Course Offerings 2014

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Main Campus, Harrisonburg, Va.

Courses scheduled for upcoming semesters are listed below.
Complete the registration form for Main Campus, Harrisonburg, VA for the courses below to be added to the class roster. Full payment for tuition, $425 per semester hour, is due at the first class, or for online courses, upon receipt of your statement.

Fall 2014

EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 SH) Michael Medley
Enables students to identify, compare, and contrast various approaches to language teaching, and underlying beliefs about language learning/teaching. There will be exposure to a variety of teaching techniques in each of the main language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary). Attention will be given to ways of assessing language proficiency and doing needs assessment for a variety of student populations in order to shape instruction effectively. $30 course fee for practicum. Aug. 26-Dec. 9, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:50-5:05pm

EDCI 541 Supporting Positive Classroom Behaviors (3 SH) Kathy Evans
Conducts analyses and critiques of actual cases in education in which challenging behavior is a major issue. Lectures, discussions, and assignments give students the background and tools needed to conduct case analyses, focusing on important principles and evidence-based practices found in current literature and personal experience. Particular focus will be on restorative approaches to discipline. Aug. 27 -Dec. 10, Wednesdays, 7:00-8:50pm, no class Nov. 26

EDDA 501 At-Risk Issues in School and Community (3 SH) ONLINE Eric Sents
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. It emphasizes current trends and program development models empowering collaboration within communities. Sept. 9-Dec. 17 online

EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy (3 SH) Tracy Hough
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. Sept. 4-Dec. 18, Thursdays, 5:00-8:00pm, no class Nov. 27

EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 SH) Kathy Evans
Emphasizes concepts such as reflective practice, student centered learning, and processes for change. Applying a constructivist perspective, participants will learn how to become meaningful change agents in classrooms and school. Emphasis will be placed on integrating theory with the world of practice as participants work through models of change utilizing their first-hand experiences within their own classrooms and educational settings. Sept. 5-6, 26-27, Oct. 10-11, 24-25, Nov. 7-8 Fri. 4:30-7:30pm, Sat. 8:30am-3:30pm

EDLA 651 Developing an Effective Reading Program (3 SH) Michelle Crotteau
(Blended course: on site and online)
Provides 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. On site Sept. 5-6, Oct. 3-4, Nov. 7-8, Fri. 4:30-7:30pm, Sat. 8:30am-3:30pm

Online Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $250 per semester hour for the following Fall 2014 technology courses.

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (3 SH) ONLINE Timothy Taylor
Explores Google 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. Sept. 9-Dec. 9

EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (3 SH) ONLINE Timothy Taylor
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 impact in their classrooms. Participants should be comfortable with surfing the web. Sept. 9-Dec. 9

Please note that course work typically extends beyond the last class session.

Pre-register by completing and submitting the registration form for Main Campus, Harrisonburg, VA. You will be put on the class roster. Official registration will take place prior to the first session of each course. Full payment will be due at the first session.

Order your textbooks from EMU bookstore, delivered to your home or to be picked up at EMU. The tuition rate for the Master of Arts in Education Program and the Graduate in Education Non-degree Program is $425.00 per semester hour unless otherwise noted.* Institutes and special courses contracted with school divisions may vary in tuition rate.

For more information contact:

Yvonne Martin, Administrative Assistant
MA in Education Program
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
(540) 432-4350 or 432-4142
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