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 2020: TBD (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

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
Tuition noted is for experiential graduate credit 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 Children’s Center for Dyslexia website for all details specific to educator workshops.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 694 Z4 Dyslexia II (3 credit hours)
March 9 – May 4, 2020 | online course
Course Tuition: $200 per credit hou

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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 Summer 2020 – TBD (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

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 for Summer 2020 – TBD (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

Check back for Summer 2020 dates!

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 2020 – TBD (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

Check back for Summer 2020 dates!

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 for Spring 2020 – $150 (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 education workshops.

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 694 Z9:  Free the Teachers: A Guide to Joyful Teaching and Learning (1)
January 13 – May 1, 2020 | online course

REAL 695 Z6: Accomplished Teaching (1)
January 30 – May 1, 2020 | 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 2020 – TBD (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

Check back for Summer 2020 dates!

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 VALEES Spring Course – $150 per credit hour (tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to VALEES)

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

View a Sample Experiential Course Syllabus Here

REAL 694 Z10 Living miDream in Your Classroom (3)
January 29 – April 27, 2020 | online course