Teacher Education Courses

ETE 100 - Technology Applications (1 hour)
Application of technology concepts and skills to human service professionals. Database construction; linear and nonlinear multimedia projects. Using graphics, text, sound, animation, and other media resources. Prerequisite: major in an education program or consent of department chair.

ETE 107 - Conceptualizing Math for Teachers I (3 hours)
Development of a deep understanding of concepts, relationships, and algorithms in various areas of mathematics examined. Topics include set theory, variables, patterns and algebraic relationships, equations and systems of equations, graphing; real numbers and operations, properties of number systems, ratios and proportions, percents; measurement systems, measurement relationships. Focus is on problem solving, analysis, representation of concepts, and communicating understanding and reasoning of the mathematical concepts studied.

ETE 108 - Conceptualizing Math for Teachers II (3 hours)
Development of a deep understanding of concepts, relationships, and algorithms in various areas of mathematics examined. Topics include data presentation, computation, and meaning of descriptive measurements; basic combinatorics, probability concepts, probability distributions, expectations; linear, quadratic, exponential, and other functions, geometric constructions, 2-D and 3-D shapes, spatial relationships, geometric reasoning and proof. Focus is on problem solving, analysis, representation of concepts, and communicating understanding and reasoning of the mathematical concepts studied. Prerequisite: ETE 107.

ETE 115 - Schools and Schooling in American Society (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. SF
American system of schools and schooling. How the system evolves from and impinges upon society, within historic and theoretical constructs. How the system interrelates with other social institutions and forces.

ETE 116 - Field Experience - Schools and Schooling in American Society (1 hour)
25 hours of directed observations in the school setting. Weekly seminar. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: ETE 115 or concurrent enrollment.

ETE 197 - Music in P-8 Schools (1 hour)
Content and pedagogy for music in grades P-8 to meet the needs of diverse learners. Introduction to including music in the regular classroom using traditional methods and newer technologies. Prerequisite: major in an education program or consent of department chair.

ETE 198 - Movement in the P-8 Schools (1 hour)
Content and pedagogy for movement in grades P-8 to meet the needs of diverse learners. Introduction to including movement in the regular classroom to enhance teaching of the curriculum and to promote physical well-being. Prerequisite: major in an education program or consent of department chair.

ETE 199 - Art in the P-8 Schools (1 hour)
Content and pedagogy for art in grades P-8 to meet the needs of diverse learners. Introduction to including art in the regular classroom using traditional methods and newer technologies. Prerequisite: major in an education program or consent of department chair.

ETE 201 - The Early Childhood Profession: Roles, responsibilities, and Experiences (4 hours)
Meeting the care and education needs of children from birth through age 8. Career opportunities, roles, and responsibilities. Participants complete a 25-hour clinical experience in a variety of settings, which includes child observation techniques and documentation.

ETE 205 - Effective Teaching Strategies (3 hours)
Lesson and unit planning; models of teaching instructional management, including grouping and assessment; teachers' roles in leadership, decision making, and change processes. Prerequisite: ETE 115; ETE 225 or concurrent enrollment.

ETE 220 - Field Experiences (1-4 hours)
25 clock hours of directed observations per semester hour. These field experiences may be used to meet the requirements for students majoring in early childhood, elementary, special or secondary education. Pass/Fail. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair.

ETE 222 - Gifted Education in American Schools: Foundations and Future (3 hours)
Philosophy, concepts and testing procedures in gifted education. Students will investigate legal issues and programmatic evaluation for gifted education programs. Additionally, materials, curriculum design, and classroom methods will be introduced. The gifted learner's cognitive, socio-emotional, and talent development will be explored.

ETE 223 - Gifted Education: Strategies and Practicum (3 hours)
Field experience in gifted education grades K-9; 20 clock hours in Bradley University Gifted and Talented Summer Institute. In addition 16 hours of in-class instruction of materials and strategies unique to gifted learners will be required.

ETE 225 - Human Development (4 hours)
Development and growth of the whole individual from conception to adulthood, with emphasis on young children. Physiology of learning and the interactive nature of the teaching/learning process. Developmental and cultural appropriateness in meeting individual needs, with an emphasis on acknowledging and accommodating exceptionality and diversity. Cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, individual, and social contexts of development. Parent-child interaction. Socio-cultural issues affecting development (e.g., divorce, maltreatment, drug abuse). In-depth study of an individual learner, that includes a 25-hour clinical experience.

ETE 227 - Development of the Early Adolescent (3 hours)
Physiological, psychological, and social/emotional characteristics and needs of the early adolescent (ages 11-15). Implications for the middle school teacher. Issues-based, problem-solving format. Prerequisite: ETE 225; ETE 205 or ETE 370 or concurrent enrollment in one of these.

ETE 228 - Strategies for Middle School (3 hours)
Philosophy, concepts, and procedure related to organizational structure, curriculum, teaching strategies, and assessment in the middle school. Prerequisite: ETE 225; ETE 205 or ETE 370 or concurrent enrollment in one of these.

ETE 234 - Language Development (3 hours)
Language acquisition theory and processes, stages of language development, verbal and non-verbal communication. Emphasis on language differences and diversity, including minority groups, language disorders, and English as a second language. Planning opportunities supporting language use in its various forms to enrich further development. Prerequisite: ETE 225.

ETE 235 - Methods of Teaching English Language Learners (3 hours)
Addresses language development and methods for teaching English Language Learners (ELL). Topics include theories of second language acquisition as well as a variety of instructional strategies in the language arts and other content areas. Emphasis will be placed on the social and cultural needs of the ELL and the examination of pre-service teachers' own culture and its impact on their practice. Prerequisite: ETE 225; ETE 205 or concurrent enrollment.

ETE 245 - American Sign Language I (3 hours)
General introduction to sign language of the deaf; information regarding the culture of the deaf. Finger spelling and signing skills, which enable signing at a conversational level both receptively (seeing and understanding) and expressively (signing). Available to students from any major throughout the university.

ETE 246 - American Sign Language II (3 hours)
Provides an intermediate level of American Sign Language skills; further information regarding the culture of the deaf. Students will refine finger spelling and signing skills with an emphasis on the comprehension and expression of real-life events. Available to students from any major throughout the university. Prerequisite: ETE 245 or equivalent.

ETE 250 - Independent Study (1-3 hours)
Student selects subject of study with consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department chair.

ETE 260 - Children's Literature (3 hours)
Types, genres, authors, and illustrators of books for children from birth through middle school. Emphasis on literature response activities; planning and assessing a literature-based curriculum. Analysis of current trends, issues, and the impact of children's literature.

ETE 270 - Physical Development and Health (1 hour)
Includes healthy eating practices; communicable diseases; relationship between fitness and systems of the body; problems related to poor fitness, poor eating, or unsafe exercise; principles of personal, interpersonal, and community health; mental health; and safety. Students must obtain card regarding CPR and first aid as part of the course requirements. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in education program

ETE 280 - Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, And Communities (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. CD
The socialization and enculturation of learners in the context of their families, communities, and cultures. Awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity, whether resulting from cultural or ability differences. Emphasis on the teacher's role in involving, educating, and communicating with parents as partners in the educational process. Professional advocacy that supports an inclusionary, multicultural, antiracist, democratic, non-sexist, and global curriculum.

ETE 300 - Emergent Literacy: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (3 hours)
Processes, themes, and practices that support the development of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking in children from birth through age 8. A continuum of instructional practices, including contextualized application of phonemic, graphemic, morphemic, and syntactical concepts, that facilitate the emergence of literacy. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department.

ETE 304 - Early Childhood Novice Teaching (4 hours)
Supervised teaching experience in preprimary and primary settings. Planning and implementing instruction and creating teaching materials for an integrated unit. Developing a plan for home-school interaction. Weekly seminar. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; at least 6 semester hours of course work in their concentration or concurrent enrollment; ETE 343 or concurrent enrollment.

ETE 306 - Novice Teaching K-8 (4 hours)
The professional semester field experience: planning and teaching lessons. Weekly seminar. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; at least one course from: ETE 313, 315, or concurrent enrollment.

ETE 313 - Methods of Literacy I: Reading, Writing and Language Arts Grades K-2 (3 hours)
Course addresses literacy instruction in Kindergarten through second grade including reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing. Key topics: Theories of literacy development, emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, writing process, literacy assessment, and planning for individual learners. Classroom applications are included. Ten hours in a local classroom is required. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the Department of Teacher Education

ETE 315 - Methods of Literacy II: Reading, Writing and Language Arts Grades 3-8 (3 hours)
Course addresses literacy instruction in grades 3-8 including reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing. Key topics: reading, writing processes, vocabulary, comprehension, assessments, planning for individual learners, integrating the language arts into the content areas and preparing students for the state assessments. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the Department of Teacher Education

ETE 320 - Practicum in Education (1-4 hours)
Supervised field experience that includes planning and teaching lessons in appropriate school settings. Pass/Fail. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy and consent of instructor and department chair.

ETE 329 - Characteristics and Methods of Emotional and Learning Disabilities (3 hours)
Characteristics, methods and techniques for use with children and adolescents with emotional and learning disabilities in elementary, secondary and special education classrooms (ages 3-21). Helping process, communication skills, and interpersonal skills are covered along with Applied Behavioral Analysis. Emphasis on analysis of classroom situations and application of theories and educational techniques to create positive learning environments for learners with mild to moderate emotional and learning disabilities. To ensure that students will become educational leaders and informed decision makers, teaching strategies in basic skills, metacognition, study skills, and social skills will be addressed. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy; PSY 104 or equivalent.

ETE 330 - Curricular Adaptations for Learners With Exceptionalities (3 hours)
Facilitate student knowledge and performance as they relate to developing and adapting curriculum materials for individuals with various exceptionalities. Lays the foundation for examining characteristics as they relate to adapting and modifying curriculum materials. This course meets foundation knowledge for LBS I certification. Prerequisite: ETE 205 or concurrent enrollment; ETE 225.

ETE 331 - Assistive Technology for Individuals With Special Needs (3 hours)
This course addresses the assistive technology evaluation, selection, and application process for individuals with disabilities in school, the workplace, and the community. Emphasis is placed on assessment of the individual, environment, and tasks required of the individual prior to evaluation of technologies and adaptations that enable the individual to function as fully as possible in daily life. Prerequisite: ETE 205 or concurrent enrollment; ETE 225.

ETE 333 - Early Childhood Special Education Methods (3 hours)
Provides evidence-based Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) strategies for young children with disabilities. Recommended practices of EI/ECSE in the areas of collaboration, service coordination, assessment, development of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individualized Educational Plans (IEP), adaptation of curriculum, and instructional models, and transitional planning will be provided. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department.

ETE 335 - Methods of Teaching Social Studies K-8 (3 hours)
Content and methods of teaching social studies in the elementary grades. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department.

ETE 336 - Methods of Teaching Science K-8 (3 hours)
How to plan, implement, and evaluate a science program for elementary school children. Emphasis on the nature of school science, students' misconceptions, and meaningful science activities. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department; SCI 101.

ETE 339 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics K-8 (3 hours)
Emphasis on teaching strategies, materials, and organizational plans related to the K-8 mathematics curriculum. Assignments for elementary education majors with math concentration will be in the middle grades (6-8). Elementary education majors with math concentration will be expected to use appropriate strategies for middle school students in their projects. Focus on active involvement of the students in the learning process and strategies to meet the various needs of learners of mathematics. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 108 or concurrent enrollment.

ETE 342 - Guiding Learners and Developing Classroom Communities (3 hours)
Facilitation of a learner-centered curriculum that features developmentally and culturally appropriate practices that nourish learners' natural curiosity, develop problem-solving skills, acknowledge and accommodate exceptionality and diversity, and support a sense of community. Theories of guidance examined relative to establishing a caring and trusting environment where learners feel valued and respected and can be productive. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department.

ETE 343 - Early Childhood Methods (6 hours)
Strategies for teaching language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, art, music, and movement in preprimary and primary grades within an integrated, thematic curriculum. Emphasis on the role of play, learning environments, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, acknowledgment and accommodations of exceptionality and diversity, transitions, horizontal relevance, and developmentally and culturally appropriate practices. Co-requisite: ETE 304., Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department.

ETE 350 - Topics in Teacher Education (1-6 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department chair.

ETE 351 - Elementary School Music for Music Majors (3 hours)
Methods and materials appropriate for teaching music in elementary schools. Observations in the public schools; planning the elementary music curriculum; experience teaching lessons in all areas of classroom music. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department., Co-requisite: ETE 381.

ETE 352 - Secondary School Music (3 hours)
Methods of teaching music in the secondary schools; administration of a music department. Instrumental and choral programs, general music, and high school music theory. Emphasis on development of a philosophy of music education. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department., Co-requisite: ETE 382.

ETE 360 - Teaching Reading in the Content Field (3 hours)
Teaching strategies to address diverse learning needs that enhance understanding in the content field. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy.

ETE 370 - General Secondary Methods I (3 hours)
Introduction to the secondary teaching profession. Historical, philosophical, and curricular variants unique to the secondary school. Prerequisite: ETE 115; ETE 225 or concurrent enrollment.

ETE 371 - General Secondary Methods II (3 hours)
Instructional planning and assessment. Writing instructional objectives, constructing teacher-made assessments, designing authentic assessments, analyzing assessment data, interpreting standardized test scores, and integrating technology into the curriculum. Emphasis on learning environments, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, acknowledgment and accommodations of exceptionality and diversity, and developmentally and culturally appropriate practices. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department.

ETE 373 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics (3 hours)
Content and pedagogy of secondary-school mathematics. Designing and implementing mathematics instruction and curriculum using a variety of approaches. Emphasis on instructional planning, assessment of student performance, learning environments, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, acknowledgment and accommodations of exceptionality and diversity, and developmentally and culturally appropriate practices. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 371., Co-requisite: ETE 379.

ETE 374 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Science (3 hours)
Content and pedagogy of secondary-school science. Designing and implementing science instruction and curriculum using a variety of approaches including project-based science. Emphasis on instructional planning, assessment of student performance, learning environments, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, acknowledgment and accommodations of exceptionality and diversity, and developmentally and culturally appropriate practices. Co-requisite: ETE 379., Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 371.

ETE 375 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3 hours)
Content and pedagogy of secondary-school social studies, including family and consumer sciences, history, psychology, and general social science. Designing and implementing social studies instruction and curriculum using a variety of approaches. Emphasis on instructional planning, assessment of student performance, motivational strategies, microteaching, reading diagnostic techniques, learning environments, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, acknowledgment and accommodations of exceptionality and diversity, and developmentally and culturally appropriate practices. Co-requisite: ETE 379., Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 371.

ETE 378 - Methods of Teaching Family & Consumer Science (3 hours)
Content and pedagogy of secondary-school family and consumer sciences. Designing and implementing instruction and curriculum using a variety of approaches including project-based family and consumer sciences. Emphasis on instructional planning, assessment of student performance, learning environments, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, acknowledgment and accommodations of exceptionality and diversity, and developmentally and culturally appropriate practices. Co-requisite: ETE 379., Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 371.

ETE 379 - Novice Teaching in the Secondary School (2 hours)
Supervised teaching experience in secondary-school or middle-school settings. Planning and implementing instruction in the student's teaching area. Pass/Fail. Co-requisite: Content-specific methods course appropriate to the student's teaching area (ETE 373, ETE 374, ETE 375, ETE 378; ENG 472)., Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 371; ETE 342 or concurrent enrollment.

ETE 380 - Novice Teaching in A K-12 School (4 hours)
Supervised teaching experience in K-12 classroom in the appropriate discipline. Planning and implementing instruction in the student's teaching area. Addresses the various issues that arise in teaching multiple levels and wide range of levels of students. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 371. , Co-requisite: ETE 386 or 387.

ETE 381 - Field Experiences in Elementary Music Teaching (1 hour)
25-clock-hour field experience of observation and participation in an elementary school classroom. Application of material from ETE 351. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department., Co-requisite: ETE 351.

ETE 382 - Field Experience in Secondary Music Teaching (1 hour)
25-clock-hour field experience of observation and participation in a secondary school classroom. Application of material from ETE 352. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department., Co-requisite: ETE 352.

ETE 386 - Methods of Teaching K-12 Art (3 hours)
Content and methods for teaching art K-12. Designing and implementing art instruction and curriculum using a variety of approaches. Emphasis on sequential enhancement of media and techniques in relation to the developmental needs of different levels of students, instructional planning, assessment of student performance, learning environments, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, acknowledgment and accommodations of exceptionality and diversity, and culturally appropriate practices, aligned with the state and national goals. Co-requisite: ETE 380., Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 371.

ETE 387 - Methods of Teaching K-12 Foreign Language (3 hours)
Content and pedagogy of K-12 foreign language. Designing and implementing foreign language instruction and curriculum using a variety of approaches. Emphasis on instructional planning, assessment of student performance, learning environments, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, acknowledgment and accommodation of exceptionality and diversity, and developmentally and culturally appropriate practice. Co-requisite: ETE 380., Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 371.

ETE 391 - Characteristics and Methods of Developmental Disabilities (3 hours)
Review and presentation of characteristics and strategies for planning and teaching groups or individual students with moderate to severe exceptionalities (i.e. mental retardation, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic, other moderate to severe health challenges). Emphasis is on moderate to severe development disabilities, the development of Individual Education Programs, assessment, curriculum in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains, transition planning, and adaptations for inclusion. Students are required to complete at least 12 contact hours with individual(s) with moderate to severe developmental disabilities in a public school setting. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department; PSY 104 or equivalent.

ETE 392 - Novice Teaching for LBS I (4 hours)
Supervised teaching experience in special education setting. Majors required to spend 5 days per week for 5 weeks in a Learning Behavior Specialist I classroom. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department. One of ETE 329, 391, or 401 or concurrent enrollment.

ETE 401 - Secondary Special Education (3 hours)
Skills to plan, implement, and evaluate education programs for early and later adolescent students needing special education services in middle, junior, or high school situations. Emphasis on a developmentally, sequenced planned curriculum, including basic academic skills, pre-vocational and vocational skills, as well as work-study programs. Current issues and trends: inclusion of the middle, junior, or high school student in the least restrictive environment, life planning, consumer education, personal and social adjustment, appropriate individualized instruction, secondary group instruction, and independent living skills. Twelve hours of mentor/tutoring in the field with HS+ students is required. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 329; ETE 391 or concurrent enrollment.

ETE 402 - Educational Methods, Strategies and Evaluation Techniques (3 hours)
Designed to increase theoretical knowledge and practical skill for teaching persons with different learning styles. Classroom experiences include a focus on methods, strategies, and evaluation techniques to meet different learning styles. Cross listed as HS 402. Prerequisite: consent of PT or ETE Department Chair.

ETE 425 - Life Planning for Learners with Exceptionalities (3 hours)
Addresses professionalism and legal, psychological, and social impact of various exceptionalities. The laws governing the development and implementation of educational and transition programs for individuals with exceptionalities is also reviewed. Discussion and evaluation of legal documents for consent and notification. Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Practice, and Individual Education Program development will be the focus. Prerequisite: senior standing; advancement to degree candidacy in the department; completion of at least one of ETE 329, 391, 401.

ETE 426 - Assessments for Learners with Exceptionalities (3 hours)
Diagnostic processes for learners with exceptionalities, preschool through high school. Screening, formal, and informal assessment, and evaluation techniques. Practice in test administration, scoring, evaluation, Individual Education Programs. Prerequisite: senior standing; advancement to degree candidacy in the department; completion of at least one of ETE 329, 391, 401.

ETE 430 - Readings in Elementary Education (1-3 hours)
Individual study and investigation for seniors. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; approval of the department chair; advancement to degree candidacy in the department.

ETE 443 - Early Childhood Assessment (3 hours)
Assessing developmental domains; formal, informal, authentic, and performance-based assessments. Planning instruction incorporating assessment results and Individualized Family Service Plans or Individualized Educational Plans. Collaboration and communication with families and professionals. Transitional planning. Prerequisite: advancement to degree candidacy in the department; ETE 333. For early childhood majors: ETE 343.

ETE 445 - Educational Collaboration (3 hours)
Focus on effective collaboration with families, other educators, related service providers, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways. Competent teachers will use knowledge and effective written, verbal, nonverbal, and visual communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom. Working together and sharing decision-making toward interaction in the classroom. Working together and sharing decision-making toward common goals of meeting unique needs of all students include team work, co-teaching, Response to Intervention, and successful transitions pre- and post-secondary education. Prerequisite: advancement toward candidacy and the completion of at least one education methods course.

ETE 467 - History & Philosophy of Early Childhood Education: An Analysis (3 hours)
Historical foundations, theories, and philosophies. Analysis and synthesis of teaching philosophies; current professional issues and trends. Prerequisites: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; all required ETE courses below the 400 level for the program; ETE 443. Corequisite: ETE 497 or ETE 495.

ETE 490 - Student Teaching Professional Portfolio (1 hour)
Self-reflection of growth as professional educators. Analysis and synthesis of teaching philosophies, professional standards, and best practices in teaching. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or completion of ETE 496, 498, or 499.

ETE 492 - Practicum For Second Certification (10 hours)
Placement in Peoria-area classrooms and learning centers for 10 weeks. Instructional planning and implementation in appropriate area and level. Teacher responsibilities: long-term planning, implementing an integrated curriculum, facilitating individual, small- and large-group learning, developing an informal assessment plan. Open only to certified teachers who have: adequate preparation in subject matter, demonstrated proficiency with regard to program and course objectives, completed prerequisites, and evidenced fitness for entering the teaching profession. Weekly seminar. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Teacher certification; advancement to degree candidacy in the department; all required ETE courses below the 400 level for certification completed; at most 3 hours in teaching field and/or 3 hours of ETE 400+ courses unfinished; GPA 2.50+ for each: overall, teaching field, professional education courses; state of Illinois content area test & other related tests passed; current certification of freedom from TB; cleared background check; approval of Department Chair. Corequisite: ETE 490.

ETE 493 - Student Teaching For Music K-12 (12 hours)
Placement in two Peoria-area classrooms, one in high school and one in middle/elementary music classroom. Instructional planning and implementation in secondary and middle/elementary learning environments. Teacher responsibilities: long-term planning, facilitating individual, small- and large-group learning, developing an informal assessment plan based on performance. Open only to students who have: adequate preparation in subject matter, demonstrated proficiency with regard to program and course objectives, completed prerequisites, and evidenced fitness for entering the teaching profession. Weekly seminar. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; completion of 2/3 of hours in teaching field; all required ETE courses below the 400 level for the program; GPA 2.50+ for each: overall, teaching field, professional education courses; state of Illinois content area tests and other related tests passed; current certification of freedom from TB; cleared background check; approval of department chair. Corequisite: ETE 490.

ETE 494 - Student Teaching for LBS I and K-8 (12 hours)
Placement in Peoria-area classrooms, schools, and learning centers for a full semester. Instructional planning and implementation in a K-8 classroom and in Learning Behavior Specialist I setting . Teacher responsibilities: long-term planning, implementing an integrated curriculum, facilitating small- & large-group learning, developing an informal assessment plan. Self-reflection with a focus on professional growth and completion of professional teaching portfolio. Open only to students who have: adequate preparation in subject matter, demonstrated proficiency with regard to program & course objectives, completed prerequisites, and evidenced fitness for entering the teaching profession. Weekly seminar. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; completion of 2/3 of hours in teaching field; all required ETE courses below the 400 level for the program; ETE 401; at least 2 of ETE 425, 426, 445; GPA 2.50+ for each of: overall, teaching field, and professional education courses; state of Illinois content area tests & other related tests passed; current certification of freedom from TB; cleared background check; approval of department chair. Co requisite: ETE 490

ETE 495 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood and K-8 (12 hours)
Placement in Peoria-area classrooms, schools, and learning centers for a full semester. Instructional planning and implementation in preprimary, primary, and elementary school learning environments. Teacher responsibilities: long-term planning, implementing an integrated curriculum, facilitating small- and large-group learning, developing an informal assessment plan. Self-reflection with focus on professional growth and completion of a professional teaching portfolio. Open only to students who have adequate preparation in subject matter, demonstrated proficiency with regard to program and course objectives, completed prerequisites, and evidenced fitness for entering the teaching profession. Weekly seminar. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; completion of 2/3 of hours in teaching field; all required ETE courses below the 400 level for the program; ETE 443; GPA 2.50+ for each of: overall, teaching field, & professional education courses; state of Illinois content area tests & other related tests passed; current certification of freedom from TB; cleared background check; approval of Teacher Education Department., Co-requisite: ETE 467

ETE 496 - Student Teaching in LBS I (12 hours)
Placement in Peoria-area classrooms, schools, and learning centers. Instructional planning and implementation in a Learning Behavior Specialist I setting. Teacher responsibilities: long-term planning, implementing an integrated curriculum, facilitating small- and large-group learning, developing an informal assessment plan. Self-reflection with a focus on professional growth and completion of professional teaching portfolio. Open only to students who have: adequate preparation in subject matter, demonstrated proficiency with regard to program and course objectives, completed prerequisites, and evidenced fitness for entering the teaching profession. Weekly seminar. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; all required ETE courses below the 400 level for the program; ETE 401; one approved education elective; at least two of ETE 425, 426, 445; GPA 2.50+ for each of: overall, teaching field, and professional education courses; state of Illinois content area test and other tests passed; current certification of freedom from TB; cleared background check; approval of department chair. Corequisite: ETE 490.

ETE 497 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood (12 hours)
Placement in Peoria-area classrooms, schools, and learning centers. Instructional planning and implementation in preprimary and primary learning environments. Teacher responsibilities: long-term planning, implementing an integrated curriculum, facilitating small- and large-group learning, developing an informal assessment plan. Self-reflection with focus on professional growth and completion of a professional teaching portfolio. Weekly seminar. Open only to students who have: adequate preparation in subject matter, demonstrated proficiency with regard to program and course objectives, completed prerequisites, and evidenced fitness for entering the teaching profession. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; completion of 2/3 of hours in teaching field; all required ETE courses below the 400 level for the program; ETE 443; GPA 2.50+ for each: overall, professional education courses, and teaching field; state of Illinois content area test & other related tests passed; current certification of freedom from TB; cleared background check; approval of Department Chair., Co-requisite: ETE 467

ETE 498 - Student Teaching K-8 (12 hours)
Placement in Peoria-area classrooms, schools, and learning centers for a full semester. Instructional planning and implementation in elementary or middle school learning environments. Teacher responsibilities: long-term planning, implementing an integrated curriculum, facilitating small- and large-group learning, developing an informal assessment plan. Weekly seminar. Pass/Fail. Open only to students who have: adequate preparation in subject matter, demonstrated proficiency with regard to program and course objectives, completed prerequisites, and evidenced fitness for entering the teaching professional. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; completion of 2/3 of hours in teaching field; all required ETE courses below the 400 level for the program; GPA 2.50+ for each: overall, teaching field, professional education courses; state of Illinois content area test passed & other related tests passed; current certification of freedom from TB; cleared background check; approval of Department Chair., Co-requisite: ETE 490

ETE 499 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School (7-13 hours)
Placement in Peoria-area classrooms. Instructional planning and implementation in secondary or middle school learning environments. Teacher responsibilities: long-term planning, facilitating small- and large-group learning, developing an informal assessment plan. Open only to students who have: adequate preparation in subject matter, demonstrated proficiency with regard to program and course objectives, completed prerequisites, and evidenced fitness for entering the teaching professional. Enrollment is for 10 credit hours with a 10-week experience or 13 credit hours with a 16-week experience. Students should consult subject area advisors for subject area pre-student teaching requirements. Weekly seminar. Pass/Fail. Co-requisite: ETE 490, Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the department; completion of 2/3 of hours in teaching field; all required ETE courses below the 400 level for the program; GPA 2.50+ for each: overall, teaching field, professional education courses; state of Illinois content area tests & other related tests passed; current certification of freedom from TB; cleared background check; approval of Department Chair.

ETE 513 - Educational Software Design (3 hours)
The design and construction of educational software that is based upon sound educational theory and best practice. Students will become proficient with appropriate multimedia instructional design software in developing their projects. Investigating and applying current theories of learning, instruction, and assessment. Cross-listed as IM 513. Prerequisite: IM 113; IM 213 or instructor approval.

ETE 515 - Mathematics Methods for the Middle School (3 hours)
Provides strategies and curriculum for teaching mathematics to youth in fifth through eighth grades. Strategies focus on problem solving, logical reasoning, and real life connections. Use of dynamic software and math modeling are emphasized. Assessment strategies appropriate for middle school mathematics will be addressed. Students will develop a deep understanding of national and state standards. Prerequisite: senior standing in an education program and advancement to degree candidacy, or teacher certification.

ETE 550 - Independent Study (1-3 hours)
Student selects subject of study with advisor approval. Multiple sections may be taken concurrently. Maximum of 6 semester hours may be applied to a degree program. Prerequisite: approval of department chair and dean of College of Education and Health Sciences.

ETE 610 - Young Adolescent Development (3 hours)
Examines the theories and research surrounding young adolescents as they move through puberty and middle school. Physical, cognitive, social, moral, and emotional development are studied with concern for the psychological implications and educational ramifications. Students will develop a deep understanding of national and state standards. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and teacher certification or permission of instructor.

ETE 611 - Middle School Instructional Strategies (3 hours)
Presents curriculum, teaching strategies, and assessment for instructing youth in fifth through eighth grades. School organization, professional collaboration, active classroom environment, brain-based teaching and learning, high expectations for all students, and student progress are topics for the course. Students will develop a deep understanding of national and state standards. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and teacher certification or permission of instructor.

ETE 616 - Analysis and Evaluation of Children's Literature (3 hours)
Evaluation and selection of children's literature; current trends and issues; applications in school classrooms for elementary and secondary students.

ETE 618 - Science: An Inquiry Approach (3 hours)
This course is designed to help educators learn and better understand inquiry as an instructional approach. Topics include what inquiry is, how to conduct inquiry, and ways to teach inquiry processes and skills to students. The course will involve identifying and conducting an inquiry investigation into some science topic and how it can best be taught to students. Prerequisite: Admission to the C & I Program.

ETE 620 - Writing Across the Curriculum (3 hours)
Designed to increase a teacher's understanding of the integration of writing across the content areas in elementary and secondary classrooms. Topics include research and practice regarding exposition, persuasion, and narrative; instructional methods including creative writing; community and family leadership.

ETE 630 - Critical Foundations of Literacy Instruction (3 hours)
A study of current theories and practices in reading instruction: the development of the reader, historical, sociological, and psychological perspectives. Prerequisite: at least one undergraduate reading methods course.

ETE 631 - Resources and Strategies for the Reading Teacher (3 hours)
A study of the resources, services, and instructional strategies to support the learning of the elementary and secondary student in regular school classrooms as well as in remedial settings. Prerequisite: ETE 630.

ETE 632 - Reading in the Content Areas (3 hours)
Focus on reading instruction assisting educators to integrate literacy in the content areas in grades K-8. Designed for the identification of reading and study strategies to enhance students' comprehension of texts other than narrative (i.e., expository, visual, graphic, etc.). Prerequisite: ETE 630.

ETE 636 - Assessment in Reading (3 hours)
Reading assessment and evaluation theories and methods for the reading teacher or specialist in classrooms K through 12. Prerequisite: ETE 630.

ETE 637 - Remediation of Reading Difficulties (3 hours)
Methods and procedures for integrated diagnosis and correction of reading difficulties; interpretation of reading assessments for tailoring remediation and instruction within the elementary and/or secondary reading or language arts classroom. Prerequisite: ETE 630; ETE 636 or ETE 671

ETE 639 - Roles and Responsibilities of the Literacy Professional (3 hours)
Seminar in current practices and responsibilities assumed by literacy professionals. Involves comparative study of existing models of leadership including collaboration with key leaders in programs throughout the United States. Requires the actual development of a program plan and the means to disseminate it. Prerequisite: ETE 636, 637, 640, 641.

ETE 640 - Reading Practicum (3 hours)
Field experience in elementary and/or secondary reading. Focuses on integrating assessment and evaluation into balanced literacy practice as well as individualized remediation. Course is tailored to the needs of the graduate student and may be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisite: ETE 631, 636, 637.

ETE 641 - Remedial Reading Practicum (3 hours)
Practicum in diagnosing, evaluating, and treating reading difficulties in individual children with severe deficits in literacy. Prerequisite: ETE 630, 636, 637.

ETE 643 - Assessment and Evaluation Practicum for Learners With Exceptionalities (3 hours)
Practicum: use of psycho-educational tests and diagnostic teaching techniques. Preparation of a complete formal and informal educational assessment of a learner including a professional report written in a specified format.

ETE 650 - Topics in Education (1-3 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Multiple sections may be taken concurrently. Maximum of 6 semester hours may be applied to a degree program. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair.

ETE 651 - Curriculum Theory and Development (3 hours)
Curriculum models and theories. Curriculum development processes and the teacher's role.

ETE 653 - Instructional Strategies and Designs (3 hours)
PreK-12 instructional strategies and designs. Emphasis on developmentally appropriate educational opportunities that actively engage the learner.

ETE 654 - Program Evaluation (3 hours)
Qualitative and quantitative models and techniques for evaluating educational programs. Prerequisite: ELH 604 or consent of instructor.

ETE 655 - Instructional Theory (3 hours)
Investigation and development of a theory of instruction for practitioners built upon the research based on existing strategies, models, methods, assessment, skills, improvement techniques, movements in education, theorists, curriculum, and the learner.

ETE 659 - Curriculum and Instruction (1-5 hours)
Supervised field experience. Application of knowledge and skills to contexts and environment selected by the student and advisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: curriculum and instruction course or consent of instructor.

ETE 661 - Child Growth and Development (3 hours)
Interaction of learning and developmental processes from birth through age 8. Influence of sociocultural and ecological factors.

ETE 662 - Family Intervention (3 hours)
The role of the family and community in the education of infants, toddlers, pre-primary, and primary-aged children. Analysis of family systems including resource development and family program development.

ETE 663 - Schooling in a Diverse World (3 hours)
Multicultural issues, perspectives, and current trends. Role of the teacher as an advocate and change agent. Evaluation of materials, methods, and programs.

ETE 664 - Classroom Assessments (3 hours)
Provides an overview of classroom-based assessment methods, both qualitative and quantitative. Emphasizes the different types and purposes of assessment, as well as creative alternatives to traditional assessment techniques. Tailored to graduate students' needs and interests.

ETE 665 - Technology Infusion (3 hours)
Infusing technology into preK-12 curriculum. Emphasizes computer as tutor; productivity tool; multimedia tool; modeling tool; communication tool; and the future impact the technology will have on classrooms.

ETE 667 - Characteristics of and Methods for Students Who Are Gifted (3-6 hours)
A focus on all aspects of the gifted learner: cognition, psycho-social, affective, and talent development. Field placement requires curriculum design, testing procedures, identification, and direct instruction of gifted learners. Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.

ETE 671 - Instructional Strategies & Designs in Special Education (3 hours)
Addresses in-depth planning and implementation of instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse needs of learners with exceptionalities across environments. Application of current evidenced-based strategies in special education, including topics such as eligibility, placement, assessment, curricular decisions. Response to intervention and individual program implementation will be discussed.

ETE 672 - Technology Applications for Learners with Exceptionalities (3 hours)
Provides current research-based applications of technology and universal design that will enhance learning and active involvement of learners with exceptionalities across environments. Emphasis will be given to the advocacy roles and responsibilities of the teacher relevant to the implementation of a continuum of Assistive Technology (AT) services and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in collaboration with all stakeholders involved in the education of learners with exceptionalities.

ETE 673 - Self-Determination for Individuals With Disabilities (3 hours)
Focuses on instructional practices that can be utilized by the student to teach self-determination skills to individuals with disabilities. The student will explore self-determination concepts, theories, assessment, instructional strategies, and issues of implementation that can in turn be taught to individuals with disabilities in order to facilitate goal-directed, self-regulated, autonomous behavior.

ETE 674 - Issues, Trends, and Research in Special Education (3 hours)
Addresses critical analysis of current issues, trends, and research in special education with attention to legislation, litigation, definitions, identification, eligibility, inclusion, placement, collaboration, and professional advocacy. Research design and methodology in special education.

ETE 678 - Leadership and Collaboration in Special Education (3 hours)
Provides advanced professional collaboration and leadership strategies to effectively work with the greater school community including families, other educators, related service providers, and personnel from community education agencies. Emphasis will be given toward honing candidates' leadership and collaboration skills essential to current practices across environments. Evidence-based, culturally responsive practices critical for the education leader and advocate in meeting the unique needs of individuals with exceptionalities will be discussed.

ETE 698 - Creative/Research (0-6 hours)
Individual study on a topic selected by student with advisor approval. Integration and application of research. Student must produce a product such as a software program, journal article, or program portfolio. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Student may not receive credit for both ETE 698 and ETE 699.

ETE 699 - Thesis (0-6 hours)
Design and implement a research proposal which has implications for preK-12 education. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Student may not receive credit for both ETE 698 and ETE 699. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.