Errata for the 2016-2017 University Catalog Publications

2016-2017 Graduate Catalog

Student Identity Verification Process

The verification of student’s identity begins at the time of admission or initial course registration. When the student is initially accepted at CSU, a unique BANNER user Id is created for the student. The Identity and Access Management (IAM) system creates a new profile for the student. Students claim their account on an online system. During the account claiming process, students are required to enter their Student Id Number, Date of Birth and last name. This process allows the student to setup their own passwords which expire every 150 days.
Students are required to change or reset their passwords using the online system only. The Information Technology Department (ITD) assists students in resetting passwords if needed. Access to the Course Management System is through Cougar Connect and requires the use of the student’s username and password. Data transmission of login information is secured using standard encryption technologies. Students are given information regarding best practices related to setting up and maintaining the security of passwords on the IAM screen. Instructions to claim accounts and password resets, click here.

The user account setup using this online IAM system can be used to access the following online resources at CSU:

  1. Computers in the CSU domain
  2. Cougar Connect (Intranet)
  3. Moodle Course Management System
  4. Course Evaluation
  5. Email
  6. Online Courses 
The United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act, Public Law 110-315, requires colleges to establish policies to ensure that a student who registers in an online course is the same student who participates in and completes the program and receives academic credit for the course. When Chicago State University students enroll in an online course, their participation in the course is restricted to using the Moodle Course Management System which requires a secure login and password to enter.

Elementary Education

Department: Elementary and Middle Level Education
Chairperson: Margaret Kelly
Faculty: Douglas Lia and Chyrese Wolf

Degree(s)/Licensure(s)

MAT in Elementary Education
+ State of Illinois Type 03 Licensure (Grades K-9) 

Content Designation

ELED
MIDS
The Elementary Education program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Elementary Education. The purpose of this program is to provide individuals holding a bachelor’s degree in an area other than education the opportunity to earn a master’s degree and an initial professional teacher license. Completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Elementary Education qualifies students for the (1-6) State of Illinois Initial Elementary Licensure; licensure requires successful completion of the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency (or equivalent), Elementary/Middle Grades content area, and ed TPA. A second option, the Focus Program, is available for those who have already earned an initial licensure and are seeking a subsequent licensure. 

Our Mission
The mission of the Elementary and Middle Level programs is to develop licensed teaching professionals who are pedagogically prepared with the content knowledge and skills to teach diverse populations. This mission aligns with, and supports the missions of the University and College of Education.
Our Vision
We will provide rich and relevant experiences that will result in professionals who positively affect the lives of children and contribute to the profession through research and practice.
Our Values
We value

  • The dignity and unique talents of all children;
  • Personal, professional, and academic integrity;
  • A global perspective; and 
  • A Commitment to service.

The Masters Of Elementary Education 
Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; 
  • Successful completion of the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency prior to submission of application; 
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 point scale) in the final 60 credit hours of bachelor's degree course work. Upper division and graduate-level course work in fields other than education that was completed after the bachelor's degree will be considered for applicants whose GPA in their last 60 credit hours of the bachelor's degree is not high enough to be considered for conditional admission; 
  • A minimum grade of C and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the following undergraduate course work satisfying general education requirements:  
  • Three credit hours in each of composition II, speech, college-level mathematics, biological science, physical science (at least one science course must include a laboratory);
  • Nine credit hours from at least two disciplines in the humanities: fine arts (art, music, theater), foreign language, literature, philosophy; 
  • Nine credit hours in the following: social sciences (US history or American national government); child and adolescent psychology (minimum grade of B); and one course from history, geography, economics, political science, anthropology, psychology, or sociology;
  • One course incorporating multicultural or global perspectives. 
  • A minimum grade of B in all transfer courses.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Specific Requirements
All student teachers will demonstrate they have met the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards, including mastery of the content knowledge as evidenced by a passing score on the Illinois Licensure Content Area Test in Elementary/ Middle Grades (1-6). Students must submit proof of passing the licensure test before they will be allowed to apply for the internship (student teaching). In addition, all candidates must pass the Ed TPA portfolio assessed through Pearson prior to graduation. Students will complete 34 semester hours towards the master's degree and 23 semester hours not satisfying the master's degree requirements, which may be undergraduate or graduate credit.
NOTE: Candidates must abide by all College policies stated in this catalog, unless exceptions or adherence to higher expectations are noted in program documentation.
Required Courses
ED 5000, 5100*, 5312, 5116*; ELED 5111*, 5112*, 5110*, 5113*, 5115*, 5520, 5521*; READ 3700, 5114*, 5160*; PE 2040; PSYC 5830; S ED 5301, 5303*. 
*Restricted to students admitted to the College of Education.
Supportive Course
ELED 3092 (Does not count toward degree credit).

Additional Requirements

  • Clinical experiences are required in methods courses, student teaching course, and other courses. Hours vary by course. 
  • Comprehensive examination and Capstone Project. 
  • Completion of elementary education program assessment requirements, including an approved student professional portfolio. 

Certificate in Elementary Education
This post-baccalaureate certificate program provides individuals holding a baccalaureate degree the opportunity to complete program requirements needed to earn Illinois teacher licensure for 1-6 elementary education. Program completers qualify for an initial Type 3 Illinois License in elementary education 1-6. Successful completion of the Test of Academic Proficiency is required for admission to the College of Education and to enroll in Professional Education courses. Successful completion of the Content Area Test is required to enroll in Student Teaching II. The Ed TPA portfolio also is required for certificate completion.
Prerequisites 
Many if not all of these may be completed with the undergraduate degree the candidate transfers in. Any general education courses required for certification not completed and transferred in will be required. A grade of C or better will count towards completion of requirements.
Successful completion of all the following general education courses (54 hours): 

  • ENG 1270 and 1280,
  • CMAT 1130
  • ENG 1260
  • ART 1100 and MUS 1340 Art and Music Appreciation
  • Two semesters of a single foreign language
  • BIOL 1510
  • PHS 1100
  • PHS 1140
  • HIST 1310
  • POL 1010
  • GEOG 1100
  • PSYC 1100
  • PSYC 2040
  • MATH 1010, 1020, 1200

Successful completion of a concentration of the student’s choice (12 hours):
Six hours at the 1000-level or above AND
Six hours at the 2000-level or above.
Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA in this area.
Professional Education - 52 semester hours; fieldwork 95 hours (minimum 2.5 GPA).
ED 1500; ED 1520; ED 4312 or 5312; ED 2000; PSYC 2020; ELED 3010; READ 3700; SPED 4301 or 5301; PE 2040; READ 4114/5114; ED 4100/5100; ELED 4111/5111; ELED 4112/5112; ELED 4110/5110; ELED 4113/5113; SED 4303 or 5303; READ 4160/5160;ELED 3092; ELED 4115 or 5115; ELED 4116/5116.
All courses require a grade of C or above as transfer credit or completed at Chicago State University. Specific certificate requirements are listed below.

Specific Certificate Requirements:
Successful completion of all listed pre-requisites and all eighteen credit hours of required course work with the prerequisite of admission to the College of Education (see below).
Required Courses (24 hours):
Taking these courses requires being admitted to the College of Education. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required prior to taking ELED 4116/5116:
READ 4114/5114 (3); ELED 4111/5111 (3); ELED 4110/5110 (3); SED 4303 (3); ELED 4112/5112 (3); ELED 4113/5113 (3); ELED 4116/5116 (6).
All professional courses require a grade of B or above as transfer credit or completed at Chicago State University.

Subsequent Licensure Option – Focus Program Admission Requirements 

  1. Initial, Standard, or Master Illinois Teacher Licensure;
  2. Passing score report on the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency;
  3. Three months of teaching experience as a licensed teacher;
  4. GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours (2.75 for conditional admission) at time of admission to master’s degree program;
  5. Secondary and K-12 Programs only – equivalent of a major in the teaching area.

Prerequisites
Course work equivalent to S ED 5301; S ED 5303; and ED 4312/5312; and passing score on the Ed TPA Portfolio.
Licensure Only (25-28 semester hours)
MAT (32 credit hours)
Licensure and Master’s Degree (40-43 credit hours)
Required Courses
ELED 5520, 5111, 5112, 5110, 5113; READ 3700, 5114, 5160 or their equivalents at graduate or undergraduate level.
Clinical Experiences
80 required field hours in required courses or ECEE 5466.
Additional requirements for Master’s Degree
ELED 5521, ECEE 5466 and 9 hours of electives at the 5000 level, comprehensive examination.
Program Requirements
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to register for the qualifying examination. In addition, students are not allowed to enter candidacy with a grade below C on their record. Students who receive any grade lower than C must retake the class before proceeding to candidacy. Once a student earns two grades below a C s/he cannot continue to register for classes. Students who earn two or more grades below a C must retake the courses and earn a C or better before continuing with other coursework. Students are allowed to retake classes in which they earned less than a C only once. All students enrolled in a Masters degree in any education program are required to purchase LiveText, a onetime purchase of a commercial web-based technology package that provides an electronic storage for student’s professional portfolio, assessments, activities and projects for program coursework. Failure to post assignments on LiveText will result in a grade of “Incomplete” for the course. LiveText can be purchased at the Chicago State University bookstore and book vouchers are accepted. LiveText can also be purchased on line, but vouchers cannot be applied: https:/c1.livetext.com/

Early Childhood Education
Department: Early Childhood and Bilingual Education
Chairperson: Margaret Kelly
Faculty: Patricia Steinhaus and Barbara Leys

Degree(s)/Licensure with Endorsement Degree or Certificate Route
Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction (MS Ed)/Early Childhood Education

  • Option I: Professional Enhancement for those who have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood
  • Option II: Career Change Option for those who come to early childhood with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline
  • Option III: MSEd degree with an Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Approval for those who have an Illinois Teaching License with an Early Childhood or Special Education LBS1 endorsement.
  • Option IV: Infant Toddler Specialist degree

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)/Early Childhood Education

  • Master’s degree+Professional Educator Licensure with endorsement in early childhood
  • Master’s degree+ subsequent endorsement in early childhood for licensed professionals

Post-Baccalaureateearning Professional Educator Licensure with endorsement in early childhood through the certificate route.
Content Designations
ECH
Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Early Childhood

The Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction program offers a degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. The program provides several options to accommodate the diversity of the early childhood workforce. Degree options are designed for: 

  • Experienced early childhood who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills;
  • Professionals with degrees in other disciplines who are changing careers;
  • Professionals with Illinois Professional Educator Licenses with early childhood or special education LBSI endorsements who are able to earn an early childhood special education approval;
  • Professionals who wish to develop specialized knowledge of infants and toddlers.

The degree options in Early Childhood Education meets the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Completion of the Master of Science in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an option in Early Childhood Education does not lead to teacher certification by entitlement.
Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education
The department offers two options for a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree in Early Childhood Education. Option one provides individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline the opportunity to earn a master’s degree and an Illinois Professional Educator License with early childhood endorsement. Licensure requires successful completion of the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency, Content Area Test, and an edTPA portfolio which scores at a passing rate.

General Requirements

  • Admission to the degree program is contingent upon good academic standing, and acceptance by the department, and passing scores on the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency .
  • Graduation requirements include a minimum of half the student’s course work completed at the 5000-level, successful completion of written and oral examinations, and successful completion of a professional portfolio and thesis.
  • All master’s degree requirements must be completed within six years.

Post-Baccalaureate

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Candidates must abide by all College policies stated in this catalog, unless exceptions or adherence to higher expectations are noted in program documentation.
  • All master’s degree requirements must be completed within six years.
The Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Admission Requirements
Applicants intending to apply to the early childhood-primary education program must:
  • Submit proof of successful completion of Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency or an ACT score of 22 including the writing portion of the ACT;
  • Provide transcript(s) as evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and as evidence that the final 60 credit hours of undergraduate and/or graduate courses demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Present written recommendations from two school administrators and /or supervisors familiar with the applicant’s work.
NOTE: All candidates in the MSEd/Early Childhood Education degree must present evidence of completion the following courses by the end of the first year of their program: ECH 5001, 5020, 5150, 5170.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: The Early Childhood Special Education Approval Option of the MSEd degree is restricted to candidates who hold an Illinois Professional Educator License with an Early Childhood or LBS1 Endorsement.

Early Childhood-Primary Education Generalist Option I (33 credit hours)
NOTE: This degree does not result in teacher licensure.

  • Required Core Courses (15 credit hours): ECH 5270, 5320, 5970 or ED 5960, ECEE 5462 (Internship), ECEE 5466 (Thesis).
  • Required Professional Early Childhood Courses (18 credit hours): ECH 5250, 5280, 5440, 5850 (or ECSE 5850); READ 5230.

MSEd Early Childhood Degree for Non-ECH Majors Option II (45 credit hours)
NOTE: This degree does not result in teacher licensure.

  • Required Courses (12 hours) (NOTE: MUST present evidence of completion the following courses by the end of the first year of their program: ECH 5001, 5020, 5150, 5170.)
  • Required Core Courses (15 credit hours): ECH 5270, 5320, 5970 or ED 5960, ECEE 5462 (Internship), ECEE 5466 (Thesis).
  • Required Professional Early Childhood Courses (18 credit hours): ECH 5250, 5280, 5440, 5850 (or ECSE 5850); READ 5230.

MSEd with Early Childhood- ECSE Approval Option III (39 credit hours)

  • Required Core Courses (15 credit hours): ECH 5270, 5320, 5970 or ED 5960, ECEE 5462 (Internship to be completed in an Early Childhood Special Education Classroom), ECEE 5466 (Thesis).
  • Required courses (12 hours): ECH 5250, 5280, 5440, Read 5230
  • Course Requirements for Early Childhood Special Education Approval (12 hours): ECSE 5150, 5309, 5319, 5850

NOTE: The ECSE Option of the MSEd degree is restricted to candidates who hold an Illinois License with an Early Childhood or LBS1 Endorsement.
NOTE: Candidates who hold an Illinois License with an Early Childhood or LBS1.

Early Childhood Infant Specialist Degree Option IV (42 Credits)

  • Required Core Courses (15 credit hours): ECH 5270, 5320, 5970 or ED 5960, ECEE 5462 (Internship to be completed in an Early Childhood Special Education Classroom) and ECEE 5466 (Thesis).
  • Required courses (24 credit hours): ECH 5440, ECH 5305, ECH 5550, SED 5466, ECSE 5150, ECSE 5309, ECSE 5319, ECSE 5850, READ 5320.

Endorsement will be granted the Early Childhood Special Education Approval upon completion of this degree option.

Degrees/Programs Earning Licensure

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education/Option One: Initial Certification
Admission Requirements

  • Applicants intending to apply to the Master’s of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education program must:
  • Submit proof of successful completion of Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or an ACT score of 22 including the writing portion of the ACT;
  • Provide transcript(s) as evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Prove that the final 60 credit hours of undergraduate and/or graduate courses demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.75;
  • Demonstrate completion of 18 credit hours of course work beyond the introductory level and at the 2000 level or above in an approved undergraduate major with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of C.
  • Submit proof that undergraduate course work meets a minimum grade of C threshold in the following general education requirements:
  • Three credit hours in each of composition II, speech, college-level mathematics, biological science, physical science (at least one science course must include a laboratory).
  • Nine credit hours from at least two disciplines in the humanities: fine arts (art, music, theater), foreign language, literature, philosophy.
  • Nine credit hours in the following social sciences: US history or American national government; child and adolescent psychology; and one course from history, geography, economics, political science, anthropology, psychology, or sociology.
  • One course incorporating multicultural or global perspectives.
  • Present written recommendations from two school administrators and/or supervisors familiar with the applicant’s work. 

Required Courses (58 credit hours)

  • Required Core Courses (9 credit hours): ECH 5270, 5320, 5970* or ED 5960*,
  • Required Courses (49 credit hours): ECH, 5001, 5008, 5009, 5020, 5150, 5170, 5180, 5319, 5120, 5850, ED 5312, 5485; READ 5230; SED 5301 and 5303.

* Certification in Early Childhood Education can be obtained before completing ECH 5970 or ED 5690.

Additional Requirements
Passing score on Illinois Early Childhood Content Area Test. Students must submit proof of passing the content area test to the department office and to the Field Placement Office before they will be allowed to student teach. In addition, all candidates complete, submit, and receive a passing score on an edTPA portfolio and submit a professional portfolio in LiveText before completing student teaching.  Prior to completing the master’s degree, students must successfully complete the program’s Comprehensive Exam.

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education/Option Two: Subsequent Endorsement/Certificate Option (44 credit hours)
Admission Requirements

  1. Initial, Standard, or Illinois Professional Educator License;
  2. Passing score report on Illinois Certification Test of Academic Proficiency;
  3. Three months of teaching experience as a licensed teacher;
  4. GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 hours towards the bachelor’s degree at time of admission to Master’s Degree Program;
  5. Secondary and K-12 Programs only – equivalent of a major in the teaching area.

Prerequisites: S ED 4301, 4303; ED 5312
Required Courses

  • Required Core Courses (12 credit hours): ECH 5270, 5320, 5970 or ED 5960, ECEE 5462 (Internship to be completed in a Prekindergarten Classroom).
  • Required Courses (40 semester hours): ECH 5001, 5008, 5009, 5020, 5120 5150, 5170, 5180, 5319, 5850 or their equivalents at the graduate or undergraduate level.
  • Clinical hours are completed in ECEE 5462 (summer field experience course). A minimum of 100 hours are required for the internship. Specific experiences may require more hours.

Additional Requirements
Passing score on Illinois Early Childhood Content Area Test. Students must submit proof of passing the content area test to the department office and to the Field Placement Office before they will be allowed to enroll in the Internship. In addition, all candidates complete submit a professional portfolio in LiveText before completing student teaching. Prior to completing the master’s degree, students must successfully complete the program’s Comprehensive Exam.

Post-Baccalaureate Licensure with in Early Childhood Endorsement through the Certificate Route
The post-baccalaureate certificate program provides individuals holding a baccalaureate degree the opportunity to complete program requirements needed to earn an Illinois Professional Educator License with an Early Childhood endorsement. Successful completion of the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency is required for program admission.
Completion of the program requires a passing score on Illinois Early Childhood Content Area Test. Students must submit proof of passing the content area test to the department office and to the Field Placement Office before they will be allowed to student teach. In addition, all candidates complete, submit, and receive a passing score on an edTPA portfolio and submit a professional portfolio in LiveText before completing student teaching.

Prerequisites General Education

General education courses may be completed with the undergraduate degree the candidate has completed and may be transferred to meet program requirements.* Students are required to take any general education courses required for licensure which were not completed as a part of the student’s undergraduate program. A grade of C or better will count towards completion of requirements. Minimum program GPA of 2.5, unless otherwise indicated.
Successful completion of all the following general education courses (51 hours):
ENG 1270 and 1280                            Composition I and II
CMAT 1130                                       Oral Communication
MUS 1134                                         Music Appreciation
ART 1100                                          Art Appreciation
FOREIGN LANGUAGE (6 credit hours)
BIOL 1080 or PHS 1140 Biological Science Survey II/Earth Science
PHS 1100                                         Physical Science I
BIOL 1510                                        Concepts of Biology
HIST 1310                                        US History Since 1877
POL 1010                                         American National Government
GEOG 1100                                      Global Diversity
PSYC 1100                                       Intro to Psychology
PSYC 2040                                       Child/Adolescent Psychology
(minimum grade of B required)
MATH 1010 and 1020 Math for ELED Teachers 1 and II.

  • Area of Concentration (9 hours) of the student’s choice from a discipline field specified in the catalog and approved by the advisor. A minimum grade of C is required; overall GPA in area of concentration must be 2.5
  • Professional Education (47 semester hours) fieldwork 40 hours: ED 1500; ED 1520; ED 4312/5312; READ 3700; ECH 4000/5000; ECH 4001/5001; ECH 4002/5020; ECH 4009/5009, ECH 4304/5304; ECH 4310/5310, ECH 4150/5150, ECH 4170/5170; ECH 4850/5850; SPED 4301/5301; SED 4303/5303; ECH 4008/5008; ECH 4120/5120.

Specific Requirements for Licensure Through the Certificate Route:
Earning licensure through the Certificate Route requires successful completion of all pre-requisites listed above and all eighteen credit hours of required course work listed below.
Courses Required for the Licensure Through the Certificate Route
Taking these Certificate Route courses requires admission to the College of Education.

  • Required Courses for Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Certificate (18 hours):
    1. ECH 4180/5180 (4) Pre-Primary Instructional Methods (Fall semester only)
    2. ECH 4319/5319 (4) Primary Instructional Methods (Spring semester only)
    3. ECH 4740/5740 (3) Practicum (100 field hours) (Last long semester prior to student teaching)
    4. ECH 3092 (1) Certification Review (Last long semester prior to student teaching)
    5. ECH 5750 (6) Internship (Last semester) 

Additional Requirements:
Student must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 in professional courses. Completion of the program requires a passing score on Illinois Early Childhood Content Area Test. Students must submit proof of passing the content area test to the department office and to the Field Placement Office before they will be allowed to student teach. In addition, all candidates complete, submit, and receive a passing score on an edTPA portfolio.
*Transfer Credits
Any required general education courses with a grade of C or above may be transferred from another institution. Any professional courses transferred from another institution requires a grade of B or above. Credit for ECH 5180, 5319, 5740, and 5750 cannot be transferred into the program.
Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval
The Early Childhood Program is entitled by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Letter of Approval. Licensed teachers with an Early Childhood endorsement can earn the Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval (Early Childhood Special Education Letter of approval according to the Illinois Administrative Transition Rules: Section 226.810 (f) Special Education Teacher Approval.)

The Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval can also be added to an Early Childhood or LBS I endorsement, which qualifies the teacher to teach special education below kindergarten level. (It cannot be added to any other license).The following four courses must be completed at CSU to earn the Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval: 

ECSE 5150 Family, Schools and Communities In Early Childhood Special Education (3)
ECSE 5309 Atypical and Typical Language Development In Young Children (3)
ECSE 5319 Early Childhood Special Education Methods /Field (3)
ECSE 5850 Early Childhood Screening and Assessment (3)