Education, Counseling, and Leadership

Approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

FACULTY Professors Antola Crowe,  Arquette, Cantù (Associate Dean and Director), Kasambira, Lee, Nugent, Russell-Chapin, Sherman, Tripses; Associate Professors Davison Avilés, Buchko, Hunzicker, Kuester, Lukowiak, McMullen, Risen, Skaggs; Assistant Professors Ansari, Armitage, Capasso, Heggestad, McDaniel, Ríos Vega, Smirl, Wherfel, Yang; Coordinator McMillan; Online Director McCloud.

The preparation of undergraduates for entry into their respective professions is the primary mission of the department. At Bradley, candidates are expected to become human resource specialists. The College believes that the productive educator must be an educational leader, advocate, and life-long learner. The smaller class size at Bradley, the caring attitude of the faculty, the number and variety of field experiences, and the excellent placement record of education graduates make the College an exceptional place from which to launch a teaching career. An opportunity to engage in a variety of leadership roles can be explored with the minor offered in Leadership Studies.

The Department of Education, Counseling, and Leadership offers nationally recognized programs leading to a bachelor’s degree and to an Illinois state teaching license. Bachelor’s programs involve a wide range of teaching choices including K-12 Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, K-12 Music Education, Middle School Education (English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science), High School Education (Biology, Chemistry, English, Family and Consumer Science, History/Social Studies, Mathematics, and Physics), and Special Education (LBSI). In addition, we offer an endorsement program in English as a Second Language (ESL), which is embedded in most of these degree programs.

As a result of classroom instruction and field experiences in education, it is intended that teacher candidates in all of these programs will:

  • acquire knowledge and skills to differentiate instruction for students to account for individual differences;
  • gain competence in planning and presenting subject matter and evaluating the learning of students;
  • gain competence in structuring learning experiences compatible with developmental levels of students;
  • acquire the understanding and knowledge to analyze learning processes of students;
  • gain competence in the skills of classroom structure and organization;
  • develop an understanding of their responsibility as professional educators; and
  • develop the desire to continue professional growth and study.

Although the programs in education are designed to meet State of Illinois teacher licensure requirements, graduates will find that they are eligible for licensure in a variety of states in addition to Illinois. Currently 36 states have signed the Interstate Licensure Agreement with Illinois and will issue a comparable entry-level license for elementary, early childhood, middle school, high school, or special education graduates. Candidates must consult with the licensure officer for details. All programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, and the unit is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Advancement To Degree Candidacy Required

Candidates uncertain about a career in education may take introductory education courses. Admission to most upper-level courses requires department advancement to degree candidacy status or special permission of the associate dean and director of the department, or the departmental academic review committee. Through the freshman and sophomore years, candidates may remain in teacher education courses if their overall grade point average is not below a 2.0 or “C.” To be advanced to degree candidacy, however, the grade point averages required are a 2.50 overall and a 2.50 in education, with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better for each education course. In addition, middle school, high school, K-12 art, and K-12 music majors must also achieve a 2.50 GPA in the courses which comprise the teaching field(s) and a grade of 2.0 (C) or better for each teaching field content course. The courses that make up the concentration or major discipline and any related Bradley Core Curriculum courses will be included in the teaching field GPA. If candidates are to be considered for advancement to candidacy, they must have earned grades of not less than 2.0 (C) in ENG 101, COM 103, MTH 111 (or equivalents). There are additional requirements for advancement to candidacy beyond these minimum grade point averages, including demonstration of appropriate preprofessional behaviors. Candidates should consult with their advisors regarding these additional requirements. Under extraordinary circumstances, a waiver of the requirement may be requested for the period of one semester only.

Ordinarily, candidates make application to candidacy in their sophomore year. At the end of the semester, department faculty evaluate candidates on their academic achievements and professional growth. Continuance in the program is reviewed if at any time after advancement to candidacy a student’s overall grade point average falls below 2.50; education grade point average falls below 2.50; for high school education, K–12 art, K–12 music, middle school education, the grade point average in the teaching field(s) falls below 2.50; the student fails to demonstrate appropriate preprofessional behaviors; or other circumstances occur which would make a teacher candidate unable to be licensed. Additionally, candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal background check report and demonstrate acceptable competency on Dispositions modules. Candidates with questions about advancement to degree candidacy and maintenance of candidacy status should see their advisors in the college or the associate dean and director of the Department of Education, Counseling, and Leadership.

Student Teaching

Student teaching is an important culminating experience for each education program. It is the policy of the department that all student teaching assignments be in or immediately near Peoria, Illinois. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case petition when there are extenuating circumstances. Candidates with questions about student teaching should see the director of clinical and field experiences or the associate dean and director of the Department of Education, Counseling, and Leadership. Student teaching must be taken for a pass/fail grade. All other field experiences must be taken for a letter grade.

Core Curriculum, Degree, And Licensure Requirements For Education Candidates

Brief outlines of programs are presented for the benefit of prospective candidates interested in preparing for the teaching profession. Both University degree requirements and Illinois teacher licensure requirements are included. Degree and licensure requirements differ. Programs and class schedules are to be planned each semester in consultation with the student’s academic advisor. While a student ordinarily may graduate and be licensed under the University catalog requirements in effect at the time the student becomes a teacher education candidate, the Illinois State Teacher Licensure Board may mandate changes in standards of approved teacher education programs, requiring candidates to modify or add to their original degree programs in order to be eligible for licensure upon completion of graduation requirements. As in any good program, revisions are being made continually; candidates should consult their education advisor about current program requirements.

All education courses required by the major must have a grade of C or better. For middle school, high school, and K–12 art and music education, all courses required for the teaching field must have a grade of C or better. This is a state requirement.

Although candidates are assigned an academic advisor, the ultimate responsibility for meeting the program requirements for graduation is that of the candidate. Candidates are responsible for their programs. A minimum of 124 hours is needed for graduation.

Illinois Licensure Tests Required

Each candidate must pass all applicable licensure tests for their major prior to licensure. The applicable Illinois Content-Area test(s) must be passed prior to student teaching. The edTPA must be passed before receiving a teaching license. As with other requirements, the number and type of tests required are subject to changes implemented by the state legislature or the Illinois State Board of Education at any time prior to licensure.

Second Teaching Areas

Candidates seeking a second teaching license must have their transcript(s) evaluated for the desired license by the Licensure Officer. There is a $100.00 fee for the evaluation of the transcript, which may be applied to tuition for candidates who continue in an education program. No additional general education courses will be required provided the overall GPA is 2.5 or better. Candidates seeking middle school education license must have at least 24 hours in concentration, with at least 12 hours at the junior/senior level, and with a 2.5 or better GPA for the teaching field, including all required courses having earned at least a C. The 24 hours must include a methods course in the subject area. In the case of mathematics, there is a required course distribution for the 24 hours. Candidates seeking a high school education license who hold a degree in a subject for which Bradley University has a state-approved licensure program must take a minimum of 6 semester hours of courses at the 300 level or above in the subject at Bradley University. If they do not hold a degree in the subject, they must complete the required number of hours of coursework in the major (typically 24 hours), pass the State Content Area Test, and complete all required courses and field and clinical experiences. The education courses required for each license are the same as those listed in this section of the catalog. A minimum of 12–16 semester hours, plus student teaching, must be completed at Bradley University. All coursework must be a grade of "C" or better to count toward licensure. Passage of all applicable state licensure tests is required for licensure. Address questions to the Licensure Officer.

Transcript Evaluation To Pursue Teacher Licensure

All individuals pursuing teacher licensure credentials, such as a Second Bachelor’s/Teacher Licensure, or Licensure Only, should apply online to transfer admissions. Individuals should indicate their area of teaching interest. The Licensure Officer will work with admissions.

Licensure Only: Individuals who are currently Illinois state licensed teachers and who wish to pursue an additional teaching endorsement will enroll as a Graduate Student at Large at either the undergraduate or graduate level (if they are pursuing a graduate degree). Licensure courses are offered at the undergraduate level of instruction

Early Childhood Education Majors With ESL Endorsement (Birth Through Grade 2)

Elementary Education With ESL Endorsement (grades 1–6)

Middle School Education with ESL Endorsement (grades 5–8)

High School Education (grades 9-12)

Special K–12 (Art Education, Music Education)

Learning Behavior Specialist I With ESL Endorsement

Early Childhood Education Majors With ESL Endorsement (Birth Through Grade 2)

Bradley Core Requirements

Communication (CM)

  • COM 103 The Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs.
  • W1: ENG 101 English Composition - 3 hrs.
  • W2: ENG 300, 301, 304, 305, or 306 Advanced Writing - 3 hrs.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

  • MTH 111 Elementary Statistics - 3 hrs.

Humanities (HU)

  • American History – HIS 203 or HIS 204  - 3 hrs.

Fine Arts (FA)

  • ART 131 or MUS 109 - 3 hrs.

Social & Behavior Sciences (SB)

  • American Government (PLS 105) - 3 hrs.

Global Perspectives (GP-WC)

  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 0 hrs.

Multidisciplinary Inquiry (MI)

  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 0 hrs.*

Natural Science (NS)

  • SCI 100, 101, 102, 103, or 104 Science Through Inquiry - 4 hrs.

Coursework must include at least one laboratory science. Early Childhood Education majors need 12 hours of science; one course each from the following three areas: Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth/Space Science.

BCC Electives - 7 hrs.

  • One elective must be a science course (NS) - 4 hrs.
  • Must be ECO 100, 221, or 222 (SB) - 3 hrs.

*Please note these courses are listed as 0 hrs because the credit hours are actually counted in the program area of the catalog.

Bradley Core Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses

The Bradley Core Curriculum requires completion of two Writing Intensive (WI) courses. Students in the Early Childhood Education program must take ETE 120 and ETE 310 to fulfill this requirement.

Please note all majors must complete coursework in the following four areas of social studies: U.S. History (HIS 203 or 204), Geography (HIS 336 or 337), Economics (ECO 100, 221, or 222) and Government (PLS 105). In addition, 12 credit hours of coursework are required in the following three areas of science (including at least one laboratory science): Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space Science. Furthermore, in order to meet the B.S. math and science requirement, all majors must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in math and science combined.

For those students completing B.A. requirements, an additional 3 hours (minimum) of optional foreign language study through 201 level or 3 hours of advanced course work if placed at or above 202 level by Foreign Language Department must be completed.

Further Courses for the Balanced Curriculum

  • ETE 260 Children’s Literature - 0 hrs.
  • ETE 107 Conceptualizing Math for Teachers I - 0 hrs.*
  • ETE 108 Conceptualizing Math for Teachers II - 0 hrs.*
  • Grammar/Linguistics (ENG 311 or 312) - 3 hrs.
  • Geography (HIS 336 or 337) - 3 hrs.
  • THE 335 Theatre for Children and Creative Dramatics OR another area of Fine Arts (THE 131, MUS 109, ART 131 - in a different area from your FA course for BCC) - 3 hrs.

*Please note these courses are listed as 0 hrs because the credit hours are actually counted in the program area of the catalog.

Professional Education Requirements

    • ETE 100 Technology Applications - 1 hr.
    • ETE 107 Conceptualizing Math for Teachers I - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 108 Conceptualizing Math for Teachers II - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 116 Field Experience - Schools and Schooling - 1 hr.
    • ETE 120 Early Childhood Professional Roles and Responsibilities - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 194 Physical Education in the P-6 Schools - 1 hr.
    • ETE 196 Fine Arts in the P-6 Schools - 2 hrs.
    • ETE 210 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 215 Strategies for Effective Teaching - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 234 Language Development - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 235 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners – 3 hrs.
    • ETE 236 Assessment of English Language Learners – 3 hrs.
    • ETE 237 Practicum for Teaching English Learners I – 1 hr.
    • ETE 240 Practicum for English Learners Part 2 - 2 hrs. 
    • ETE 260 Children’s Literature - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 270 Physical Development and Health– 1 hr.
    • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 3 hrs.
    • Choose one of the following 3 courses:
      • ETE 245 American Sign Language - 3 hrs.
      • ETE 291Assistive Technology for Individuals with Special Needs - 3 hrs.
      • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 304 Early Childhood Novice Teaching Experience - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 310 Teacher Performance Assessment - 1 hr.
    • ETE 322 Emergent Literacy: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum – 3 hrs.
    • ETE 324 Early Childhood Special Education Methods – 3 hrs.
    • ETE 328 Early Childhood Methods - 6 hrs.
    • ETE 345 Guiding Learners: Creating Safe, Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 443 Early Childhood Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 497 Student Teaching in Early Childhood - 12 hrs.

Please not a minimum of 124 credit hours is required for baccalaureate degree completion.

NoteEarly Childhood Education program has the English Language Learner endorsement embedded. Early Childhood Education program has the Early Childhood Special Education Approval embedded. 

Elementary Education With ESL Endorsement Majors (Grades 1–6)

Bradley Core Requirements

Communication (CM)

  • OC: COM 103 The Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs.
  • W1: ENG 101 English Composition - 3 hrs.
  • W2: ENG 300, 301, 304, 305, or 306 Advanced Writing - 3 hrs.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

  • MTH 111 Elementary Statistics - 3 hrs.

Humanities (HU)

  • American History – HIS 203 or HIS 204 - 3 hrs.

Fine Arts (FA)

  • ART 131 or MUS 109 - 3 hrs.

Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB)

  • American Government (PLS 105) - 3 hrs.

Global Perspectives (GP-WC)

  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 0 hrs.*

Multidisciplinary Inquiry (MI)

  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 0 hrs.*

Natural Science (NS)

  • SCI 100, 101, 102, 103, or 104 Science Through Inquiry - 4 hrs.

Coursework must include at least one laboratory science. Elementary Education majors need 12 hours of science; one course each from the following three areas: Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth/Space Science.

BCC Electives – 7 hrs      

  • One elective must be a science course (NS) – 4 hrs.     
  • Must be ECO 100, 221, or 222 (SB) – 3 hrs.

*Please note these courses are listed as 0 hrs because the credit hours are actually counted in the program area of the catalog.

Bradley Core Curriculum – Core Practices

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses

The Bradley Core Curriculum requires completion of two Writing Intensive (WI) courses. Students in the Elementary Education program must take ETE 310 and ETE 313 to fulfill this requirement.

Please note all majors must complete coursework in the following four areas of social studies: U.S. History (HIS 203 or 204), Geography (HIS 336 or 337), Economics (ECO 100, 221, or 222) and Government (PLS 105). In addition, 12 credit hours of coursework are required in the following three areas of science (including at least one laboratory science): Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space Science. Furthermore, in order to meet the B.S. math and science requirement, all majors must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in math and science combined.

For those students completing B.A. requirements, an additional 3 hours (minimum) of optional foreign language study through 201 level or 3 hours of advanced course work if placed at or above 202 level by Foreign Language Department must be completed.

Further Courses for the Balanced Curriculum

  • ETE 260 Children’s Literature - 0 hrs.
  • ETE 107 Conceptualizing Math for Teachers I - 0 hrs.*
  • ETE 108 Conceptualizing Math for Teachers II - 0 hrs.*
  • Grammar/Linguistics (ENG 311/312) - 3 hrs.
  • Geography (HIS 336/337) - 3 hrs.
  • MTH 109 College Algebra - 3 hrs.*
  • THE 335 Theatre for Children and Creative Dramatics OR another area of Fine Arts (THE 131, MUS 109, ART 131 - in a different area from your FA course for BCC) - 3 hrs.

*Please note these courses are listed as 0 hrs because the credit hours are actually counted in the program area of the catalog.

*College Algebra may be waived in several ways. Students should consult with their advisor.

Professional Education Requirements

  • ETE 100 Technology Applications - 1 hr.
  • ETE 107 Conceptualizing Math for Teachers I - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 108 Conceptualizing Math for Teachers II - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 116 Field Experience - Schools and Schooling - 1 hr.
  • ETE 194 Physical Education in the P-6 Schools - 1 hr.
  • ETE 196 Fine Arts in the P-6 Schools - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 210 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 215 Strategies for Effective Teaching - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 230 Adapting Curriculum to Support Inclusive Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 234 Language Development - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 235 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners – 3 hrs.
  • ETE 236 Assessment of English Language Learners – 3 hrs.
  • ETE 237 Practicum for Teaching English Learners I – 1 hr.
  • ETE 240 Practicum for English Learners Part 2 - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 260 Children’s Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 270 Physical Development and Health - 1 hr.
  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 306 Novice Teaching Experience 1-6 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 310 Teacher Performance Assessment - 1 hr.
  • ETE 313 Methods of Teaching Literacy I: Reading, Writing, and Language Arts K–2 – 3 hrs.
  • ETE 315 Methods of Teaching Literacy II: Reading, Writing, and Language Arts 3–8 – 3 hrs.
  • ETE 335 Methods of Teaching Social Studies 1-6 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 336 Methods of Teaching Science 1-6 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 339 Methods of Teaching Mathematics 1-6 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 345 Guiding Learners: Creating Safe, Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 498 Student Teaching 1-6 - 12 hrs.

Please note a minimum of 124 credit hours is required for baccalaureate degree completion.

* If needed, students may take elective to meet the 124 semester hours requirement. All elementary education majors must meet the requirement of College Algebra. If the student takes MTH 109 to meet this requirement, the hours do not count toward the BS math & science requirement.

Note: Elementary Education program has the English Language Learner endorsement embedded.

Change Of College And Curriculum

Candidates who enter the University in the AEP program or another major may change their major to any of the education programs only if their overall grade point average is a minimum of 2.50. Candidates wishing to enter one of the middle school, high school education or K-12 programs must also have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in teaching field courses.

Middle School Education With ESL Endorsement (Grades 5–8)

Bradley Core Requirements

Communication (CM)

  • OC: COM 103 The Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs.
  • W1: ENG 101 - 3 hrs.
  • W2: ENG 300, 301, 304, 305, or 306 - 3 hrs.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

  • MTH 111 Elementary Statistics - 3 hrs.

Humanities (HU)

  • Humanities - 3 hrs. (for Mathematics, Science)
  • HIS 336 or HIS 337 – 3 hrs. (for Social Studies)
  • American/British Literature – 3 hrs. (for English)

Fine Arts (FA)

  • Fine Arts – 3 hrs.

Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB)

  • Social & Behavioral - 3 hrs. (for English, Mathematics, Science)
  • ECO 100, ECO 221, or ECO 222 – 3 hrs. (for Social Studies)

Global Perspectives (GP-WC)

  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 0 hrs.*

Multidisciplinary Inquiry (MI)

  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 0 hrs.*

Natural Science (NS)

  • Natural Science one course – 4 hrs.

BCC Electives – (QR, NS, HU, SB, GP) – 6 hrs  

  • Please consult with academic advisor to identify which courses to complete

Bradley Core Curriculum – Core Practices

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses

Bradley’s Core Curriculum features the requirement of two Writing Intensive (WI) courses. Students in the Middle School Education program will complete ETE 227, ETE 228, and ETE 310 to fulfill this requirement.

In order to receive the Bachelor of Science degree, students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses selected from mathematics, computer science, and the natural sciences.

For those students completing the Bachelor of Arts requirements, an additional 3 hours (minimum) of optional foreign language study through 201 level or 3 hours of advanced course work if placed at or above 202 level by Foreign Language Department must be completed.

Education Courses for the Program               

  • ETE 100 Technology Applications - 1 hr.
  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 116 Field Experience - Schools and Schooling in American Society - 1 hr.
  • ETE 210 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 216 Effective Planning and Instruction for Teaching - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 227 Development of the Early Adolescent - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 228 Strategies for Middle School - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 232 Meeting the Needs of All Students within the Disciplines - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 234 Language Development - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 235 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 236 Assessment of English Language Learners - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 237 Practicum for Teaching English Learners I - 1 hr.
  • ETE 240 Practicum for English Learners Part 2 - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 270 Physical Development and Health - 1 hr. 
  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, And Communities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 307 Novice Teaching Experience in Grades 5–8 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 310 Teacher Performance Assessment - 1 hr.
  • ETE 315 Methods of Literacy II: Reading, Writing and Language Arts Grades 3–8 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 345 Guiding Learners: Creating Safe, Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 368 Content Reading for All Students - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 369 Assessing All Students - 2 hrs. 
  • ETE 491 Student Teaching 5–8 12 hrs.
  • One of the methods courses that corresponds with the concentration:
    • ETE 355 Methods of Teaching Middle School Social Studies - 3 hrs. or
    • ETE 356 Methods of Teaching Middle School Science - 3 hrs. or
    • ETE 357 Methods of Teaching Middle School Mathematics - 3 hrs. or
    • ENG 391 Methods of Teaching Writing - 3 hrs.

Areas Of Concentration

Candidates majoring in Middle School education are required to complete between 27 and 31 hours of study to complete one of the concentrations. Unless noted, courses taken to meet other program requirements may not be used to complete the Area of Concentration requirement.

At least one concentration from English, mathematics, science, and social studies must be chosen 

English:

ENG 101 English Composition - 3 hrs.

* ENG 300-306 Advanced Composition - 3 hrs.

ENG 180 Introduction to English Education - 1 hr.

* ENG 312 Grammar for Teachers - 3 hrs.

* ENG 320 Young Adult Literature - 3 hrs.

^ American/British Literature ENG 124, 127, 332, 334, 336, 341, 344, 358, 361, 363, 364, 365 - 3 hrs.

^ Literature of Diversity ENG 129, 130, 140, 190, 329, 330, 331, 340, 381 - 3 hrs.

Criticism & Interpreting Literature ENG 233, 235, 237, 239, 270, 370 - 3 hrs.

* ETE 315 Methods of Literacy II: Reading, Writing & Language Arts Grades 3-8 - 3 hrs.

* ETE 368 Content Reading for All Students - 2 hrs.

* ENG 391 Methods of Teaching Writing - 3 hrs.

 

^Careful choice so that it counts as both HU as well as concentration

*Upper level Courses in Discipline – must be taken at BU as 300 level courses.

 

Mathematics:

MTH 111 Elementary Statistics - 3 hrs.

MTH 115 Brief Calculus With Applications; OR MTH121 Calculus I - 4 hrs.

MTH 114 Applied Finite Mathematics - 3 hrs.

* MTH 300 Topics for Middle School Math Teachers: Number Theory & Algebra - 3 hrs.

* MTH 300 Topics for Middle School Math Teachers: Geometry - 3 hrs.

* MTH 300 Topics for Middle School Math Teachers: Problem solving & Math Modeling - 3 hrs.

ETE 107 Conceptualizing Math for Teachers I - 3 hrs.

ETE 108 Conceptualizing Math for Teachers II - 3 hrs.

ETE 357 Methods of Teaching Middle School Mathematics - 3 hrs. 

*Upper level Courses in Discipline – must be taken at BU as 300 level courses.

Science:

^ SCI 10x Science through Inquiry I: Molecules - 4 hrs.

^ * SCI 302 Ecosystems - 4 hrs.

^ PHY 100 Fundamental Physics Concepts; PHY 110 General Physics I - 4 hrs.

^ GES 101 Principles of Earth Science with GES 102 Principles of Earth Science Lab - 4 hrs.

* Earth Science GES 300 Oceanography the Human Perspective - 3 hrs.

* Astronomy AST 300 Astronomy: Our Glimpse of the Cosmos - 3 hrs.

Chemistry CHM 100 Fundamentals of General Chemistry OR CHM 110 General Chemistry I - 3 hrs.

Life Science BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology - 3 hrs.

ETE 356 Methods of Teaching Middle School Science - 3 hrs.

^ 4 lab courses

* Upper level Courses in Discipline - must be taken at BU as 300 level courses

 

Social Studies:

Economics ECO 100 Introduction to Economics; ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics; OR ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 hrs.

* ^ Sociology/Anthropology SOC 100 The Sociological Perspective; SOC 300 Cross-Cultural Perspectives On Gender; SOC 311 Comparative Family Systems; ANT 305 Peoples and Cultures of the World - 3 hrs.

Psychology PSY 101 Principles of Psychology- 3 hrs.

Political Science PLS 105 Introduction to American Government - 3 hrs.

* ^ World History HIS 205-208, 314, 320 -327, 329-335, 338-346, 375, 382 - 3 hrs.

* ^ Geography HIS 336 Early Non-Western History and Geography OR HIS 337 Modern Non-Western History and Geography - 3 hrs.

* ^ US History HIS 300-311, 315, 316, 317, 328 - 3 hrs.

* Science, Technology, and Society HIS 385 Science, Technology, & Society - 3 hrs.

ETE 355 Methods of Teaching Middle School Social Studies - 3 hrs.

 

* Upper level courses in Social Studies – must be taken at BU as 300 level courses.

^ Careful choice so that two of the courses are HU as well as concentration

Note: No course may be counted in more than one category.

Please note a minimum of 124 credit hours is required for baccalaureate degree completion.

High School Education (Grades 9-12)

Those students enrolled in a High School Education program of study must select one of the following primary majors in their teaching field, listed below.  Within each of these respective teaching areas, students must complete the required Bradley Core Curriculum, and subject or content area coursework (as outlined in the catalog under the respective departments, 32 semester hours minimum).

High School (9-12)

  • English Language Arts 
  • Family and Consumer Science—Apparel and Textiles 
  • Family and Consumer Science—Living Environments 
  • Family and Consumer Science—Nutrition, Wellness, and Hospitality 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science—Biology 
  • Science—Chemistry 
  • Science—Physics 
  • Social Science—History and Social Studies

In addition, students also have a secondary major of High School Education (HSE), as part of their 124 semester-hour baccalaureate degree program, which includes completion of the required professional education and field/clinical experiences, as well as the Illinois State Board of Education Test and Portfolio requirements.

Requirements for High School Teaching Licenses

To satisfy the State of Illinois mandates, which add field experiences prior to student teaching for programs leading to licensure, candidates will be required to enroll in pre-student field experience courses.

NOTE: The candidate for the high school teacher’s license maintains registration in the college offering the selected subject matter preparation. Usually the student’s academic major will provide the core of the teaching area preparation. However, the State of Illinois may require specific areas of preparation. Candidates must consult their education advisor. Candidates will have an advisor in both their major area of preparation and in the Department of Education, Counseling, and Leadership.

Bradley Core Requirements

Communication (CM)

  • OC: COM 103 The Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs.
  • W1: ENG 101 - 3 hrs.
  • W2: ENG 300, 301, 304, 305, or 306 - 3 hrs.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

  • MTH 111 Elementary Statistics – 3 hrs.

Humanities (HU)

  • Humanities (Consider World Literature: ENG 123, ENG 381, ENG 385) – 3 hrs.

Fine Arts (FA)

  • Fine Arts – 3 hrs.

Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB)

  • Social & Behavioral – 3 hrs.

Global Perspectives (GP-WC)

  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 0 hrs.*

Multidisciplinary Inquiry (MI)

  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 0 hrs.*

Natural Science (NS)

  • Natural Science - 4 hrs.

BCC Electives – 6 hrs.

  • A total of two elective courses (6 credit hours), compromised of one course from any of the following Areas of Inquiry (the two courses cannot be taken from the same Area of Inquiry): GP, HU, NS, SB, and QR

 

Bradley Core Curriculum – Core Practices

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses

Bradley’s Core Curriculum features the requirement of two Writing Intensive (WI) courses. Students in the High School Education program must take ETE 310 and a course within their major to fulfill this requirement.

In order to receive the Bachelor of Science degree, students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses selected from mathematics, computer science, and the natural sciences.

For those students completing the Bachelor of Arts requirements, an additional 3 hours (minimum) of optional foreign language study through 201 level or 3 hours of advanced course work if placed at or above 202 level by Foreign Language Department must be completed.

Professional Education Requirements

  • MTH 111 Elementary Statistics - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 100 Technology Applications - 1 hr.
  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 116 Field Experience: Schools and Schooling in American Society - 1 hr.
  • ETE 210 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 216 Effective Planning and Instruction for Teaching - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 219 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood and Effective Teaching Field Experience - 1 hr.
  • ETE 232 Meeting the Needs of All Students within the Disciplines - 2 hrs. 
  • ETE 270 Physical Development and Health – 1 hr.
  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, and Communities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 308 Novice Teaching Experience in the High School - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 310 Teacher Performance Assessment - 1 hr.
  • ETE 345 Guiding Learners: Creating Safe, Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 368 Content Reading for All Students - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 369 Assessing All Students - 2 hrs.
  • One of the following methods courses:
    • ETE 373 Methods of Teaching High School Mathematics - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 374 Methods of Teaching High School Science - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 375 Methods of Teaching High School Social Studies - 3 hrs.
    • ETE 378 Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences - 3 hrs.
    • ENG 472 Methods of Teaching Integrated Language Arts - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 499 Student Teaching in High School - 12 hrs.

Other: For specific coursework in your discipline, please see your advisor in your discipline 

English Language Learners Endorsement

For those candidates who are interested in English Language Learner endorsement, which would enable the graduate to teach and work with English Language Learners, the following courses are required. These courses may or may not be part of your major or program.

  • ETE 234 Language Development – 3 hrs.
  • ETE 235 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners – 3 hrs.
  • ETE 236 Assessment of English Language Learners – 3 hrs.
  • ETE 237 Practicum for Teaching English Learners I – 1 hr.
  • ETE 240 Practicum for Teaching English Learners Part 2 - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, and Communities - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 311 Introduction to Language OR ENG 312 English Grammar – 3 hrs. 

Special K-12 (Art, Music)

Art Education (K–12)

The candidate for the art teacher’s license maintains registration in the Slane College of Communications & Fine Arts. The Department of Art will provide the core of the teaching area preparation. Candidates will have an advisor in both the Department of Art and in the Department of Education, Counseling, and Leadership. Candidates should contact their advisors for specific course requirements.

Bradley Core Requirements

Communication (CM)

  • OC: COM 103 The Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs.
  • W1: ENG 101 - 3 hrs.
  • W2: ENG 300, 301, 304, 305, or 306 - 3 hrs.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

  • MTH 111 Elementary Statistics – 3 hrs.

Humanities (HU)

  • Humanities – 3 hrs.

Fine Arts (FA)

  • Fine Arts – 3 hrs.

Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB)

  • Social & Behavioral – 3 hrs.

Global Perspectives (GP-WC)

  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 0 hrs.*

Multidisciplinary Inquiry (MI)

  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 0 hrs.*

Natural Science (NS)

  • Natural Science - 4 hrs.

BCC Electives – 6 hrs  

  • A total of two elective courses (6 credit hours), compromised of one course from any of the following Areas of Inquiry (the two courses cannot be taken from the same Area of Inquiry): GP, HU, NS, SB, and QR

 

Bradley Core Curriculum – Core Practices

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses

Bradley’s Core Curriculum features the requirement of two Writing Intensive (WI) courses. Students in the K-12 Art or Music Education program must take ETE 310 and a course within their major to fulfill this requirement.

In order to receive the Bachelor of Science degree, students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses selected from mathematics, computer science, and the natural sciences.

For those students completing the Bachelor of Arts requirements, an additional 3 hours (minimum) of optional foreign language study through 201 level or 3 hours of advanced course work if placed at or above 202 level by Foreign Language Department must be completed.

Professional Education Requirements

  • ETE 100 Technology Applications - 1 hr.
  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 116 Field Experience: Schools and Schooling in American Society - 1 hr.
  • ETE 210 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 215 Strategies for Effective Teaching - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 219 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood and Effective Teaching Field Experience - 1 hr.
  • ETE 232 Meeting the Needs of All Students within the Disciplines - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 270 Physical Development and Health - 1 hr.
  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, and Communities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 303 Novice Teaching Experience in K-12 classrooms - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 310 Teacher Performance Assessment -1 hr.
  • ETE 345 Guiding Learners: Creating Safe, Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 368 Content Reading for All Students - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 369 Assessing All Students - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 386 Methods of Teaching K–12 Art - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 499 Student Teaching in High School - 12 hrs.

Other

For specific coursework in Art, please see the Art Department/Art Education Major section of this catalog.

Music Education (K-12)

The candidate for the music teacher’s license maintains registration in the Slane College of Communications & Fine Arts. The Department of Music will provide the core of the teaching area preparation (see Department of Music). Candidates will have an advisor in both the Department of Music and in the Department of Education, Counseling, and Leadership. Candidates should consult their music advisors for major requirements.

Bradley Core Requirements

Communication (CM)

  • OC: COM 103 The Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs.
  • W1: ENG 101 - 3 hrs.
  • W2: ENG 300, 301, 304, 305, or 306 - 3 hrs.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

  • MTH 111 Elementary Statistics – 3 hrs.

Humanities (HU)

  • Humanities – 3 hrs.

Fine Arts (FA)

  • ART and THE only (cannot be MUS) – 3 hrs.

Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB)

  • Social & Behavioral – 3 hrs.

Global Perspectives (GP-WC)

  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 0 hrs.*

Multidisciplinary Inquiry (MI)

  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 0 hrs.*

Natural Science (NS)

  • Natural Science - 4 hrs.

BCC Electives – 6 hrs  

  • A total of two elective courses (6 credit hours), compromised of one course from any of the following Areas of Inquiry (the two courses cannot be taken from the same Area of Inquiry): GP, HU, NS, SB, and QR

 

Bradley Core Curriculum – Core Practices

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses

Bradley’s Core Curriculum features the requirement of two Writing Intensive (WI) courses. Students in the K-12 Art or Music Education program must take ETE 310 and a course within their major to fulfill this requirement.

In order to receive the Bachelor of Science degree, students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses selected from mathematics, computer science, and the natural sciences.

For those students completing the Bachelor of Arts requirements, an additional 3 hours (minimum) of optional foreign language study through 201 level or 3 hours of advanced course work if placed at or above 202 level by Foreign Language Department must be completed.

Professional Education Requirements

  • MED 101 Introduction to Music Education
  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 116 Field Experience: Schools and Schooling - 1 hr.
  • ETE 210 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 219 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood and Effective Teaching Field Experience - 1 hrs.
  • ETE 232 Meeting the Needs of All Students within the Disciplines - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 270 Physical Development and Health – 1 hr.
  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 301 Novice Teaching Experience in Music Classrooms K-8 – 1 hr.
  • ETE 302 Novice Teaching Experience in High School Music – 1 hr.
  • ETE 310 Teacher Performance Assessment- 1 hr.
  • ETE 345 Guiding Learners: Creating Safe Learning Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 351 Music Methods Grades K-8 for Music Majors - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 352 High School Music Methods for Music Majors - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 368 Content Reading for All Students - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 493 Student Teaching in K–12 Music Education - 12 hrs.

Other

  • For specific coursework in Music, please see the Music Department/Music Education Major section of this catalog.

Learning Behavior Specialist with ESL Major

Bradley Core Requirements

Communication (CM)

  • OC: COM 103 The Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs.
  • W1: ENG 101 - 3 hrs.
  • W2: ENG 300, 301, 304, 305, or 306 - 3 hrs.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

  • MTH 111 Elementary Statistics - 3 hrs.

Humanities (HU)

  • Humanities - 3 hrs.

Fine Arts (FA)

  • Fine Arts - 3 hrs.

Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB)

  • Principles of Psychology (PSY 101) - 3 hrs.

 

Global Perspectives (GP-WC)

  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families and Communities - 0 hrs.*

Multidisciplinary Inquiry (MI)

  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 0 hrs.*

Natural Science (NS)

  • SCI 100, 101, 102, 103, or 104 Science Through Inquiry - 4 hrs.

Coursework must include at least one laboratory science. LBS I Education majors need 12 hours of science; one course each from the following three areas: Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth/Space science.

BCC Electives – 7 hrs.

  • One elective must be a science course (NS) – 4 hrs.     
  • One elective from QR, HU, SB or GP – 3 hrs.

 

Bradley Core Curriculum – Core Practices

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses

Bradley’s Core Curriculum features the requirement of two Writing Intensive (WI) courses. Students in the LBS I Education program will complete ETE 310, ETE 313, and ETE 339 to fulfill this requirement.

Please note LBS I majors must complete 12 credit hours of coursework in the following three areas of science (including at least one laboratory science): Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space Science. Furthermore, in order to meet the B.S. math and science requirement, all majors must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in math and science combined.

For those students completing B.A. requirements, an additional 3 hours (minimum) of optional foreign language study through 201 level or 3 hours of advanced course work if placed at or above 202 level by Foreign Language Department must be completed.

Professional Education Requirements

Professional Education Component

  • ETE 100 Technology Applications - 1 hr.
  • ETE 107 Mathematics for Teachers I - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 108 Mathematics for Teachers II - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States  - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 116 Field Experience: Schools and Schooling in American Society - 1 hr.
  • ETE 210 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 215 Strategies for Effective Teaching - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 235 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 236 Assessment of English Language Learners - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 237 Practicum for Teaching English Learners I - 1 hr.
  • ETE 240 Practicum for English Learners Part 2 - 2 hrs.
  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, and Communities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 313 Methods of Literacy I: Reading, Writing and Language Arts Grades 1-2 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 315 Methods of Literacy II: Reading, Writing and Language Arts Grades 3-8- 3 hrs.
  • ETE 335 Methods of Teaching Social Studies 1-6 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 336 Methods of Teaching Science 1-6 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 339 Methods of Teaching Mathematics 1-6 - 3 hrs.

Special Education for LBS I

  • ETE 230 Adapting Curriculum to Support Inclusive Environments – 3 hrs
  • ETE 234 Language Development - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 291 Assistive Technology for Individuals with Special Needs - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 305 Novice Teaching Experience for LBSI Setting - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 310 Teacher Performance Assessment - 1
  • ETE 345 Guiding Learners: Creating Safe, Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 391 Characteristics and Methods for Learners with Developmental Disabilities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 393 Characteristics and Methods for Learners with Emotional and Learning Disabilities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 395 High School Special Education - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 425 Life Planning for Learners with Exceptionalities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 426 Assessment for Learners with Exceptionalities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 445 Multidisciplinary Collaboration - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 496 Student Teaching for LBS I - 12 hrs.

Please note a minimum of 124 credit hours is required for baccalaureate degree completion.

Note: The ESL Endorsement is embedded in LBS program.

Early Childhood Special Education Approval

For those LBSI majors who want the ECE Special Education Approval, the following courses may be added to your program:

  • ETE 324 Early Childhood Special Education Methods - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 433 Early Childhood Assessment - 3 hrs.

LEADERSHIP STUDIES

The 18-hour leadership studies minor, open to all students, exposes you to a variety of leadership perspectives. It includes opportunities to step into campus leadership positions to practice what you learn. The program gives you flexibility to explore topics in ethics, government, human relations, organizational management and race and power. The minor is directed by leaders in the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service and the Lewis J. Burger Center for Student Leadership and Public Service.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 12 hrs.

  • ENC 200: Introduction to Leadership Studies - 3 hrs.
  • ENC 300: Advanced Leadership Studies - 3 hrs.
  • ENC 486: Leadership Practicum - 3 hrs.
  • Three total hours from:
    • ENC 380: Independent Study - 1-3 hrs.
    • ENC 381: Seminar in Leadership - 1-6 hrs.

Elective Courses - 6 hrs.

  • M L 250: Interpersonal Effectiveness in Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • M L 350: Managing for Results in Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • M L 357: Leadership & Interpersonal Behavior - 3 hrs.
  • ENC 370: Human Relations Development - 2 hrs.
  • ENC 375: Human Relations Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • PHL 347: Ethics - 3 hrs.
  • PLS 202: State & Local Government - 3 hrs.
  • PLS 419: Introduction to Public Administration - 3 hrs.
  • PLS 420: Public Personnel Management - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 313: Race, Ethnicity and Power - 3 hrs.

This is the official catalog for the 2019-2020 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.