Course Offerings

Our program offers flexibility when it comes to your schedule!

Main Campus in Harrisonburg, Va.

Courses scheduled for upcoming semesters are listed below.

  • Returning students can register through myEMU.
  • New students should complete the registration form for Main Campus, Harrisonburg, VA for the courses below to be added to the class roster.

Full payment for tuition, $450 per semester hour (unless noted otherwise), is due at the first class, or by pre-payment through your myEMU CASHNet account.

Spring 2018

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (online 3 SH) Paul J. Yoder 
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. 10-May 2; $50 technology fee

EDRJ 621 Restorative Discipline: Accountability in the Classroom (Hybrid format, 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. Face-to-face sessions Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 8, 15, Mar. 1, 15, 22, Apr. 19; Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm; remaining sessions online

EDLA 651 Developing an Effective Reading Program (Hybrid format, 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. (Hybrid) Face-to-face sessions Jan. 13, Feb. 3, 24, Mar. 17; Saturdays 8:30-11:30am; remaining sessions online

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.) TBA (Saturdays, 8:30am-4:30pm)

EDDA 571 Trauma, Restoration, and Resilience in Educational Environments (3 SH) Meg Sander
Introduces education personnel to the core concepts of adverse experiences, toxic stress, trauma, restoration, self-care, and resilience. This course provides a research-based, strength-based approach to creating a trauma-informed, resilience-fostering educational environment, with efforts to mitigate the impact of trauma and enhance the protective factors that provide the foundation for health, academic success, and positive peer and staff interactions. January 10-May 2 (no class Mar. 28); Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30pm

EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 SH) Meg Sander
Class will be held at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Strasburg, VA
Emphasizes concepts such as reflective practice, student centered learning, and processes for change. Applying a constructivist perspective, participants will learn how to become meaningful change agents in classrooms and school settings. Emphasis will be placed on integrating theory with the world of practice as participants work through models of change utilizing their first-hand experiences within their own classrooms and educational settings. Jan. 12-13, Feb. 2-3, 23-24, Mar. 16-17, Apr. 20-21; Fridays, 5-8pm, Saturdays 8:30am-3:30pm

Online Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following Spring 2018 technology courses.

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. 16-May 1 (*special tuition rate: $300 per semester hour)

EDCT 611 Creating a Technology-Rich Learning Classroom (online 3 SH) Timothy Taylor
Explores online 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 impact in their classrooms. Participants should be comfortable with surfing the web. Online Jan. 16-May 1 (*special tuition rate: $300 per semester hour)

Summer 2018

EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (online 3 SH)
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 4-Aug. 13; $50 technology fee

EDDA 631 Research in Risk & Resiliency (online 3 SH)
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 4-Aug. 13; $50 technology fee may apply

EDDA 571 Trauma, Restoration, and Resilience in Educational Environments (online 3 SH) Meg Sander
Introduces education personnel to the core concepts of adverse experiences, toxic stress, trauma, restoration, self-care, and resilience. This course provides a research-based, strength-based approach to creating a trauma-informed, resilience-fostering educational environment, with efforts to mitigate the impact of trauma and enhance the protective factors that provide the foundation for health, academic success, and positive peer and staff interactions. June 4 –Aug. 13

EDDA 501 At-Risk Issues in School and Community (online 3 SH)
Serves as a forum for engaging dialogue among educators, counselors, law enforcement personnel, social service agents, and other community service workers regarding at-risk issues. This course emphasizes current trends and program development models empowering collaboration within communities. June 4-August 7 online; $50 technology fee

EDCI 511 Teaming and Collaboration 3 SH Lori Leaman
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 11-15, 8am-4:30pm

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation 3 SH Judy Mullet
Explores peacebuilding and conflict transformation within educational contexts. Focuses on peaceable climates and conflict transformation approaches and integrates peace curricula for individual classroom settings and within specific schools. June 18-22, 8am-4:30pm

EDPC 601 Literacy Practicum 3 SH Tracy Hough
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. (tentative) June 21-July 13, 8am-3pm; no class July 4

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education 3 SH Paul J. Yoder
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. July 9-13, 8am-4:30pm

Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following Summer 2018 technology course.

Class will be held at the Shenandoah County School Board Office

EDCT 691 “Creating” with 21st Century Tools 3 SH Timothy Taylor
Participants will identify, use and evaluate 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 9-13, 8am-4:30pm (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

Please note that course work typically extends beyond the last class 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 $450.00 per semester hour unless otherwise noted.* Institutes and special courses contracted with school divisions may vary in tuition rate.

Questions? Contact Us!

Please contact Yvonne Martin, MA in education program assistant, at 540-432-4350 or 540-432-4142. Email Yvonne at mained@emu.edu, yvonne.martin@emu.edu

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