All REAL Courses

Registration for courses with prefix EEND, REAL, and REND will close one (1) week prior to the scheduled course start date. Course sections (including those offered 100% online) may close sooner if they reach capacity. Wait list information will be posted if available.

POLICY FOR NEW CANDIDATES
Individuals with no previous registration, coursework, or program enrollment at the University of St. Francis must register a minimum of five (5) business days prior to the scheduled course start date. This policy is driven by processing time for creation of a student account and access to various university resources required for a successful course start. For this reason, we strongly encourage new candidates to register a minimum of three (3) weeks prior to the scheduled course start date.

Educators taking courses through district, school, or regional education partnerships should visit the Partner Courses and Cohorts page for information and registration. Registering from this page rather than your designated partner page will place you in a standard course section – forfeiting any applicable tuition benefit associated with the partnership.

Individuals taking courses or enrolling in programs to pursue licensure, endorsements, certification, or to secure employment requiring specific teaching credentials should refer to their state board of education prior to enrollment to determine whether the course or program meets the requirements in the state in which they reside.

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View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Blended Course Options
Select district/area partnerships are offering blended courses that are open to educators outside the designated district/area: East Aurora partner courses, Mendota partner courses, Minooka partner courses.

BILINGUAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the Bilingual Education endorsement. Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Are you interested in the Bilingual Education endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

SERVING SPECIAL POPULATIONS | BILINGUAL & ESL
Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

USF actively works with educational partners to promote continuous life-long learning. One way we do this is by offering professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in unique settings and earn graduate credit for select experiences outside the traditional classroom structure.

Rock Island ROE – Spring 2023 Book Studies

Visit the RIROE Professional Development website for details and registration for the following book studies. Information about optional graduate through USF can be found on our Experiential Learning page.

#FULLYCHARGED: 140 Battery Charging Maslow & Bloom Strategies for Students, Parents, and Staff
Author: Julie Adams
Book Study Dates: March 7 – May 1, 2023

Recalibrate The Culture: Our Why…Our Work…Our Values
Author: Jimmy Casas
Book Study Dates: February 21 – April 17, 2023

Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom
Authors: Jan Burkins, Kari Yates
Book Study Dates: February 20 – April 18, 2023

The Teacher Clarity Playbook, Grades K-12: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Learning Intentions and Success Criteria for Organized, Effective Instruction
Authors: Olivia Amador, Joseph Assof, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey
Book Study Dates: January 26 – April 5, 2023

Be the Flame: Sparking Positive Classroom Communities
Author: Shane Saeed
Book Study Dates: January 18 – March 14, 2023

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

Click here to learn more about becoming a State School of Character!

Courses offered by our partner in education, Guardians of Democracy, with optional experiential graduate credit through the University of St. Francis.

Visit the Guardians of Democracy website for a current course schedule.

  • Current and Controversial Issue Discussion Strategies
  • Simulations of Democratic Processes
  • Informed Action through Service Learning
View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the Director of Special Education endorsement. All courses are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Are you interested in the Director of Special Education endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus or see descriptions below. Availability varies by semester.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Course is offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. 

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the Technology Specialist endorsement. Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Are you interested in the Technology Specialist endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

OTHER EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COURSES
Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Courses in this series are offered in a variety of formats – please be sure to review the schedule in the course registration link to verify format and meeting dates(as applicable).

Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus or see descriptions below. Availability varies by semester.

PLANNED COURSE SEQUENCE BY SEMESTER

Spring Semester 2023
ENGL 513 – January Start
ENGL 515 – March Start

Summer Semester 2023
ENGL 510 – June Start

Fall Semester 2023
ENGL 512 – August Start
ENGL 514 – October Start

Spring Semester 2024
ENGL 511 – January 2024
ENGL 513 – March 2024

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Blended Course Options
Select district/area partnerships are offering blended courses that are open to educators outside the designated district/area: East Aurora partner courses, Mendota partner courses, Minooka partner courses.

ESL ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the ESL endorsement. Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Are you interested in the ESL endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

SERVING SPECIAL POPULATIONS | BILINGUAL & ESL
Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

HEALTH EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the Health Education endorsement. Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Are you interested in the Health Education endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

Have you heard the news?
Instructional Coaching is now offered as a graduate certificate program and as a concentration in the Teaching & Learning (M.S.) degree program! Educators will gain the specific knowledge and skills needed to be an effective instructional coach who can support teacher development as well as increase student growth and achievement.

Instructional Coaching courses completed through the REAL program may be used toward the corresponding concentration within the Teaching & Learning (M.S.) degree program.

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

Courses in this series are offered in an online or blended format. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. Availability varies by semester.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

Educators enrolled in content-specific methods courses at USF are required to demonstrate a strong understanding of the content and skills required for the applicable content area endorsement. It is highly recommended that the appropriate content area coursework is completed prior to enrolling in the methods courses. Courses are designed with the assumption that enrolled candidates have sufficient content knowledge, as the courses focus on instruction in pedagogy.

View the latest ISBE Subsequent Endorsement information here.

NEW FOR 2023!

Online music technology courses for educators presented by USF’s Digital Audio Recording Arts Program. Registration and sample course syllabi coming soon!

REAL 695 Accessible Audio Programs for Educators (3 credit hours)
March 13 – May 5, 2023 | online course
$195 per credit hour
Register Here for REAL 695 F

This course serves music educators by developing an understanding of music technology applications to better streamline and serve music and music technology classrooms. In this course you will be creating music production projects using loops, basic MIDI instruments, and recorded audio within free and accessible audio programs.

REAL 696 Professional Audio Programs for Educators (3 credit hours)
Summer Semester 2023
Registration for REAL 696 will open in late February

This course serves music educators by exploring professional level music technology applications and how to use them to streamline and serve music and music technology classrooms. This course builds upon the principles learned in Accessible Audio Programs for Educators by offering a more in-depth look at professional audio programs, projects for your classroom, and more.

The College of Education is pleased to offer graduate-level courses for candidates who have earned National Board Certification. Courses are available 100% online each semester. A National Board achievement certificate must be submitted (see below) and approved prior to enrolling in the following courses.

Special tuition rate: $225 per credit hour for REAL 600, 601, 602, 603, and 695

The following course is open to educators who have completed the National Board renewal process within the past two calendar years. A National Board renewal certificate must be submitted and approved prior to enrolling in the following course.

  • REAL 606 Accomplished Teaching (3)

Please complete the National Board inquiry form below to express your interest and validate your National Board status. Once the form and supporting documents are received, an email notification will be sent to the address provided with access to course registration.

This email will be used to confirm receipt of your submission as well as subsequent communication regarding the registration process.
This will not commit you to enrollment in any of the courses. It allows us to send you the registration information for the courses in which you are currently interested once evidence of completion for experiential requirements are confirmed.

In recognition of the value of teacher research experience programs as a successful form of professional development, the University of St. Francis offers NOAA Teacher at Sea participants the opportunity to receive experiential graduate credit upon completing their NOAA at sea experience.

View Sample Course Syllabus Here

  • REAL 688 NOAA Teacher at Sea (3-4 credit hours)
  • RECT 694 Remotely Operated Vehicles I (3 credit hours)
  • RECT 695 Remotely Operated Vehicles II (3 credit hours)

Courses are offered 100% online.

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

READING TEACHER ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the Reading Teacher endorsement. Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Are you interested in the Reading Teacher endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

SERVING SPECIAL POPULATIONS | READING & READING DISABILITIES
Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

Check back for Summer 2023 courses in the early spring.

ONLINE COURSES

Each Inquiry Science Classroom course noted below is one credit hour with a tuition rate of $195.

REAL 694 Community Building in an Inquiry Science Classroom (1)
REAL 695 Role of Questioning in an Inquiry Science Classroom (1)
REAL 696 Methods of Assessment in an Inquiry Science Classroom (1)

View the Spring 2023 Schedule and Register Here

LBS I ENDORSEMENT COURSES
Courses noted in this section may be applied toward coursework requirements for the LBS I endorsement (at grade level(s) of current license). Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Are you interested in the LBS I endorsement?
Visit our endorsements page for course information, registration, and additional requirements.

SERVING SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Courses in this series are offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus.

Join the waiting list for current semester courses that have reached capacity or to express interest in future semesters.

Strengthening Communities of Care

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