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Governors State University

(Updated 6/5/12)
Old Course Numbers/New Course Numbers
Undergraduate Level:
EDUC 442/4442 Early Adol. Ed. Psy
EDUC 443/4443 Curr. & Meth. For Middle School
Graduate Level:
EDUC 642/6422 Ed. Psy. applied to the Middle School
EDUC 643/6423 Curr. & Inst. in the Middle School
Greenville College

(Updated 4/12/11)

Undergraduate—Elementary Approved Program:
PSY 206 Adolescent Development
EDU 312 Teaching Reading
EDU 318 Corrective Reading
EDU 351 Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School
EDU 352 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School
EDU 355 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle School
EDU 356 Teaching Science in the Elementary and Middle School
Undergraduate—Secondary Approved Program:
PSY 206 Adolescent Development
EDU 342  Middle School Curriculum & Instruction
Graduate—Elementary Approved Program:
EDU 516 Teaching Reading and Writing
EDU 520 Corrective Reading and Writing
EDU 522 Teaching Fine Arts
EDU 524 Teaching Social Studies
EDU 539 Adolescent Growth and Development
EDU 555 Teaching Mathematics-Elementary & Middle School
EDU 557 Teaching Science-Elementary & Middle School
Graduate—Secondary Approved Program :
EDU 539 Adolescent Growth and Development
EDU 552 Teaching Middle/Secondary Students
EDU 556 Middle/Secondary School Curriculum

Graduate—Continuing Education Courses for Certified Teachers
CE 539 Adolescent Development
CE 556 Middle/Secondary School Curriculum

Hebrew Theological College
Undergraduate:
PSYC 265 Adolescent Psychology
EDUC 302 Curriculum (infused)
EDUC 313 Process and Evaluation of Learning (infused)
EDUC 305 Cognitive Development (infused)
EDUC 332 Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts
EDUC 333 Math in the Elementary and Middle School
EDUC 334 Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School
EDUC 335 Science in the Elementary and Middle School
Illinois Benedictine College
EDUC 505 Developmental Characteristics of Young Adolescents
EDUC 593 Teaching at Middle Level
Illinois College

(Updated 6/13)

ED 355 Best Practice in Middle School Education
PS 312 Adolescent Psychology
ED 335 Reading Skills & Strategies in the Content Areas

And one or more of the following courses: ED 301, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 352, or 362

Illinois Institute of Technology

MSED 480/580 – Adolescent Psychology
MSED 250/554/555 – Middle and Secondary Level Curriculum
Illinois State University

(Updated 10/12)
Undergraduate level:
  1. C&I 233 or 233.01 Middle Level Education and the Young Adolescent
  2.   AND
  3. PSY 302 Developmental Psychology of Adolescence
  4.   OR
    FCS 389.37 Adolescence & Emerging Adulthood in Socio-Cultural Context
Graduate level:
  1. C&I 421 Function of the Middle School
  2.   AND
  3. C&I 423 Developmental Issues in Early Adol. Ed
      OR
    FCS 389.37 Adolescence & Emerging Adulthood in Socio-Cultural Context
An educator must complete course #1 and one of the courses from #2 to meet the requirement for any middle school endorsement.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Undergraduate:
ED 260 Learning and Teaching in the Middle School
ED 225 Foundations of Education: Reflections on the Contexts of Teaching and Learning
ED 255 Studying Children and Adolescents in Context
AND
ED 303,305, 315, 325, 335 (Elementary) K-8 Curriculum in the Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts; or
ED 360 or 362 (Secondary) Curriculum in Mathematics, Science, History, English, and Foreign Language
Judson University
  1. EDU 332-Organizational Methods Middle School
  2. One of the following at the middle school level:
    EDU 231E-Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin
    EDU 231H-Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  3. One of the following at the middle school level:
    EDU 331-Practicum III-Instr. Asst.
    EDU 441-Student Teaching
  4. Reading methods or content area reading instruction course
  5. EDU 222 Human Growth and Development (at Judson)* and
    EDU 223 Educational Psychology (at Judson)*

  6. *If either of these courses were not completed at Judson, then the following Judson course is required:
    EDU 490, Readings in Education; Adolescent Educational Psychology.
Knox College
EDUC/PSY 205 Adolescent Development
EDUC 317 Curriculum Development and Teaching in the Middle Grades
Lake Forest College
Undergraduate:
Secondary:

ED 315 Middle School Internship (All Secondary Programs); includes 1 credit hour on developmental characteristics of early adolescents.
ED 313 Reading in the Content Areas (All Secondary Programs)
Psych 210 Developmental Psychology (2 semester hours on adolescents)
Elementary:
ED 416 Content Area Reading and Social Studies Methods (Elementary Programs)
ED 306 Middle School Internship (Elementary Program); includes 1 credit hour on developmental characteristics of early adolescents.
Psych 210 Developmental Psychology (2 semester hours on adolescents)
Lewis University
Undergraduate/Graduate
55-321/ 55-521 Curriculum & Instruction in the Middle School
and
53-322/53-522 Characteristics & Dev. of the Adolescent Learner
Loyola University
Undergraduate – Elementary
CIEP 351 Curr. & Teaching in Middle School
CIEP 229 Ed. Psy.
CIEP 362 Literacy Inst. In Content Areas
Graduate - Elementary
CIEP 446 Middle School Theory and Practice
CIEP 450 Ed. Psy.
CIEP 423 Advanced Literacy Inst. In Content Areas
Undergraduate Secondary
CIEP 351 Curr. & Teaching in Middle School
CPSY 337 Adol. Dev. & Implications for Ed.
CIEP 362 Literacy Inst. In Content Areas
Graduate – Secondary
CIEP 446 Middle School Theory and Practice
CIEP 450 Ed. Psy.
CIEP 423 Advanced Literacy Inst. In Content Areas
Reading Endorsement only:
CIEP 351 Curr. & Teaching in Middle School
and
CPSY 337 Adol. Dev. & Implications for Ed.
or
CPSY 454 Human Dev.: Implications for Ed.
or
CPSY 458 Psy. of Adol.
Special Education:
CIEP 229 Educational Psychology
CIEP 351 Curr. & Teaching in Middle School
CIEP M30 Academic Assessments and Interventions