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

  • Registration on this page is specific to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit.
  • Dates noted for the course reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity.

Tuition for Boone-Winnebago Experiential Graduate Course(s)
$150 per credit hour (Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.)

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
Information regarding student account access, Canvas (online learning system), and other useful details is available here: Preparing for Your Course

Public View Syllabi
Some content is protected in the public view such as instructor information, schedule, policies, etc. The content will be included on the syllabus within the online course environment for those who enroll.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

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Tuition for Children’s Dyslexia Center Experiential Graduate Course(s)
$150 per credit hour | Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.

Experiential Graduate Course Registration

  • Registration on this page is specific to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit.
  • Dates noted for the course reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity.

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
Information regarding student account access, Canvas (online learning system), and other useful details is available here: Preparing for Your Course

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 695 Dyslexia I (3 credit hours)
August 17 – December 4, 2020 | online course
Register for this course HERE

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  • Registration on this page is specific to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit.
  • Dates noted for the course reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity.

Tuition for Fermilab Experiential Graduate Course(s)
$100 per credit hour (Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.)

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
Information regarding student account access, Canvas (online learning system), and other useful details is available here: Preparing for Your Course

Public View Syllabi
Some content is protected in the public view such as instructor information, schedule, policies, etc. The content will be included on the syllabus within the online course environment for those who enroll.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

EXPERIENTIAL GRADUATE COURSE OPTIONS

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The College of Education is pleased to offer a graduate-level experiential learning course for candidates who have earned all three (3) certified educator badges for in the Current and Controversial Issue Discussions series available through Guardians of Democracy.

Facilitating Controversial Discussions in the Classroom
3 credit hours | 100% online | $100 per credit hour
Introduces strategies for classroom discussion of current and controversial issues. Candidates will learn how to utilize resources to create equitable opportunities for civic dialogue across the content areas. Through the activities, interactions, and reflections in this course, candidates will learn how to encourage student voice and responsibility for actions and reactions.

Evidence of Bronze, Silver, and Gold Certified Educator badges must be submitted (see below) and approved prior to enrolling in the course. Please complete the form below to express your interest and validate your Guardians of Democracy badges. Once your badges are confirmed, an email notification will be sent to the address provided with access to registration for the course.

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.
  • Registration on this page is specific to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit.
  • Dates noted for the course reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity.

Tuition for Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Graduate Course(s)
$100 per credit hour (Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.)

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
Information regarding student account access, Canvas (online learning system), and other useful details is available here: Preparing for Your Course

Public View Syllabi
Some content is protected in the public view such as instructor information, schedule, policies, etc. The content will be included on the syllabus within the online course environment for those who enroll.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

EXPERIENTIAL GRADUATE COURSE OPTIONS

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  • Registration on this page is specific to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit.
  • Dates noted for the course reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity.
  • Tuition for the Master IEP Coach® Mentorship Experiential Graduate Course is $100 per credit hour (Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.)
  • What happens once my course registration is submitted? Information regarding student account access, Canvas (online learning system), and other useful details can be found here: Preparing for Your Course

View Sample Syllabus

RECT 694 Collaborative Strategies for Building Effective IEPs (3 hours)
October 12–December 7, 2020 | online course
Register HERE for RECT 694
Course Tuition = $300

  • Registration on this page is specific to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit.
  • Dates noted for the course reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity.

Tuition for Rock Island ROE Experiential Graduate Course(s)
$100 per credit hour (Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.)

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
Information regarding student account access, Canvas (online learning system), and other useful details is available here: Preparing for Your Course

Public View Syllabi
Some content is protected in the public view such as instructor information, schedule, policies, etc. The content will be included on the syllabus within the online course environment for those who enroll.

EXPERIENTIAL GRADUATE COURSE OPTIONS

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 695 Culturize: Every Student Every Day (1 credit hour)
September 22 – December 4, 2020 | online course
Register HERE for REAL 695

REAL 694 Everyday SEL in Elementary, Middle and High School (1 credit hour)
August 27 – December 4, 2020 | online course
Register HERE for REAL 694

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  • Registration on this page is specific to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit.
  • Dates noted for the course reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity.
  • Tuition for Teach On A Mission Experiential Graduate Course(s) is $100 per credit hour (Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.)
  • What happens once my course registration is submitted? Information regarding student account access, Canvas (online learning system), and other useful details can be found here: Preparing for Your Course

The Flipped Classroom Formula 
August 24 – September 11, 2020 | online course

View the sample syllabus here for an overview of the course and comparison of assignments/requirements for both credit hour options.

Blended Classroom Blueprint 
August 24 – November 30, 2020 | online course

View the sample syllabus here for an overview of the course.

  • Registration on this page is specific to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit.
  • Dates noted for the course reflect the official start and end dates for the ELC opportunity.

Tuition for VALEES Experiential Graduate Course(s)
$150 per credit hour (Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.)

What happens once my course registration is submitted?
Information regarding student account access, Canvas (online learning system), and other useful details is available here: Preparing for Your Course

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 695 Z10 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in CTE (3 hours – $450)
September 16 – December 7, 2020 | online course

Register HERE for REAL 695 Z10