Fall 2014

Cost per semester hour: $423
Tech fee: $40/semester
Course times: Fri 6-9 pm; Sat 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Course Descriptions

EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy (3 SH)
Examines the psychological, social and linguistic components of the developmental processes of reading and writing including phonemic awareness, alphabetic code, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Emphasizes the importance of appropriate instruction and materials according to the child’s developmental stage. Instructor: Mary Roth Dates: Sept. 12-13, 26-27, Oct. 10-11, 24-25, Nov. 7-8

EDSL 541 Foundations of English as a Second Language (3 SH)
Provides an introduction and background on English Language Learners including the psychological, social, cultural, and linguistic components of the developmental process in learning a second language. Emphasizes what teachers can do to provide appropriate instruction based on the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors.

EDCI 611 Foundations of Instructional Coaching (3 SH)
Addresses the foundations of an Instructional Coach preparation program with special emphasis on instructional practices and instructional coaching skills and abilities. Explores how continuous professional development can impact teacher effectiveness and improve student learning in the classroom. Focuses on the processes and changes leading to sustainable academic improvement in K-12 schools. Instructor: Robin Felty Dates: Sept. 26-27, Oct. 10-11, Oct. 24-25, Nov. 7-8, Dec. 5-6

EDDS 511 Foundations & Procedural Issues in Special Education (3 SH)
Blended course: on site and online
Focuses on recent changes within special education policy and law that directly impact the classroom teacher. Presents ways to use Internet services to keep current with procedural issues. Instructor: Nadine Larkin On-site Fridays 6-9 pm: Sept. 19, Nov. 14, 21

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 SH)
Examines quantitative and qualitative research studies which have impacted education. Presents action research theory and design so that students may apply action research to their individual programs. Prerequisite: admission to candidacy. Instructor: Jim Cox Dates: Sept 5-6, Oct. 3-4, Oct. 31- Nov. 1, Dec. 12-13; and Tuesdays 6-9 pm: Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 11

EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (ONLINE) (3 SH)
Explores online tools that can be used in the classroom to assist with classroom management and instruction. Participants will collaborate on ways to use these tools to have the greatest positive impact in their classrooms. Participants should be comfortable with surfing the web. Instructor: Timothy Taylor

EDLA 651 Developing an Effective Reading Program (Blended course: on site and online) (3 SH)
Designed to provide practical knowledge about developing and implementing K-12 reading programs. Develops the strategies and understandings needed to provide a diverse student body with effective reading instruction. Emphasizes professional development, leadership and advocacy for reading specialists. Prerequisite: permission by advisor. Instructor: Michelle Crotteau On-site dates: Sept. 5-6, Oct. 3-4, Nov. 7-8

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (ONLINE) (3 SH)
Explores standard and new Google tools that can be used in the classroom to assist with classroom management and instruction. Teachers will increase their knowledge using discussion threads, reflection papers, lesson plans involving the implementation of Google tools, and a course project where candidates use a Google tool for professional or student development or enhancement. Participants will collaborate on ways to use these tools to have the greatest positive impact in their classrooms. Instructor: Timothy Taylor

EDID 561 Introduction to Conversational Spanish for Educators (3 SH)
This course is designed to provide educators with an introduction to conversational Spanish in the school setting. School Personnel will gain a basic understanding of the Spanish language and culture. Teachers will acquire tools for communication in a culturally responsive framework. Instructor: Milagros Saez On-site dates: Sept. 26-27, Oct. 10-11, Oct 24-25, Nov. 7-8, Nov 21-22

Key and Notes:

* Meets PDE requirements for Inclusive Classrooms credits
Please note that coursework usually extends beyond the last class session.

For more information contact:

MA in Education Program
Eastern Mennonite University Lancaster
1846 Charter Lane, P.O. Box 10936
Lancaster PA 17605-0936
(717) 397-5190 or (866) 368-5262