Fall 2014

Cost per semester hour: $425
Tech fee: $40/semester
Course times: Fri 6-9 pm; Sat 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Course Descriptions

EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy (3 SH)
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 On-site dates: Sept. 12-13, 26-27, Oct. 10-11, 24-25, Nov. 7-8

EDSL 541 Foundations of English as a Second Language (3 SH)
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: Eugenia Krimmel On-site dates: Sept. 19-20, 26-27, Oct. 10-11, 24-25, Nov. 14-15

EDDS 511 Foundations & Procedural Issues in Special Education (3 SH)
Blended course: on site and online
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 dates: Fridays 6-9 pm:* Sept. 19, Nov. 14, 21

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 SH)
Examines quantitative and qualitative research studies which have impacted education. Presents action research theory and design so that students may apply action research to their individual programs. Prerequisite: admission to candidacy. Instructor: Jim Cox On-site dates: Sept 5-6, Oct. 3-4, Oct. 31- Nov. 1, Dec. 12-13; and Tuesdays 6-9 pm: Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 11

EDDA 501 At-Risk Issues in School and Community (3 SH) ONLINE
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. It emphasizes current trends and program development models empowering collaboration within communities. Instructor: Eric Sents Online: Sept. 9-Dec. 17

Online Educational Technology Courses – course tuition is $250 per semester hour

EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (ONLINE) (3 SH)
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 positive impact in their classrooms. Participants should be comfortable with surfing the web. Instructor: Timothy Taylor Dates: Sept. 9-Dec 9

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (ONLINE) (3 SH)
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 Dates: Sept. 9-Dec. 9

Key and Notes:

* Meets PDE requirements for Inclusive Classrooms credits
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