Curriculum and Instruction

Required Assessments

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  • Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills: This examination must be passed to gain admittance into the Elementary Education program. This test assesses reading comprehension, grammar, math, and writing.

  • WIU Technology Competency Assessment: This online assessment much be successfully completed to gain admittance into the Elementary Education program. This assessment provides information about a candidate's ability to demonstrate knowledge and application of technology.

  • Illinois Elementary Education Content Test: This assessment must be passed to gain entry into student teaching. There are five subtests: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Arts, Health and Physical Education.

  • Illinois Assessment of Professional Teaching: This assessment must be passed to become a certified teacher and to graduate from WIU. There are seven subtests:
    • Foundations, Characteristics, &Assessments
    • Plan & Deliver Instruction
    • Manage the Learning Environment
    • Collaboration, Communication, & Professionalism
    • Language Arts
    • Educational Technology
    • Constructed Response Assignments