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Field Experience Courses, Hours and Levels

The following provides information on the education programs. Courses that require field experiences will have the number of hours and the level of experience (I or II) located in the right column.

The courses in each program appearing in bold are the designated formal evaluation points. Faculty teaching all sections of these courses must enter evaluations of student performance online (through FEDS).

  • Undergrad Elementary
  • Grad Elementary

Undergrad Elementary

SCU 336 Adolescent/Adult Human Growth and Development
SCU 337 Human Growth and Development
SCU 207 Social and Historical Issues in Education
PE 206

PE 273
Personal and Community Health
OR
Health and Nutrition
LSI 346 Strategies for Mainstreaming and Inclusion 10 hours/I
EE 281 Introduction to Elementary Practice 20 hours/I
EE 317 P.E. Methods 15 hours/II
EE 324 Emerging Reading/Language Arts Methods K-3rd 20 hours/II
EE 326 Middle School Language Arts Methods 4th-8th 20 hours/II
EE 333 Mathematics Methods 20 hours/II
EE 334 Science Methods 20 hours/II
EE 344 Music and Art Methods 10 hours/I
EE 347 Children's Literature
EE 355 Social Studies Methods 20 hours/II
EE 356 Elementary Assessment
SCU 339

Middle School/Junior High Methods
​Course is optional. If you are taking this course you must complete 10 hours in the field.
10 hours/I

Total:   155 - 170 hours
​​​​​

Grad Elementary

SCG 403 Human Growth and Development
SCG 408 Education and the Social Order
SCG 410 Introduction to Research
LSI 446 Psychology & Education of the Exceptional Child 15 hours/I
SCG 439 Middle School/Junior High School (optional) 10 hours/I
T&L 404

T&L 409
Introduction to Elementary Education
OR
Professional Practice in Elementary Schools

15 hours/I
T&L 412 Emerging Reading/Language Arts 15 hours/II
T&L 413 Middle School Language Arts Methods 15 hours/II
T&L 415 Science Methods 15 hours/II
T&L 416 Mathematics Methods 15 hours/II
T&L 418 Teaching/Learning Fine Arts 10 hours/I
T&L 419 Teaching/Learning Social Studies 15 hours/II
T&L 422 Assessment 10 hours/I

Total:  

125-135 hours
  • Undergrad Secondary (Cohort Before Fall 2013)
  • Undergrad Secondary (Cohort Beginning Fall 2013)
  • Grad Secondary

Undergrad Secondary (Cohort Before Fall 2013)

SCU 336

SCU 337
Adolescent/Adult Human Growth and Development
OR
Human Growth and Development
SCU 207 Social and Historical Issues in Education
PE 206

PE 273
Personal and Community Health
OR
Health and Nutrition
LSI 346 Strategies for Mainstreaming and Inclusion 10 hours/I
SEC 363 Orientation to Secondary Teaching 25 hours/I
SEC 364 Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Schools Methods 20-25 hours/I
SEC 325 Literacy in the Content Areas (all secondary majors) 20 hours/II
SCU 339

Middle School/Junior High School Methods

Course is optional. If you are taking this course you must complete 10 hours in the field.

10 hours/II
  Special Methods Courses: 20 hours/II
     SEC 309 Mathematics
   SEC 339 Science
   SEC 326, 328, 329 English
   SEC 349 Modern Language
   SEC 365, 366 Visual Arts
   SEC 372 History/Social Science

Total:  

105-110 hours
​​

Undergrad Secondary (Cohort Beginning Fall 2013)

SCU 336

SCU 337
Adolescent/Adult Human Growth and Development
OR
Human Growth and Development
SCU 207 Social and Historical Issues in Education
​SCU 339
Middle School/Junior High School Methods
Course is optional. If you are taking this course you must complete 10 hours in the field.
10 hours/II
LSI 346 Strategies for Mainstreaming and Inclusion 15 hours/I
SEC 364 Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Schools Methods 20-25 hours/I
SEC 325 Literacy in the Content Areas (all secondary majors) 20 hours/II
SCU 351 Doing Practitioner Researcher in Schools 10 hours/II
BBE 301 Teaching Adolescent English Language Learners and Dialect Speakers Across the Curriculum
SEC 311, 312, 313, OR 314 The Nature of English, History/SS, Mathematics, OR Science
SEC 321, 322, 323, OR 324 Inquiry and Application in the Development of Secondary Pedagogy 25 hours/I
SEC 371, 372, 373, OR 374 Teaching in the High Schools I 20 hours/II
SEC 381, 382, 383, OR 385 Teaching in the High Schools II 30 hours/II
SEC 395 Assessment Issues in Secondary Education

Total:  

150-155 hours
​​

Grad Secondary

SCG 406 Human Growth and Development
SCG 408 Education and Society
SCG 451 Doing Critical Practitioner Research in Education
LSI 446 Psychology & Education of the Exceptional Child 15 hours/I
T&L 425 Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Schools Methods 20-25 hours/I
T&L 525



SCG 439
Reading, Writing, & Communication Across the Curriculum
(all secondary majors)

Middle School/Junior High School
30 hours/II



10-15 hours/II
TCH 471, 472,
473, OR 474
Teaching in the High Schools I 25 hours/II
TCH 481, 482,
483, OR 484
Teaching in the High Schools II 25 hours/II

Total:  

125-135 hours
  • Undergrad Early Childhood
  • Grad Early Childhood

Undergrad Early Childhood

ECE 280 ​Internship for Infants and Toddlers 75 hours/II
ECE 309 Exceptional Child Development 15 hours/I
ECE 381 Internship in Preschool Settings 75 hours/II
ECE 382 Internship in Primary Settings 75 hours/II
ECE 383 Linguistic Practicum in Early Childhood Education 100 hours/II

Total:  

340 hours
​​​

Grad Early Childhood

SCG 404 Human Development: The Early Years 15 hours/I
T&L 427 Exceptional Child Development 15 hours/I
T&L 481 Internship in Preschool Settings 75 hours/II
T&L 482 Internship in Primary Settings 75 hours/II

Total:  

180 hours

​​​Note: ​​​There is an optional course offered at the graduate level: T&L 480 Internship with Infants and Toddlers (75 hours/II).

  • Undergrad Physical Ed-Teaching Concentration
  • Undergrad Physical Ed.-Sport Fitness Management
  • Undergrad-Exercise Science

Undergrad Physical Ed-Teaching Concentration

PE 111 Motor Development Across the Lifespan 10 hours/II
PE 151 Gymnastics 5 hours
PE 341 Historical & Philosophical Foundation of PE, Sports & Fitness 10 hours/I
PE 346 Organization & Administration of PE 5 hours/I
PE 360 Ed Psy & Measurement of Learning in PE, Sports & Fitness 10 hours/I
PE 374 Adapted Physical Education 15 hours/I
PE 390 Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise and Sport 5 hours/I
PE 317 PE & Classroom Mgt in the Elementary Schools 20 hours/II
PE 372 Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Schools Methods 20 hours/II

Total:  

100 hours

Undergrad Physical Ed.-Sport Fitness Management

PE 111 Motor Development Across the Lifespan 10 hours/II
PE 341 Historical & Philosophical Foundation of PE, Sports & Fitness 10 hours/I
PE 346 Organization & Administration of PE 5 hours/I
PE 360 Ed Psy & Meas of Learning in PE, Sport & Fitness 10 hours/I
PE 362 Fitness Testing Measurement & Prescription 15 hours/II
PE 374 Adapted Physical Education 15 hours/I
PE 390 Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise and Sport 5 hours/I
PE 380 Pre-requirement for Internship 30 hrs
(10 at 3 sites)

Total:  

100 hours

Undergrad-Exercise Science

PE 111 Motor Development Across the Lifespan 10 hours/II
PE 341 Historical & Philosophical Foundation of PE, Sports & Fitness 10 hours/I
PE 346 Organization & Administration of PE 5 hours/I
PE 360 Ed Psy & Meas of Learning in PE, Sport & Fitness 10 hours/I
PE 362 Fitness Testing Measurement & Prescription 15 hours/II
PE 374 Adapted Physical Education 15 hours/I
PE 390 Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise and Sport 5 hours/I
PE 393 Exercise Modalities 5 hours/I
PE 380 Pre-requirement for Internship 30 hours/II
(10 at 3 sites)

Total:

105 hours
  • Grad Dual Cert. (Special Ed/Elem. Ed - Cohort Before Fall 2008)
  • Grad Dual Cert. (Special Ed/Elem. Ed - Cohort Beginning Fall 2008)

Grad Dual Cert. (Special Ed/Elem. Ed - Cohort Before Fall 2008)

SCG 408 Education and Society
SCG 403 Human Development and Learning: Elementary
SCG 410 Introduction to Research: Purposes, Issues, Methodologies
SCG 439 Philosophy and Psychology of Middle Level Education
T&L 409 Professional Practice in Elementary Schools 15 hours/I
T&L 413 Middle School Language Arts Methods (4th-8th) 15 hours/II
T&L 415 Science Methods 15 hours/II
T&L 416 Mathematics Methods 15 hours/II
T&L 418 Art and Music Methods 10 hours/II
LSI 446 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child 20 hours/I
LSI 441 Psychology of Reading 20 hours/I
LSI 443 Psychological Tests and Measurements 20 hours/I
LSI 460 Social-Emotional Development and Classroom 10 hours/I
LSI 461 Collaborative Practice and Special Education 20 hours/I
LSI 462 Instructional Strategies for Disabilities I 20 hours/I
LSI 463 Instructional Strategies for Disabilities II 20 hours/II
LSI 464 Problems and Issues in Special Education
LSI 465 Induction into the Field of Special Education

Total:  

200 hours
​​​

Grad Dual Cert. (Special Ed/Elem. Ed - Cohort Beginning Fall 2008)

SCG 401 Human Development and Learning
SCG 408 Education and Society
SCG 410 Introduction to Research: Purposes, Issues, Methodologies
SCG 439 Philosophy and Psychology of Middle Level Education
T&L 409 Professional Practice in Elementary School 15 hours/I
T&L 413 Middle School Language Arts Methods (4th-8th) 15 hours/II
T&L 415 Science Methods 15 hours/II
T&L 416 Mathematics Methods 15 hours/II
T&L 418 Art and Music Methods 10 hours/II
LSI 442 Survey/Characteristics of Exceptional Learner 20 hours/I
LSI 443 Psychological Tests and Measurements 20 hours/I
LSI 458 Teaching High Incidence Disabilities I 15 hours/I
LSI 461 Collaborative Practice and Special Education 20 hours/I
LSI 462 Instructional Strategies: General Curriculum 15 hours/I
LSI 467 Teaching High Incidence Disabilities II 15 hours/II
LSI 468 Teaching Low Incidence Disabilities I 15 hours/II
LSI 469 Teaching Low Incidence Disabilities II 15 hours/II
LSI 465 Induction into the Field of Special Education

Total:  

200 hours
​​
  • Bilingual-Bicultural MA and MEd
  • Undergrad World Language Ed
  • Grad World Language Ed

Bilingual-Bicultural MA and MEd

SCG 408 Education and Society
SCG 439 Philosophy and Psychology of Middle Level Education
BBE 402 Bilingual-Bicultural Program Design and  Curriculum Development
BBE 404 Language, Literacy and Culture 17 hours
BBE 406 Sociocultural & Historical Perspectives in Bilingual Education
BBE 407 Equity Issues in Assessment of Language Learners 17 hours
BBE 425 Biliteracy Practices in Bilingual Education and ESL 17 hours
BBE 466 First and Second Language Acquisition 17 hours
​BBE 510 ​Special Topics in Language, Education, and Culture ​17 hours
BBE 520 Analyzing Research on Identity, Culture & Language Education
BBE 524 Methods of Teaching ESL 17 hours
BBE 526 Theoretical Foundation of ESL and WLE
​BBE 599 ​Schoolwide Approaches to Educating ELL
BBE 589 Thesis Research in BBE (M.A. only)

Total:  

100 hours

Note: To receive an IL state endorsement in ESL and/or bilingual education, students are required by the state  of Illinois to complete 100 field experience hours observing or working (for no pay) with PK-12 students under  the supervision  of  licensed  and  endorsed  teachers.  For  those  who  have  been  teaching  in  an ESL/bilingual education classroom for more than 3 months, this requirement does not apply.  However, these   students   are   required   to   provide   ISBE   a   letter,   on   official   letter-head,   documenting  their employment with ELLs.  For those who have been teaching in an ESL/bilingual education classroom for more  than  3  months,  6  BBE  courses  require  a  total  of  30  field  experience  hours  (required  to  earn  the degree),  and  no  more  hours are  required.    Students who  have  not  been  teaching  in  an  ESL/bilingual education classroom for more than 3 months must complete 6 BBE courses requiring​ a total of 100 field experience hours.

Undergrad World Language Ed

SCU 207 Social and Historical Issues in Education
SCU 337 Human Growth and Development
SCU 338
or 339
The Process and Evaluation of Learning/Phil. and
Psych. of Youth/Middle Level Education
EE 281 Introduction to Education Practice 20 hours/I
​BBE 307 ​Equity Issues in Assessment of Language Learners ​17 hours
WLE 326 Theoretical Foundations of ESL/WLE
WLE 349 Standard and Content-Based Methods of Teaching
World Languages
17 hours/I
WLE 360 Second, World, and Heritage Language Acquisition 17 hours/II
WLE 370 Second & World Language Literacies and Cultures 17 hours/I
WLE 375 History, Policy, and Curriculum Development 17 hours/I
SEC 364 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Schools 25 hours/II
LSI 346 Strategies for Mainstreaming and Inclusion 10-15 hours/I

Total:  

140-145 hours
​​

Grad World Language Ed

SCG 406 Human Growth and Development
SCG 408 Education and Society
BBE
407
Equity Issues in Assessment of Language Learners 17 hours
T&L 404 Introduction to Elementary Education 15 hours/I
BBE 526 Theoretical Foundations of ESL/WLE
T&L 449 Standard and Content-Based Methods of Teaching World Languages 15 hours/I
BBE 560 Second, World, and Heritage Language Acquisition 17 hours/II
BBE 570 Second & World Language Literacies and Cultures 17 hours/I
T&L 575 History, Policy, and Curriculum Development 15 hours/I
T&L 425 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education 20-25 hours/I
LSI 446 Strategies for Mainstreaming and Inclusion 15 hours/I

Total:  

130-140​ hours
​​​
  • Endorsement Only -- ESL
  • Endorsement Only -- Bilingual
  • TEACH Program

Endorsement Only -- ESL

BBE 510 Special Topics in Language Education and Culture 17 hours
BBE 404 Language, Literacy and Culture 17 hours​
BBE 407 Equity Issues in Assessment of Language Learners 17 hours
BBE 425 Biliteracy Practices in Bilingual Education and ESL 17 hours
BBE 466 First and Second Language Acquisition 17 hours
BBE 524 Methods of Teaching ESL  17 hours
BBE 526 Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL and WLE

Total:  

100 hours
​​

Endorsement Only -- Bilingual

BBE 510 Special Topics in Language Education and Culture 17 hours
BBE 404 Language, Literacy and Culture 17 hours
BBE 406 Sociocultural & Historical Perspectives in Bilingual Education
BBE 407 Equity Issues in Assessment of Language Learners 17 hours
BBE 425 Biliteracy Practices in Bilingual Education and ESL 17 hours
BBE 466 First and Second Language Acquisition 17 hours
BBE 524 Methods of Teaching ESL 17 hours

Total:  

100 ​hours


TEACH Program

TCH 320 Exploring Teaching in the Urban High School 25 hours
TCH 401 Teaching as a Profession in Secondary School 25 hours/I
TCH 411, 412, 413, 414  
TCH 421, 422, 423, 424 25 hours
TCH 390  
SCG 406  
TCH 451, 452, 453, 454 25 hours/II
TCH 471, 472, 473,474 30 hours/II
LSI 446 Strategies for Mainstreaming and Inclusion 15 hours
BBE 475  
TCH 481, 482, 483, 484 30 hours/II
TCH 495  
T&L 525  
TCH 590  
TCH 591  

Total:  

150 hours

​ Special Education

Course Number

Course Name

Field Experience Level

Hours

LSI 442

Survey of Exceptional Learners: Psychology and Education

I

15

LSI 402

Instruction and Differentiation in Special Education

I

15

LSI 403

Classroom and Behavior Management in Special Education

II

15

LSI 405

Teaching Literacy to Exceptional Learners

II

14

LSI 409

Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities

II

15

LSI 410

Teaching Math to Exceptional Learners

II

15

LSI 419

Teaching Literacy Lab

II

6

LSI 421

Formal Assessment in Special Education

I

15

LSI 461

Collaborative Practice and Special Education

I

15

T&L 409

Professional Practice In Elementary Schools

I

15

T&L 413

Reading/Language Arts in the Middle Grades

II

15

T&L 415

Teaching and Learning Elementary School Science

II

15

T&L 416

Teaching and Learning Elementary School Math

II

15

T&L 418

Teaching in the Arts

I

15