Degree and Non-degree for Licensed Teachers

Degree and non-degree programs for licensed teachers admission requires: Initial, Standard or Master Illinois Teacher Endorsement; ICTBS passing test scores; minimum of three (3) months teaching experience as a licensed teacher and a GPA of 3.0 (2.75 for conditional admission) in last 60 hours at time of admission to Master's Degree Program.

Non-Degree Subsequent (FOCUS) Early Childhood Education Endorsement for Licensed Teachers
Required Courses and Prerequisites
S ED 5301, Characteristics of the Exceptional Child and any Apt Test
Discipline Course Number Credit Hours Course Title Field Hours Prerequisite
ECH 5001 3 History & Philosophy of Early Childhood Ed. None Consent of the Department
ECH 5020 3 The Young Child 15 Consent of the Department
ECH 5320 3 Curriculum for Pre School/ Primary None Consent of the Department
ECH 5009 3 Speech/ Language Development None Consent of the Department
ECH 5150 3 Child, Family, Community Relations None Consent of the Department
ECH 5170 3 Nutrition, Health and Safety of the Young Child None Consent of the Department
ECH 5180 4 Pre-Primary Methods 20 Consent of the Department
ECH 5319 4 Primary Methods 20 Consent of the Department
ECH 5120 3 Reading/Language Arts of the Young Child 15 Consent of the Department
ECEE 5462 3 Field Practicum 100 Consent of the Department
Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education
Subsequent (FOCUS) Early Childhood Endorsement for Licensed Teachers
Required Courses and Prerequisites for Endorsement
S ED 5301, Characteristics of the Exceptional Child and any Apt Test
Discipline Course Number Credit Hours Course Title Field Hours Prerequisite
ECH 5001 3 History & Philosophy of Early Childhood Ed. None Consent of the Department
ECH 5020 3 The Young Child 15 Consent of the Department
ECH 5320 3 Curriculum for Pre School/ Primary None Consent of the Department
ECH 5009 3 Speech/ Language Development None Consent of the Department
ECH 5150 3 Child, Family, Community Relations None Consent of the Department
ECH 5170 3 Nutrition, Health and Safety of the Young Child None Consent of the Department
ECH 5180 4 Pre-Primary Methods 20 Consent of the Department
ECH 5319 4 Primary Methods 20 Consent of the Department
ECH 5120 3 Reading/Language Arts of the Young Child 15 Consent of the Department
ECEE 5462 3 Field Practicum 100 Consent of the Department
**************Completion Requirements Master's Degree***********
Discipline Course Number Credit Hours Course Title Field Hours Prerequisite
ECH 5270 3 Cognitive Development Theory None Consent of the Department
ECH 5960 3 Foundations of Ed. Research None Consent of the Department
ECEE 5466 3 Master's Thesis None Consent of the Department