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Joel Estes

Chair of Educational Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7780

joestes@​knox.edu

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Requirements for the major - Educational Studies, Elementary (currently grades 1-6)

11.5 credits as follows:

  • Introductory course: EDUC 201
  • Foundation courses: EDUC 202 or EDUC 203, EDUC 204, EDUC 208 (.5), EDUC 301, EDUC 310A
  • Methods courses: EDUC 312A, EDUC 314, EDUC 315(.5), EDUC 316(.5)
  • Student teaching: EDUC 340 (3 credits)

Note: EDUC 201, either EDUC 202 or EDUC 203, and EDUC 204 can be taken in any order, but all of these courses must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrolling in more advanced courses.

Requirements for the major - Educational Studies, Secondary (currently grades 6-12)

11.5 credits as follows:

  • Introductory course: EDUC 201
  • Foundation courses: EDUC 202 or EDUC 203, EDUC 204, EDUC 205, EDUC 208(.5), EDUC 301, EDUC 310C
  • Methods course: EDUC 312C, EDUC 318
  • Student Teaching: EDUC 340 (3 credits)

Requirements for the major - Educational Studies, Special Content Areas: Art(K-12), Music (K-12) and Language (K-12)

11.5 credits as follows:

  • Introductory course: EDUC 201
  • Foundation courses: EDUC 202 or EDUC 203, EDUC 204, EDUC 205, EDUC 208(.5), EDUC 301, EDUC 310D
  • Methods course: EDUC 312D, EDUC 319
  • Student Teaching: EDUC 340 (3 credits)

In general, a student may receive secondary certification by completing a major in Educational Studies, Secondary, and completing a major in the teaching area of interest. The subject areas in which Knox offers secondary education certifications are: English; mathematics; science with specific designations in chemistry, biology, environmental science or physics; and social science with specific designations in history, political science, psychology, or anthropology/sociology.

Requirements for Focused Program in Middle Grades

Students who complete an Elementary or Secondary Certification Major have the additional option of qualifying for a Middle Grades (grades 5-8) Endorsement on their Illinois Professional Educator's License (PEL). In order to earn this endorsement in the areas of Math, Literacy, Science, or Social Studies, students must complete a Focused Program in Middle Grades. This is an Illinois State Board of Education approved program within the Department which specifies the coursework to be taken. The course requirements are listed below.

Focused Program in:
   (CORE 4 - Math, Literacy, Science, Social Science)

  Completion of either an Elementary or Secondary Major, EDUC 317, & 7 credits as follows:
  • MATH COURSES - MATH 121, 131, 145, 151, 216, & 217 & STAT 200 or coursework for which these are prerequisites
  • LITERACY COURSES - ENG 120, 202, 231, 232, 251, 252 & 323 or coursework for which these are prerequisites
  • SCIENCE– CHEM 100; BIOL 101 & 110; PHYS 110, 120 & 167; ENVS 101 or coursework for which these are prerequisites
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE– HIST 107, 160 & 161; ENVS 101; ECON 110;  ANSO 103; PS101 or coursework for which these are prerequisites

Grade Ranges
  • Elementary 1-6 & Middle School Focused 5-8
  • Secondary 9-12 & Middle School Focused 6-8
Testing
  • First pass ILTS Elementary or Secondary Content Test
  • Then pass either the ILTS General Middle Grades or Content Specific Test
Certification
    Added to teaching candidate’s PEL as an “Endorsement” upon certification

As a member of the Associated Colleges of Illinois, the Educational Studies Department participates in a number of programs focused on preparing teachers for high needs schools. For example, majors in the Educational Studies Department have the opportunity to serve as interns during a summer school program for first through twelfth grade students from Chicago Public Schools or work in the Knox College4Kids, a summer enrichment program for children in first through eighth grade. The interns teach their own group of students while completing professional development activities. Teacher candidates can also work with Knox College faculty and area master teachers at Knox College. The Educational Studies Department also offers a course in culturally appropriate teaching which culminates in a teaching residency on the Navajo Nation Reservation during the summer.

Majoring in Educational Studies without Certification

Students who are unable to complete student teaching or students who complete the upper level methods courses but no longer wish to pursue initial licensure must meet with the department chair to discuss appropriate course substitutions for completion of an Educational Studies without Certification major. The substitutions must include three credits at the 300 level chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. Students who do not complete the entire Educational Studies Teacher Certification Program will not be recommended for certification by Knox College.

Requirements for the minor - Educational Policy Studies

5 credits as follows:

  • Foundation courses: Two from: EDUC 201, 202, 203, 204
  • Political Science Foundations: One from PS 101, 135
  • American Public Policy: Two from: PS 234, 241, 305, 307, 311, EDUC 330

Requirements for the minor - Educational Studies

5 credits as follows:

  • Foundation courses: Two credits: EDUC 201, 204
  • Policy capstone: EDUC 230
  • Two credits from: EDUC 202, 203, 205, 207*, 208*, 209*, 301, 323*, 327*

*Half-credit courses

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