Courses

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 PATI. 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. Restricted to students in PATI. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 207. Foundations of American Education. 3 Hours.

Introduction to U.S. public and private K-12 schools. Exploration of the history and philosophy of education and current issues. Examines school law, professional organizations, the advocacy groups, external agencies, and 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. Licensure course.

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. Course Information: Prerequisites: Admission to Elementary Ed Program.

TEP 222. Child Development for Teachers. 3 Hours.

Introductory course investigating infancy through early adolescent growth and development, and how this development impacts classroom teaching and learning. Other topics also include learning theories, language acquisition, social and emotional learning and human growth and development. Course Information: Elementary Ed. Requires satisfactory completion of 20 hour field experience.

TEP 223. Adolescent Development for Teachers. 3 Hours.

Introductory course of early to late adolescence and development, with emphasis on physical traits, emotional growth, personality development, socio-cultural issues, and learning perspectives. Course Information: Middle & Secondary Ed. Requires satisfactory completion of 20 hour field experience.

TEP 224. Exceptional Child for Teachers. 3 Hours.

Addresses exceptionalities identified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Includes classroom strategies for learning differences including emotional and behavioral disorders and giftedness. Course Information: Requires satisfactory completion of 20 hour field experience in Special Ed Setting. Licensure course.

TEP 227. Educational Psychology for Teachers. 3 Hours.

Introductory course on the psychological issues relevant to teaching and learning, with an emphasis on classroom instruction, human development, learning theory and practice, motivation, classroom management, planning, teaching, and evaluation. Course Information: Licensure course.

TEP 305. Technology For Teaching. 3 Hours.

Course gives educators the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill technology expectations of K-12 teachers. Course Information: Prerequisites: Admission to a Teacher Education Program and Departmental Approval. Licensure course.

TEP 315. Managing the Diverse Classroom. 3 Hours.

This course will provide K-12 teacher candidates information on the core principles and practices of classroom management. Topics include; trauma-informed teaching, social-emotional learning, civil rights of students and issues of diversity. Course Information: Prerequisites: Admission to a Teacher Education Program and completion of TEP 318 with a C or higher. Licensure course.

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

Focuses on major elements of school standards, curricula, planning, and instruction with emphasis on variations, characteristics, and issues of assessment. Performance Assessment required for licensure introduced. Course Information: Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Departmental Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 335. Teaching Middle Grades Geography and Interdisciplinary Social Studies. 3 Hours.

This course will provide students with a deeper understanding of teaching justice-oriented geography and interdisciplinary social studies in the middle grades. This includes the integration of literacy plus current events and social issues. Students will explore geography beyond the map through three critical lenses: the physical world, the human world, and the integration of these two in middle grades curriculum. Department Approval Required.

TEP 405. Teaching in the Middle School. 3 Hours.

A survey of the latest research and practice in middle school pedagogy and practice, including adolescent development, curricular structure, social/emotional development, trauma informed care, restorative justice, and planning for instruction. Requires a 40-hour field experience. Candidates may register for two methods courses per semester. Course Information: Prerequisites: Full admission to Teacher Education. Teacher Licensure course.

TEP 419. Content Area Literacy Methods. 3 Hours.

Introduction to literacy instruction and practice in all content areas. Topics include: curriculum mapping, academic language and unit planning. Course Information: Requires successful completion of 40 hour field experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and earned grade of C or higher in TEP 305 and TEP 318. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

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

Surveys major methods of teaching reading and language arts in grades 1-6. Course Information: Requires successful completion of 30 hour field experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Elementary Education Program and earned grade of C or higher in TEP 305 and TEP 318. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 424. Methods of Elementary Mathematics. 3 Hours.

Surveys major methods and strategies of teaching mathematics in grades 1-6. Course Information: Requires successful completion of 30 hour field experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Elementary Education Program and earned grade of C or higher in TEP 305 and TEP 318. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

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

Surveys methods of teaching social science and the arts in grades 1-6. Topics: geography, civics, econ, drama, dance, music and integration across content areas. Course Information: Requires successful completion of 30 hour field experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Elementary Education and earned grade of C or higher in TEP 305 and TEP 318. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 426. Methods of Elementary Science. 3 Hours.

Surveys major methods of teaching physical, life, and earth/space science in grades 1-6. Course Information: Requires successful completion of 30 hour field experience. Prerequisites: Admission to Elementary Education Program and earned grade of C or higher in TEP 305 and TEP 318. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 435. English Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods of teaching language arts, literature, composition, and grammar in middle and high schools. Course Information: Requires successful completion of 40 hour field experience; Fall semester only. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and earned grade of C or higher in TEP 305 and TEP 318. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 436. Mathematics Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods of teaching mathematics in middle and high schools. Course Information: Requires successful completion of 40 hour field experience; Fall semester only. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and earned grade of C or higher in TEP 305 and TEP 318. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 437. Science Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods of teaching physical, life, and earth/space science in middle and high schools. Course Information: Requires successful completion of 40 hour field experience; Fall semester only. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and earned grade of C or higher in TEP 305 and TEP 318. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 438. Social Studies Methods for Middle and Secondary Grades. 3 Hours.

Examines the methods of teaching social sciences in middle and high schools. Course Information: Requires successful completion of 40 hour field experience; Fall semester only. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program and earned grade of C or higher in TEP 305 and TEP 318. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 448. Elementary and Middle Grades Student Teaching Seminar. 3 Hours.

Seminar taken concurrently with student teaching (TEP 450). Topics relevant to student teaching experience. Course Information: On campus and online meetings are required throughout the semester. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program, completion of all TEP, general education, and content/major requirements with an earned grade of C or higher. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 449. Middle Grade and High School Student Teaching Seminar. 3 Hours.

Seminar taken concurrently with student teaching (TEP 451). Topics relevant to student teaching experience. Course Information: On campus and online meetings are required throughout the semester. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program, completion of all TEP, general education, and content/major requirements with an earned grade of C or higher. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 450. ECCE: Student Teaching – Elementary and Middle Grade. 9 Hours.

Internship in the classroom under the supervision of UIS faculty and classroom cooperating teacher. Course Information: Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in Student Teaching Seminar (TEP 448) required. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Engagement Experience. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 451. ECCE: Student Teaching – Middle Grade and High School. 9 Hours.

Internship in the classroom under the supervision of UIS faculty and classroom cooperating teacher. Course Information: Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in Student Teaching Seminar (TEP 449) required. This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Engagement Experience. Department Approval Required. Licensure course.

TEP 481. Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy. 3,4 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 CCJ 481, PAD 481, PSY 481, and SWK 481.

TEP 482. Global Child Advocacy Studies. 3,4 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.

TEP 483. The System’s Response to Child Maltreatment. 3,4 Hours.

This course focuses on the responses of professionals to allegations of child maltreatment. The purpose of this course is to expand the student’s knowledge and skills in the prevention, identification, investigation and criminal justice response to child maltreatment. The course is designed for students who are likely to pursue a profession in which they will be a mandated reporter and knowledge of child maltreatment and advocacy is critical. Course Information: Same as PAD 483.

TEP 499. Independent Study. 1-12 Hours.

Independent Study. Students interested in an independent study must secure the consent of the faculty member concerned before registration and submit any required documentation to them. Course Information: Department Approval Required.

TEP 501. Overview of Online Instruction. 2 Hours.

Examines topics such as defining online learning, the role of online students and instructors, and adapting curriculum to the online environment. It provides brief overviews of copyright, accessibility considerations, and best practices for online learning. Course Information: Restricted to graduate students; contact ion@uis.edu to enroll.

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. Course Information: Restricted to graduate students; contact ion@uis.edu to enroll.

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

This course introduces instructional design principles for the development of online courses. Course Information: Restricted to graduate students; contact ion@uis.edu to enroll.

TEP 504. Universal Design Principles for Online Learning. 2 Hours.

Discover how principles of Universal Design can help you create course content that can be accessed and used by anyone, including people with disabilities. Topics covered include: universal design principles for online learning, potential accessibility/usability issues to consider in course development, and creating more accessible/usable course content. Course Information: Restricted to graduate students; contact ion@uis.edu to enroll.

TEP 505. Student Assessment in Online Courses. 2 Hours.

This course will introduce various assessment strategies, tools, and frameworks that can be used to evaluate students in the online environment. Participants will work individually and collaboratively to explore various means of assessing online learners. Course Information: Restricted to graduate students; contact ion@uis.edu to enroll.

TEP 506. Encouraging Communication in Online Courses. 2 Hours.

This course provides insight into and methods for structuring an online course to maximize the quality of interactions among students and between the instructor and students. Course Information: Restricted to graduate students; contact ion@uis.edu to enroll.

TEP 507. Blended Learning Instruction and Design. 2 Hours.

This course provides an overview of blended learning, courses or programs that combine online learning and face-to-face instruction. Students actively discuss topics related to blended learning and collaborate to research, analyze, and assess blended course design and technologies. Students will acquire the pedagogical and technical skills needed to successfully teach blended courses. Course Information: Restricted to graduate students; contact ion@uis.edu for permission to enroll.

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 graduate students; contact ion@uis.edu to enroll.

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 graduate students. Department 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: Prerequisites: 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: Department Approval Required.

TEP 599. Independent Study. 1-12 Hours.

Independent Study. Students interested in an independent study must secure the consent of the faculty member concerned before registration and submit any required documentation to him or her. Course Information: Restricted to graduate students. Department Approval Required.