First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (Harper College)

  • ENG 101 (English Composition I) 3 credits
  • EDU 201 (Introduction to Education) 3 credits
  • SPE 101 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) 3 credits
  • MTH 130 (Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I) 4 credits
  • PSY 101 (Introduction to Psychology) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Harper College)

  • ENG 102 (English Composition II) 3 credits
  • MTH 131 (Mathematics for Elementary Teaching II) 4 credits
  • HST 111 or HST 112 (US History) 3 credits
  • BIO 104 (Environmental Biology with lab) 4 credits
  • EDU 211 (Educational Psychology) 3 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (Harper College)

  • GEG 111 (Physical Geography) 3 credits
  • Humanities & Fine Arts (Choose one: LIT 112, 206, 207, 210, 221, 222 or 223) 3 credits
  • PSC 101 (American Politics & Government) 3 credits
  • EDU 220 (Diversity in Schools & Society) 3 credits
  • MTH 103 (College Algebra) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Harper College)

  • Humanities & Fine Arts (Art, Music or Theater) 3 credits
  • EDU 219 (Students with Disabilities in Schools) 3 credits
  • MTH 165 (Elementary Statistics) 3 credits
  • ECE 102 (Child Development) 3 credits
  • HST 141 or HST 142 (World History) 3 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (Harper College)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • ELED 300 (Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment) 3 credits
  • ELED 301 (Foundations & Community) 3 credits
  • ELED 303 (Field Experience I) 1 credits
  • READ 358 (Linguistics for ESL Teachers) 3 credits
  • SPED 342 or 346 (Characteristics & Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities Focus: Cognition) 4 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • READ 320 (Methods of Teaching Reading in K-8 Education) 3 credits
  • EDUC 321 (Integrating Health, Arts & Physical Education Across the Curriculum) 3 credits
  • ELED 328 (Field Experience II) 1 credit
  • READ 373 (Assessment of Bilingual Students) 3 credits
  • READ 374 (Methods & Materials for Teaching Bilingual Students) 3 credits
  • SPED 343 or 345 (Characteristics & Methods of Reaching Students with Disabilities Focus on: Behavior or Physical Health) 4 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • READ 332 (Strategies & Materials for Teaching Content Area Literacy and Social Studies in K-8 Education) 3 credits
  • ELED 341 (Methods & Materials for Teaching Mathematics & Science in K-8 Education) 3 credits
  • ELED 348 (Field Experience III) 1 credit
  • READ 368 (Foundations of Bilingual and ESL Education) 3 credits
  • READ 375 (Methods & Materials for Teaching ESL) 3 credits
  • SPED 340 (Assessment in Special Education) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • ELED 370 (Student Teaching in Elementary Education) 12 credits
  • EDUC 003 (edTPA Coaching) 0 credits

*TRS 101 -Transfer Success Course (waived with transfer of 90 credit hours or more)

@=Grade of C-or better required

For Humanities & Fine Arts select at least one course from humanities and one from fine arts. Interdisciplinary courses may count in either category.

For students following the 2005-2006 catalog or later, one course from humanities and fine arts or social and behavioral sciences must meet the world cultures and diversity requirement.

Recommend courses to earn endorsements in ESL and Special Education = READ 358, READ 368, 373, 374, 375 and SPED 340, 343/345 and 342/346. Please contact the College of Education Advisor for more information.

Options for additional endorsement: Early Childhood Education, Middle School, and Reading Teacher. Please consult with the education advisor to discuss additional options.

Students transferring to Roosevelt University may begin professional education methods courses in the first semester upon verification of the Test of Academic Proficiency Exam (TAP), ACT Plus Writing or SAT meet the minimum score requirements for licensure. Please contact the College of Education Advisor to discuss your specific program plan and transfer coursework.

Please note that with the transfer of an AA or AS degree all Roosevelt University general education core requirements are completed unless a pre-requisite general education course is needed for the major.