Online Courses in MA in Education

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Spring 2014

EDSL 571 Language Acquisition & Grammar (online) (3 SH) 1 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. 14-Apr. 14

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (online) (3 SH) Donovan 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. Jan. 14-Apr. 14

EDDS 611 Curriculum & Instructional Support for Special Education Students (3 SH)
BLENDED course: on site [or WebEx] and ONLINE
Addresses research and best practice in curriculum development, instructional planning and behavior management to support students with high incidence disabilities: cognitive (MR), learning (LD), and emotional needs (ED). Emphasizes culturally sensitive integration of students into family life, schools and community programs and services. TBA; $25 technology fee

EDCT 611 Creating a Technology-Rich Learning Classroom (online) (3 SH)* 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. 14-Apr. 14 (*special tuition rate: $250 per credit hour)

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (online) (3 SH)* Timothy Taylor
Explores standard and new Google tools that can be used in the classroom to assist with classroom management and instruction. Teachers will increase their knowledge using discussion threads, reflection papers, lesson plans involving the implementation of Google tools, and a course project where candidates use a Google tool for professional or student development or enhancement. Participants will collaborate on ways to use these tools to have the greatest positive impact in their classrooms. Jan. 14-Apr. 14 (*special tuition rate: $250 per credit hour)

Summer 2014

EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (3 SH) ONLINE Eric Bishop
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; $25 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 10-August 12

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. June 10-August 12

EDDS 601 Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (3 SH) Nadine Larkin
BLENDED course: on site [or WebEx] and ONLINE)
Recognizes the impact and importance of decision-making and the dynamics of advocacy. Includes but is not limited to current topics such as impact of health and medical issues, self-determination by and for students, selection and implementation of instructional and assistive technologies, and creating safe psychological and physical environments. May-August; $25 technology fee


1 Meets requirement towards Pennsylvania ESL certification

2 Meets requirement towards the Graduate Certificate Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation in Educational Settings

3 Meets requirement towards Pennsylvania Reading Specialist certification

How do I register for online courses?

Pre-register by completing a Registration form. You will be put on the class roster(s). Full payment is due upon receipt of your statement.

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.* A $25 technology fee may also be charged to your account each term classes are taken. Institutes and special courses contracted with school divisions may vary in tuition rate.

In Harrisonburg, Va.
MA in Education Program
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
(540) 432-4142 or (540) 432-4350

In Lancaster, Pa.
MA in Education Program
EMU Lancaster
1846 Charter Lane
P.O. Box 10936
Lancaster PA 17605-0936
(717) 397-5190 or (866) EMU-LANC