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 the University of St. Francis on an experiential learning opportunity? CLICK HERE

Current Partners in Learning

Educators attending the AMTA Midwest Modeling Summer Institute have the option to enroll in the following experiential learning courses to earn graduate credit. The course is 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.
  • 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 AMTA Midwest Modeling Experiential Graduate Course(s) $TBA 2022 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 Please check back for details regarding Midwest Modeling 2023.
Educators attending APSI at the Plainfield, Illinois location have the option to enroll in the following experiential learning course to earn three (3) hours of graduate credit. The course is an opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate learning from the APSI experience with activities aligned to academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.
  • Registration on this page is specific to the dates and requirements for individuals pursuing optional graduate credit. To register for the Advanced Placement Summer Institute, please visit Plainfield SD 202 (psd202.org)
  • 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 Please check back for details regarding APSI 2023.
Tuition for ASPIRE 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 Please check back for details regarding upcoming opportunities.

COURSES

  • REAL 694 M Foundations of Addressing Student Well-Being
  • REAL 695 E Foundations of Learning Recovery
  • REAL 696 J Foundations of Attending to Equity
  • RECT 694 D Foundations of Blended Learning
  • RECT 695 B Advanced Blended Learning
Click Here to Register for Fall 2022

GRADES & TRANSCRIPTS

Final grades for the fall semester will be posted and transcripts can be ordered after December 12 provided all course requirements have been met by December 2, 2022.  Request transcripts here

OTHER COURSES YOU MIGHT ENJOY

View our full selection of graduate courses in education here.

QUESTIONS

Questions regarding the application/registration process or transcripts may be sent to real@stfrancis.edu.

The College of Education is pleased to offer a graduate-level experiential learning course for educators who have completed a book study at the University of St. Francis.

Please check back for details regarding book study opportunities for 2023.

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

Spring Semester 2023 Courses

REAL 696 Dyslexia (4) $150 per credit hour
February 13 – May 1, 2023 | online course
Register for REAL 696 HERE

REAL 694 Dyslexia II (4) $150 per credit hour
February 13 – May 1, 2023 | online course
Register for REAL 694 HERE 

  • 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 CodeHS 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 Please check back for details regarding upcoming opportunities.
  • 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 Discovery 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.) 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 Please check back for details regarding upcoming opportunities.

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

Please check back for details regarding upcoming opportunities.

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.

REAL 695 Service Learning in the Content Areas (3 hours)

  • $100 per credit hour

REAL 694 Using Simulations in the Content Areas (3 hours)

  • $100 per credit hour

REAL 696 Facilitating Controversial Discussions in the Classroom (3 hours)

  • $100 per credit hour

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) 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 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
Please check back for details regarding upcoming opportunities.
  • 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 IVCC 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 Please check back for details regarding upcoming opportunities.

Educators participating in Teacher In-Service offerings at the John G. Shedd Aquarium have the option to enroll in the following experiential learning course to earn graduate credit. The course is 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.

  • 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 John G. Shedd Aquarium 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

  • Fall 2022: August 22 – December 9, 2022

Educators are required to provide evidence of completion for a minimum of nine (9) seat hours prior to enrollment. Please complete the form below to express your interest in the graduate course and validate your John G. Shedd Aquarium Teacher In-Service hours. Once hours are confirmed by USF, an email notification will be sent to the address provided with access to the course registration and payment form.

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 KCOEC 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 Please check back for details regarding upcoming opportunities.
  • 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
Please check back for details regarding upcoming opportunities.
  • 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

REAL 695 Trauma and SEL (1 credit hour)
August 22 – December 9, 2022 | online course
Course Tuition: $150
Register here for REAL 695

HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?

ROE 4 has partnered with the University of St. Francis to offer online graduate courses for educators at a discounted tuition rate? Learn more about this opportunity here.

  • 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 ROE 47 Experiential Graduate Course(s) $150 2022 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 Please check back for details regarding opportunities through ROE 47 for 2023.
  • 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 696 Successful Criteria for Effective Instruction (1 credit hour)
August 22 – October 14, 2022 | online course
Course Tuition: $100
Register here for REAL 696 F

REAL 696 Balancing Literacy in the Classroom (1 credit hour)
September 19 – December 9, 2022 | online course
Course Tuition: $100
Register here for REAL 696 M

RECT 694 Sparking Positive Classroom Communities (1 credit hour)
September 22 – December 9, 2022 | online course
Course Tuition: $100
Register here for RECT 694 G

RECT 695 Creating a Positive School Culture (1 credit hour)
October 18 – December 9, 2022 | online course
Course Tuition: $100
Register here for RECT 695 C

  • 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 Will County 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 694 Standards-Based Instruction (1 credit hour)
September 15 – December 9, 2022 | online course
Course Tuition: $100
Register here for REAL 694 K

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

Fall Semester | August 22 – December 9, 2022 
Register for REAL 695: 3 credit hours ($300)
Register for REAL 694: 4 credit hours ($400)

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

Fall Semester | August 22 – December 9, 2022 
Register for RECT 694: 1 credit hour ($100)

  • 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

Please check back for details regarding experiential opportunities through VALEES for 2023.

The College of Education is pleased to offer a graduate-level experiential learning course for candidates who have completed requirements for the corresponding book study and/or practicum through West40 ICS.

  • 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 West40 ICS 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

Please check back for details regarding experiential course opportunities for 2023.

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.