2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]
Literacy and Elementary Education (LTIC, LTLA, LTRE, TLEE)
Admission to the major in elementary education is limited. See “Limited Admissions and Limited Retention Requirements” in this catalog.
The Department of Literacy and Elementary Education offers course work in elementary education, literacy, intercultural, and language education, including work in reading, the language arts, children’s literature, bilingual education, English as a second language, social studies, science education, elementary teacher education, and multicultural education.
The department offers the B.S.Ed. degree with a major in elementary education, which meets State of Illinois approval.
The B.S.Ed. degree in elementary education qualifies students for an Illinois Elementary Teacher’s License, which enables them to teach in elementary schools. Students may also earn middle school endorsements by successfully completing EPS 19 and TLCI 422.
Literacy and Elementary Education Faculty
Jennifer Berne, Ph.D., Michigan State University, associate professor, chair
Sonya L. Armstrong, Ed.D., University of Cincinnati, associate professor
Chris L. Carger, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, professor
James A. Cohen, Ph.D., Arizona State University, assistant professor
Mayra C. Daniel, Ed.D., Illinois State University, associate professor
Laurie Elish-Piper, Ph.D., University of Akron, Distinguised Teaching Professor, Presidential Engagement Professor
Mary Beth Henning, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, associate professor
Sheryl L. Honig, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, assistant professor
Paul Kelter, Ph.D. University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Board of Trustees Professor
Melanie D. Koss, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, assistant professor
Susan L’Allier, Ed.D., Harvard University, associate professor
Michael Manderino, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, assistant professor
Dong-shin Shin, Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, assistant professor
Eui-kyung Shin, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, associate professor
John Evar Strid, Ph.D., Northwestern University, assistant professor
Donna E. Werderich, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
Corrine M. Wickens, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, assistant professor
C. Sheldon Woods, Ph.D., Kansas State University, associate professor