Education and Library Science
PREPARING FOR THE TEST OF ACADEMIC PROFICIENCY EXAM (LTD 8999): If you are interested in becoming an Illinois teacher, one requirement is to pass the Test of Academic Proficiency. This class prepares you to accomplish that goal. Participants will focus on reading comprehension, language arts and math. Passage of the Test of Academic Proficiency will be both a requirement for admission to Illinois teacher preparation programs and a requirement for candidates seeking initial Illinois educator certification. Boost your skills and confidence. Includes all materials. Can be repeated three times. Also offered for credit EDU999.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER BOOT CAMP (LTD 0101): Considering substitute teaching? If you’re not formally trained as a teacher you may still qualify to teach in grades PK -12. Learn how to become a highly qualified substitute from the first day you enter the classroom. Gain the necessary skills including rapport building, classroom management, and teaching strategies. Attendees also learn how to apply for your Substitute Teacher Type 39 Certificate. In Illinois substitute teachers are required to have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline but do not need former teaching experience.
LIBRARY ASSISTANT (LCE 8019): Prepare to work as a library assistant. Learn about library organization and operations, including how materials are ordered, processed, and cataloged. Discuss various library automation systems. Gain insight into how materials are shelved, circulate, and removed from circulation. Become informed about patron and library expectations. Library assistants may work part-time or fulltime.
Note: Not all classes are offered every semester.