Spring 2016

Tuition: $425 per credit
Tech Fee: $50/semester
Course times: On-site class times are 6-9 pm on Fridays and 8:30 am-3:30 pm on Saturdays, unless noted otherwise under the course description.

Traditional Classroom Courses

EDLA 651 Developing an Effective Reading Program (3 credits)
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.
Prerequisites: EDLA 501, EDLA 521, EDLA 531, EDSL 581, EDLA 601 or 611, EDPC 602, EDPC 603 or program director’s permission.
Instructor: Jennifer Whorral
Dates: Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 20, Mar. 5, 19, Apr. 16

EDLA 531 Literacy in Community & Family Arenas (3 credits)
Addresses workplace literacy, family literacy, adult literacy and literacy advocacy.
Instructor: Susan Finn Miller
On site: Saturdays, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm: Jan. 9, 16, March 12 and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9

EDPC 611 Action Research Project (3 credits)
Incorporates a written report and delivery of a student-designed action research project. Under faculty mentor supervision, Action Research Projects may take a variety of formats: curriculum restructuring projects, staff development projects, research for public policy change, research for publication, etc.
Prerequisite: EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings.
On site: Jan – Dec. 2016

Online & Hybrid Courses

EDI 621 Restorative Discipline: Accountability & Restoration in Schools (3 credits, HYBRID)
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.
Instructor: Bob Garrity
Dates: TBA

EDCI 561 Neuro-education: Applications of Research on the Brain and Learning in the K-12 Classroom (3 credits, HYBRID)
Focuses on how advances in neuroscience and the cognitive sciences reveal implications for classroom instruction and student achievement. Looking through the lenses of research about the brain and learning, participants will learn how to transform practice and become more knowledgeable as advocates in the field who can teach students and coach colleagues. This course will equip participants with research-based practices and strategies to train and guide learners, K-12.
Instructor: Sarah Armstrong
On-site: Saturdays, March 19, April 16, May 21, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

EDSL 571 Language Acquisition & Grammar (3 credits, ONLINE)
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.
Instructor: Tu Phillips
Online: Jan. 12-Apr. 19

EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education (3 credits, ONLINE)
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.
Instructor: Mike Young
Online: Jan. 12-Apr. 19

EDDS 511 Foundations & Procedural Issues in Special Education(3 credits, HYBRID)
Focuses on recent changes within special education policy and law that directly impact the classroom teacher. Presents ways to use Internet services to keep current with procedural issues.
Instructor: Nadine Larkin
On site: Fridays 6-9 pm, Jan. 15, Feb. 26, March 4, April 8

EDDS 611 Curriculum & Instructional Support for Special Education Students (3 credits, HYBRID)
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 (ED) needs. Emphasizes culturally sensitive integration of students into family life, schools and community programs and services.
Instructor: Nadine Larkin
Dates: On site: Jan. 15, 4:30-6:00 pm. and one additional on-site date: TBA

Online Technology Courses

*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 credits, ONLINE)
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.
Instructor: Timothy Taylor
Online: Jan. 12-Apr. 19

EDCT 611 Creating a Technology-Rich Learning Classroom (3 credits, ONLINE)
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.
Instructor: Timothy Taylor
Online: Jan. 12-Apr. 19

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (3 credits, ONLINE)
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.
Instructor: Timothy Taylor
Online: Jan. 12-Apr. 19

Key and Notes:

Please note that coursework usually extends beyond the last class session.

For more information contact:

MA in Education Program
Eastern Mennonite University Lancaster
1846 Charter Lane, P.O. Box 10936
Lancaster PA 17605-0936
(717) 397-5190 or (866) 368-5262