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.

Spring 2016

EDI 621 Restorative Discipline: Accountability & Restoration in Schools (3 SH, HYBRID) Bob Garrity
Applies restorative justice principles to individual student, classroom, school and community practices that support safe, caring schools. Designed for teachers, counselors, administrators, social workers and others who work with discipline issues in K-12 schools. Participants learn how to facilitate classroom meetings and family group conferences. Sessions delivered by Zoom ( and online. Zoom sessions: Tuesdays, Jan. 5, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 16, 23, Mar. 1, 15, Apr. 5, 19, 26, 4:30-7:30pm; $50 technology fee

EDSL 571 Language Acquisition & Grammar (3 SH, online) 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. Jan. 12-Apr. 19; $50 technology fee

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3 SH, online) Beth Lehman
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. Jan. 12-Apr. 19

EDLA 531 Literacy in Community & Family Arenas (3 SH, online) Donovan Steiner
Addresses literacy development in a larger scope than traditionally covered through school, focusing on personal, cultural and political issues related to adult literacy. Addresses adult literacy in the context of various settings, including family literacy, workplace literacy and community literacy programs. Mar. 29-May 31

EDLA 511 Literacy Assessment (3 SH) Tracy Hough
Focuses 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.) Jan. 30, Feb. 20, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, June 4 (Saturdays, 8:30am-4:30pm)

EDLA 651 Developing an Effective Reading Program (3 SH) Jennifer Whorral
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. Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 20, Mar. 5, 19, Apr. 16 (Saturdays, 8:30am-4:30pm)

Online Educational Technology Course Offerings*

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

EDCT 541 Instructional Technology for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) (3 SH, online) Timothy Taylor
Explores 21st century workplace success beyond basic knowledge and skills. In Problem-Based Learning, students not only understand content more deeply but also learn how to take responsibility and build confidence, solve problems, work collaboratively, communicate ideas, and be creative innovators. Participants will identify, use and evaluate technology resources in the context of designing and delivering instruction using the Problem-Based Learning instructional method. Jan. 12-Apr. 19

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. Jan. 12-Apr. 19

EDCT 611 Creating a Technology-Rich Learning Classroom (3 SH, online) Timothy Taylor
Identifies, uses and evaluates technology resources in the context of designing and delivering instruction that is consistent with current best practices for integrating technology. The National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers will be referenced throughout the course. Jan. 12-Apr. 19

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.

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