Summer & Fall 2017

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Tuition & Fees:

  • $440 per credit for Summer
  • $450 per credit for Fall
  • Tech Fee: $50/semester

Attractive summer extras include:


EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Explores practical implications of constructivist theory in classrooms. Emphasizes concepts such as reflective practice, student-centered learning, and processes for change.
Instructor: Ron Shultz
Dates: June 26 – 30, 8 am – 5 pm

EDPC 603 Clinic II: Integrative Approach to Assessment & Instruction (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Complements EDPC 602 Clinic I, and includes 40 hours of practicum experience in which reading specialists develop a comprehensive study of students experiencing reading and writing difficulties resulting in a case study. Requires analysis of student performance and the use of a diagnostic-prescriptive-instruction-reflection framework. Designed to encourage reading specialists to participate in collaborative teams.
Prerequisites: EDLA 501, EDLA 521, EDLA 531, EDSL 581, EDLA 601 or 611, and EDPC 602 Clinic I
Instructor: Jody Allen
Dates: Weekdays, June 30 – July 13 (no class on July 3 & 4), 8 am – 5 pm


Restorative Justice in Education Academy (Special Program)
We invite you to participate in the Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) Academy sponsored through the Master of Arts in Education program at Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster. A pioneer in the field of restorative justice, EMU was the first in the country to offer restorative justice programs housed within a graduate education program, as well as the first to offer a Restorative Justice in Education certificate. This rich experience in restorative justice will be applied specifically to work in pre-K through 12 education. The RJE presenters will share their insights on developing RJE cultures in school settings. Learn more
Date: Thursday, July 6

EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Emphasizes theory, practical methods, assessment and materials design, and development for teachers teaching English as a second language and foreign language. Candidates will complete 30 practicum hours by teaching in a summer ESL camp.
Instructor: Carmen Rowe
Dates: July 7 – 20, 8 am – 5 pm

EDSL 591 ESL Assessment & Support (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Explores assessment tools/practices relating to second language learners. Emphasizes assessing and monitoring of oral language, reading, writing, and content area subjects. Examines support services in language acquisition and content learning. Candidates will complete 30 practicum hours by teaching in a summer ESL camp.
Prerequisites: EDSL 551, EDSL 541, EDSL 571, and EDSL 581
Instructor: Janet Purcell
Dates: July 7 – 20, 8 am – 5 pm

EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
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: Paul Yoder
Dates: July 10 – 14, 8 am – 5 pm

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Explores peacebuilding and conflict resolution within educational contexts. Focuses on peaceable climates and conflict transformation approaches; integrates peace curricula for classroom and school settings.
Instructor: Judy Mullet
Dates: July 17 – 21, 8 am – 5 pm

EDCI 511 Teaming & Collaboration (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
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.
Instructor: Kay Frunzi
Dates: July 24-28, M-F 8 am – 5 pm

Fall 2017

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Online & Hybrid Courses

EDLA 531 Literacy in Community and Family Arenas (3 credits, ONLINE )
Addresses workplace literacy, family literacy, adult literacy and literacy advocacy.
Instructor: Don Steiner
Dates: August 28 – December 8

EDSL 571 Language Acquisition and 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
Dates: August 28 – December 8

EDRJ 551 Introduction to Restorative Justice in Education (3 credits, HYBRID )
Provides a critical examination of the fundamental roots, principles and practices of restorative justice. Participants will examine how restorative justice presents an alternative approach that addresses the needs and roles of key “stakeholders” (victims, offenders, communities,and justice systems) and draws from traditional or indigenous approaches to justice. The intersections of restorative justice and trauma healing, nonviolence, community building, and transitional justice processes will be explored.
Instructor: Kendal Swartzentruber
Dates: August 28 – December 8 - Onsite: 11/10 – 6pm-9pm & 11/11 – 8am-5pm

Traditional Classroom Courses

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Provides an overview of action research conducted within educational settings. Emphasis is placed upon gaining an understanding of the difference between qualitative and quantitative research design,as well as becoming competent in setting up an action research project. Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy or director’s permission.
Instructor: Nadine Larkin, EdD
Dates: Aug 30 from 5pm -9pm; 9/16, 11/4 and 12/2 from 8:30am – 3:30pm; 10/7 from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Examines the psychological, social and linguistic components of the developmental processes of reading and writing including phonemic awareness, alphabetic code, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Emphasizes the importance of appropriate instruction and materials according to the child’s developmental stage.
Instructor: Mary Roth, EdD
Dates: Fridays 6pm-9pm and Saturdays 8:30am-3:30pm on Sept 8/9, 22/23, Oct 13/14, Nov 3/4 & Dec 1/2

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