades (elementary education major) or High School (grades 9-12) Biology, English, History/Social Science, or Mathematics. The Music Education major prepares candidates for the Professional Educator License covering all grades, kindergarten through high school.  All candidates may add an endorsement in special education (Learning Behavior Specialist 1) to their license by completing the four required courses and passing the state licensure exam. Secondary candidates may add an endorsement in middle grades (5 - 8) with minimal additional coursework; consult the Division of Education for information.

Additional Licensure Requirements

Candidates must pass the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), the appropriate content-area test, and the appropriate teacher performance assessment (edTPA) in order to complete their program. Candidates are required to comply with all state requirements that are in place at the time of application for licensure.

ACT Disclosure Statement

The following information is provided as a benchmark that students may use to measure their preparedness for an education program. In some cases, this will allow them to save time and money by not beginning a course of study for which they have not been adequately prepared.

The Division of Education assessment data indicate that the majority of candidates who are successful in completing the education program have earned a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT1. Candidates with ACT scores below 22, who have successfully completed the education program, have generally needed multiple attempts at passing the required licensure tests, have had difficulty maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and/or have needed to extend their program into a ninth or tenth semester.

Individuals with ACT scores below 22 should consult with an education advisor to carefully consider the requirements of an education major as well as their personal potential for success. While a cumulative ACT score of 22 does not guarantee seamless progress through the education program, candidates who have earned ACT scores below 22 who wish to pursue an education major should:

  1. Attempt the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) in the first semester at Trinity.
  2. Seek remediation for identified areas of weakness.
  3. Utilize the services of the University Student Success Center in completing course assignments.
  4. Anticipate repetition of courses for which a grade below “C” (2.0) is earned.
  5. Utilize summer coursework.
  6. Carefully consider and possibly limit outside obligations such as employment, volunteer responsibilities, and other campus activities.
  7. Allow time for multiple attempts at passing the content-area test prior to clinical practice.
  8. Plan to extend their program beyond eight semesters.
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SAT composite of 1030

Candidacy Requirements

After enrollment at Trinity, students declaring an education major must be officially admitted into the Division of Education (Gate 1).  In order to be admitted to the Division of Education (Gate 1), students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 30 hours of college-level work with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and education (ED) GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Earn grades of C or better in ED 101, ED 103, and ENG 111
  • Complete the Division of Education Handbook requirement
  • Pass the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency or satisfy the ACT/SAT waiver option
  • Pass the Professional Skills Assessment (part of ED 103)
  • Receive approval from the Division of Education

Once admitted to the Division of Education, the student is considered a teacher candidate. Continuation of candidates in the education program is evaluated prior to Pre-clinical Experiences (Gate 2), Clinical Experience/Student Teaching (Gate 3) and Licensure (Gate 4).  Each of these gates requires candidates to:

  1. complete of all state and institutional requirements as articulated in the Division of Education Handbook,
  2. earn grades of “C” or better in all licensure-related coursework, and
  3. maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 overall, and a GPA of 2.75 in the education major, with grades of “C” or better in all education and subject-area coursework required for the completion of the  Bachelor of Arts degree.

Courses

ED 101 Introduction to Teaching - 2 Hours

A survey course designed to provide candidates with a basic understanding of the teaching profession through experiences and activities focused on three broad categories: teachers and teaching, students and schools, and schools and society. Special emphasis is given to multicultural issues in education. A minimum of 10 hours of field experience is required. Verification of completion of field component is required for education candidates to pass this course. Completion of this course with a grade of C or better is required for admission to the Division of Education. Concurrent registration in ED 103. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 103 Professional Skills for Teachers - 1 Hour

A course that intentionally focuses on the skills necessary to be a teacher, including oral and written communication as well as dispositions. The course also emphasizes the requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education as implemented by TIU's Division of Education. This course must be taken at Trinity. Concurrent registration in ED 101. Offered fall semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 104 Introduction to Education - 3 Hours

A survey of education in the United States from historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. Attention is given to the role of education in a culturally diverse society. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement). Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 230 Introduction to Special Education - 3 Hours

A survey course considering the gifted and those challenged by mental retardation, visual impairment, hearing impairment, learning disabilities, physical problems, behavior problems, speech and language development and those who are culturally disadvantaged. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement). Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 234 Children's Literature for Elementary Educators - 3 Hours

A survey and critical study by genre of literature for children. Integrates culturally diverse literature. Does not fulfill a humanities General Education requirement. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 240 Foundations of Education - 2 Hours

An overview of the historical, philosophical, and cultural foundations of education in the United States and an analysis of the major educational issues affecting current educational practices. Provides an emphasis on school law as a foundation for the fair and just treatment of all students and their families. Candidates work throughout the semester to develop their own educational philosophy. Verification of completion of field component is required for education candidates to pass this course. Offered spring semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 249X General Music Methods in the Public Schools, Grades K-12 - 3 Hours

A course designed for the music specialist who will teach and supervise in elementary, middle, and senior high school. Various school music methods are studied, including Orff and Kodaly. Areas of focus include: aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment; writing objectives tied to Illinois Learning Standards; planning effective lessons that scaffold instruction; differentiating instruction for the individual needs of students; the role and use of technology to support instruction and enhance student learning; and creating authentic assessments. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the middle school philosophy. Teaching skills are developed in a laboratory teaching environment. A minimum of 36 hours of evaluated field experience is required. Membership in MENC is required. Verification of successful completion of field component and middle school philosophy module are required for education candidates to pass this course. Prerequisite: Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Offered fall semester in odd-numbered years for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with MUE 249X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 257 Technology for Elementary Educators - 3 Hours

The utilization of educational technology, with an emphasis on individual and cooperative learning, integration of disciplines, and learning styles. Students become familiar with application software, teaching methods, and unit and lesson planning that integrate technology in the elementary classroom. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement). Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 260X Educational Psychology/Human Development - 3 Hours

A survey of the theories and philosophies of learning and human development in children and adolescents. Emphasis is placed on the cognitive processes associated with learning and the factors that influence motivation and engagement of children and adolescents. Prerequisite: ED 101 or three credit hours in psychology and at least sophomore standing. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Cross-listed with PSY 260X. This fulfills one (1) service learning requirement (equivalent to IDS 106) if course completed with a grade of C or higher. Offered fall semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate, Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 305 Reading Fundamentals - 3 Hours

Theories and methodologies for understanding the reading process and facilitating effective reading instruction in grades K-6. It includes the development of comprehension, vocabulary and word attacking skills. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite IDS 105 (core requirement) and ED 339. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 306 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum - 3 Hours

Examines theory and best practice in content area reading and writing for middle and high school students. Includes effective interactive strategies that develop comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Addresses academic, linguistic, and cultural diversity and how they relate to motivation. Prerequisite: Admission to the Division of Education (Gate 1). Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 307 Elementary Art Education - 2 Hours

Prepares meaningful and creative art activities for an elementary classroom. Principles, materials, and methods of art for elementary children are compared. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite IDS 105 (core requirement) and ED 399. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 309 Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language - 3 Hours

This course provides an introduction to the nature and functions of written and oral languages; phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and variation. The major theories and stages of first and second literacy acquisition and the role of native language in learning to read and write in a second language will be introduced. The relationship of language to culture and application in meeting educational goals will be explored. Offered fall semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 310 General Teaching Methods - 2 Hours

A research-based, comprehensive, and practical introduction to pedagogical methods. Areas of focus include: aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment; writing objectives tied to Illinois Learning Standards and the Common Core Standards; planning effective lessons that scaffold instruction; differentiating instruction for the individual needs of students; the role and use of technology to support instruction and enhance student learning; and creating authentic assessments. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the middle school philosophy. Concurrent registration in ED 311. Prerequisite: Admission to the Division of Education (Gate 1). Offered spring semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 311 General Teaching Methods Pre-Clinical Experience - 1 Hour

Candidates practice skills acquired in ED 310 through a minimum of 24 hours of supervised, evaluated school experience. Verification of successful completely of field component is required to pass this course. Concurrent registration in ED 310. Prerequisite: Admission to the Division of Education (Gate 1). Offered spring semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 312 Literacy Methods for Emerging Readers - 3 Hours

First of a two-course sequence that examines and applies the basic theories, issues, methods, and materials for an effective developmental, constructivist balanced literacy approach for emerging readers. Integration of the four language arts (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as tools for learning across the curriculum are addressed. Included are the methods used to assess and address reading problems with specific attention to the needs of at-risk students caused by cultural/linguistic, economic and developmental diversity. Parent/community involvement is reviewed. Prerequisite: Admission to Division of Education (Gate 1). Offered spring semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 322 Literacy Methods for Upper Elementary Grades - 3 Hours

Second of a two-course sequence that examines the basic theories, issues, methods, and materials for an effective upper elementary reading/language arts program. It continues to emphasize the need to integrate the four language arts (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as tools for learning across the full curriculum. This second course places a relatively greater emphasis on writing than in the first course. There is also increased attention to literary devices, vocabulary strategies and comprehension skills/strategies for both narrative fiction and non-narrative texts (expository, informational texts). Close attention is given to the B-D-A instructional format. Course continues to address cultural, linguistic, economic, and developmental diversity of students and teacher methods used to assess and address students' needs. Prerequisites: Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2), ED 310, ED 312. Concurrent registration in ED 342, ED 345, ED 349, ED 350. Offered fall semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 330 Introduction to Special Education - 3 Hours

A survey of the history, practices, and challenges of special education, including an overview of the court cases and laws leading to IDEA and how these laws affect children with disabilities. This course addresses the cognitive, emotional, physical, and sensory needs of students with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on identification of individual needs, including tiered support systems, and appropriate resources, collaborative teams, concerns of families and appropriate planning for Individualized Education Programs (IEP). This course also addresses the use of assistive technology and digital tools to address student needs and maximize learning. Candidates will complete a minimum of 12 hours of special education field experience. Verification of successful completion of field component is required for education candidates to pass this course. Prerequisites: Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2), and ED 260X (education majors) or PSY 140 (non-education majors). Offered spring semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate, Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 332 Reading: Literacy Development and Assessment - 3 Hours

Advanced application of theory and methodology of reading instruction in grades K-6, including assessment issues and prescriptions to increase reading performance. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement). Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 339 Fundamentals of Elementary Education - 3 Hours

Presentation of the basic principles of teaching, classroom management, lesson plans, unit building, instructional methods, and use of materials in various content areas. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement). Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 342 Methods of Teaching Science, Health, and Social Science - 3 Hours

A study of the methods of teaching science, social science, and health, education in the elementary school with particular emphasis on the topics, organization, and integration within the overall elementary curriculum. Effective use of current and emerging technologies and digital tools to support research and learning appropriate to the discipline is included. Prerequisites: Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2), ED 310. Concurrent registration in ED 322, ED 345, ED 349, ED 350 and passing score on IL history competency exam. Offered fall semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 344 Social Studies Methods in the Elementary Classroom - 3 Hours

A course encompassing the scope, content resources, methods, and interdisciplinary application of teaching social studies in the elementary classroom. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement) and ED 339. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 345 Methods of Teaching Mathematics - 3 Hours

Methods for the effective teaching of elementary mathematics to all students. Emphasis is placed on a developmental, problem-solving approach for acquisition of conceptual and procedural understanding across all domains. Instructional objectives and assessments are aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards. Integration of appropriate technology in teaching and learning mathematics is emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Concurrent registration in ED 322, ED 342, ED 349, ED 350. Offered fall semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 346 Elementary Science Methods - 3 Hours

A study of the methods of teaching science in the elementary school, with particular emphasis on the topics organization and administration of science in grades K-6. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement) and ED 339. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 347 Elementary Math Methods - 3 Hours

A survey of the teaching of mathematics, including discussion of the role of math education in society as well as the process, basic principles, and philosophies of math education in grades K-6. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement) and ED 339. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 348 Elementary Music Education - 2 Hours

Methods and materials for teaching the fundamentals of music on the elementary level. Music literature is surveyed and evaluated. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement) and ED 339. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 350 Integrated Pre-Clinical Experience - 2 Hours

Candidates spend two days each week in an elementary school for a minimum of 102 hours of evaluated field experience. These placements are connected to the subject-specific courses taken as a part of the methods block. Candidates are expected to model and facilitate effective use of instructional technologies to address student needs and maximize student learning. Verification of successful completion of field component is required to pass this course. Prerequisites: Admission to the Division of Education (Gate 1), admission to Field Experience (Gate 2), ED 310. Concurrent registration in ED 322, ED 342, ED 345, ED 349. Offered fall semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 351 Language Arts Methods - 3 Hours

Methods and materials for teaching language, writing, vocabulary development, spelling and handwriting. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement) and ED 339. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 352 Characteristics and Identification of Learners with Disabilities - 3 Hours

This course focuses on the characteristics and identification of students with specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic or other health impairment. Also considered are current legal issues and the impact of disabilities on learning and behavior. Emphasis is placed on the development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Prerequisite: ED 330. Offered fall semester in odd-numbered years. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 353 Psychoeducational Assessment of Learners with Disabilities - 3 Hours

This course covers current issues in assessment of learners with specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic or other health impairment. Candidates will develop competencies in administration, interpretation and reporting of norm-referenced academic tests. Candidates will also examine the progress monitoring of scientifically based instructional interventions based on tiered support systems. Prerequisite: ED 330. Offered fall semester in even-numbered years. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 354 Methods of Teaching Learners with Disabilities - 3 Hours

This course covers the development of specialized instruction for learners with specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic or other health impairment for the purposes of encouraging cognitive and skill growth development through active engagement. Consideration will be given to evidence-based interventions that meet students' educational needs in supportive learning environments. Also included will be the appropriate uses of assistive technology, the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and strategies for the improvement of the social and emotional functioning of students. Special education field hours will be required. Prerequisite: ED 300 and ED 352 or ED 353. Offered spring semester in odd-numbered years. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 355 Health and Physical Education Methods - 2 Hours

A study of methods and content of teaching health and physical education in grades K-6. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement) and ED 339. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 356 Integrating Specials into the Elementary Curriculum - 1 Hour

Through this course, candidates will learn how to integrate both the arts and physical education into the elementary classroom. The arts and appropriate kinesthetic movement is addressed topically in the context of their inclusion with the four core subject areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social science. Prerequisites: Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Concurrent registration in ED 322, ED 342, ED 345, ED 350. Offered fall semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 361 Teaching Biology in Secondary School - 3 Hours

A course encompassing the current subject-specific methods and approaches used in teaching biology in the secondary and middle school. Coursework includes development of curriculum incorporating content, scientific method, and laboratory exercise. Effective use of discipline-appropriate technologies and digital tools to support instruction, research, and learning is included. Limited to Biology/Secondary Education majors. Prerequisites: ED 310, Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Concurrent registration in ED 368. Offered spring semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 362 Teaching English in Secondary School - 3 Hours

Study of and experience in teaching language arts and literature in secondary and middle school. Emphasis on curriculum development, teaching strategies, and instructional planning. Effective use of discipline-appropriate technologies and digital tools to support instruction, research, and learning is included. Limited to English/Secondary majors. Prerequisites: ED 310, Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Concurrent registration in ED 368. Offered spring semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 363 Teaching History Secondary School - 3 Hours

A course encompassing the scope, content resources, subject-specific methods, and interdisciplinary application of teaching history and social studies in the secondary and middle school. Effective use of discipline-appropriate technologies and digital tools to support instruction, research, and learning is included. Limited to History/Secondary majors. Prerequisites: ED 310, Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2) and passing score on IL history competency exam. Concurrent registration in ED 368. Offered spring semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 364 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School - 3 Hours

Content includes a study of the methods of teaching secondary and middle school mathematical concepts, and includes issues of curriculum, planning, instructional delivery, application, and assessment. Effective use of discipline-appropriate technologies and digital tools to support instruction, research, and learning is included. Limited to and required for middle grade and secondary level mathematics endorsement candidates. Prerequisites: ED 310, Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Concurrent registration in ED 368. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 368 Secondary Methods Pre-clinical Experience - 2 Hours

Candidates spend two half days each week in a secondary school for a total of approximately 90 hours of evaluated field experience. Focuses on the application of pedagogical methods associated with teaching in a secondary school such as making content relevant to students, appropriate questioning techniques, and creating age-appropriate instructional activities. Candidates are expected to model and facilitate effective use of instructional technologies to address student needs and maximize student learning. Verification of successful completion of field component is required to pass this course. Prerequisites: ED 310, Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Concurrent registration in ED 361, ED 362, ED 363, or ED 364. Offered spring semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 375 Topics in Education - 1-4 Hours

An examination of selected topics in the history, development, and current status of American education. May be repeated if topic concentration differs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Offered on demand. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 380 Diversity in Education - 1 Hour

Candidates develop competency in knowledge and skills for working effectively with and appropriately teaching all students including those from diverse ethnic, racial, gender, linguistic, and socioeconomic groups through the concurrent field placement and class assignments. Concurrent registration in ED 381 and ED 430. Prerequisite: ED 310 or ED/MUE 249X, Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Offered fall semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 381 Diversity Pre-clinical Experience - 1 Hour

Candidates apply relevant knowledge and skills to actual classroom practice through 36 clock hours of supervised, evaluated school experience with children from diverse ethnic, racial, gender, linguistic, and socioeconomic groups. The experience seeks to expose candidates to the inequalities of education in America. Candidates are expected to model and facilitate effective use of instructional technologies to address student needs and maximize student learning. Concurrent registration in ED 380 and ED 430. Prerequisite: ED 310 or ED 249X/MUE 249X, and admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Offered fall semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 401 Clinical Practice in the Elementary School - 12 Hours

Experience in classroom teaching under the direction of a qualified, cooperating teacher. Prerequisites: senior standing, completion of all major coursework, approval of the Division of Education, and passing the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and subject area content tests. All candidates must meet the requirements for clinical practice outlined in the Division of Education Handbook, which includes passing the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). Concurrent registration in ED 421 and ED 422. Prerequisites: Admission to Clinical Practice (Gate 3). Course Fee. Offered spring semester, fall by permission only. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 404 ESOL Methods - 3 Hours

This course is an overview of curriculum, instructional methods and materials, testing and evaluation, and cross-cultural communication processes and linguistic principles as related to instructing English Language Learners (ELLs) in the K-6 classroom. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 407 Science for Educators - 3 Hours

This course is a study of specific science content skills required for K-6 teachers by the FLDOE competencies and skills and national/state/district content standards. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 408 Social Studies for Educators - 3 Hours

This course is a study of specific social studies skills required for K-6 teachers by the FLDOE accomplished practices, competencies and skills, and national/state/district common core standards. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 413 Clinical Practice in the Secondary School - 12 Hours

Experience in classroom teaching under the direction of a qualified, cooperating teacher. Prerequisites: senior standing, completion of all major and professional coursework, approval of the Division of Education, and passing the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and subject area content tests. All candidates must meet the requirements for clinical practice outlined in the Division of Education Handbook, which includes passing the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). Concurrent enrollment in ED 421 and ED 422. Prerequisites: Admission to Clinical Practice (Gate 3). Course Fee. Offered spring semester, fall by permission only. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 416 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas - 3 Hours

This course will provide students with strategies and tools for becoming a facilitating reflective practitioner, teaching reading across content areas and helping students discover that content area learning is made richer when reading, writing, speaking, and listening are taught together. Particular emphasis will be place on a balanced approach to reading where reading and writing are in alignment in lessons. Also, important to this course is helping students to think critically along with the appropriate use of texts and media. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 418 Teaching Reading and Writing to Students with Specific Learning Disabilities - 3 Hours

This course will cover instructional principles and specific methodologies that are valuable in educating students with specific learning disabilities in varied settings. Focus will be on developing literacy skills including phonemic awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills using developmentally appropriate materials. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 419 Reading Strategies for Elementary Students with Learning Difficulties: Strategies for Response to Intervention - 1 Hour

A practical, research-based course focused on effective reading strategies for teaching students with reading difficulties. The course covers tiered instruction needs in the RTI tiers. Delivery mode: Flordia non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 421 Classroom Management - 1 Hour

A study of classroom management theory and practice in elementary and secondary schools, including an emphasis of best preventative and intervention strategies. Concurrent registration with ED 401, ED 413, or ED 441. Offered spring semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education - 2 Hours

This course supports the goals of the clinical practice by providing a forum for discussion about and debriefing of the professional experience. It also serves as the capstone course for the education major. Additionally, the course assists candidates in the transition to professional educator. Concurrent registration with ED 401, ED 413, or ED 440/441. This course fulfills the IDS 499X Integrative Thought Capstone requirement for students in the Elementary Education and Music Education K-12 majors. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 423 Classroom Management for Elementary Educators - 3 Hours

Identification of developmentally appropriate models and strategies for guiding, disciplining, and managing students' behavior; developing intrinsic motivation and conflict resolution skills; identifying environmental influences on behaviors of students from all cultures and familial situations. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 424 Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom - 3 Hours

Strategies to address the varied social and academic needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the inclusive classroom. In this course, students will explore functional behavior assessment from which to develop and implement a behavior intervention plan. Delivery mode: Flordia non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 426 Behavior Solutions in the Inclusive Classroom - 1 Hour

This course covers the possible causes of specific special needs behaviors along with possible solutions to be implemented. This course will help teachers develop a toolbox of in-the-moment solutions and also learn what children may be communicating and why. Behavior problems discussed include out-of-seat behavior, fidgeting, hand-flapping, covering ears, hiding or running away, difficulty with class work, and more. Delivery mod: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 430 Educational Research and Assessment - 2 Hours

Teacher candidates will learn how to use assessment data to make ethical, legal, and research-based decisions for their students. An emphasis will be on measurement theory and assessment-related issues such as validity, reliability, bias, and appropriate and accurate scoring. The effective use of current and emerging technology, as well as appropriate digital tools, in research and assessment of student learning will be emphasized. Concurrent registration in ED 380 and ED 381. Offered fall semester. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 431 Assessment of Learners - 3 Hours

This course focuses on the educational levels and needs of all students, including exceptional, culturally and/or linguistically diverse, and at-risk students. Standardized achievement tests, diagnostic/prescriptive tests and curriculum-based assessments are included. Use of test results in program planning is emphasized. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 432X Choral Conducting Method and Literature - 3 Hours

The study of choral conducting techniques and literature for use with various types of choral ensembles at various age levels, rehearsal techniques, and principles of programming. Special attention is given to methods of building successful public school choral programs, including recruitment, scheduling, budgeting, discipline, and rehearsal procedures. This is the capstone course for Music Education majors with choral emphasis. Includes twelve clock hours of field experience. Verification of successful completion of field component is required to pass this course. Prerequisites: MUE 249X and MUE 331, Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Offered spring semester in even-numbered years. Cross-listed with MUE 432X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 433X Instrumental Conducting, Methods and Literature - 3 Hours

The study of administering an instrumental music program, elementary (beginning band) through high school. Includes recruitment, method book selection, scheduling, budgeting, rehearsal procedures, and program building with an educational emphasis and selection of materials. This is a capstone course for music education majors with instrumental emphasis. Includes twelve clock hours of field experience. Verification of successful completion of field component is required for education candidates to pass this course. Prerequisites: MUE 249X and MUE 331, Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Offered spring semester in even-numbered years. Cross-listed with MUE 433X. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 435 ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development - 3 Hours

This course will give students the opportunity to explore strategies to take curriculum from a typical elementary classroom and adapt it for English Language Learners (ELL). Students will also write lesson plans specifically created to raise the language skills of ELLs. Students will have an opportunity to teach lessons they create in the course as well. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 436 Applied Linguistics: ESOL - 3 Hours

This course gives a practical approach to teaching English to speakers of other languages. Includes general linguistics, language theory, principles of language acquisition and techniques for teaching sounds, word structure, and sentence structure to PK-6 ESOL students. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 438 Cultural Dimensions of ESOL - 3 Hours

An examination of how issues of race and ethnicity affect the values and ethics of American society and its citizens. This course satisfies one of the core requirements of the ESOL endorsement. Students will teach a multi-content lesson in view of intercultural perspectives. A professional growth chart will be developed in light of what is learned in this course regarding the many types of diversity. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 439 Testing and Evaluation of ESOL - 3 Hours

This course will review basic types of assessments and assessment vocabulary. The focus of the course will be on specific types of assessments which are applicable to English Language Learners (ELL). How assessment can drive instruction for the ELL student will be a point of discussion. Laws regulating students as they take high stakes tests and other assessments that are part of a typical elementary school program will be addressed. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 440 Clinical Practice/Music K-12 - 6 Hours

Full-time experience in teaching music at both the elementary and secondary levels under the direction of a qualified cooperating teacher. A passing score on the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and the appropriate content-area test. All candidates must meet the requirements for clinical practice outlined in the Division of Education Handbook, which include passing the Illinois Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) and the edTPA. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all major and profession education coursework, approval of the Division of Education, and Admission to Clinical Practice (Gate 3). Concurrent registration in ED 421 and ED 422. Course Fee. Offered spring semester, fall by permission only. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 441 Clinical Practice/Music K-12 - 6 Hours

Full-time experience in teaching music at both the elementary and secondary levels under the direction of a qualified cooperating teacher. A passing score on the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and the appropriate content-area test. All candidates must meet the requirements for clinical practice outlined in the Division of Education Handbook, which include passing the Illinois Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) and the edTPA. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all major and profession education coursework, and Admission to Clinical Practice (Gate 3). Concurrent registration in ED 421 and ED 422. Offered spring semester, fall by permission only. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 442 Autism: The Temple Gradin Perspective - 1 Hour

Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor at Colorado State University, is a world-renowned autism spokesperson and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She is widely celebrated as one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism. Dr. Grandin has written extensively from both her research in and her personal experience with autism. This course examines autism from Grandin's perspective through her writing and documentaries giving both general education and special education teachers insight into what strategies and approaches have worked best for her. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 450 Independent Study - 1-6 Hours

Specialized study designed to meet the needs of individual students. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Offered each semester for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

ED 481 Field Study# 1 (Reading) - 1 Hour

In this course, students will work in a school setting in public or private school to complete tasks in the field that are directly tied to FLDOE ESOL endorsement and Competencies and Skills. This course is designed to allow students to participate in low-level classroom tasks in the K-6 setting. The TIU Director of Elementary Education will work cooperatively with local schools to place students in schools/classrooms that allow for engagement of and experience with ESOL students. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 482 Field Study #2 (Reading) - 1 Hour

In this course, students will work in a public or private school setting to complete tasks in the field that are directly tied to FLDOE Reading endorsement and Competencies and Skills in reading. This course is designed to allow students to participate in low-level classroom tasks in the K-6 setting. The TIU Director of Elementary Education will work cooperatively with local schools to place students in schools/classrooms that allow the engagement of and experience with struggling readers and/or reading teachers with significant experience in reading instruction. Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.

ED 483 Student Teaching in the Elementary School - 10 Hours

Observation and teaching in an elementary school classroom under direct supervision of a qualified cooperating teacher and a college instructor. This capstone experience is designed to aid the student teacher to bring together theory and practice. This course requires twelve weeks of observing/teaching in a classroom and participating in a student teaching seminar. The first week will be a Reading Practicum. Weeks two through 12 are student teaching. During the semester of student teaching, the student must be available during regular school hours and not be employed full-time. This is an intense time of work, and student-teachers must give full attention to teaching. The student must have all core courses completed, and no other coursework may be taken during the student teaching experience. Elementary Education core. Prerequisite: IDS 105 (core requirement). Delivery mode: Florida non-traditional undergraduate.