Experiential Learning

The University of St. Francis (USF) recognizes that profound learning occurs in a variety of formal and informal settings. To recognize and encourage continuous life-long learning, USF offers professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in unique settings and earn graduate credit for select learning experiences outside the traditional classroom structure.

Interested in partnering with the University of St. Francis on an experiential learning opportunity? CLICK HERE

Current Partners in Learning

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
A confirmation email will be sent once your enrollment is confirmed – this may take 2-3 business days. If you do not receive confirmation accordingly, please check your spam/junk folders as confirmations are occasionally moved due to security settings. If this is your first course at the University of St. Francis, an additional email will follow within 3-5 business days with details regarding your MyUSF Student Account access and login credentials.

For additional information on student account access, tuition billing/payments, Canvas course environment, and more visit Preparing for Your Course

Tuition for Experiential Graduate Credit
ELC Graduate Credit for Boone-Winnebago ROE courses – Summer 2019: $150 per credit hour (tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to Boone-Winnebago ROE)

ELC Graduate Credit Registration
All information provided below pertains specifically to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit for select courses offered through the Boone-Winnebago ROE. Dates reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity. Please refer to the Boone-Winnebago ROE website for all details specific to this professional development opportunity.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 694 Z30: Planets, Moons, and Stars (1 credit hour)
Register for June 25 – July 22, 2019 | online course
$150 per credit hour

REAL 694 Z31: Wild About Weather (1 credit hour)
Register for July 9 – 29, 2019 | online course
$150 per credit hour

REAL 694 Z32: Properties of Matter (1 credit hour)
Register for August 19 – September 9, 2019 | online course
$150 per credit hour

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
A confirmation email will be sent once your enrollment is confirmed – this may take 2-3 business days. If you do not receive confirmation accordingly, please check your spam/junk folders as confirmations are occasionally moved due to security settings. If this is your first course at the University of St. Francis, an additional email will follow within 3-5 business days with details regarding your MyUSF Student Account access and login credentials.

For additional information on student account access, tuition billing/payments, Canvas course environment, and more visit Preparing for Your Course

Tuition for Experiential Graduate Credit
ELC Graduate Credit for Autism Best Practices – $150 per credit hour (tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership)

ELC Graduate Credit Registration
All information provided below pertains specifically to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit for Autism Best Practices offered through the Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership. Dates reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity. Please refer to the Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership website for all details specific to this professional development opportunity.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 694 Autism Best Practices (3 credit hours)
Register for July 22 – August 2, 2019 | online course

REAL 694 Autism Best Practices (3 credit hours)
Register for August 19 – September 9, 2019 | online course

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
A confirmation email will be sent once your enrollment is confirmed – this may take 2-3 business days. If you do not receive confirmation accordingly, please check your spam/junk folders as confirmations are occasionally moved due to security settings. If this is your first course at the University of St. Francis, an additional email will follow within 3-5 business days with details regarding your MyUSF Student Account access and login credentials.

For additional information on student account access, Canvas course environment, and more visit Preparing for Your Course

Tuition for Experiential Graduate Credit
ELC Graduate Credit for Fermilab Science Education Courses – $100 per credit hour (tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to Fermilab)

ELC Graduate Credit Registration
All information provided below pertains specifically to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit for Fermilab Summer Education Courses. Dates reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity. Please refer to the Fermilab website for all details specific to Teacher Workshops and TRAC.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 694 Z11 Topics: Phriendly Physics K-2 (1 credit hour)
Register for July 22 – August 2, 2019 | online course

REAL 694 Z12 Topics: Phriendly Physics 3-5 (2 credit hours)
Register for July 24 – August 2, 2019 | online course

REAL 694 Z13 Topics: QuarkNet Data Port I (3 credit hours)
Register for July 15 – August 2, 2019 | online course

REAL 694 Z14 Topics: TRAC Program (4 credit hours)
Register for June 10 – August 2, 2019 | online course

REAL 694 Z16 Topics: Modeling Biology II (4 credit hours)
Register for June 17 – July 22, 2019 | online course

REAL 694 Z6 Topics: Modeling Middle School Science (4 credit hours)
Register for June 17 – July 22, 2019 | online course

REAL 694 Z8 Topics: Modeling Physics: Mechanics (4 credit hours)
Register for June 17 – July 22, 2019 | online course

REAL 696 Z4 Topics: Modeling Chemistry (4 credit hours)
Register for June 17 – July 22, 2019 | online course

REAL 696 Z7 Topics: Energy and Ecosystems (3 credit hours)
Register for July 29 – August 2, 2019 | online course

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
A confirmation email will be sent once your enrollment is confirmed – this may take 2-3 business days. If you do not receive confirmation accordingly, please check your spam/junk folders as confirmations are occasionally moved due to security settings. If this is your first course at the University of St. Francis, an additional email will follow within 3-5 business days with details regarding your MyUSF Student Account access and login credentials.

For additional information on student account access, tuition billing/payments, Canvas course environment, and more visit Preparing for Your Course

Tuition for Experiential Graduate Credit
ELC Graduate Credit for Agriscience Courses – Summer 2019 – $100 per credit hour (tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the local host organization)

ELC Graduate Credit Registration
All information provided below pertains specifically to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit for Agriscience Courses taken through Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom. Dates reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity. Please refer to the IAITC website for all details specific to Teacher Workshops.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

Agriscience Educator Institute (2 credit hours)
Register for REAL 694 Z24: June 24 – July 22 | online (Countryside)
Register for REAL 694 Z25: June 25 – July 22 | online (St. Charles)
Register for REAL 694 Z26: July 8 – 29 | online (Moline)

Integrating Agriscience (3 credit hours)
Register for REAL 695 Z6: June 19 – July 22| online (Woodstock)
Register for REAL 695 Z7: July 10 – July 31 | online (Joliet)

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
A confirmation email will be sent once your enrollment is confirmed – this may take 2-3 business days. If you do not receive confirmation accordingly, please check your spam/junk folders as confirmations are occasionally moved due to security settings. If this is your first course at the University of St. Francis, an additional email will follow within 3-5 business days with details regarding your MyUSF Student Account access and login credentials.

For additional information on student account access, the online Canvas course environment, and more visit Preparing for Your Course

Tuition for Experiential Graduate Credit
ELC Graduate Credit for Rock Island ROE Courses – $100 per credit hour (tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the Rock Island ROE)

ELC Graduate Credit Registration
All information provided below pertains specifically to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit for Rock Island ROE Courses. Dates reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity. Please refer to the Rock Island ROE website for all details specific to Summer Education Classes.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 694 Z4: Every Day Social Emotional Learning in Elementary, Middle, and High School (1 credit hour)
Register for REAL 694 Z4: August 19 – October 14, 2019 | online course

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
A confirmation email will be sent once your enrollment is confirmed – this may take 2-3 business days. If you do not receive confirmation accordingly, please check your spam/junk folders as confirmations are occasionally moved due to security settings. If this is your first course at the University of St. Francis, an additional email will follow within 3-5 business days with details regarding your MyUSF Student Account access and login credentials.

For additional information on student account access, tuition billing/payments, Canvas course environment, and more visit Preparing for Your Course

Tuition for Experiential Graduate Credit
ELC Graduate Credit for SCARCE Summer Courses – Summer 2019 – $100 per credit hour (tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to SCARCE)

ELC Graduate Credit Registration
All information provided below pertains specifically to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit for SCARCE Summer Courses. Dates reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity. Please refer to the SCARCE website for all details specific to Summer Education Classes.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 694 Z17: Where is Away? (3 credit hours)
Register for REAL 694 Z17: June 17 – July 29 | online

REAL 695 Z2: Living Water (3 credit hours)
Register for REAL 695 Z2: June 17 – July 29 | online

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
A confirmation email will be sent once your enrollment is confirmed – this may take 2-3 business days. If you do not receive confirmation accordingly, please check your spam/junk folders as confirmations are occasionally moved due to security settings. If this is your first course at the University of St. Francis, an additional email will follow within 3-5 business days with details regarding your MyUSF Student Account access and login credentials.

For additional information on student account access, tuition billing/payments, Canvas course environment, and more visit Preparing for Your Course

Tuition for Experiential Graduate Credit
Graduate Credit for USF Recreation and Sport Management Summer 2019 – $150 per credit hour (tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid)

ELC Graduate Credit Registration
All information provided below pertains specifically to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit for Agriscience Courses taken through Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom. Dates reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity. Please refer to the IAITC website for all details specific to Teacher Workshops.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 694 Z33: Rappel Site Management (3 credit hours)
Register for REAL 694 Z3: June 28 – July 22, 2019 | online
$150 per credit hour