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Illinois Universities A-F

Augustana College
Aurora University
Benedictine University
Blackburn College
Bradley University
Chicago State University
Columbia College
Concordia University
DePaul University
Dominican University (Rosary)
Eastern Illinois University
Elmhurst College
Eureka College

Universities Courses
Augustana College

Elementary:
ED 450 School and Society
ED 393 Clinical Experience: Primary
ED 394 Clinical Experience: Intermediate OR
ED 396 Clinical Experience: Middle/Junior High
ED 421 Seminar in Elementary School Teaching
ED 495 Student Teaching: Elementary
ED 330 Developing Classroom Assessments of Student Learning
ED 340 Methods of Inclusion
ED 360 Elementary School Methods: Social Studies
ED 361 Elementary School Methods: Emergent Literacy in Grades K-3
ED 362 Elementary School Methods: Literacy Devel. in Grades 4-9
ED 363 Elementary School Methods: Science
ED 364 Elementary School Methods: Mathematics
ED 365 Elementary and Middle School Methods: P.E. and Health
PS 213 Child Development
Secondary:
ED 450 School and Society
ED 420 Seminar in Sec. and Middle School Teaching
ED 490 Student Teaching Secondary
ED 330 Developing Classroom Assessments of Student Learning
ED 340 Methods of Inclusion
ED 380 Secondary & Middle School Methods
ED 412 Middle & Secondary School Methods: Reading
ED 396 Clinical Experience: Middle-Junior High
ED 397 Clinical Experience: High School
PS 214 Adolescent Development
AND
The appropriate subject specific methods course:
ED 381 Art Methods: Elementary and Secondary
ED 382 Middle & Secondary School Methods: English
ED 383 Middle & Secondary School Methods: Foreign Languages
ED 384 Middle & Secondary School Methods: Mathematics
ED 386 Middle & Secondary School Methods: Science
ED 387 Middle & Secondary School Methods: Social Studies
ED 388 Secondary School Methods: Speech

Aurora University

Undergraduate:
EDU 3440 Middle School Mission and Methods
PSY 3350 Child and Adolescent Development
Graduate:
EDU 5440 Middle School: Missions & Methods
EDU 5370 Adolescent Development & Learning

Benedictine University

EDU 505  Developmental Characteristics of Young Adolescents
EDU 593  Teaching at the Middle Level

Blackburn College

Undergraduate:
PY 227 Adolescent Psychology
ED 304 Curriculum, Philosophy, and Instructional Methods of Teaching in the Middle School

Bradley University

Undergraduate:
ETE 228 Strategies for Middle School Instruction
ETE 227 Psycho-Social Development of the Transecent
Graduate
ETE 610 young Adolescent Development
ETE 611 Middle School Strategies

Chicago State University

(Updated 7/10)

Undergraduate/graduate

PSYC 4210/5210 Adolescent Psychology for Middle Grade Teachers
ELCF 4440/5440  Phil/Cur/Inst MIDS
Columbia College

As of Sept., 2000
(New course #)( Old Course #)
(42-6137)(42-1100 ) Meth. & Materials of Teaching Middle Sch. Level
(42-6138)(42-1101)  Psychology of the Middle School Child

Concordia University

Undergraduate and Graduate:
EDU 4500 Middle School Assumptions
AND
PSY 4105 Developmental Psychology: Middle School -
OR
PSY 4110 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence
Note: The elementary and secondary programs require coursework in content-area reading.
Undergraduate:
Elementary EDU 4900A Literacy I
Secondary EDU 4900B Literacy II
Graduate:
MAT Elementary EDU 6201 The Teaching of Reading
MAT Secondary EDU 4220 Reading in Middle &
Secondary School

DePaul University

(Updated 2/28/13)

Educators who complete an approved DePaul teacher preparation program: 

SCU 339 or SCG 439  Philosophy & Psy. Middle Level Education, and
Methods infused in all elem. & sec. courses

OR

Courses required for returning teachers who want to add the middle grade math endorsement:

MMT 410  The Development of Middle School Math Learners – for Adol. Psych
MMT 401  Foundations of Math Thinking & Learning in Middle School Cur. & Meth.

Dominican University (Rosary)

Graduate:
Adol Psych EDU 570 Philosophy and Psychology of Middle Level and Secondary Education.
MS Methods EDU 571 Curriculum Design and Instructional Strategies for Middle Grade Teachers
OR
MS Methods EDU 535 Reading in the Content Areas for Middle and Secondary Level Teachers

Eastern Illinois University

MLE 3110 Curriculum & Instruction in Middle Level/Jr. High
MLE 4760  Social Emotional Dev. In the Middle Level Cur.
MLE 4280  Teaching Reading in the Middle/Sec. School
Two courses for those already certified:
MLE  5110  Principles & Procedures in the Middle Level School
MLE  5150  Interdisciplinary Curriculum in the Middle Level School

Elmhurst College

Undergraduate/graduate

One of the following 3 options must be completed:

  1. EDU 360/MTL 563 -The Middle School: History, Philosophy, Org. Structures, and Best Practices
    AND
    EDU 361/MTL 561- Understanding the Middle Level Learner

    OR

  2. EDU 360/MTL 563 -The Middle School: History, Philosophy, Org. Structures, and Best Practices
    AND
    PSY 318 - Adolescent Development

    OR

  3. EDU 360/MTL 563 -The Middle School: History, Philosophy, Org. Structures, and Best Practices
    AND
    EED/SPE/SEC 311
    AND
    one of the following: EED 210, SPE 250, SEC 410, or KIN 440
Eureka College

(Updated 1/11/11)
EDU 380  Middle School Methods
PSY 205  Child/Adolescent Psychology