Teacher Education (TEP)

Courses

TEP 189. Athletics and the American University. 3 Hours.

Students will read, research, and discuss the intersection between athletics and education in the American University. Topics included: the development of American colleges and universities, educational theory emphasizing the importance of motivation as well as trends in experiential collaborative learning, the NCAA and its regulation of intercollegiate athletics, the impact of integration and Title IX on athletics and education. Attention will be given to the student-athlete experience, transitions, and other issues facing college athletes. Course Information: Restricted to Freshman. This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Freshman Seminar or in the area of Humanities.

TEP 202. Introduction to Teaching as Service. 2 Hours.

Required course for participation in Project Midstate Student Support for Teaching. Designed to provide incoming participants an opportunity to explore teaching as a human service. Participants are expected to design a 10-hour service project. Course Information: Permission of instructor. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 203. Designing Instruction for Two Urban Populations: Issues and Methods. 2 Hours.

Course follows TEP 202. Required course for participation in Project Midstate Support for Teaching. Introduces unique demographics, needs and characteristics of the participating school systems in which participants have pledged to teach. Participants will work directly with teachers from high poverty schools to complete mini-research projects that are classroom based. Course Information: Prerequisites: TEP 202. Restricted to students in the Project Midstate Student Support for Teaching. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 207. Foundations of American Education. 3 Hours.

Provides an introduction to U.S. public and private K-12 schools through an exploration of the history and philosophy of education as well as current and recent issues. Examines school law, professional organizations, the influence of advocacy groups, the role of external agencies, and the characteristics of effective teachers and schools. Course Information: This course fulfills a general education requirement at UIS in the area of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

TEP 211. Wellness for Elementary Teachers. 1 Hour.

Focuses on general topics related to health, safety, physical movement, and well-being for teachers of children in grades 1-6. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 222. Child Development for Teachers. 3 Hours.

Introductory course that investigates how children, beginning at infancy and progressing through early adolescence, grow and develop physically, socially, emotionally, ethically and cognitively and how this development impacts classroom teaching and learning. Special attention will be given to varied learning theories, language acquisition theory and ranges in development. Course Information: Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 223. Adolescent Development for Teachers. 3 Hours.

An introductory course for the development of early to late adolescence, with emphasis on physical traits, emotional growth, personality development, socio-cultural issues, and learning perspectives. Course Information: Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 224. Exceptional Child for Teachers. 3 Hours.

Addresses exceptionalities as identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Includes classroom strategies for learning disabilities; attention deficit hyperactivity disorders; emotional and behavioral disorders; communication and pervasive developmental disorders; speech, hearing and vision impairment; giftedness; and at-risk behaviors. Course Information: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 227. Educational Psychology for Teachers. 3 Hours.

Introductory course on psychology relevant to teaching and learning, with emphasis on research on classroom instruction, human development, learning theory and practice, motivation, classroom management, planning, teaching, and evaluation. Course Information: Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 305. Technology For Teaching. 3 Hours.

Examines basic computer/technology operations and concepts. Designed to give candidates the basic skills and knowledge needed to fulfill technology skill expectations of K-12 teachers. Candidates begin development of their electronic candidate work sample. Course Information: Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 315. Managing the Diverse Classroom. 3 Hours.

This course will provide elementary and/or secondary teacher candidates with the information needed to focus on the core principles and practices of classroom management, while blending a humanistic, competency-based approach with an applied, research-based, behavior management approach to provide instructors with the best current thinking on effective classroom management.

TEP 318. Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment. 3 Hours.

Focuses on major elements of school curricula, planning instruction, characteristics and variations of assessment, and data-informed instruction. Included emphasis on standards required of all teachers in Illinois and relevant teaching and learning initiatives. Introduction to the edTPA teacher candidate assessment. Course Information: Prerequisites: Admission to the TEP program. Teacher Licensure Course.

TEP 401. Middle School Methods, Concepts, and Practices. 3 Hours.

A survey of the latest research and practice in middle school education, including adolescent development, curricular structure, and planning for instruction. Course requires a 40 hour preclinical field experience provided at a clinical site selected by the Department. Course Information: Prerequisite: Full admission to the Teacher Education Program and successful completion of all introductory courses, TEP 224, TEP 305, and TEP 318. Teacher Licensure Course.

TEP 419. Content Area Literacy Methods. 3 Hours.

Introduction to literacy and study strategies for use in all content areas. Forty hour pre-clinical field experience provided at a clinical site selected by the Department. Course Information: Prerequisite: Full admission to the Teacher Education Program and successful completion of all introductory courses, TEP 224, TEP 305, and TEP 318. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 423. Methods of Elementary Reading and Language Arts. 3 Hours.

Surveys major methods of teaching reading and language arts in the elementary classroom. Thirty hour preclinical experience provided at a site selected by the Department. Elementary candidates may register for only two elementary methods courses per semester. Course Information: Prerequisites: Full admission to Teacher Education and successful completion of TEP 207, TEP 222, TEP 224, TEP 227, TEP 305 and TEP 318. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 424. Methods of Elementary Mathematics. 3 Hours.

Surveys major methods and strategies of teaching mathematics in the elementary classroom. Thirty hour preclinical experience provided at a clinical site selected by the Department. Elementary candidates may register for only two elementary methods courses per semester. Course Information:Prerequisites: Full admission to the Teacher Education program and successful completion of TEP 207, TEP 222, TEP 224, TEP 227, TEP 305 and TEP 318. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 425. Methods of Elementary Social Studies and Humanities. 3 Hours.

Surveys major methods and strategies of teaching social studies and humanities in the elementary classroom, including history, geography, government, economics, art, drama, dance, and music. Thirty hour pre-clinical experience provided at a site selected by the Department. Elementary candidates may register for only two elementary methods courses per semester. Course Information: Prerequisite: Full admission to the Teacher Education and successful completion of TEP 207, TEP 222, TEP 224, TEP 227, TEP 305, and TEP 318. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 426. Methods of Elementary Science. 3 Hours.

Surveys major methods of teaching physical, life, and earth / space science in the elementary school classroom. Thirty hour preclinical experience provided at a site selected by the Department. Elementary candidates may register for only two elementary methods courses per semester.Course Information: Prerequisite: Full admission to the Teacher Education program and successful completion of TEP 207, TEP 222, TEP 224, TEP 227, TEP 305 and TEP 318. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 427. English Language Arts Methods Grades 5-8. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods employed by teachers in teaching language arts, literature composition, and grammar in grades 5-8. Course requires a forty hour pre-clinical field experience provided at a clinical site selected by the department. Course Information: Offered fall semester only. Prerequisites: Full admission to the Teacher Education program and successful completion of all introductory courses - TEP 224, TEP 305, and TEP 318. Teacher licensure course.

TEP 428. Mathematics Methods Grades 5-8. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods of teaching mathematics to students in grades 5-8. Course requires a forty hour pre-clinical field experience provided at a clinical site selected by the department. Course Information: Offered fall semester only. Prerequisites: Full admission to the Teacher Education program and successful completion of all introductory courses - TEP 224, TEP 305, and TEP 318. Teacher licensure course.

TEP 429. Social Studies Methods Grades 5-8. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods of teaching the social sciences to students in grades 5-8. Course requires a forty hour pre-clinical field experience provided at a clinical site selected by the department. Course Information: Offered fall semester only. Prerequisites: Full admission to the Teacher Education program and successful completion of all introductory courses - TEP 224, TEP 305, and TEP 318. Teacher licensure course.

TEP 430. Science Methods Grades 5-8. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods of teaching science to students in grades 5-8. Course requires a forty hour pre-clinical field experience provided at a clinical site selected by the department. Course Information: Offered fall semester only. Prerequisites: Full admission to the Teacher Education program and successful completion of all introductory courses - TEP 224, TEP 305, and TEP 318. Teacher licensure course.

TEP 435. English Methods Grades 6-12. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods employed by teachers in teaching language arts, literature, composition, and grammar in grades 6-12. Course requires a forty hour pre-clinical field experience provided at a clinical site selected by the department. Course Information: Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: Full admission to the Teacher Education program and successful completion of all introductory courses,TEP 224, TEP 305 and TEP 318. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 436. Mathematics Methods Grades 6-12. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods employed by teachers in teaching mathematics in grades 6-12. Course requires a forty hour pre-clinical field experience provided at a clinical site selected by the Department. Offered fall semester only. Course Information: Prerequisite: Full admission to the Teacher Education Program and successful completion of all introductory courses, TEP 224, TEP 305 and TEP 318. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 437. Science Methods Grades 6-12. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods of teaching science to students in grades 6-12. Course requires a forty hour pre-clinical field experience provided at a per-clinical site selected by the department. Course Information: Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: Full admission to the Teacher Education program and successful completion of all introductory courses -TEP 224, TEP 305, and TEP 318. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 438. Social Studies Methods Grades 6-12. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods of teaching the social sciences to students in grades 6-12. Course requires a forty hour pre-clinical field experience provided at a pre-clinical site selected by the department. Course Information:Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: Full admission to the Teacher Education program and successful completion of all introductory courses, TEP 224, TEP 305, and TEP 318. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 448. Elementary Clinical Practice Seminar. 3 Hours.

Intensive capstone course completed concurrently with student teaching. Candidates complete assignments relative to student teaching. Course meets the first month of the semester with additional required campus based seminars scheduled during the semester. Course Information: Prerequisites: Admission to the program, successful completion of all TEP and content area requirements, and concurrent enrollment in student teaching (TEP 450). Consult with TEP Faculty Advisers to select appropriate section. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 449. Secondary Clinical Practice Seminar. 3 Hours.

Intensive online capstone course completed concurrently with student teaching. Candidates complete required assignments and return to campus during student teaching for required seminars. Course Information: Prerequisites: Admission to the program, successful completion of all TEP and content area requirements, and concurrent enrollment in student teaching (TEP 451).Candidates should consult with TEP Faculty Advisers to select appropriate section. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 450. ECCE: Clinical Practice - Elementary. 9 Hours.

Supervised classroom internship. Candidates also complete assignments relative to student teaching in conjunction with seminar course. Course Information: Prerequisite: Admission to the program, successful completion of all required TEP and content area course work, and concurrent enrollment in student teaching seminar (TEP 448). Candidates consult with TEP Faculty Advisors to select appropriate course section. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement in the area of Engagement Experience. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 451. ECCE: Clinical Practice - Secondary. 9 Hours.

Internship in the classroom under supervision of UIS faculty and classroom cooperating teacher. Candidates are required to complete assignments relative to student teaching in conjunction with the seminar course. Course Information: Prerequisite: Admission to the program, successful completion of all required TEP course work, successful completion of all content course work, and concurrent enrollment in the student teaching seminar (TEP 449). Candidates should consult with TEP Faculty Advisor to select appropriate course section. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Engagement Experience. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 481. Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy. 3 Hours.

Covers the history, comparative perspectives, legal framework, responses to child maltreatment, the skills necessary to do the work, and other pertinent issues pertaining to child maltreatment and child advocacy. The approach of the course will be from a variety of diverse, professional perspectives. The course is designed for students majoring in public administration, criminal justice, psychology, social work, sociology, legal studies or other areas where knowledge of child maltreatment and advocating for children might be necessary or beneficial. Course Information: Same as PAD 481, PSY 481, and SWK 481.

TEP 482. Global Child Advocacy Studies. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to recognize child advocacy issues around the world. The course is designed for students majoring in public administration, criminal justice, education, social work, nursing, psychology, legal studies, or other areas where knowledge of child maltreatment and advocating for children will be necessary. Multidisciplinary approaches to advocacy in different countries throughout the world will be presented and discussed. Course Information: Same as PAD 482 and PSY 482. Prerequisite: PAD 481.

TEP 499. Tutorial. 1-12 Hours.

Intended to supplement, not supplant, regular course offerings. Students interested in a tutorial must secure the consent of the faculty member concerned before registration and submit any required documentation to him or her. Course Information: Special Approval Required. Teacher Certification course.

TEP 501. Online Learning. 2 Hours.

Examines topics such as what is online learning, the virtual professor, and adapting curriculum to the online environment.

TEP 502. Technology Tools for Online Learning. 2 Hours.

Course explores some of the technology tools used to build and deliver online courses. Students will explore and discuss the economical, technological, and pedagogical pros and cons of different technologies.

TEP 503. Instructional Design for Online Course Development. 2 Hours.

This course introduces instructional design principles and relates the principles to the development of online courses.

TEP 505. Student Assessment. 2 Hours.

Address various assessment strategies for evaluating students in online courses. Course explores assessment theory, focusing on the application to online education and the adjustments needed when evaluating students in online courses. The course provides students with opportunities to apply online student assessment concepts to their particular areas of interest in online course development.

TEP 508. Practicum. 4 Hours.

Provide students with an opportunity to develop and refine a design for an online course or course segment, as well as plan and facilitate a week's worth of discussion in a mentored setting. Course Information: Restricted to graduates. .

TEP 514. Topics in Innovative Curriculum Development. 3 Hours.

Curriculum topics will be developed for each new session. This is a professional development course for the K-12 certified or awaiting certification teacher. Course Information: Restricted to graduates. Special Approval Required.

TEP 516. Integrating Technology in the K-12 Classroom. 4 Hours.

Technology is a part of the classroom today in many ways and must be integrated into the curriculum for effective use. Technology can assist student-centered learning in an environment that includes thematic units and cooperative learning. Technology will be effective in the schools when teachers are presented with models of appropriate use in the restructured classroom and are able to integrate technology into the elementary curriculum. Course Information: Prerequisite:Certified teacher.

TEP 517. Student Centered Projects Using Technology. 4 Hours.

Provides teachers of grades 1-12 with hands-on experience using a variety of multimedia software which students may use to develop individual and group projects. Examples are Kidpix, Power Point, ClarisWorks Slide Show, Hyperstudio, and ClarisWorks Homepage. Project development will include the use of technology tools such as scanner, digital camera, CD-ROM and graphic conversion software. Course Information: Prerequisite: Certified teacher.

TEP 522. Sangamon River: Sense of Place. 3 Hours.

Based on the DVD documentary of the Sangamon River, this course will teach in-service teachers how to use the documentary with their grade level (K-12), how to relate the documentary to the Illinois Learning Standards, and how to mentor other teachers to use the documentary. Course Information: Special Approval Required.

TEP 599. Tutorial. 1-12 Hours.

Intended to supplement, not supplant, regular course offerings. Students interested in a tutorial must secure the consent of the faculty member concerned before registration and submit any required documentation to him or her. Course Information: Restricted to graduates. Special Approval Required.