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EMU Lancaster

  • Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Lancaster is a leader among faith-based universities that emphasize peacebuilding, cross-cultural understanding, sustainability and service to others.

Spring 2015

Tuition: $425 per credit
Tech Fee: $40/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.

Online Courses

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3)
Examines historical, sociological, philosophical, ethical, legal, and multicultural issues in education. The course is designed to further equip you as a decision maker and leader in educational settings. Special attention is given to discussion of how public policy in education is shaped by the community’s social and ethical concerns.
Instructor: Michael Young
Dates: Jan. 14-April 14

EDSL 571 Language Acquisition and Grammar (3)
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: Jan. 14- April 14

EDSL 581 Language & Culture (3)
Enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate ways in which culture and language influence each other. Surveys the basics of sociolinguistics and language policy through case studies from communities around the world. Includes a critical evaluation of the role of culture in the second-language
Instructor: Michael Medley
Dates: Jan. 8-April 16

EDCT 611 Creating a Technology-Rich Learning Classroom (3)
Identifies, uses and evaluates technology resources in the context of designing and delivering instruction that is consistent with current best practices for integrating technology. (specialtuition rate: $250 per semester hour)
Instructor: Timothy Taylor
Dates: Jan 14-April 14

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (3)
Explores standard and new Google 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. (special tuition rate: $250 per semester hour)
Instructor: Timothy Taylor
Dates: Jan. 14-April 14

Blended Courses

EDDS 611 Curriculum and Instructional Support for Special Education Students (3)
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 needs (ED). Emphasizes culturally sensitive integration of students into family life, schools and community programs and services.
Instructor: Nadine Larkin
Jan. 16 – April 10 (on-site dates: Jan. 16, Feb. 27, March 6, April 10)

EDLA 651 Developing an Effective Reading Program (3)
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, 521, 531, 601/611, EDSL 581, EDPC 602, 603 or permission from program advisor.
Instructor: Cheryl Weyant
Jan. 13 – April 21 (on-site dates: Jan 13, 27,Feb 10,24, March 10, 24, April 7, 21)

Traditional Classroom Courses

EDLA 531 Literacy in Community and Family Arenas (3)
Addresses literacy development in a larger scope than traditionally covered through school,focusing on personal, cultural and political issues related to adult literacy. Addresses adult literacy in the context of various settings, including family literacy, workplace literacy and community literacy programs.
Instructor: Susan Finn Miller
Dates: Saturdays – Jan. 10 & March 7 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.), Wednesdays – Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4 (5:30-8:30 p.m.)

EDI 501 Circle Processes in School Settings (1)
Explores ways to build a positive classroom climate for learning and resolve behavior problems within a caring community. Describes how circle processes can assist the classroom teacher to provide an orderly and reflective environment that reinforces positive values for student learning.
Instructor: Vesna Hart
Dates: March 12, 13 (5-9 p.m.), March 14 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)

EDPC 611 Action Research Project (3)
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.
Instructor: Individual mentors are assigned
Dates: Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016

EDSL 611 ESL Professional Development Portfolio (1)
Includes discussions and reading on professional development appropriate for teaching English as a Second Language Learners. Requires the development of a professional portfolio for instructing English Language Learners. Prerequisites: EDSL 551, 541, 571, 581, 591 or permission from program advisor.

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