Presentation on theme: "Dr. Edward A. Tatro, Director. The Program This is an accelerated program leading to elementary certification and a Master of Arts Degree with a Specialization."— Presentation transcript:
The Program This is an accelerated program leading to elementary certification and a Master of Arts Degree with a Specialization in Elementary Education. Students will meet requirements by completing course work and working full time in a partnership school for one entire school year. This unique university-public school partnership will provide adults who have degrees in other fields to fulfill their desire to become teachers while helping to meet the demand for more teachers in Illinois.
Goals To provide a graduate program for adults with degrees to become certified elementary teachers in one year. To meet the demands for the teacher shortage in Illinois To develop partnerships with local schools that will benefit children, graduate students, teachers, and the school district.
Requirements for admission Bachelor’s degree from an ISBE-approved institution Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 General Education Requirements ( 3 credit courses) College Writing (2 courses) Math (2) Communications (1) Science (2) Humanities (3) Social Science (2) Eighteen hours in an endorsement
Endorsements Art Economics English Fine Arts Foreign Language Geography History Math Music Political Science Psychology Science Sociology
Application Resume Data Form Two letters of recommendation (forms are in your packet of materials) An essay, “Why I want to be a teacher?” (1-2 typed pages) Substitute Certification Documents Needed
Timeline Summer 2010 Foundations of Education (6) Historical Foundations of American Education (3)
Timeline Fall 2010 (entire semester) Methods of Teaching Reading and the Integrated Language Arts, K-9 (6) Methods of Teaching Social Studies & Multi-Cultural Studies, K-9 (3) Clinical Experience in the Classroom (2) Fall 2010 (1st eight weeks) Methods of Teaching Mathematics, K-9 (2) Technology for Teaching and Learning (2) Fall 2010 (2nd eight weeks) Methods of Teaching Science and Health, K-9 (2)
Timeline Spring 2011 (entire semester) Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School (3) Classroom Assessment and Intervention (3) Student Teaching and Seminal (6)
Timeline Summer/Fall 2011 (Master of Arts Only) Educators as Leaders in Learning Communities: Moving Research to Practice (3) First Year Teaching Experience (1)
Frequently Asked Questions: What tests are required? The Graduate Education Writing Exam June 13, 2009 Saturday or June15, Monday October 3, 2009 Saturday or Oct. 5, Monday February 2010 Saturday or Monday TBA Saturdays:11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mondays:5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
What tests are required? Basic Skills Test (096) Content Test—Elementary/Middle (110) Assessment of Professional Teaching (102)
What is the tuition? $555/ credit hour for summer school (There may be a slight increase in the fall.)
What kind of financial aid is available? Student loans are available for qualified students. Check with the financial aid office at (815) 836-5263 for more information.
When is the summer school session held? June 1st through July 10th, 2009 M-W-F, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm T-Th, from 9:00 am to Noon. Dates TBD for 2010 Lewis University’s Romeoville campus
Who will be on the interview committee for the selection of the Interns? Professors and district administrators may serve on this committee. Selection of candidates completed in mid- March. (as soon as possible following interview)
How do I get a substitute teacher certification and what will it cost? Take your transcripts to the Regional Office of Education Will County in New Lenox Fill out an application form Pay $30 (certified check/state evaluation) plus Will County registration fee of $20 Register multiple schools
How are background checks carried out? When you fill out the forms for substitute certification and everything is found to be in order, the county will submit a background check. They will inform the applicant of the results. The applicant will need two forms of identification for the I-9 form which is part of the application package.
Lewis University Partner Schools 2009-10 Bentley Tyler Nelson Prairie Nelson Ridge Spencer Pointe Ludwig Union Brooks Middle School Pershing New Lenox School District 122 New Lenox Will County District 92 Lockport Union School District 81 Joliet Valley View School District 365U Bolingbrook Joliet District 86 Joliet