Middle Grades and Middle School Endorsement Courses

Whether this is your first course through REAL or we are old friends, please check out the two buttons below prior to registering. They are filled with information you’ll want to know!

Now that you have the scoop, here are 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Registration works best from a PC or laptop. While tablets and phones work for some individuals, varied settings can cause issues for others.
  4. 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.
  5. Candidates taking courses as part of a district or area partnership should visit District Partner Courses for information and registration. Registering from this page instead of your designated partner page will place you in a standard course section – forfeiting any applicable tuition benefit associated with the partnership.

Almost there . . . things you should know about Middle Grades/School courses offered through REAL:

Educators who wish to add a Middle Grades or Middle School endorsement to their Illinois Professional Educator License are highly encouraged to visit ISBE’s website for details on important changes to Middle Grade endorsements effective on February 1, 2018. The following courses may meet requirements for teachers with an existing/open deficiency letter from ISBE (applications prior to February 1, 2018).
You Made It! 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.
EEND 630 Psychology and Development of the Middle School Child (3 credit hours)
EEND 630: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 687 Middle School Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction (3 credit hours)
EEND 687: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

Middle Grades/Adolescent Methods Courses

EEND 691 Methods of Teaching Adolescents Science
EEND 693 Methods of Teaching Adolescents Social Science
EEND 694 Methods of Teaching Adolescents Mathematics
EEND 695 Methods of Teaching Adolescents English/Language Arts

Educators enrolled in middle grades methods courses at USF are required to demonstrate a strong understanding of the content and skills required for the applicable content area endorsement. For this reason, we strongly suggest that candidates wishing to enroll in middle grades/adolescent methods courses wait to do so until the majority of required content area hours are complete. Please note that course content and assessment requirements will not be modified in the event candidates choose to enroll prior to completing all ISBE content area deficiencies.

If you are interested in teaching Middle Grades and do not currently hold at least one of the following endorsements: 5-8 or 6-8 Middle Level, K-12 Special Teaching, PK-12 Teaching, or PK-21 Special Education, please visit Subsequent Teaching Endorsements | Focused Programs

Registration for methods courses is contingent upon progress toward content requirements for the desired subsequent endorsement. Please submit the interest form below to be notified of future course availability.

Middle Grades/Adolescent Methods Interest Form