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  Program of Study

 
Candidates must successfully complete each block of the program.  Each block of the program    integrates strands of pedagogical and professional knowledge and skills.  Candidates complete their degree in one summer block and one academic year as members of a cohort group.  To complete requirements for the degree within 12 months, candidates enroll in the following blocks to earn a minimum of 36 semester hours.
CI 557 Teaching and Learning in Middle/Secondary Schools: Block 1 (12 hours, summer)
Introduction to the study of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, classroom learning environments, educational psychology, special education, literacy in the content areas, integration of technology, and foundations of education for middle/secondary schools.
CI 558 Teaching and Learning in Middle/Secondary Schools: Block 2 (12 hours, fall)
Continued study of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, classroom learning environments,            educational psychology, special education, literacy in content areas, integration of technology, and foundations of education for middle/secondary schools.  Includes participation in middle/secondary schools.
CI 559 Teaching and Learning in Middle/Secondary Schools: Block 3 (12 hours, spring)
Culminating study of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, classroom learning environments,         educational psychology, special education, literacy in content areas, integration of technology, and foundations of education for
 
Retention
 
Throughout the program, students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, attend conferences at the completion of each semester, and obtain successful field experience evaluations at the end of each semester. Workshops, Cohort meetings, and additional seminars will also be    required with the BTBT3 participants.
 
Exit Requirements
 
To graduate the student must prepare and share publicly  a master’s project and a professional    portfolio that contains evidence of growth towards competence in each of the Illinois Professional Teaching, Illinois Technology and Illinois Language Arts Standards for all teachers.
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