Illinois Pre K-12 Teachers

BILINGUAL & ESL EDUCATION provides you with a better understanding of key teaching strategies to support multilingual students in the classroom. You'll have the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning environments by integrating new media technologies for all students, regardless of language. You'll learn research-based curricular and instructional strategies, including the use of new digital media to effectively teach students for whom English is a second language.
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DIVERSITY & EQUITY IN EDUCATION is a social-justice oriented program that provides transformative approaches to issues related to diversity and equity in P-16 learning environments. Courses help teachers, administrators, school staff, and other educators to understand how diversity and equity relate to learning theories, leadership, and pedagogy. Our approach to diversity and equity covers the intersections of disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, social class, and poverty.
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LEARNING DESIGN & LEADERSHIP provides you with the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning environments by integrating new media technologies. LDL encourages students to be active designers of their own knowledge, in contrast to old teaching, in which knowledge was handed down to them. Students use new digital media to enhance the ways in which they can learn and understand, thus improving the learning process. It also addresses the challenges of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. Instructional technologies such as computer-based instruction, computer-based testing, distance learning, interactive video, and intelligent instructional technologies are covered. 
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NEW LEARNING is designed to help you create more engaging learning environments for your students and to integrate new media technologies into the classroom. This program focuses on how students use new digital media to enhance the ways they learn and understand, thus improving the learning process. 
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TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST prepares you to better understand technology and know how to use it in your classroom. You will learn about emerging technologies and their implications on teaching and learning. 
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Illinois Pre K-12 Seasoned Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP offers graduates a program that embraces the broad array of leadership positions in elementary/secondary education. Educational leadership and practice are emphasized in the program. Specialized study provides preparation leading to an Illinois Principal's License.
CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDY   |   MASTER OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP is designed to prepare graduate students for administrative positions in Pre K-12 public and private schools. Through coursework and supervised internships students are provided with multiple learning opportunities enabling them to critically examine the administrative leadership process.
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TEACHER LEADER SPECIALIZATION is intended to increase the quality of leadership, teaching, and learning practices, as well as recognize the critical importance that leadership by teachers brings to the overall school improvements mission of the school. TLS will create a career path to retain and develop high-performing teachers for leadership roles; formalize, define, and build the competencies necessary for high-quality leadership to improve student learning; and recognize and encourage shared leadership and decision-making in schools to maximize outcomes for children.
CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDY MASTER OF EDUCATION