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Middle School Coursework

Middle School Coursework  - After July 1, 1997

To add a middle school endorsement to a license, an applicant must complete six semester hours of middle school professional coursework in the following areas:

  • 3 semester hours of coursework in middle school philosophy, curriculum, and instructional methods foe designing and teaching developmentally appropriate programs in the middle grades, including content area reading instruction;


  • 3 semester hours of coursework in educational psychology focusing on the developmental characteristics of early adolescents and the role of the middle grade teacher in assessment, coordination, and referral of students to health and social services.


Below is a link to the ISBE webpage that contains links to lists of in-state and out-of-state universities who have ISBE pre-approved coursework.



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