Teacher Education Online
The Teacher Education Program has an online component for those who wish to become certified teachers or add endorsements to their certificates but prefer the flexibility of online learning. Currently, the program has course work leading only to secondary mathematics certification or endorsement. Illinois certified teachers seeking an endorsement should obtain a deficiency letter prior to beginning course work. The course work and other requirements of this program are primarily the same as the on campus programs, but courses are taught almost completely online. Each course requires two semester visits to campus. Please see Teacher Education Program Online for further information.
Illinois teachers may earn additional / subsequent certificates in Elementary Education or Secondary English, mathematics, social studies (designations in history, political science, or sociology / anthropology) or science (designations in biology or chemistry) through the Teacher Education Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Teachers interested in subsequent certificates should consult the information and contact Dr. Allan Cook, certification officer for the Council on Professional Education at UIS.
Online certification coursework is a great way to begin, change, or further a career without the commitment of being on campus regularly. Participants can complete a bachelor’s degree, earn an Illinois Teaching Certificate or subsequent endorsement, or earn credits towards professional development.
Unlike courses that are delivered entirely online, teacher education courses are a blended learning format. These courses require participants attend on campus conferences each semester. During these on campus conferences, faculty members will evaluate students according to their knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teaching (required by the Illinois State Board of Education and the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education). Other activities during the on campus conferences may include student presentations and other demonstrations of teaching ability.
The same teacher education program admission requirements apply to all online courses except for those participants earning credits for professional development.
As of March 2006, UIS can only certify in Secondary and Middle School Mathematics Online. (Our On Campus program can certify in many more areas.
USS Reagan Education Fair - 3/19/2010
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