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 for 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.