Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools


 
A few things to keep in mind regarding registration:

  1. Full payment of course tuition will be required during the registration process. Payment can be made via credit card (processing fee applies) or electronic check through our secure registration site. Tuition for courses offered through the Chicago Archdiocese partnership is $195 per credit hour.*
  2. Candidates should register for courses using their Archdiocese school issued email address – providing a personal email address may delay processing of registration
  3. Archdiocese of Chicago designated course sections are limited and will be filled on a first-to-register basis.
  4. Drop requests must be submitted by 4 p.m. on the fifth business day (M-F) of the course to receive a refund of tuition paid/owed for the course. Accelerated format courses (running for less than eight weeks) must be dropped on or before the first day of class.
  5. Registration works best from a PC or laptop. While tablets and phones work for some individuals, varied settings can cause issues for others.
  6. Confirmation and subsequent communications occasionally get tangled in firewalls and placed in SPAM or junk folders. Be sure to take a look if you find you have not received confirmation of enrollment within three (3) business days of submitting your course registration.

 
*Tuition subject to university increases.
 
Now Let’s Get You Registered

Register by selecting the active blue date link for each course/section in which you wish to enroll. Courses will close as noted or sooner if the course is at capacity. If a waiting list is available it will replace the registration link for the course.
 

Bilingual Education and ESL Courses

Things you should know about ESL and Bilingual Education courses offered through REAL:

  • Candidates starting ESL courses with USF are to begin with course EEND 631 followed in sequence by course EEND 632 (these courses may be taken simultaneously). Taking the two course out of sequence must meet with instructor approval. After the first two courses have been taken, the remaining endorsement courses (EEND 633, EEND 634, and EEND 636) may be taken in any order.
  • In addition to course work noted, candidates seeking an ESL Endorsement in Illinois are required to complete 100 clock hours (or three months of teaching experience) in an ESL or bilingual setting. A tracking log should be retained, along with verification by an administrator, of all hours or teaching experiences in an ESL or bilingual setting. The log and administrator verification will be required when applying to add the endorsement through ELIS and may also be requested in event of an audit of educator records.

 
EEND 631 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual and ESL (4 credit hours)

EEND 631: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 631: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

EEND 632 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL (4 credit hours)
EEND 632: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 632: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

EEND 633 Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students (3 credit hours)
EEND 633: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 633: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

EEND 634 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English Proficient Students (3 credit hours)
EEND 634: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 634: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

EEND 636 Linguistics (4 credit hours)
EEND 636: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 636: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 
Candidates interested in adding both ESL and Bilingual Education endorsements will also need to complete the following course, complete their 100 hours (or three months teaching) in a bilingual setting, and pass the appropriate Target Language Proficiency test as required by ISBE.

EEND 637 Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Students (3 credit hour)
EEND 637: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 

Educational Technology Courses

Things you should know about Educational Technology courses offered through REAL:

  • Courses offered in the Educational Technology concentration were developed using ISBE’s standards for the Technology Specialist Endorsement and are on file at the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Candidates may not need all available courses and are encouraged to visit ISBE for current information on adding the Technology Specialist Endorsement to a valid PEL.

 
EEND 675: Foundations of Educational Technology (3 credit hours)
EEND 675: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 
EEND 676: Collaborative Web Tools in Education (3 credit hours)
 
EEND 677: Multimedia Tools in Education (3 credit hours)
EEND 677: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 
EEND 678: Effective Technology Integration Into Lessons and Curriculum (3 credit hours)
 
EEND 679: Assessing and Improving Student Achievement with Technology (3 credit hours)
EEND 679: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
 
EEND 680: 21st Century Educational Leadership (3 credit hours)
 
EEND 681: Managing Educational Technology Services (3 credit hours)
EEND 681: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 
EEND 713: Engaging eLearning (3 credit hours)
EEND 713: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 

Special Education LBSI (Valid at the Grade Level) Courses

Things you should know about LBSI courses offered through REAL:

  • EEND 605 may be required if not previously completed during undergraduate or other graduate degree programs. Candidates may visit their local ROE or request assistance from the college/university where they believe the course was completed to determine if the course is still needed. USF is not able to determine if courses taken outside of the university meet ISBE requirements.
  • It is highly recommended that candidates complete the courses sequentially beginning with EEND 640.
  • Courses offered at USF do not meet requirements for the Early Childhood Special Education approval.

 
EEND 605 Survey of the Exceptional Child (3 credit hours)
EEND 605: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

EEND 640 Development and Characteristics of Individuals with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
EEND 640: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 640: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

EEND 642 Assessment and Diagnosis in Special Education (3 credit hours)
EEND 642: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 642: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

EEND 644 Specialized Curriculum and Methods in Special Education (3 credit hours)
EEND 644: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 644: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 

Reading Teacher Courses

Things you should know about Reading Teacher courses offered through REAL:

  • The Illinois Reading Teacher Endorsement requires 24 hours of coursework and is the minimum requirement for anyone assigned to teach reading who is not teaching reading as part of general classroom instruction.
  • All Reading Teacher courses are on file at the Illinois State Board of Education. Candidates may not need to take all 24 credit hours and are encouraged to visit ISBE for current information on adding the Reading Teacher Endorsement to a valid PEL.

 
REND 641 Foundations of Literacy (3 credit hours)
REND 641: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 
REND 642 Assessment Procedures and Data Analysis for Student Achievement (3 credit hours)
REND 642: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 
REND 643 Exploration of Literacy Strategies and Materials for Student Achievement (3 credit hours)
REND 643: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
 
REND 644 Utilizing Literature in the Classroom (3 credit hours)
REND 644: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
 
REND 647 Literacy and Diverse Learners (3 credit hours)
REND 647: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
 
REND 648 Writing Instruction in the 21st Century (3 credit hours)
REND 648: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 
REND 651 Reading Teacher Practicum (3 credit hours)
 
REND 689 Disciplinary Literacy (3 credit hours)
REND 689: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 
Questions regarding the registration process?
real@stfrancis.edu or 815-740-3699.