Undergraduate Catalog - School of Education - Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education | Judson University Christian College

 

Education Endorsements

These options are available to all Education students unless otherwise noted.

Bilingual Endorsement

18 Hours + Clinical

Completion of this concentration will lead to a Bilingual endorsement on the teaching license only upon successfully passing the language exam requirement.

Requirements

  • EDU214  Found of Lang/Minority Education
  • EDU313  Cross-Cultural Education
  • EDU314  Assessment English Lang Learners
  • EDU316  Linguistic Considerations for Reading & Writing/New Language
  • EDU317  Meth/Materials of Teaching ESL
  • EDU318  Meth/Materials - Teaching BL Education
  • EDU331B1  Clinical I: Bilingual/ESL
  • EDU331B2  Clinical II: Bilingual/ESL

Important Notes

  • This is a "stand alone" endorsement that presumes the teacher candidate already has language proficiency. If additional coursework in a language is needed in order to successfully pass the state's language exam, it may not be possible to complete degree requirements in four years.

ESL Endorsement

18 Hours + Clinical

Completion of this concentration will lead to an ESL endorsement on the teaching certificate.

Requirements

  • EDU214  Found of Language Minority Education
  • EDU311  Tech Instr/Tchrs Lang Min Students
  • EDU313  Cross-Cultural Education
  • EDU314  Assessment of English Language Learners
  • EDU316  Linguistic Considerations for Reading & Writing/New Language
  • EDU317  Meth/Materials of Teaching ESL
  • EDU331B1  Clinical I: Bilingual/ESL
  • EDU331B2  Clinical II: Bilingual/ESL

LBS1 Endorsement

Required = 14 Hours

Completion of this concentration will lead to an LBS1 endorsement on the teaching license only upon successfully passing of LBS1 Test #155.

  • SPE105  Introduction to Special Education
  • SPE313  Characteristics/Meth/ECED SPED
  • SPE327  Assessment in Special Education
  • SPE328  Exceptional Child
  • SPE332  Character/Meth Intermed/Mid Sc SPED

ECED/SPED Endorsement

17 hours (Early Childhood Majors Only)

Completion of this concentration will lead to an LBS1 endorsement only upon successfully passing the LBS1 Test #155 and will entitle a candidate to teach special education kindergarten through second grade.

  • EDU308  Language Development/Young Children
  • EDU330  Child Family/Community Relationships
  • SPE105  Introduction to Special Education
  • SPE313  Characteristics/Meth/ECED SPED
  • SPE327  Assessment in Special Education
  • SPE328  Exceptional Child

Health Endorsement

24 Hours (Physical Education K-12 Only - to be licensed in secondary heath education)

Completion of this concentration will lead to a Health endorsement on the teaching license only upon successfully passing the Content exam #142. 

  • BIO272  Principles Human Anat/Physiol w/Lab
  • ESS101  Wellness
  • ESS241  Principles of Health
  • ESS244  Environ Health & Safety
  • ESS245  Community Health
  • ESS372  Health Nutrition
  • ESS375X  Health Aspect/Chem Dependency
  • ESS460  Health Education and Promotion
  • PSY411X  Christian Values/Human Sexuality

In order to become entitled for licensure in the state of Illinois, candidates must have passed the Tests of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or completed the ACT + Writing with a minimum composite score of 22 and minimum English and Writing combined score of 19.  For this reason, the Division of Education requires a minimum ACT composite score of 20 for all incoming freshman and transfer students. 

Elementary licensure will not entitle candidates to teach kindergarten.  Elementary school principals will be required to hire candidates who hold Early childhood licenses.  

Judson offers two options for Early Childhood and Special Education:  

  • The Special Education: Early Childhood major is a complete program that will entitle the candidate  to teach regular education or special education from age three to second grade.  
  • The Early Childhood major with a Special Education endorsement adds a few courses to the early childhood major and will entitle the candidate to teach regular education age three to second grade and special education from kindergarten to second grade.  
In addition to the core classes in the major, Judson requires candidates to choose an endorsement to add to their licenses.  The options are Bilingual, ESL or LBS1.  Each of these endorsements requires additional course work that has been built into the four-year program.  These additional endorsements will make the candidates more marketable for employment by internally learning more about specific high-needs area:
  • Teaching Diverse Learners 
  • Content Area and Pedagogical Knowledge
  • Planning for Differentiated Instruction
  • Learning Environment
  • Instructional Delivery
  • Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication
  • Assessment 
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • 'Professionalism, Leadership and Advocacy
  • Christian Principles 
 

 

 

 

 



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