Aurora University

Supplemental Course Listings

The following are suggested supplemental course listings for students wishing to pursue graduate study in professional programs or satisfy requirements to apply for certification and/or endorsements from external licensing agents. Please see the Program Chair in your major for additional guidance.

External Certification and/or Endorsement

Bilingual/ESL Endorsement 

EDU-5110Foundations for ESL and Bilingual Education3
EDU-5120Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL3
EDU-5130Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching English Learners3
EDU-5140Assessment of English Learners3
EDU-5150Applied Linguistics for ESL/Bilingual Educators3
EDU-5160Methods and Materials for Teaching in Bilingual Programs3
Total Credits18

Director of Special Education Endorsement 

SPED-6600Supervisor of Programs for Children with Disabilities3
SPED-6670Special Education Finance3
SPED-6680School Leadership and the Law for Special Populations3
SPED-6690Current Research in Cross-Categorical Special Education Programming and Assessment3
Total Credits12

Post MSW Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorder Professional (CODP I) 

SWK-5600Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders4
Total Credits4

Post MSW Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)

SWK-5420Addictions Counseling I3
SWK-6340Psychopharmacology of Substance Use Disorders3
SWK-6400Addictions Counseling II3
Total Credits9

Reading Teacher Endorsement 

EDU-6310Effective Word Study Instruction3
EDU-6320Effective Comprehension Instruction3
EDU-6330Literacy in the Content Area3
EDU-6340Assessment of Literacy Learning3
EDU-6350Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners3
EDU-6370Texts for Children3
EDU-6410Practicum in Reading6
Total Credits24

Special Education Endorsement (LBS1)

SPED-5515Characteristics and Identification of Disabilities and the Law3
SPED-5555Prosocial Skills and Challenging Behaviors3
SPED-5565Strategies and Assistive Technology for Students With Low Incidence and Multiple Disabilities3
SPED-5570Trends: Collaboration, Differentiating Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom, and Transition3
SPED-5615Psychoeducational Assessment of Students with Disabilities3
SPED-6520Reading Disabilities Theory and Intervention3
Total Credits18

Superintendent Endorsement

EDU-7133Organizational Theory and Change Management4
EDU-7325Curriculum and Assessment for K-12 Regular Education3
EDU-7335Advanced School District Finance3
EDU-7345Advanced Operations and System Management3
EDU-7355Curriculum and Assessment for Special Populations3
EDU-7365Advanced School Law and Human Resources PK-124
EDU-7510School District Superintendent and Board Policy4
EDU-7715Illinois School District Superintendent Internship I2
EDU-7725Illinois School District Superintendent Internship II2
EDU-7735Illinois School District Superintendent Internship III2
Total Credits30

Technology Specialist Endorsement 

EDU-6210Planning and Developing Instructional Media I3
EDU-6215Planning and Developing Instructional Media II3
EDU-6220Computer Applications in Education3
EDU-6225Assessment and Evaluation with Technology3
EDU-6230Managing the Instructional Technology Program3
EDU-6235Leading Staff Development in Educational Technology3
EDU-6240Distance Learning3
EDU-6250Issues and Trends in Instructional Design and Technology3
Total Credits24