Course Offerings

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Main Campus in 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 (unless noted otherwise), is due at the first class, or for online courses, upon receipt of your statement.

Summer 2016

EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (3 SH, online) Kathy Moyer
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 7-July 29; $50 technology fee

EDDA 631 Research in Risk & Resiliency (3 SH, online) 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 7-July 29

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. July 5-August 5; $50 technology fee

EDCI 511 Teaming and Collaboration (3 SH) Lori Leaman
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. June 13-17, 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 20-24, 8am-4:30pm

EDIC 582 Number and Operations Instruction (3 SH) Beth Williams and Bill Eggl
Develops an understanding of how children learn mathematics, with a focus on how students learn to reason with numbers, to compute fluently, to communicate effectively in mathematics classrooms, and to solve significant mathematics tasks. Examines current best practices in mathematics education and mathematics research based on the findings of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. July 11-15, 8am-4:30pm

EDPC 601 Literacy Practicum (3 SH) Tracy Hough
Focuses on applying literacy knowledge and expertise in a clinical or classroom setting. A case study method of assessing literacy progress in a student will be implemented, supervised by a reading specialist. June 23-July 15, 8am-3pm; no class July 4

Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following summer 2016 technology courses

EDCT 501 Technology to Enhance Learning (3 SH, online) Stephanie Failes
Explores activities that offer choice, foster creativity, and inspire imagination, promoting a more personalized learning experience for students. Participants will explore and use various technology tools to help craft instruction to engage and captivate their students! Online June 13-August 5 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

Held at the Shenandoah County School Board Office:
EDCT 691 “Creating” with 21st Century Tools (3 SH) Timothy Taylor
Identifies, uses and evaluates 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 18-22, 8am-4:30pm (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

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.

Fall 2016

EDCI 541 Supporting Positive Classroom Behaviors (3 SH)
Conducts analyses and critiques of actual cases in education in which behavior management is the major issue. Lectures, discussions, and assignments give students the background and tools needed to conduct case analyses, focusing on important principles of behavior management as well as evidence-based practices found in current literature and personal experience. Aug. 31-Dec. 14 (Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30pm)

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. Sept. 1-Dec. 15 (Thursdays, 5-8pm)

EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 SH)
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. Hybrid format: On-site Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 12 (Saturdays, 8:30am-4:30pm); Balance of instruction online

EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 SH)
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. Hybrid format: On-site Sept. 16-17, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Oct. 14-15, Nov. 4-5 (Fri. 4:30-7:30pm, Sat. 8:30am-3:30pm), Balance of instruction online

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 SH)
Examines quantitative and qualitative research studies that impact education. Presents action research theory and design so that students may apply action research to their individual programs. Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy. Hybrid format: On-site Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 4, 18, 25, Nov. 8, Dec. 6 (Tuesdays, 4:30-9:00pm); Balance of instruction online and conferencing

Online Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following Fall 2016 online technology courses.

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (online) (3 SH)
Explores Google tools that can be built into lessons to assist with classroom management and instruction. Participants will collaborate on ways to select tools to have the greatest positive impact in their classrooms. Participants should be comfortable with surfing the web. Online Sept. 6-Dec 12

EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (online)(3 SH)
Explores online applications that can be used in the classroom to support teachers and engage learners. 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. Online Sept. 6-Dec 12

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Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462

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