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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 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.



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