All REAL Courses

Registration for courses with prefix EEND, REAL, and REND will close one (1) week prior to the scheduled course start date. Course sections (including those offered 100% online) may close sooner if they reach capacity. Wait list information will be posted if available.

POLICY FOR NEW CANDIDATES
Individuals with no previous registration, coursework, or program enrollment at the University of St. Francis must register a minimum of five (5) business days prior to the scheduled course start date. This policy is driven by processing time for creation of a student account and access to various university resources required for a successful course start. For this reason, we strongly encourage new candidates to register a minimum of three (3) weeks prior to the scheduled course start date.

Educators taking courses through district, school, or regional education partnerships should visit the Partner Courses and Cohorts page for information and registration. Registering from this page rather than your designated partner page will place you in a standard course section 鈥 forfeiting any applicable tuition benefit associated with the partnership.

Individuals taking courses or enrolling in programs to pursue licensure, endorsements, certification, or to secure employment requiring specific teaching credentials should refer to their state board of education prior to enrollment to determine whether the course or program meets the requirements in the state in which they reside.

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BILINGUAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the Bilingual Education endorsement. Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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EEND 631: August 19 鈥 October 11, 2024 | blended course option
In-person meetings on Wednesdays 10/9, 10/30, 11/20 from 4:30 鈥 8:30 with the remainder of the course completed online. Meetings will take place at 听Minooka CCSD 201 District Office (305 Church Street, Minooka).听

EEND 632: August 19 – October 11, 2024 | blended course option
In-person meetings on Thursdays 8/22, 9/12, 10/10 from 4:30 鈥 8:30 with the remainder of the course completed online. Meetings will take place at John J. Lukancic Middle School (Romeoville).

EEND 633: October 14 – December 9, 2024 | blended course option
In-person meetings on Thursdays 10/17, 11/7, 12/5 from 4:30 鈥 8:30 with the remainder of the course completed online. Meetings will take place at John J. Lukancic Middle School (Romeoville).

Choice of one credit elective: EEND 638 or REAL 653

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The following may be utilized to fulfill additional required elective course requirements.

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Are you interested in the Bilingual Education endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

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Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

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Courses offered by our partner in education, Guardians of Democracy, with optional experiential graduate credit through the University of St. Francis.

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  • Current and Controversial Issue Discussion Strategies
  • Simulations of Democratic Processes
  • Informed Action through Service Learning

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DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

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GIFTED EDUCATION

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Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the Director of Special Education endorsement. All courses are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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Are you interested in the Director of Special Education endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

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Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus or see descriptions below. Availability varies by semester.

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Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

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Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus or see descriptions below. Availability varies by semester.

Early Childhood

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  • EEND 659 Planning and Assessment in the Early Years (3)

Early Childhood Special Education

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Are you interested in the Early Childhood Education endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

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ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the Technology Specialist endorsement. Courses in this series are offered 100% online or may include one virtual meeting. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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Are you interested in the Technology Specialist endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

OTHER EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COURSES
Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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Courses in this series are offered in a variety of formats – please be sure to review the schedule in the course registration link to verify format and meeting dates (as applicable).

Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

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  • REAL 694 Methods of Teaching Middle and Secondary Visual Arts (3)
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Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus or see descriptions below. Availability varies by semester.

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ESL ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the ESL endorsement. Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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EEND 631: August 19 鈥 October 11, 2024 | blended course option
In-person meetings on Wednesdays 10/9, 10/30, 11/20 from 4:30 鈥 8:30 with the remainder of the course completed online. Meetings will take place at 听Minooka CCSD 201 District Office (305 Church Street, Minooka).听

EEND 632: August 19 – October 11, 2024 | blended course option. In-person meetings on Thursdays 8/22, 9/12, 10/10 from 4:30 鈥 8:30 with the remainder of the course completed online
Meetings will take place at John J. Lukancic Middle School (Romeoville).

EEND 633: October 14 – December 9, 2024 | blended course option
In-person meetings on Thursdays 10/17, 11/7, 12/5 from 4:30 鈥 8:30 with the remainder of the course completed online. Meetings will take place at John J. Lukancic Middle School (Romeoville).

Are you interested in the ESL endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

SERVING SPECIAL POPULATIONS | BILINGUAL & ESL
Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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HEALTH EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the Health Education endorsement. Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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Are you interested in the Health Education endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

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Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

THREE CREDIT HOUR COURSES

ONE CREDIT HOUR COURSES

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Have you heard the news?
Instructional Coaching is now offered as a graduate certificate program and as a concentration in the Teaching & Learning (M.S.) degree program! Educators will gain the specific knowledge and skills needed to be an effective instructional coach who can support teacher development as well as increase student growth and achievement.

Instructional Coaching courses completed through the REAL program may be used toward the corresponding concentration within the Teaching & Learning (M.S.) degree program.

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Courses in this series are offered in an online or blended format. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

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  • REAL 694 Methods of Teaching Middle and Secondary Visual Arts (3)
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Educators enrolled in content-specific methods courses at 樱桃影视 are required to demonstrate a strong understanding of the content and skills required for the applicable content area endorsement. It is highly recommended that the appropriate content area coursework is completed prior to enrolling in the methods courses. Courses are designed with the assumption that enrolled candidates have sufficient content knowledge, as the courses focus on instruction in pedagogy.

View the latest ISBE Subsequent Endorsement information .

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Courses in this series are offered in an online or blended format. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

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Online music technology courses for educators presented by 樱桃影视’s Digital Audio Recording Arts Program.

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The College of Education is pleased to offer graduate-level courses for candidates who have earned National Board Certification. Courses are available 100% online each semester. A National Board achievement certificate must be submitted (see below) and approved prior to enrolling in the following courses.

Special tuition rate: $225 per credit hour for REAL 600, 601, 602, 603, and 695

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The following course is open to educators who have completed the National Board renewal process within the past two calendar years. A National Board renewal certificate must be submitted and approved prior to enrolling in the following course.

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Please complete the National Board inquiry form below to express your interest and validate your National Board status. Once the form and supporting documents are received, an email notification will be sent to the address provided with access to course registration.

This email will be used to confirm receipt of your submission as well as subsequent communication regarding the registration process.
This will not commit you to enrollment in any of the courses. It allows us to send you the registration information for the courses in which you are currently interested once evidence of completion for experiential requirements are confirmed.

In recognition of the value of teacher research experience programs as a successful form of professional development, the University of St. Francis offers NOAA Teacher at Sea participants the opportunity to receive experiential graduate credit upon completing their NOAA at sea experience.

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Click here to learn more about this experiential opportunity

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Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

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  • EEND 659 Planning and Assessment in the Early Years

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READING TEACHER ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the Reading Teacher endorsement. Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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Are you interested in the Reading Teacher endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

SERVING SPECIAL POPULATIONS | READING & READING DISABILITIES
Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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Workshops | Experiential Graduate Courses
Several science courses and workshops are being offered through our educational partners with optional graduate credit from 樱桃影视.听 Additional course | workshop information can be found on various partner sites. Optional graduate credit details are available on our Experiential Learning site.

  • AMTA Modeling Workshops
  • Fermilab
  • Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium

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Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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LBS I ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the LBS I endorsement (at grade level(s) of current license). Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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Are you interested in the LBS I endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

SERVING SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

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