Autumn 2018 Schedule

Please note: ISBE changed their requirements for a Middle Grade endorsement.


Dates and Times

    Ryerson Hall Classroom
  1. September 12
  2. September 19
  3. September 26
  4. October 3
  5. October 10
  6. October 17
  7. October 24
  8. October 31
  9. November 7
  10. November 13 (the only Tuesday class meeting)

All classes will meet on Wednesdays except the last day, Tuesday, November 13. Classes meet on the University of Chicago campus from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Middle Grades Mathematics Endorsement Courses

Math 50600: Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Middle Grades

  1. Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/13
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Linda Hunt
  4. Location: Ryerson Hall, Room 358, University of Chicago, 1100 E. 58th Street
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: This is a required course for State Endorsement in mathematics. Teachers will be given the opportunity to improve and refine their mathematics teaching practice at the middle school level through participation in and reflection on varied teaching and learning models informed by seminal research from the fields of mathematics education and cognitive science. Reflection on practice will be further informed through mathematics content-rich class activities using manipulatives, when appropriate, video case studies, analysis of student work with an emphasis on mathematical reasoning and with constant attention to standards-based teaching of middle school mathematics at the international, national, state, and local levels.

Math 52300: Algebra III

  1. Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/13
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: John Boller
  4. Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 206, University of Chicago, 5734 S. University Ave
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: This is the third of three courses in the Algebra Initiative series. Some topics include inverses and radicals, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, algebraic numbers. This course is also suitable for high school teachers.

Math 51000: Geometry

  1. Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/13
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: To be determined
  4. Location: University of Chicago
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: Topics include recognizing and composing shapes, learning more about polygons and their properties, measuring angles, and learning the angle theorem. This course also addresses coordinate geometry, volume and surface areas of 3D figures, transformation and symmetry, and much more.

Middle Grades Science Endorsement Course

Phsc 50600: Climate Science

  1. Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/13
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Lauren Grodnicki
  4. Location: Ryerson Hall, Room 352, University of Chicago, 1100 E. 58th Street
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: This is a cross-curricular course that explains the science behind our understanding of climate change. We will cover the evidence for climate change, the causes of climate change, the effects of climate change on ecosystems, and the impacts it is already having on human health and local economies. In addition, we will address some of the common misconceptions that crop up when discussing climate change

Former Requirement for a Middle School Endorsement

Educators who submitted an Application for Endorsement PRIOR TO February 1, 2018 have two full fiscal years to satisfy any deficiencies identified through the ISBE transcript evaluation. Early Adolescent Psychology was a former requirement for a Middle School Endorsement. We are offering this course to help those teachers fulfill their deficiencies. This will probably be the last time we offer Early Adolescent Psychology.

Math 51300: Early Adolescent Psychology

  1. Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/13
  2. Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Instructor: Kate O'Doherty
  4. Location: Eckhart Hall, Room 207, University of Chicago, 5734 S. University Ave
  5. Credit hours: 3.33 Semester Hours
  6. Cost: $ 500
  7. Class Size Minimum: 5 students
  8. Description: This course is a part of the middle school professional education coursework. It explores adolescent development through several lenses, including biological, cognitive, social, moral, and identity development. Adolescent risk-taking, self-concept, and self-esteem are reviewed. Historical and cross-cultural contexts will also be examined. Through open discussion, we'll also explore issues related to working with students who may have special needs or circumstances.

Attendance

  1. Teachers must not miss more than two sessions. Missing more than two will result in a grade of "Incomplete."
  2. Unless the teacher arrives within the first 30 minutes of a class, he or she will be marked absent. Chronic tardiness will also result in a grade of "Incomplete."
  3. Attendance for the final day, Tuesday, September 13, is mandatory unless arrangements have been approved by the course instructor.
  4. As a courtesy to the instructor, any teacher who expects to be absent should call or email the SESAME office: 773-702-7389 or sesame@math.uchicago.edu

Locations

Eckhart Hall
5734 S. University Ave / 1118 East 58th Street · map

Ryerson Hall
1100 East 58th Street · map

Seminars for Endorsement of Science and Mathematics Educators
5734 S. University Avenue · Chicago, IL 60637 · Phone: (773) 702-7389 · Fax: (773) 702-9787