Experiential Learning

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

Interested in working with USF to offer an experiential learning opportunity?  Tell us more about it HERE
CURRENT EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES

APSI 2024 Optional Graduate Credit

  • June 24 – July 29, 2024
  • REAL 694 B AP Institute | Experiential Graduate Course
  • 3 credit hours | $780*

Register for optional 3 credit hours of graduate credit here.

*Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.

APSI Registration and information:
2024 Advanced Placement Summer Institute

The College of Education is pleased to offer graduate-level experiential learning courses for candidates who have completed course/workshops through the Children’s Center for Dyslexia.
  • REAL 696 Dyslexia I (4 credit hours)
  • REAL 694 Dyslexia II (4 credit hours)

Evidence of successful completion of Children’s Center for Dyslexia requirements will be verified prior to enrollment.

TUITION RATE
  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $150 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course.

Educators participating in workshops with Code HS have the option to enroll in an experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course is an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the workshop experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $150 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course.

The College of Education is pleased to offer a graduate-level experiential learning course for candidates who have earned an educator badge or badge(s) for the Current and Controversial Issue Discussions series available through Guardians of Democracy. 

  • Constitutional Democracy as Content and Practice
  • Facilitating Controversial Discussions in the Classroom 
  • Service Learning in the Content Areas 
  • Using Simulations in the Content Areas 

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $100 per credit hour

Evidence of earning the Bronze, Silver, and/or Gold Certified Educator badge(s) will be verified prior to enrolling in the course.

Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in graduate courses in this series.

Educators attending the 43rd annual IL-ASCD Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade conference have the option to enroll in an experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course is an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $195 per credit hour

GET STARTED

Educators will be required to provide evidence of completion for PD clock hours earned prior to enrollment.

Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course and provide corresponding evidence of completion.

Educators completing professional learning through the Illinois Council of Instructional Coaching (ICIC) have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses are an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

REAL 694 Culturally and Historically Responsive Instruction
2 credit hours

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $___ per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course.

Educators participating in Teacher In-Service offerings at the John G. Shedd Aquarium have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses are an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the in-service experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $100 per credit hour

GET STARTED

Educators are required to provide evidence of completion for a minimum of nine (9) seat hours prior to enrollment.

Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course and provide corresponding evidence of completion.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING – GRADUATE CREDIT

  • 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.
  • Click on the course title to view sample syllabus.

AVAILABLE COURSES

HEART Summit | Experiential Graduate Course
February 1 – April 25, 2024
RECT 695 Healing Educators: Responding to Trauma (1 credit hour)

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $150 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in graduate courses in this series.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING – GRADUATE CREDIT

  • 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.
  • Click on the course title to view sample syllabus.

AVAILABLE COURSES

  • RECT 695 Recalibrating School Culture (1 credit hour) 
  • RECT 695 Improving School Mental Health (1 credit hour)
  • REAL 694 Eating Disorders in Student Athletes (1 credit hour)
  • REAL695 Shifting Reading Balance Grades 3-5 (1 credit hour)

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $100 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in graduate courses in this series.
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Educators participating in Teach On A Mission workshops have the option to enroll in an experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The courses provide an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Preview the Sample Course Syllabus for Flipped Classroom Formula (both 3 and 4 credit hour options are included in the sample)

TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $100 per credit hour
Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course.

Educators completing professional learning through Wilson Reading System® have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses are an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

  • REAL 647 Introduction to Multisensory Language Instruction (1)
  • REAL 648 Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader I (3)
  • REAL 649 Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader II (3)
  • REAL 650 Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader Practicum (3)

 TUITION RATE

  • Tuition noted is in addition to any course or workshop fees paid directly to the workshop provider.
  • $250 (1 credit) | $335 (3 credit)

GET STARTED

Please complete the Experiential Interest form on this page to express your interest in the graduate course and provide corresponding evidence of completion.
SUMMER EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Educators attending the AMTA Midwest Modeling Summer Institute have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses provide an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the Midwest Modeling Institute experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Course information for summer 2024 will be added here as available.

Educators attending APSI at the Plainfield, Illinois location have the option to enroll in experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course provides an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the APSI experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Course information for summer 2024 will be added here as available.

Educators participating in Discovery Center Museum workshops have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses provide an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from workshop experiences with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Course information for summer 2024 will be added here as available.

Educators participating in Fermilab Summer Educator Workshops have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses provide an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Course information for summer 2024 will be added here as available.

Educators participating in Illinois Agriculture Educator Workshops have the option to enroll in experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The courses provide an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience(s) with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Course information for summer 2024 will be added here as available.

Educators participating in Kendall County Outdoor Education Center workshops have the option to enroll in an experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course provides an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the KCOEC experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Course information for summer 2024 will be added here as available.

Educators participating in SCARCE summer workshops have the option to enroll in an experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course provides an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.

Course information for summer 2024 will be added here as available.

Experiential Course Interest Form

Experiential Course Interest and Evidence of Completion
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.