Summer 2017

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Tuition: $440 per credit
Tech Fee: $50/semester
Course times: On-site class times are 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. unless noted otherwise under the course.

Attractive summer extras include:


EDDS 601 Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (3 credits, ONLINE with one on-site class)
Recognizes the impact and importance of decision-making and the dynamics of advocacy. Includes 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.
Online: May 8 – August 4
On-site: Friday, June 2 from 6-9 pm
Instructor: Nadine Larkin


EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (3 credits, ONLINE)
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.
Online: June 6-August 1
Instructor: Kathy Moyer

EDDA 631 Research in Risk & Resiliency (3 credits, ONLINE)
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 Dates: June 1-July 31
Instructor: John Gordon, III

EDLA 521 Integrated Literacy Instruction (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Focuses on literacy learning throughout the curriculum and addresses integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to learning in K-12 classrooms. Explores instructional strategies, materials, and issues that impact literacy across the content areas. Technology as a tool for literacy is an integral part of designing appropriate instruction. The role of research in learning, and specifically in reading and writing is a focus area.
Instructor: Tracy Hough
Dates: June 19 – 23, 8 am – 5 pm

EDPC 602 Clinic I: Diagnosis of Reading & Writing Difficulties (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Designed to focus 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. Includes practicum hours.
Prerequisites: EDLA 501, EDLA 521, EDLA 531, EDSL 581, and EDLA 601 or 611
Instructor: Jody Allen
Dates: Weekdays, June 19 – 30, 8 am – 5 pm

EDSL 541 Foundations of English as a Second Language (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Provides an introduction and background on English Language Learners including the psychological, social, cultural, and linguistic components of the developmental process in learning a second language. Emphasizes what teachers can do to provide appropriate instruction based on the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors.
Instructor: Katelyn Barlet
Dates: June 19 – 23, 8 am – 5 pm

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

Educational Technology Course Offerings*

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

EDCT 501 Technology to Enhance Learning (online 3 SH) Stephanie Failes
Explores activities that offer choice, foster creativity, and inspire imagination, promoting a more personalized learning experience for students. Participants will explore and use various technology tools to help them craft instruction to engage and captivate their students! Online June 13-Aug. 4 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

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 June 13-Aug. 4 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)


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. Includes practicum hours.
Instructor: Carmen Rowe
Dates: July 7 – 21, 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. Includes practicum hours.
Prerequisites: EDSL 551, EDSL 541, EDSL 571, and EDSL 581
Instructor: Janet Purcell
Dates: July 7 – 21, 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

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