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) Mike Young
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 Whorrall
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

Summer 2016

EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (3 SH, online)
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-August 2; $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-August 2

EDCI 511 Teaming and 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. June 13-17, 8am-4:30pm

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and 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. June 20-24, 8am-4:30pm

EDIC 582 Number and Operations Instruction (3 SH)
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)
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*

Held at the Shenandoah County School Board Office
Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following summer 2016 technology course.

EDCT 691 “Creating” with 21st Century Tools (3 SH)
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.

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