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Field Experience Hours By Program

The following provides information on the education programs with courses requiring field experience hours. Courses listed 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).

Undergraduate Programs

Early Childhood Education (BS)

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
EE 324 Emerging Reading/Language Arts Methods K-3rd 20 hours/II
Total:   360 hours

Elementary Education (BS)

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 - 165 hours

Exercise Science (BS)

PE 311 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

Middle Grades Education (BS)

MGE 311 Supervised field experience (1 CH) 25-30 hours/I
MGE 331 Supervised field experience (1 CH) 25-30 hours/I
MGE 361 Supervised field experience (1 CH) 25-30 hours/II
MGE 381 Supervised field experience (1 CH) 25-30 hours/II
MGE 390  Student Teaching (6 CH)
Total:   100-120 hours
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Secondary Education (BA/BS)

SCU 336

SCU 337
Adolescent/Adult Human Growth and Development
OR
Human Growth and Development
SCU 207 Social and Historical Issues in Education
LSI 346 Strategies for Mainstreaming and Inclusion 15 hours/I
SEC 364 Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Schools Methods 30 hours/I
SEC 325 Literacy in the Content Areas (all secondary majors) 30 hours/I
SCU 351 Doing Practitioner Researcher in Schools
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 30 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:   160 hours

Special Education (BS)

SER 311 Teaching Mathematics Field Experience Lab 20 hours/II
SER 314 Teaching Literacy to Exceptional Students 10 hours/I
SER 315 Teaching Literacy Field Experience Lab 20 hours/II
SER 322 Teaching  Students with Significant Disabilities: Academic and Life Skills 10 hours/I
SER 324
Practicum I: Inclusion Setting 30 hours/II
SER 327 Practicum II: Self-Contained Setting 40 hours/II
SER 383 Student Teaching Seminar 30 hours/II
Total:   160 hours

World Language Education (BA)

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

Physical Education (BSPE)

PE 311 Motor Development Across the Lifespan 10 hours/II
PE 151 Gymnastics 5 hours
PE 325 Language and Literacy in Physical Activity Settings 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 & 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:   110 hours

Graduate Programs

Bilingual-Bicultural Education (MA/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.​

Counseling (MA/MEd)

Counseling students are required to complete professional practice courses including a practicum and a two-quarter internship in counseling. More information can be found here.

Early Childhood Education (MA/MEd)

SCG 404 Human Development: The Early Years 35 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).​

Elementary Education (MA/MEd)

SCG 403 Human Growth and Development
SCG 408 Education and the Social Order
LSI 446 Psychology & Education of the Exceptional Child
T&L 404
Introduction to Elementary Education
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
Total:   125-135 hours

Middle Grades Education (MEd)

MGE 411 Supervised field experience (1 CH) 25-30 hours/I
MGE 431 Supervised field experience (1 CH) 25-30 hours/I
MGE 461 Supervised field experience (1 CH) 25-30 hours/II
MGE 481 Supervised field experience (1 CH) 25-30 hours/II
MGE 490  Student Teaching (6CH)
Total:   100-120 hours

Secondary Education (MA/MEd)

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 30 hours/I
T&L 525
Reading, Writing, & Communication Across the Curriculum
(all secondary majors)
30 hours/II
TCH 471, 472,
473, OR 474
Teaching in the High Schools I 30 hours/II
TCH 481, 482,
483, OR 484
Teaching in the High Schools II 30 hours/II
Total:   135 hours

Special Education (MEd)

The field experience hour requirements for the Special Education (MEd) vary by concentration.

Pre-Service Special Education

*Please note that additional field experience hours may be required by other courses in the program at the instructor's discretion

SER 417 Practicum in Special Education II (Corresponding courses: SER 440, SER 421 and SER 402) 30 hours/II
SER 418 Practicum in Special Educaiton I (Corresponding course: SER 403, SER 409, SER 410) 30 hours/II
SER 419 Teaching Literacy Lab 30 hours/II
Total:   90 hours

Special and Elementary Education (SEE)

SER 442 Survey of Exceptional Learners: Psychology and Education 15 hours/I
SER 402 Instruction and Differentiation in Special Education 15 hours/I
SER 403 Classroom and Behavior Management in Special Education 15 hours/II
SER 405 Teaching Literacy to Exceptional Learners 14 hours/II
SER 409 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities 15 hours/II
SER 410 Teaching Math to Exceptional Learners 15 hours/II
SER 416 Literacy Practicum in Education 6 hours/II
SER 421 Formal Assessment in Special Education 15 hour/I
SER 461 Collaborative Practice and Special Education 15 hours/I
T&L 409 Professional Practice in Elementary Schools 15 hours/I
T&L 413 Reading/Language Arts in the Middle Grades 15 hours/II
T&L 415 Teaching and Learning Elementary School Science 15 hours/II
T&L 416 Teaching and Learning Elementary School Math 15 hour/II
T&L 418 Teaching in the Arts 15 hours/I
Total:   200 hours

Special Education for Teachers (SET)

SER 440 Survey of Exceptional Learners: Psychology and Education 10 hours/I
SER 402 Instruction and Differentiation in Special Education 10 hours/I
SER 403 Classroom and Behavior Management in Special Education 10 hours/II>
SER 405 Teaching Literacy to Exceptional Learners 10 hours/II
SER 409 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities 10 hours/II
SER 410 Teaching Math to Exceptional Learners 10 hours/II
SER 421 Formal Assessment in Special Education 10 hours/II
SER 552 Practicum Experience with High Incidence Disabilities I 6 weeks of full-time summer experience in lieu of student teaching/I
SER 553 Collaborative Practice and Special Education 6 weeks of full-time summer experience in lieu of student teaching/I

*Because students in the SET program are already licensed teachers, they can complete their field experience hours in their own classroomas on non-compensated time.
*Students are placed by DePaul in their practicum sites. ​

World Languages Education (MA/MEd)

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
SER 446 Strategies for Mainstreaming and Inclusion 15 hours/I
Total:   130-140 hours

Endorsement Only

Bilingual Endorsement

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

ESL Endorsement

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

Special Education LBS1 Endorsement

SER 440 Survey Exceptional Learners: Psychology and Education 10 hours
SER 402 Instruction and Differentiation in Special Education 10 hours
SER 409 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities 10 hours
SER 421 Formal Assessment in Special Education 10 hours

Total:  

40 hours

* Because students in the SET program are already licensed teachers, they an complete their field experience hours in their own classrooms on non-compensated time. ​