Experiential Learning

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The University of St. Francis (樱桃影视) recognizes that profound learning occurs in a variety of formal and informal settings. To encourage continuous life-long learning, 樱桃影视 offers professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in unique settings and earn graduate credit for select experiences outside the traditional classroom structure.听

CURRENT EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES

The College of Education is pleased to offer graduate-level experiential learning courses for candidates who have completed course/workshops through the Children鈥檚 Center for Dyslexia.

  • REAL 696 Dyslexia I (4 credit hours)
  • REAL 694 Dyslexia II (4 credit hours)

Evidence of successful completion of Children鈥檚 Center for Dyslexia requirements will be verified prior to enrollment.

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $150 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course.

Educators participating in workshops with Code HS have the option to enroll in an experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course is an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the workshop experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $150 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course.

The College of Education is pleased to offer a graduate-level experiential learning course for candidates who have earned an educator badge or badge(s) for the Current and Controversial Issue Discussions series available through Guardians of Democracy.听

  • Constitutional Democracy as Content and Practice
  • Facilitating Controversial Discussions in the Classroom
  • Service Learning in the Content Areas
  • Using Simulations in the Content Areas

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $100 per credit hour

Evidence of earning the Bronze, Silver, and/or Gold Certified Educator badge(s) will be verified prior to enrolling in the course.

Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in graduate courses in this series.

Educators attending the 43rd annual IL-ASCD Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade conference have the option to enroll in an experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course is an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $195 per credit hour

GET STARTED

Educators will be required to provide evidence of completion for PD clock hours earned prior to enrollment.

Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course and provide corresponding evidence of completion.

Educators completing professional learning through the Illinois Council of Instructional Coaching (ICIC) have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses are an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

REAL 694 Culturally and Historically Responsive Instruction
2 credit hours

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $150 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course.

Educators participating in Teacher In-Service offerings at the John G. Shedd Aquarium have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses are an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the in-service experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $100 per credit hour

GET STARTED

Educators are required to provide evidence of completion for a minimum of nine (9) seat hours prior to enrollment.

Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course and provide corresponding evidence of completion.

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.

  • 听(3-4 credit hours)
  • 听(3 credit hours)
  • 听(3 credit hours)

Courses are offered 100% online.

Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in graduate courses in this series.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING – GRADUATE CREDIT

The College of Education is pleased to offer graduate-level experiential learning courses for candidates who have completed course/workshops through ROE 4.

Educators completing professional learning through ROE 4 have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses are an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

AVAILABLE COURSES

  • REAL 695 Trauma and SEL (1 credit hour)
  • REAL 696 The Art and Science of Fine Arts Assessment (1 credit hour)
  • RECT 694 Foundational Literacy (1 credit hour)
  • RECT 694 Social Emotional Learning Toolkit (1 credit hour)
  • RECT 695 Healing Educators Responding to Trauma (1
  • RECT 695 Proactively Addressing Student Behavior听听(1 credit hour)

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $150 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in graduate courses in this series.

The College of Education is pleased to offer graduate-level experiential learning courses for candidates who have completed course/workshops through ROE 49.

Educators completing professional learning through ROE 49 have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses are an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

AVAILABLE COURSES

  • REAL 694 Best Practices in Instructional Coaching (1 credit)
  • REAL 694 Everyday SEL in Elementary, Middle and HS (1 credit)
  • RECT 694 Teach Happier: Making a Positive Impact (1 credit)
  • REAL 695 Cultivating Emotional Resilience (1 credit)
  • REAL 695 Shifting Reading Balance: Grades 3-5 (1 credit)
  • REAL 696 Balancing Literacy in the Classroom (1 credit)
  • REAL 696 Empowering Female Educators: Combatting Burnout & Stress (1 credit)
  • REAL 696 Growth Mindset (1 credit)
  • REAL 696 Success Criteria for Effective Instruction (1 credit)
  • RECT 694 Sparking Positive Classroom Communities (1 credit)
  • RECT 694 Strategies for Student Success (1 credit)
  • RECT 694 Technology Tools for the Classroom (1 or 2 credits)
  • RECT 695 Creating a Positive School Culture (1 credit)
  • RECT 695 Improving School Mental Health (1 credit)

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $100 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in graduate courses in this series.

Educators participating in Teach On A Mission workshops have the option to enroll in an experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The courses provide an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

(both 3 and 4 credit hour options are included in the sample)

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $100 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course.

Educators completing professional learning through have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses are an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

  • REAL 647 Introduction to Multisensory Language Instruction (1)
  • REAL 648 Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader I (3)
  • REAL 649 Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader II (3)
  • REAL 650 Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader Practicum (3)

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $250 (1 credit) | $335 (3 credit)

GET STARTED

Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course and provide corresponding evidence of completion.
SUMMER EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Educators attending the AMTA Midwest Modeling Summer Institute have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses provide an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the Midwest Modeling Institute experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Candidates must register with AMTA and successfully complete the workshop experience in order to be eligible for 樱桃影视 courses.


TWO CREDIT HOUR COURSES听鈥 $100 per credit hour

  • Educators attending Modeling Physics II offered June 10 鈥 14 can听
  • Educators attending Modeling Chemistry I offered June 17,听 18, 20 and 21 can

Educators attending APSI at the Plainfield, Illinois location have the option to enroll in experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course provides an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the APSI experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

APSI 2024 Optional Graduate Credit

  • June 24 鈥 July 29, 2024
  • REAL 694 B AP Institute | Experiential Graduate Course
  • 3 credit hours | $780*

Register for optional 3 credit hours of graduate credit听.

*Tuition noted is听in addition听to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.

APSI Registration and information:

Educators participating in Discovery Center Museum workshops have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses provide an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from workshop experiences with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Candidates must register with Discovery Center Museum and successfully complete the workshop experience in order to be eligible for 樱桃影视 courses.


Educators participating in Fermilab Summer Educator Workshops have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses provide an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Candidates must register with Fermilab and successfully complete the workshop experience in order to be eligible for 樱桃影视 courses.


TWO CREDIT HOUR COURSES – $100 per credit hour

  • QuarkNet Summer Session for Teachers

THREE CREDIT HOUR COURSES – $100 per credit hour

  • Computational Physics for Educators I
  • Energy and Ecosystems: Prairie, Water, and Woods
  • Summer Secondary Environmental Science Institute
  • QuarkNet Coding Camp 1
  • QuarkNet Data Camp

Educators employed outside of the Rockton Hononegah School District can register for The Literacy Challenge: Reading to Learn using the link below.

Hononegah Community High School District 207

  • Mr. Tim Reilly, presenter
  • REAL 694 The Literacy Challenge: Reading to Learn (1 credit hour)
  • Tuition – $150
  • Register for this graduate course

Educators participating in Illinois Agriculture Educator Workshops have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses provide an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience(s) with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Candidates must register with Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom and successfully complete the workshop experience in order to be eligible for 樱桃影视 courses.


ONE CREDIT HOUR COURSE – $100 per credit hour

  • Educators attending workshops offered May 29 – June 14 can
  • Educators attending workshops offered June 17 – 20 can
  • Educators attending workshops offered July 8 – 11 can

TWO CREDIT HOUR COURSE – $100 per credit hour

  • Educators attending workshops offered June 10 – 21 can
  • Educators attending workshops offered June 13, and 18, July 16 and 24 can
Educators participating in Kendall County Outdoor Education Center workshops have the option to enroll in an experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course provides an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the KCOEC experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards. Course information for summer 2025 will be added here as available.
Educators participating in SCARCE summer workshops have the option to enroll in an experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course provides an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.   Course information for summer 2025 will be added here as available.

Experiential Course Interest Form

Experiential Course Interest and Evidence of Completion
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.