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College Catalog

Required Courses

  • Foundational Coursework Required

    • EDUC 210 Observing the Schooling
    • EDUC 215 Instructional Communication: Theory and Practice
    • PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology
    • EDUC 220/244/270 Foundations of Education course
    • Content Area Course (post-BA) or Content major (3/2)

    MAT Coursework Required

    • EDUC 403:Reading in the Elementary School or EDUC 413: Reading in the Content Areas
    • EDUC 404: Elementary Fieldwork and Seminar or EDUC 415: Middle School Fieldwork and Seminar
    • EDUC 414 Inclusive Learning Environments
    • EDUC 501 Introduction to Teacher Research
    • EDUC 516: Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School: Content-Area Literacy and Social Studies or EDUC 520: Discipline-Specific Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Design or EDUC 522: : Discipline-Specific K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Design
    • EDUC 517: Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary Schools: Math and Science or EDUC 519: Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Design
    • EDUC 518: Elementary Student Teaching and Seminar or EDUC 521: Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar (12 hours)
    • EDUC 502 Teacher Action Research Project (1 hour)
    • EDUC 506: Teaching Adolescent Students (middle school endorsement for elementary candidates only)

    37 hours of coursework (41 hours for middle school endorsement), in addition to foundational course work*
    6 MAT courses, plus student teaching, and action research project

    *additional content courses may be required depending on transcript review

    Course Sequence for Those with a Bachelor’s Degree

    Year One

    Fall (foundational coursework)

    Spring (MAT coursework)

    EDUC 210: Observing the Schooling Process

    EDUC 403:Reading in the Elementary School
    or
    EDUC 413: Reading in the Content Areas

    EDUC 215: Instructional Communication: Theory and Practice

    EDUC 404: Elementary Fieldwork and Seminar
    or
    EDUC 415: Middle School Fieldwork and Seminar?

    One course in certification area  (secondary, K-12, or elementary content area requirements)*

    EDUC 414: Inclusive Learning Environments

    PSYC 210: Developmental Psychology  
    May Term

    EDUC 501: Introduction To Teacher Research

    Year Two

    Fall

    Spring

    EDUC 516: Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School: Content-Area Literacy and Social Studies
    or
    EDUC 520: Discipline-Specific Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Design
    or
    EDUC 522: Discipline-Specific K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Design (with master’s component)

    EDUC 518: Elementary Student Teaching and Seminar
    or
    EDUC 521: Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar (12 hrs)

    ??

    EDUC 517: Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary Schools: Math and Science
    or
    EDUC 519: Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Design (with master’s component)

    EDUC 502: Teacher Action Research Project (1 hr)

    Phil./ Hist./Anthro EDUC. 

     

    EDUC 506: Teaching Adolescent Students  (middle school endorsement for elementary candidates only)

     

    *and/ or additional courses as required by transcript and portfolio evaluation by content-area specialist and education department

     

    3-2 MAT Course Work Sequence (Current Lake Forest College Students)

    Year One - Senior Year

    Fall (foundational coursework)

    Spring (MAT coursework)

    EDUC 210: Observing the Schooling

    EDUC 403:  Reading in the Elementary School
    or
    EDUC 413:  Reading in the Content Areas *

    EDUC 215: Instructional Communication: Theory and Practice

    EDUC 404:  Elementary Fieldwork and Seminar
    or
    EDUC 415: Middle School Fieldwork and Seminar*

    PSYC 210: Developmental (Prereq: PSYC 110)

    EDUC 414 Inclusive Learning Environments*

    Other Major or Elective

    Other Major or Elective

    Summer Term I / May

    EDUC 501: Introduction To Teacher Research

    Year Two - MAT Year

    Fall

    Spring

    EDUC 516: Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School: Content-Area Literacy and Social Studies
    or
    EDUC 520: Discipline-Specific Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Design
    or
    EDUC 522: Discipline-Specific K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Design (with master’s component)

    EDUC 518: Elementary Student Teaching and Seminar or EDUC 521: Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar (12 hrs)  
    EDUC 517:  Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary Schools: Math and Science
    or
    EDUC 519:  Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Design (with master’s component)
    EDUC 502 Teacher Action Research Project
    (1 hr)
    Phil./ Hist./Anthro EDUC.   
    EDUC 506: Teaching Adolescent Students  (middle school endorsement for elementary candidates only)   

    Course Credits: 9.25 (10.25 for middle school endorsement option for elementary candidates)
    Hours:  37 (41 for middle school endorsement option for elementary candidates)

    *3 courses will count for MAT and BA credit

    Note: A “C” or better is required for every course that counts toward teacher certification.

    Note: A “B-“ or better is required for every Education Department course.