Fall 2015

Cost per semester hour: $425
Tech fee: $40/semester
Course times: Fri 6-9 pm; Sat 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Online Courses

EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (3 credits)
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.

Blended Course

EDSL 541 Foundations of English as a Second Language (3 credits)
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.
Instructor: Dr. Katelyn Barlet
On site; Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays 8:30 am – 3:30 pm – September 18-19, October 2-3, October 23-24, November 13-14

Traditional Classroom Courses

EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy (3 credits)
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
On-site dates: September 11-12, September 25-26, October 9-10, October 23-24, November 13-14

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 credits)
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: Nadine Larkin
On-site dates: Saturdays 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, August 29, September 19, October 24, November 21, December 5

PAX 571 Restorative Justice: The Promise, The Challenge (3 credits)
On-site via Zoom
Provides a critical examination of the fundamental roots, principles and practices of restorative justice. Participants will examine how restorative justice presents an alternative approach that addresses the needs and roles of key “stakeholders” (victims, offenders, communities, and justice systems) and draws from traditional or indigenous approaches to justice. The intersections of restorative justice and trauma healing, nonviolence, community building, and transitional justice processes will be explored.
On-site dates: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 pm., September 1-December 14

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