* EDDS 601 Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (3 SH)
Blended course: on site and online
Recognizes the impact and importance of decision-making and the dynamics of advocacy. Includes but is not limited to current topics such as impact of health and medical issues, self determination by and for students, selection and implementation of instructional and assistive technologies, and creating safe psychological and physical environments. (Special Education, School Nurse certification) May-August
EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (ONLINE) (3 SH)
Concentrates on literature written for and by adolescent/young adult readers while relying on works typically classified as young adult literature as well as literary “classics” found within the curriculum for middle, junior and senior high classrooms. Employs reader-response theory. (Literacy, Reading Specialist concentrations) June – August
EDDA 631 Research in Risk & Resiliency (ONLINE) (3 SH)
Analyzes research bases for understanding risk and resiliency and explores protective factors within the child, family and community which enable resilience and mitigate risk factors. (At-Risk Populations concentration) June – August
EDSL 581 Language & Culture (3 SH)
Enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate ways in which culture and language influence each other. Surveys the basics of sociolinguistics and language policy through case studies from communities around the world. Includes a critical evaluation of the role of culture in the second-language classroom. (TESL, Literacy, Reading Specialist concentrations, Reading Specialist certification) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDCC 521 Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (3 SH)
Explores peacebuilding and conflict resolution within educational contexts. Focuses on peaceable climates and conflict transformation approaches and integrates peace curricula for individual classroom settings and within specific schools. (Core course in all concentrations) July 23-25, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 SH)
Explores practical implications of constructivist theory in classrooms. Emphasizes concepts such as reflective practice, student-centered learning, and processes for change. (Core course in all concentrations) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education (3 SH)
Examines educational and ethical values through discussion of case studies and current issues in education. Analyzes how public policy in education is shaped via the community’s social and ethical concerns. (Core course in all concentrations) June 23-27, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDCI 511 Teaming & Collaboration (3 SH)
Focuses on collaborative strategies for teaming among educators, parents and community agencies. Examines models of consensus building, team leadership, team planning, collaborative strategies and school-community partnerships within the context of inclusive classrooms and transition programs for at-risk learners. (At-Risk Populations, Curriculum, Special Education, TESL concentrations) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDCI 501 Curriculum & Instructional Strategies (3 SH)
Examines the philosophical foundations of curriculum development and implementation. Curriculum mapping, interdisciplinary inquiry, activity curricula and culturally responsive development will be discussed. (Curriculum concentration) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 SH)
Emphasizes theory, practical methods, assessment and materials design, and development for teachers teaching English as a second language and foreign language.(TESL concentration and ESL certification) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDLA 521 Integrated Literacy Instruction (3 SH)
Focuses on literacy learning throughout the curriculum and addresses integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to learning in K-12 classrooms. The course explores instructional strategies, materials, and issues that impact the development and extension of literacy across the content areas. Technology as a tool for literacy is an integral part of designing appropriate instruction. The role of research in learning, and specifically in reading and writing is a focus area. (Literacy, Reading Specialist, Curriculum, At-Risk Populations concentrations) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDLA 601 Multicultural Children’s Literature (3 SH)
Explores multicultural literature for children in a variety of genre. Elementary classroom activities, including critical thinking and writing, are demonstrated. (Literacy, Reading Specialist concentrations and Reading Specialist certification) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3 SH)
Focuses on the application of integrated strategies, differentiated instruction, curriculum compacting and adaptations for diverse populations, i.e. students served under alternative education, special education services, ESL and gifted/talented programs. (At-Risk Populations, Curriculum, Special Ed and TESL concentrations) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDPC 602 Clinic I: Diagnosis of Reading & Writing Difficulties (3 SH)
Designed to focus on assessment as the basis for instruction. Teachers will learn to administer multiple assessments to diagnose and document a student’s literacy development. Teachers will also examine the design and purpose of national, state, and district assessments. Prerequisite: EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy or instructor’s permission.(Literacy & Reading Specialist concentrations) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m
EDPC 603 Clinic II: Integrative Approach to Assessment and Instruction (3 SH)
Complements EDPC 602 Clinic I, and requires 40 hours of practicum experience in which reading specialists develop a comprehensive study of students experiencing reading and writing difficulties resulting in a case study. Requires analysis of student performance and the use of a diagnostic-prescriptive-instruction-reflection framework. Designed to encourage reading specialists to participate in collaborative teams. (Reading Specialist concentration & Reading Specialist certification) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDSL 591 ESL Assessment & Support (3 SH)
Explores assessment tools and practices as they relate to second language learners. Emphasizes the assessing and monitoring of oral language, reading and writing, and content area subjects. Examines support services both in language acquisition and content learning. (TESL concentration & ESL certification). Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDDA 501 At-Risk Issues In School & Community (3 SH)
Serves as a forum for engaging dialogue among educators, counselors, law enforcement personnel, social service agents, and other community service workers regarding at-risk issues. Emphasizes current trends and program development models empowering collaboration within communicates. (At-Risk Populations concentration) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
EDID 561 An 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.
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.
Key and Notes:
* Meets new Instructional II requirements for Inclusive Classrooms
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