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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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.

**ADDITIONAL BLENDED COURSE OPTIONS – SUMMER 2022

EEND 633 F: June 6 – August 1, 2022
Mandatory virtual meeting on June 7 (4:30 – 8:30 p.m.) with all other course requirements completed online.
Register here for END 633 F

EEND 634 I: June 6 – August 1, 2022
Mandatory virtual meeting on June 7 (4:30 – 8:30 p.m.) with all other course requirements completed online.
Register here for EEND 634 I

Click here for information on our Book Study Series.

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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!

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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.

REAL has partnered with the Illinois High School College Driver Education Association (IHSCDEA) to provide Driver Education courses for educators interested in pursuing a Safety and Driver Education endorsement.

See ISBE Requirements for Safety and Driver Education Endorsements

Driver Education Courses offered at USF
Each title listed is three (3) semester hours and tuition is $1,000 per course.

The following courses may be used toward the required distribution for 12 of 18 hours for endorsement:

The following elective course may be used toward additional required hours:

Cohorts are now forming for fall of 2022!  CLICK HERE to contact IHSCDEA and express your interest in joining an upcoming cohort.
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Fall 2022 Schedule – Preview Here (opens June 1) 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.
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Course is offered 100% online. Click on the course title to view a sample syllabus. 

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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.

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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.

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Fall 2022 Schedule – Preview Here (opens June 1)

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 Summer 2022 Schedule and Register
Fall 2022 Schedule – Preview Here (opens June 1) 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. **ADDITIONAL BLENDED COURSE OPTIONS – SUMMER 2022 EEND 633 F: June 6 – August 1, 2022 Mandatory virtual meeting on June 7 (4:30 – 8:30 p.m.) with all other course requirements completed online. Register here for END 633 F EEND 634 I: June 6 – August 1, 2022 Mandatory virtual meeting on June 7 (4:30 – 8:30 p.m.) with all other course requirements completed online. Register here for EEND 634 I
View the Summer 2022 Schedule and Register

Fall 2022 Schedule – Preview Here (opens June 1)

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.

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Fall 2022 Schedule – Preview Here (opens June 1)

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.

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Fall 2022 Schedule – Preview Here (opens June 1)

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.

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.

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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.

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)

Courses are offered 100% online.

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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.

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ON CAMPUS COURSE

REAL 695 K Making STEM Relevant Using Industry Partnerships
July 18 – July 24, 2022 | USF Main Campus
Meets M, T, W, R, F | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Course Tuition: $400 for this 3 credit hour course

ONLINE COURSES

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

Community Building in an Inquiry Science Classroom (1)
Provides an overview of materials, content, and methodologies used in science modeling instruction to create an enhanced learning community in the K-12 science classroom.  Candidates will explore inquiry-based instructional strategies to encourage student participation during guided discussions.

Role of Questioning in an Inquiry Science Classroom (1)
Examines methods and techniques related to the role of questioning in K-12 science classrooms.  Question asking is the hallmark of an inquiry-based classroom for students and educators. Candidates will explore the art and science of asking questions – including how to teach your students to utilize effective questioning.  Candidates will modify traditional lessons to include inquiry-based instruction and innovative questioning techniques.

Methods of Assessment in an Inquiry Science Classroom (1)
Transitioning to inquiry-based science instruction coincides with re-thinking classroom assessment and grading.  K-12 science educators will explore alternative assessment and grading theories that parallel inquiry thinking.  Candidates will examine portfolio-based assessment, as well as standards-based grading, and experiments, using modified assessment strategies.

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Fall 2022 Schedule – Preview Here (opens June 1)

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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