ACC-6200 Financial Accounting & Analysis (3 hours)
Introduction of key financial accounting concepts. Translate those concepts into an analysis of a firm’s historical, current and prospective financial condition and performance. Emphasizes investment and credit decision-making based on financial statement information.
ACC-6300 Managerial Accounting & Analysis (3 hours)
The use of accounting information to effectively plan and control company operations. Emphasis on the use of financial information to make good business decisions. Cost concepts, measurement, allocation and analysis. Budgeting and control functions, cost of quality and capital investment decisions.
ACC-6500 Financial Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations (3 hours)
Financial accountability and internal controls. Accounting for basic transactions and events and generation of financial statements. Analysis of financial statements to understand the financial health of an organization. Financial management tools for decision making such as operational forecasts, budgets and incremental analysis.
ART-6100 Western Art: Pre-History through Renaissance (3 hours)
The study of Western Art from Prehistoric time through the Renaissance. Field trips. Fee required.
ART-6105 Western Art: Post-Renaissance through Contemporary (3 hours)
The study of Western Art post-Renaissance through Contemporary. Field trips. Fee required.
ART-6140 Non-Western Art (3 hours)
Survey of visual art forms from non-Western areas including India, China, Japan, African, Oceania, and art of the pre-Columbian American and the native North American. Field trip. Fee required.
ART-6210 Painting Studio II (3 hours)
Advanced study of paint in the context of realism, abstraction and/or non-objective. Some larger scale and development of consistent imagery and/or work in a series. Variety of paints and mixed media will be explored. Prerequisite: ART-3210 or permission of instructor. Field trips. Fee required.
ART-6232 Printmaking Studio II (3 hours)
An advanced study of fine art printmaking. Historical, aesthetic and technical knowledge will be acquired with special emphasis on the development of consistent imagery through series, color, multiple plate, some larger scale and independent work will be included. Various media such as monotype, monoprint, intaglio, relief and mixed media will be explored. Prerequisite: ART-4231 or consent of instructor. Field trip. Fee required.
ART-6245 Digital Photography II (3 hours)
Advanced theory and procedure of digital photography as an art and commercial form are studied. Instruction includes advanced digital camera usage, advanced computer editing, and advanced photo presentation. Students supply their own digital camera. Prerequisite: ART-3245 or permission of instructor. Field trips. Fee required.
ART-6310 Ceramic Studio II (3 hours)
Advanced techniques in ceramic construction and experiments in both hand building and wheel throwing, firing techniques and introduction to glaze calculation. Prerequisite: ART-3310 or permission of instructor. Field trips. Fee required.
ART-6320 Sculpture Studio (3 hours)
Exploration and advancement of the three-dimensional form, utilizing a variety of material. Techniques of construction, modeling and casting. Field trips. Fee required.
ART-6330 Jewelry Studio (3 hours)
Techniques in the design and execution of jewelry including beading, metal working and enameling. Field trips. Fee required.
ART-6350 Artists’ Books (3 hours)
Emphasis is placed on the book as an expressive art format. Students work in their chosen media to create one-of-a-kind, editions, and/or altered books. Book structures, paper, text, and imagery are explored as well as the book as a metaphor. Fee required. Field trips.
ART-6430 Fiber Arts Studio (3 hours)
Creation, processes, manipulation and surface design of cloth and paper to produce two- and three-dimensional surfaces will be considered. Historical, gender, and cultural content of fiber works covered. Field trips. Fee required.
ART-6450 Administration & Management: Visual Arts (3 hours)
Examination and integration of issues and practices of visual arts administration and management. Field trips. Fee required.
ART-6910 Topics in the Visual Arts (3 hours)
Exploration of a specific range of issues, topics and/or media in visual art. Emphasis is on the investigation of visual art through an understanding of innovative concepts, historic or contemporary, as may be expressed through individuals and materials in the -making experience. The course may emphasize a lecture or studio format depending on the topic. Maximum of six hours of credit. Field Trip. Fee required.
ART-6950 Independent Study (1-6 hours)
Laboratory fee is determined by type of study.
BIO-6720 ACCA Seminar in Biology (3 hours)
Biology courses on selected topics as offered by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA). Consult the department chair for details on specific courses.
CHE-6720 ACCA Seminar in Chemistry (3 hours)
Chemistry courses on selected topics are offered by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area. Consult the Department of Natural Sciences and Geography for details on specific courses.
COM-6100 Media and Cultural Studies (3 hours)
An overview of critical media theory with focus on how media shape our cultural landscape.
COM-6110 Advanced Speech Communication (3 hours)
Public speaking as persuasion and dialogue. Application of communication theory to the public speaking situation.
Prerequisite: a basic speech course.
COM-6220 Interpersonal Communication (3 hours)
Theoretical knowledge of interpersonal (family, business, intimate, friendship) relationships. Develop skills for listening, conversation, and conflict management.
COM-6230 Organizational & Team Communication (3 hours)
Principles and techniques of communication as applied to interactions within work, volunteer, and information organizations and teams.
COM-6240 Public Relations (3 hours)
Study and practice of public relations as a management function used to communicate with relevant internal and external public in order to fulfill organizational goals. Field trips.
COM-6250 Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
Principles and practices of communication as applied to interactions between people from different cultures. Field trips.
COM-6331 International Film History (3 hours)
History of international cinema from World War II to the present. Field trips.
COM-6350 Administration & Management: Media Arts (3 hours)
Examines and integrates issues and practices of media arts administration and management. Field trips. Fee Required.
COM-6910 Topics in Communication (3 hours)
Selected current topics in communication as they relate to various settings. Topics vary each time the course is taught. Field trip.
COM-6950 Independent Study (1-6 hours)
Computer Science Education Courses
CSE-6120 Technology,Society & Education (3 hours)
Technology as a tool to support development of computer literacy and learning across the curriculum for all students. Selection, development, use and evaluation of technology in the classroom and laboratory.
Counselor Education Courses
CED-6000 Introduction to the Counseling Profession (3 hours)
Training, role and professional identity of counselors and other professions in the helping profession. Professional organizations, publications, certification and licensing. Roles and functions of counselors in various settings. Ethical and legal issues in counseling.
CED-6010 Counseling Theory & Practice (3 hours)
Individual, couple and systems theories of counseling/psychotherapy. Examination of the helping process, client and counselor characteristics that influence the process consistent with current professional research and practice in the field allowing the development of a personal model of counseling.
CED-6015 Counseling Techniques and Interventions (3 hours)
This course addresses the competencies, attitudes, and skills essential to developing the character and identity of a professional counselor. Foundational and advanced counseling skills and therapeutic interventions examined as they apply to the personal, social, and academic realms. Counseling techniques from the major schools and orientations including crisis intervention, multicultural and ethical issues. This course will use role playing and videotaping to fortify burgeoning skills and interventions.
CED-6020 Career Counseling & Education (3 hours)
Career counseling approaches through the lifespan. Developmentally appropriate career programming in educational and agency settings. Occupation information sources and self-awareness emphasized.
CED-6035 Counseling and Human Development (3 hours)
Students are provided with an understanding of the nature and needs of persons throughout the lifespan including developmental and multicultural domains. Counseling approaches and issues are discussed in relation to developmental stages. Resiliency factors and ethical issues are applied across the lifespan.
CED-6045 Ethics, Law and Morality for Counselors (3 hours)
Addresses the competencies, attitudes and skills essential to the developing the character and identity of a professional counselor. This course is designed to give the student an understanding of ethics and applicable laws in the profession of counseling as well as allowing them to examine their own moral values. Prerequisite: CED-6000.
CED-6055 Multicultural Counseling (3 hours)
Assessment and therapeutic treatment of diverse populations with special emphasis on understanding of the cultural context of relationships, issues, and trends in a multicultural society. Emphasis on specific problems associated with age, race, disability, religious preferences, etc., and how these affect the counseling relationships.
Group development, dynamics, counseling theories, group counseling methods and ethical issues. Includes an experiential group and videotaped practice. Prerequisite: CED-6010 or consent of instructor.
CED-6210 School Counseling Program Development & Organization (3 hours)
Examination of the role and function of the school counselor in a comprehensive school counseling program. Emphasis on developmental counseling and the components of an effective developmental school counseling program. Discussion of school counseling, historical roots, present and future trends. Role of counseling in total education program.
CED-6220 Counseling and Consulting in Schools (3 hours)
Counseling and consulting strategies used by counselors in the school setting for academic, career and personal/social issues. Examination of specific problems of children and adolescents.
CED-6225 College Counseling: Preparation, Planning, & Admission (3 hours)
Addresses the college counseling role of the high school counselor. College admission counseling, ethical considerations, research on college choice, and operation and responsibilities within a high school college counseling office. Culturally responsive college counseling and special populations.
CED-6230 Evaluation & Research for Counselors (3 hours)
Introduces students to the importance of research methods and program evaluation in advancing the counseling profession. Identifying and reading research, critically evaluating results, analyzing and using data to enhance program quality.
CED-6240 Group Work in Schools (3 hours)
Will provide an understanding, both theoretical and experiential, of school counseling groups for grades K-12. The purpose, development, dynamics, theories, methods, skills, ethics, and other group approaches in a multicultural society will be covered. Students will experience and participate as group members in small group activities. Prerequisite: CED-6010 and CED-6015.
CED-6250 Fundamentals of Assessment (3 hours)
Historical, current and expected uses of testing and assessment procedures in educational settings. Statistical concepts, ethics, and ethical factors in the appropriate use of various assessment techniques and tools with emphasis on benefits and limitations.
CED-6300 Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 hours)
History and trends in community mental health. Program development and service delivery to diverse clientele. Intake and treatment plan interventions emphasizing current psychological criteria.
CED-6310 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Profession (3 hours)
This course provides a knowledge base for understanding the history and trends in clinical mental health counseling as well as the political systems and interventions for change. Students will obtain a perspective on clinical mental health counseling program development and delivery of services to diverse clienteles.
CED-6340 Clinical Group Counseling (3 hours)
Will provide an understanding, both theoretical and experiential, of group purpose, development, dynamics, theories, methods, skills, ethics, and other group approaches in a multicultural society. Students will experience and participate as group members in small group activities. Prerequisite: CED-6010 and CED-6015.
CED-6350 Brief Therapy (3 hours)
Identification and application of brief therapy models to a variety of disorders with individuals, groups and families. Develop an understanding of techniques, assessment instruments and ethical issues. Issues and models of crisis intervention. Prerequisite: CED-6010.
CED-6420 Substance/Alcohol Abuse & Treatment (3 hours)
The addictive process and implications; societal attitudes, research and legislation; support systems and treatment strategies.
CED-6430 Counseling Persons With Addictions (3 hours)
Students will be introduced to the history of substance abuse and attempts at social control. Pharmacology, signs and symptoms, screening and assessment, treatment models and the profession of substance abuse counseling and ethics will be introduced and processed. Students will be required to attend an out-of-class support meeting. Prerequisite: CED-6010.
CED-6550 Family Systems Theory & Therapy (3 hours)
Psychotherapy from a systems perspective focusing on the competencies, cognitions, and skills to developing the orientation of a family systems counselor. Strategic and systems theories of family therapy are examined in light of multicultural and ethical issues. Family systems counseling techniques and interventions are described and demonstrated including crisis interventions, multicultural and multigenerational considerations related to the family life cycle. Prerequisite: CED-6010.
CED-6920 Practicum: School Counseling (3 hours)
On-site and campus-based experiences in school counseling designed to introduce the student to the various functions of school counseling. Students should consult the School Counseling Practicum and Internship manual for additional information and requirements. Prerequisite: Completion of 24 semester hours in the program.
CED-6925 Internship: School Counseling (3 or 6 hours)
Supervised experience in one or more schools to acquire competence in the full range of counseling and guidance services, integrated with an on-campus classroom component designed to synthesize theory and practice. Students should consult the School Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual for additional
information and requirements. Prerequisites: CED-6920 and all other specifically required courses.
CED-6930 Practicum: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 hours)
On-site and campus-based experiences to introduce the student to various functions of clinical mental health counselors. Students will be applying prior classroom knowledge to working with clients under the supervision of a university or community supervisor. Supervision will be provided by video/audio taping of professional interventions with clients and live and/or group supervision. Prerequisite: CED-6035, CED-6045, CED-6055, CED-6080, CED-6300, PSY-6040.
CED-6935 Internship: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (6 hours)
On-site and campus-based experiences to introduce the student to various functions of clinical mental health counselors. Students will be applying prior classroom knowledge to working with clients under the supervision of a university or community supervisor. Prerequisite: Completion of all required coursework.
Curriculum, Language & Literacy Courses
CCL-6320 Foundations & Ethics in Early Childhood Education (3 hours)
Historical, philosophical, sociological, and theological foundations and ethics of current thought and practice in early childhood education. Critical examination of a variety of current models. Issues of mainstreaming, inclusion and cultural pluralism as they relate to the education of children from birth through grade three.
Director of Christian Education Courses
DCE-6320 Administration of Parish Education (3 hours)
Basic principles of administration and supervision as they apply to the parish’s education program. Practical implications for organization, operation and evaluation of Sunday school and midweek programs, youth and adult Bible classes, vacation Bible school, small group ministry, preschool and day-care programs and the recruitment and training of lay teachers. Field work required.
DCE-6330 Youth Ministry Theory & Practice (3 hours)
Philosophical and theological foundation underlying youth work in a Christian congregation; emphasis on a relational orientation. Specific skills for parish ministry with junior and senior high school youth. Peer caring, program development and administration, training of adult counselors, planning and leading youth events. Field work required.
DCE-6340 Church Leadership & Development (3 hours)
Developing the servant leader role related to the vision, mission, and goals of a local congregation’s education and youth ministries.
DCE-6350 Parish Teaching I (3 hours)
Principles, organization, materials and practices of teaching the Christian faith to early childhood students through junior high school youth; special attention to Sunday school and confirmation instruction and programs. Students will gain experience in actual teaching situations and in structuring lessons. Field work required. Prerequisite: DCE-2300.
DCE-6351 Parish Teaching II (3 hours)
Principles, organization, materials and practices of teaching the Christian faith to senior high school youth and adults; special attention to Bible class and small group ministry. Students will gain experience in actual teaching situations and in structuring lessons. Field work required. Prerequisite: DCE-2300
DISS-7990 Dissertation (3 hours)
Scholarly work on a dissertation as approved by the dissertation committee. Taken on a pass/fail basis.
DISS-7991 Dissertation Supervision (0 hours)
This course will be taken by doctoral candidates who have completed the required semester hours of DISS-7990. Doctoral candidates must use this course to maintain continuous enrollment while working on their dissertation. Taken on a pass/fail basis.
Early Childhood Education Courses
This course examines child development and ethics of current theory and practice in early childhood education. Critical examination of a variety of current models is included. Issues of mainstreaming, inclusion and cultural pluralism as they relate to the education of children from birth through grade three are also incorporated. Field experiences are included.
ECE-6105 Observation and Assessment
Methods of observation, documentation, and other assessment strategies are studied as a way to assess children’s growth and the development of knowledge and skills. Current classroom practices and learning environments are explored to identify changes that benefit children, their families, and communication between program and home.
ECE-6115 Infant and Toddler Curriculum
Programs for infants and toddlers in centers, homes and agencies. Issues related to program provision for all children in a pluralistic society. An overview of early intervention services and issues. Field experiences included.
ECE-6100 Early Childhood Curriculum and Content, Ages 3-5
Programs, standards, materials, resources for early childhood curriculum. Understanding of issues, trends, and current practices related to foundations of developmentally appropriate practices in various models and programs. Experiences in curriculum design, development, implementation, adult-child relationships, evaluation and field experiences are included.
ECE-6110 School Age Curriculum, Ages 6-8
This course develops candidate’s ability to design, implement and evaluate experiences for the school age child. Focus on essential concepts, inquiry tools, content areas and overall academic discipline including working with differentiated learners. Field experiences with school age children are included.
ECE-6120 Developmentally Effective Instruction for Diverse Learners
This course uses a wide variety of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies and tools that
connect children of diverse backgrounds and experiences to learning. Field experiences involving observations and interactions with diverse learners will be included.
Processes, research, skills and in-depth knowledge about families and multicultural communities needed to develop reciprocal relationships with families in centers, home child care, schools, districts and communities. Demonstration of cultural competence in multicultural settings and effective communication and
collaboration involving families and communities in children’s development and learning are included.
ECE-6170 Professional Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education
Candidates will demonstrate leadership skills in alignment with NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional guidelines relevant to their collaborative professional role. Candidates will be engaged in advocacy for children and the profession. Oral, written, and technological articulation will be demonstrated throughout the course.
ECE-6190 Practicum and Research in Early Childhood Education
Exposure to the total range of services for young children and their families including administration and supervision of programs. Research and implications for instruction will be studied. Supervised field experience. Prerequisite: 24 hours of graduate work in early childhood education.
ECE-6180 Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education
Trends, problems, challenges and issues confronting the early childhood professional will be studied and presented in class. Presentation of a challenge or issue with proposed courses of action will be given to a center or school staff. Prerequisites: 24 hours of graduate work in early childhood education or permission of instructor.
ECE-7010 Child Development and the Educational Process
Candidates will examine current research in child development and its relationship to early childhood educational process and practice. The course explores the impact of growth and behavior in the areas of intellectual, social, physical, emotional, creative and spiritual development of young children as well as the latest in brain research as it relates to cognitive development and well-being of children from culturally, linguistically and
economically diverse backgrounds.
ECE-7020 The Leadership/Supervision of Early Childhood Centers and Programs
This course is an in-depth exploration of the issues and concerns of the leadership and supervision in diverse early childhood settings. Candidates will gain experiences in models and theories of administration and supervisions, public relations, advocacy, & marketing, management styles and skills, team building, best practices of organization operations and management, as well as standards and compliance.
ECE-7030 Trends, Issues, & Research in Early Childhood Education
This course examines current research, trends and issues in the early education of children with emphasis on interpreting and applying research data to principles and practices of early childhood education. Candidates will explore issues that influence the education of young children and best practices appropriate for all learners.
ECE-7040 Cultural and Socioeconomic Influences Affecting Diverse Learners
This course explores the relationship between theory, research and practice of characteristics and potential factors that affect child care and education of young children. Candidates will examine current research on culturally, ethnically, economically, socially, gender and linguistically diverse learners. Investigation of a wide range of materials, instructional approaches to early childhood, assessments and technology-based practices will be evaluated through the aforementioned lenses.
ECE-7050 Models of Assessment
A study of a variety of types of assessments used for program evaluation, curriculum design and young children’s learning and development is the focus of this course. Selection, administration, analysis and interpretation of formal and informal individual, program, and personnel assessments currently available to early childhood professionals will be an integral part of the course.
ECE-7060 Curriculum Models in Early Childhood Education
This course explores research and practices of a variety of curriculum models. Current trends toward data driven instruction, and evidence-based curriculum development will be examined. Focus on effective and appropriate curriculum planning and instructional practices across all content areas will be explored.
ECE-7070 Language, Literacy, & Reading Instruction in Early Childhood Education
This course examines the research, theory, and best practices related to cognition, language, and literacy in early education. Candidates will explore the importance of early experiences in reading and writing as well as the quality of instruction and adult-child interactions as a means to create successful learners.
ECE-7080 Legal Issues in Early Childhood Education
A study of the historical and current legal trends and issues involving legislation and policy in early childhood education will be the focus of this course. Candidates will explore roles of social advocacy, development of advocacy skills and collaboration and consultation with other professionals and staff in early childhood education. The course addresses the understanding and responsibilities of early childhood professionals on record keeping, identification and mandated reporting, safety practices and communication of legal issues.
ECE-7090 Family and Community Relationships & Advocacy
This course explores the research and practices surrounding the relationships between families, communities, early childhood professionals and policy makers in providing appropriate early child care, education and funding. In-depth study, analysis and discussion of strategies for developing culturally appropriate family-professional partnerships will be explored. Students will address the advocacy needs, opportunities and practices
necessary to build dialogue with all early childhood stakeholders as a spokesperson for young children.
ECE-7110 Early Childhood Education Internship
Candidates will participate in a structured internship in the field of early childhood education. Supervised field experiences and opportunities to acquire and apply knowledge about early childhood education and related employment opportunities will be designed to link university course work to real world situations.
ECE-7120 Edu-entreprenerial Skills, Tools and Techniques
This course is designed to build a theoretical and practical knowledge base through skills, tools and techniques needed to increase effectiveness and expand opportunities within early childhood leadership. Practical, relevant and designed content around key industry standards and business practices in the areas of marketing, grant writing, record keeping, legal structures, for both nonprofit and for-profit program design will be included.
ECE-7130 Moral, Ethical, Spiritual Formation in Early Childhood Education
This course explores the development of moral, ethical and spiritual formation in the life of young children. Candidates will research theory and best practices related to church and agency programs, faith-based curriculum and creativity.
ECE-7140 Instructional Models & Delivery System for Early Childhood Education
Candidates will explore the research and theories of instructional models and delivery systems as they relate to practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
ECO-6100 Managerial Economics (2 hours)
Essential microeconomic concepts such as supply, demand, costs and optimal pricing. Study of how firms behave in the environments of competitive through monopolistic markets. Focus on applications. How economists think about business problems and the ability to apply economic tools to these problems.
ECO-6200 Macroeconomic Analysis (3 hours)
Theory of modern macroeconomics. Determination ofmacroeconomic variables including aggregate demand and supply, output, employment, prices and the interest rate. In the short and long run. Examples of macroeconomics policy in stabilizing the business cycle and promoting growth.
Differentiated Instruction Courses
EDI-6010 Differentiation and Learning Theory (3 hours)
Introduction to the philosophy, learning theory and theoretical perspective of differentiation. Examination of ways that classrooms can effectively support differentiating instruction and assessment to address the complex challenges of meeting the diverse learning needs and levels of all students.
EDI-6020 Curriculum and Instructional Development for the Differentiated Classroom (3 hours)
Candidates will develop knowledge and skills in planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating differentiated teaching and learning environments that challenge and assist diverse learners to achieve at their highest level of ability.
EDI-6030 Instructional Methods for the Differentiated Classroom (3 hours)
Candidates will develop the knowledge and skills of how to build a democratic learning community inclusive of a broad set of effective teaching strategies. Through this process the candidates will learn to shape and maintain learning conditions that facilitate effective differentiated instruction, including effective classroom management as an ongoing, maintenance-oriented process which involves motivating students to learn, providing appropriate
instruction and feedback and managing student work.
EDI-6040 Seminar in Differentiated Instruction
As the capstone course, candidates will demonstrate differentiated teaching instruction in a field setting by designing a unit of study or block of instruction using differentiated strategies. Candidates will then teach the unit to students in an educational setting, analyze student learning gains and reflect on their implementation of differentiated instruction. Candidates also will demonstrate their proficiency, knowledge and skills by integrating technology as a teaching and learning tool throughout the unit and its implementation.
ENG-6100 Language Development of the Young Child (3 hours)
Normal patterns of native language acquisition of young children.
ENG-6150 Literature and Related Media for Adolescents (3 hours)
General survey of adolescent literature and related media materials for grades six through twelve including criteria for evaluation and study of trends and issues.
ENG-6380 Literary Theory & Criticism (3 hours)
Various contemporary critical approaches to the study of literature and to research tools and methods used in literary studies.
ENG-6520 20th Century American Fiction (3 hours)
Forms and themes in American fiction from World War I to the present. Writers include Fitzgerald, Hemingway,
Faulkner and Morrison.
ENG-6540 Modern Drama (3 hours)
Development of Western modern drama. Dramatists include Ibsen, Chekov, Shaw, O’Neill, Pirandello, Williams and Beckett.
ENG-6602 Teaching English in the Middle & Secondary School (3 hours)
Theories and methods for teaching English in the middle and secondary school. Practice in developing plans and materials.