College of Education & Human Services

Technology Competency Assessment (TCA)

The Technology Competency Assessment is a requirement for entrance into the Teacher Education Program.

This assessment has been aligned with the Technology Standards for All Illinois Teachers, and is a central component of Western Illinois University’s fulfillment of the 2003 ISBE teacher preparation mandate requiring all pre-service teachers to demonstrate knowledge and application of technology in future programs.

Students will complete FOUR online learning modules that will first guide them through a series of VIDEO lessons. Students will then apply the skills learned in the Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word modules to create a completely new product based on a list of requirements and submit through Western Online for evaluation.

The cost for TCA is $25 for the 8-week session. Anyone not completing in the 8-week session must re-register. Students will be required to pay $25 for EACH renewal.

NOTE:  ONLY complete ONE version (2013, 2010, 2007) of the Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word courses. Now also available for Mac 2008 & 20011.

IMPORTANT: TCA has been redesigned. It is crucial students READ ALL informational emails they receive. 

 

Register for TCA

 

Please allow 2 business days for registration activation.

 

Questions or Concerns

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Debbie Danner at de-danner@wiu.edu 
at COEHS Technology and Instructional Support in Horrabin Hall 113.

English Language Learner (ELL) Assessment

Teacher Education Candidates will be required to complete ALL ELL modules prior to student teaching.

As the number of students from diverse cultures continues to rise in our PK-12 classrooms, the College of Education and Human Services is providing teacher education candidates with online modules containing vital legal information about how to assess and enroll English Language Learner (ELL) students in our schools.

Students must complete all five ELL courses with a score of 100%. The assessment is focused on gaining an understanding of basic ELL terms and acronyms through multiple choice and true/false questions. ELL Resource information is always available from the CPEP site. This allows faculty to utilize the course content in methods classes as well as serving as a valuable resource to all pre-service teachers. It is estimated that it will take 5 hours or less to complete these modules.

The cost for ELL is $15 for the 8-week session. Anyone not completing in the 8-week session must re-register. Students will be required to pay $15 for EACH renewal.

 

 

 

Register for ELL

 

Please allow 2 business days for registration activation.

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