From Mary Beth Favorite in the Advising Center:
IL 1701 is a very good course for students considering secondary (7-12) education. A number of my students have taken the course and have found that it helped them get a better sense of what is involved in being a teacher and whether or not that is
something they want to pursue. The course is a good opportunity to get a
taste of the classroom without the responsibility of student teaching;
it is also an opportunity to make good contacts.
Other courses which provide good experience for students interested in
education are: IL 1700 (for elementary education) and IL 1710 (Literacy
Students taking any of these classes must have clearance to prove that
they do not have a criminal history. Background check forms (Criminal
Record Check and Child Abuse) forms are available at the websites below.
The criminal record check can be filled out online.
It takes about 6 weeks for the forms to be processed, so students should
submit them as soon as possible. The clearances are good for 1 year.