The practicum courses provide an opportunity to apply knowledge from course work to teaching struggling learners and those with disabilities. In these courses, students provide diagnostic and remedial services to children and adolescents from the Chicago area under the supervision of program faculty. These courses are offered in an on-campus facility.
Candidates may also have the option of pursuing an endorsement in special education while enrolled in or immediately following the Reading Specialist program. Interested candidates can discuss this option with a faculty advisor.
All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license.
THESIS RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION
A Master of Arts candidate conducts original research, writes a thesis, and presents an oral defense before a committee of faculty members. PREREQUISTE(S): SCG 410 and approved thesis proposal.