MHE 501 | Topics in Mathematics for Teachers: Number Concepts and Operations in the Elementary Middle School Mathematics Curriculum (3sh)

This is a mathematics course for prospective and inservice teachers.  It addresses the concepts of number and its operations as they occur in a comprehensive elementary and middle school mathematics curriculum using reasoning, problem solving, and technology to understand its historical development as well as its applications in the areas of geometry, measurement, and data and chance.   Opportunities to see how number is essential to understanding other subject areas are included.  This course can be used to eliminate a general education mathematics deficiency and/or used towards an endorsement in teaching middle school mathematics. 

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CRN: 11096

Online: Mon. 1/12 thru 4/5/2015


Instructor: G. Litman

CIW 510 | Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Health Education (3 sh)

This course focuses on the process of curriculum development in health education K-12 as a component of a coordinated school health program. The philosophies behind the coordinated school health program and the state and national standards for health education curricula are discussed. An overview of the 10 content areas within a school health program is presented as they relate to the risk behaviors of today’s society. The scope and sequence of the health curriculum is explored and the writing goals and objectives practiced. Methods for evaluating health curricula and instruction are discussed. Prerequisite: CIW 507, CIC 503 or permission of health education program coordinator or C & I director. Questions: ext. 5373

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CRN: 10110

On-line: 2/16 thru 3/28/2015

Instructor: L. Gibbons

SPE 525  Child Word-Finding: Intervention for Students with Language and Learning Disabilities (2sh)

This course is focused on programming models for children and adolescents challenged with Word-Finding. It provides an in-depth study of: 1) definition, characteristics, and word-finding profiles representative of this population; 2) psycholinguistic models of lexical access; 3) differential diagnosis of semantic versus phonemic word finding errors; 4) retrieval strategy instruction; 5) word finding accommodations in the classroom; and 6) self advocacy instruction. The relationship between oral retrieval, oral reading, and written language is also considered.

Prerequisite: SPE 500 or equivalent

Contact to complete on-line orientation as soon as you register.

Additional Details:

CRN: 11119

Online: Tues. 1/27 thru 3/3, final assignment due 3/10.  Online Orientation Required.

D. German Questions: ext. 5991

TIE 585AJ Workshop / Trends & New Instructional Strategies in Educational Technology (1 sh)

Workshop participants will attend an approved educational technology conference and write a reflection paper.   Emphasis is on synthesizing what has been learned during conference attendance to one's professional practice, referencing program content, current trends and issues, and research findings related to the use of technology in education.

Participants should plan on registering for and attending: The Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference to be held February 24 thru 27, 2015 at Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL

or another Professional Technology Conference to be held during the winter 2015 term.  Contact instructor for approval. 

Additional Details:

CRN: 11118

Online, 2/9 thru 3/15/2015

Craig Cunningham


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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