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Course Offerings 2013
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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, $400 per semester hour, is due at the first class, or for online courses, upon receipt of your statement.
EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (online) (3 SH) Mark Hogan
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. June 10-August 12
EDDA 631 Research in Risk & Resiliency (online) (3 SH) Sarah Armstrong
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. June 10-August 12; $25 technology fee
EDSL 571 Language Acquisition & Grammar (online) (3 SH) Tu Phillips
Explores current topics and issues in the study of language acquisition, language development, and grammar. Offers teachers practical ideas for teaching grammar in the context of today’s classroom. June 10-August 12; $25 technology fee
EDCI 501 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies (3 SH) Cathy Smeltzer Erb
Examines the philosophical foundations of curriculum development and implementation. Curriculum mapping, interdisciplinary inquiry, activity curricula and culturally responsive development will be discussed. June 17-21, 8am-4:30pm
EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (3 SH) Judy Mullet
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. June 24-28, 8am-4:30pm
EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3 SH) Don Steiner
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. July 8-12, 8am-4:30pm
EDLA 601 Multicultural Children’s Literature (3 SH) Tracy Hough
Explores multicultural children’s literature for children in a variety of genre. Elementary classroom activities including critical thinking and writing are demonstrated. July 15-19, 8am-4:30pm
EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3 SH) Luke Hartman
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. July 22-26, 8am-4:30pm
Educational Technology Course Offerings*
Held at the Shenandoah County School Board Office
*Course tuition is $250 per semester hour for the following Summer 2013 technology courses.
EDCT 532 Everything Google for Educational Administrators (1 SH)* Timothy Taylor
Explores standard and new Google tools that can be used in the school/district setting to assist with school district management and instruction. Administrators will learn how to use Google Apps for Education to increase productivity, make administrative tasks more paperless and create a more efficient work flow for themselves and staff. Participants will collaborate on ways to use these tools to have the greatest positive impact in their administrative setting. June 24-25, 8am-4pm (*special tuition rate: $250)
EDCT 691 “Creating” with 21st Century Tools (3 SH)* Timothy Taylor
Participants will identify, use and evaluate 21st Century Learning Tools that can be used to address the top level of the “new” Bloom’s Taxonomy – Creating. These tools will be used in the context of designing and delivering instruction that is consistent with current best practices for integrating technology. July 15-19, 8am-4:30pm (*special tuition rate: $250 per credit hour)
EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 SH) Mike 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. 27-Dec. 5 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:50-5:05pm)
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. 13-14, 27-28, Oct. 11-12, 25-26, Nov. 8-9 (Fri. 4:30-7:30pm, Sat. 8:30am-3:30pm)
EDLA 521 Integrated Literacy Instruction (3 SH) Tracy Hough
Focuses on literacy learning throughout the curriculum and addresses integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to learning in K-12 classrooms. The course will explore instructional strategies, materials, and issues that impact the development and extension of literacy across the curriculum. Students will use technology to share information and design appropriate instruction. Research in literacy instruction and specifically in oral language, reading, writing, and viewing will be a focus area. Sept. 21, Oct. 5, 19, Nov. 2, 16, Dec. 7 (Saturdays, 8:30am-4:30pm)
Educational Technology Course Offerings*
*Course tuition is $250 per semester hour for the following Fall 2013 online technology courses.
EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (ONLINE, 3 SH)* 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. 10-Dec.10
EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (ONLINE, 3 SH)* 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. 10-Dec. 10
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 $400.00 per semester hour unless otherwise noted.* Institutes and special courses contracted with school divisions may vary in tuition rate.
For more information contact:
Don Steiner, Director
MA in Education Program
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
(540) 432-4142 or 432-4350