Education (ED)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
ED 100 Introduction to Urban Education 0 TO 4 hours. Introductory and cross-disciplinary examination of issues related  to education in urban America, with particular attention paid to policies and practices impacting diversity and equity in public schools. Students who wish to complete an optional fieldwork component register for 4 hours; other students register for 3 hours.  Individual and Society, and US Society course.
ED 135 Child and Youth Policies in Urban America 3 hours. Examines policies and practices for children and youth in urban America using sociological, psychological and economic frameworks. Integrates disciplinary knowledge with educational policies and practices.  US Society course.
ED 151 College Connection I 1 hour. Strategies to facilitate the transition from high school to college by helping students develop specific skills and utilize resources that will help lead to success in college. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Should be taken in the first semester of the freshman year. Prerequisite(s): Open only to freshmen and sophomores. Admission to the College of Education.
ED 152 College Connection II 1 hour. A continuation of ED 151 College Connection I which facilitates the transition from high school to college by helping students develop specific skills and utilize resources that will help lead to success in college. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Should be taken in the second semester of the freshman year. Prerequisite(s): Open only to freshmen and sophomores. Admission to the College of Education.
ED 153 College Connection III 1 hour. The purpose of the course is to assist transfer students in developing academic skills and utilize campus resources that will help lead to success in the College of Education. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Should be taken in the first semester after transfer to UIC. Prerequisite(s): Open only to freshmen and sophomores. Admission to the College of Education as a transfer student.
ED 194 Special Topics in Education 1 TO 4 hours. Introductory exploration of a topic not covered in existing course offerings. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
ED 200 Education Policy Foundations 3 hours. Social, cultural, political, and intellectual forces that influence and shape educational policy in the learning process. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing and approval of the Council on Teacher Education.
ED 205 Introduction to Race, Ethnicity, and Education 0 TO 4 hours. Introductory and cross-disciplinary examination of issues related to race, ethnicity, and cultural diversity in education. Students who wish to complete an optional fieldwork component register for 4 hours; other students register for 3 hours.  Individual and Society, and US Society course.
ED 210 The Educative Process 3 hours. Psychological factors in learning and instruction. Applications of behavioral psychology, information processing, humanism, and cognitive developmental theory. Issues in special education. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Council on Teacher Education.
ED 211 Special Topics in Education 1 hour. Topics vary. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours with approval. Approval to repeat course granted by the college. Prerequisite(s): Membership in the Honors College or approval of the College of Education. 
ED 222 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Education 3 hours. Introductory and cross-disciplinary examination of issues related  to gender and sexuality in education. Individual and Society, and US Society course.
ED 250 Teaching and Learning in Schools I 1 hour. Initial explorations of career choice, including what does it mean to teach, what does it mean to learn, and what are the various influences on both acts. Students conduct inquiries through fieldwork, group meetings and analysis of readings.  Field work required. Must enroll concurrently in ED 256, ED 257 and EPSY 255.
ED 251 Teaching and Learning in Schools II 1 hour. As a companion course to ED 250, ED 251 focuses on teaching and learning with emphasis on culture and language. Students will conduct inquiries through fieldwork in bilingual classrooms, small and large group meetings, and analysis of readings.  Field work required. Must enroll concurrently in ED 258.
ED 252 Contemporary Controversies in U.S. Schools 3 hours. Introductory and cross-disciplinary examination of contemporary controversies related to public education in the United States. US Society course.
ED 257 Foundations of Literacy Learning and Teaching 3 hours. An analysis of theoretical and empirical foundations of reading and writing instruction focusing on K-8 children as literacy learners and the texts these children encounter and create as readers and writers. Prerequisite(s): Open only to pre-elementary education standing.
ED 258 Bilingualism and Cross-Cultural Issues in a Diverse Society 3 hours. Provides an introduction to the key issues and concepts related to the study of bilingualism. Effective instruction of linguistically and culturally diverse students will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the English composition requirement.  Individual and Society, and US Society course.
ED 294 Special Topics in Education 1 TO 4 hours. Introductory exploration of a topic not covered in existing course offerings. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
ED 301 Literacy and Elementary Education 3 hours. Foundations of reading and writing instruction. Influences and outcomes of school literacy experiences, role of literacy in society, effective instruction, and role of literacy in schooling. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program and approval of the College of Education. 
ED 305 Introductory Fieldwork in Elementary Education 3 hours. The first field-based course in a sequence, focusing on observing and recording educational environments and children as learners. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program and approval of the College of Education. 
ED 311 Reading and Writing Through the Elementary Grades 3 hours. In-depth study of reading and writing instruction including emergent literacy, word recognition/spelling, reading comprehension, composition, literacy assessment, content area literacy, materials, and evaluation. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program and approval of the College of Education. 
ED 312 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics and Science 3 hours. Issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment which focus on handson science and the integration of science, mathematics, and language arts. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program and approval of the College of Education. 
ED 315 Fieldwork in Elementary Education II 8 hours. The second field based course is a sequence on curriculum development and teaching in urban schools. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program and approval of the College of Education. 
ED 321 Teaching and Learning for Children of Various Abilities and Cultures 3 hours. The process of teaching and learning in elementary classrooms with children of various abilities and cultures. Social behavior, values, teaching/learning styles will be included. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program and approval of the College of Education. 
ED 322 Social Studies and Literature in the Elementary Grades 3 hours. Curriculum, instruction and assessment in teaching and learning of the social studies with literature empahases on curricular approaches, instructional strategies and resources for teachers and students. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program and approval of the College of Education. 
ED 325 Student Teaching in the Elementary Grades 18 hours. The final field-based course in a sequence, focusing on improving teaching performance in various classroom settings. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student teaching field experiences, and approval of the College of Education. 
ED 330 Curriculum, Instruction, and Evaluation in the Secondary School 4 hours. Contexts of teaching and learning in secondary schools. Principles and strategies for curriculum development; planning learning experiences; instruction; classroom organization, management, and student discipline; and evaluation. Field experience required. Prerequisite(s): Admission to an approved teacher certification program in secondary education, ED 200 and ED 210. 
ED 340 Foundations and Methods of Teaching and Learning Early Literacies in the Urban Elementary Classroom 4 hours. Detailed study of the knowledge and instructional competencies required for teaching reading and the language arts in kindergarten through grade 3. Emphasis is placed on materials and methods for fostering early reading and listening comprehension. 4 hours. Field work required. Prerequisites: Junior standing or above and admission to the BA in Urban Education, Concentration in Elementary Education program. 
ED 341 Teaching Language and Literacy in Elementary Schools II 3 hours. A detailed description of the knowledge base required to orchestrate and implement language and literacy instruction in elementary schools, including ways to organize student grouping and to develop, monitor, and assess student inquiry.   Prerequisite(s):  Junior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program. Successful completion of ED 340.
ED 342 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Urban Elementary Classroom 3 hours. Helps prospective elementary teachers create a foundation from which they can develop an exemplary mathematics teaching practice. There is an additional 15 hour project associated with this course. The project is to be conducted in a classroom setting.Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education, Concentration in Elementary Education, and Math 140 and Math 141 or the equivalent courses.
ED 343 Teaching and Learning Science in Elementary School 3 hours. To engage in a variety of activities that will help prospective teachers prepare ways that are engaging and creative and actively involve students in the construction of their own knowledge. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Program.
ED 344 Teaching and Learning Social Studies and Arts in Elementary School 3 hours. Processes and relationships between social studies curriculum and issues of identity, diversity, and social justice, and to use arts as a vehicle to facilitate comprehension and appreciation. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Program.
ED 345 Critical Multiculturalism in the Urban Elementary Classroom 2 hours. This course provides prospective teachers with information and experiences that support teaching and learning in diverse settings.   Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and admission to the BA in Urban Education, Concentration in Elementary Education program.
ED 350 Urban Education Advisory I: Introduction to Fieldwork in Urban Schools 1 hour. Provides  a seminar for students to discuss field experiences during the Fall semester of year 3, and across the different content-area modules. It may take place at the fieldwork site. rerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education, Concentration in the Elementary Education Program.
ED 351 Orchestrating Teaching and Learning II 4 hours. Seminar for students to discuss field experiences, transform lessons learned to students, and craft essential elements of teaching, e.g., preparing for instruction, assessment, classroom/school cultures. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program. Junior standing or above. Successful completion of ED 350.
ED 352 Technology Integration in Elementary School I 2 hours. Works in tandem with literacy and math methods courses designed to introduce cross curricular computer tools that can be applied within this context. Emphasis placed on integrating common software and hardware tools to achieve content standards. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program.
ED 353 Technology Integration in Elementary School II 2 hours. Works in tandem with science and social studies courses designed to introduce cross curricular computer tools that can be applied within this context. Emphasis placed on integrating common software and hardware tools to achieve content standards. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program. Successful completion of ED 352.
ED 394 Special Topics in Education 1 TO 4 hours. Exploration of a topic not covered in existing course offerings. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
ED 396 Independent Study 1 TO 4 hours. For students who wish to do independent study on specific educational processes or independently to carry on projects related to education or extensive reading assignments. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): A written proposal for faculty approval and junior standing. 
ED 402 Philosophy of Education and Urban School Policy 3 hours. Selected social and education philosophies and their impact on urban school curriculum design, school organization and control. 
ED 403 Policy Issues in the History of American Education 3 hours. Political, economic, and cultural influences shaping the development of American education policy; emphasis on issues of education theory and practice in their historical settings. 
ED 421 Advanced Educational Psychology 3 hours. Examines current theory and research on the teaching-learning process with particular attention to general learning and curriculum-relevant problem solving skills. Prerequisite(s): ED 210 or graduate standing. 
ED 422 Advanced Developmental Psychology and Educational Processes 3 hours. Focuses on cognitive and social development from birth to adolescence. Examines relations between development, learning, and educational processes. Same as PSCH 422. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100 and any one from ED 210, PSCH 259, PSCH 320; or graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 
ED 431 Improving Learning Environments 3 hours. Analysis of structural, normative, and social dimensions of learning environments and their relationships to student learning. Exploration of change processes to improve those environments. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. 
ED 432 Instruction and Evaluation in Secondary Education 5 hours. Instructional planning and curriculum design; strategies for instruction and classroom management; forms of formative and summative evaluation; and professional development issues. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Completion of education core courses in undergraduate teacher certification program: ED 200 and ED 210 or, in graduate teacher certification program: ED 402 or ED 403 or PS 401; and ED 421 or ED 422 or ED 445. 
ED 445 Adolescence and the Schools 3 hours. Physiological, intellectual, and social development of adolescence. Relations between aspects of adolescent development and the academic and social demands of secondary schools. Prerequisite(s): ED 210 or the equivalent, or graduate standing. 
ED 450 Composing a Teaching Life I 15 hours. Begins the capstone experience of the program, full-time student teaching in an elementary classroom. It is accompanied with a weekly seminar to discuss experiences, reason about learning, and reflect on students' own learning.  Prerequisite(s):  Senior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program.  
ED 451 Composing a Teaching
Life II/Senior Reflective Seminar
5 hours. Provides the capstone experience for students, with a weekly Senior Reflective Seminar in which students reflect upon their teaching through the lenses of the five program curricular strands.   Field work required.  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program.  Senior standing and successful completion of ED 450.  
ED 461 Political and Sociocultural Perspectives on Special Education 3 hours. Students will examine issues of access and equity through legislation, litigation, and socio-cultural perspectives and be introduced to major theoretical frameworks that influence special education programs. Same as SPED 461. Field work required. 
ED 470 Educational Practice with Seminar I 0 TO 12 hours. The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the college. 1 to 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the college or department of specialization. 
ED 471 Educational Practice with Seminar II 0 TO 12 hours. The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the college. 1 to 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, credit or concurrent registration in ED 470, and approval of the college or department of specialization. 
ED 472 Promoting Academic and Prosocial Behavior I 3 hours. The importance of school-wide and classroom structure and climate in the educational process. Strategies to promote academic success and desired social behavior. Same as SPED 472. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): SPED 461 or ED 461 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor. 
ED 473 Teaching Math and Science with Adaptations 3 hours. Provides prospective teachers with assessment strategies and a range of adaptations, modifications, and interventions in math and science for students with disabilities. Same as SPED 473. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): SPED 461 or ED 461 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.