Online Courses in MA in Education

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Spring 2017

EDSL 581 Language and Culture (online) (3 SH) Paul Yoder
Enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate ways in which culture and language influence each other. Surveys the basics of sociolinguistics and language policy through case studies from communities around the world. Includes a critical evaluation of the role of culture in the second-language classroom. Online Jan. 17-Apr. 25

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (online) (3 SH)
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. Online Jan. 17-Apr. 25

EDDA 631 Research in Risk & Resiliency (online) (3 SH) John Gordon, III
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. Online Jan. 17 – Apr. 4

EDI 621 Restorative Discipline: Accountability & Restoration in Schools (hybrid) (3 SH) 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. Hybrid format: synchronous sessions Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 9, 16, Mar. 2, 16, 23, Apr. 20 (Thursdays 4:30-7:30pm); balance of instruction online Jan. 12-Apr. 20

Online Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following Spring 2017 technology courses.

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (online) (3 SH) Timothy Taylor
Explores Google tools that can be built into lessons 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. Online Jan. 17-Apr. 25 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

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. Online Jan. 17-Apr. 25 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

EDCT 541 Instructional Technology for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) (online) (3 SH) 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. Online Jan. 17-Apr. 25 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

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 $440.00 per semester hour unless otherwise noted.* A $50 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
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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
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