Spring 2015

Cost per semester hour: $425

EDLA 651 Developing an Effective Reading Program (3 SH)
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. TBD

EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education (ONLINE) (3 SH)
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. (Core course in MA in Ed program) TBD

EDSL 581 Language & Culture (ONLINE) (3 SH)
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 classroom. (TESL, Literacy, Reading Specialist concentrations, Reading Specialist certification) TBD

EDCT 611 Creating a Technology-Rich Learning Classroom (ONLINE) (3 SH)
Identifies, uses and evaluates technology resources in the context of designing and delivering instruction that is consistent with current best practices for integrating technology. The National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers will be referenced throughout the course. TBD

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. TBD

EDCI 521 Data-Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership (3 SH)
Focuses on strong application of instructional practices and instructional coaching skills along with data analysis, assessment competencies as it applies to decision-making, and school leadership and improvement. Examines how effective data-driven decision-making influences the development of instructional practice and assessment in the total school program. Explores concepts and foundations of data-driven decision-making, basic applications and technical support including use of SPSS, spreadsheet software, and professional knowledge base resources. TBD

*EDDS 611 Curriculum & Instructional Support for Special Education Students (3 SH)
Blended course: on site and online
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. (Special Education concentration.) TBD

EDLA 531 Literacy in Community & Family Arenas (3 SH)
Addresses workplace literacy, family literacy, adult literacy and literacy advocacy. (Literacy & Reading Specialist concentrations) TBD

EDSL 611 ESL Professional Development Portfolio (1 SH)
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.( Culminating course for ESL certification in PA) TBD

EDCI 611 Foundations of Instructional Coaching (3 SH)
Addresses the foundations of an Instructional Coach preparation program with special emphasis on instructional practices and instructional coaching skills and abilities. Explores how continuous professional development can impact teacher effectiveness and improve student learning in the classroom. Focuses on the processes and changes leading to sustainable academic improvement in K-12 schools. (PA Instructional Coach Endorsement) TBD

EDPC 611 Action Research Project (3 SH)
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. TBD

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