Summer 2014

Cost: $400 per credit


(To accommodate snow make-up days, classes scheduled for the week of June 16-20 have modified dates. The new dates are listed below)

EDLA 531 Literacy in Community & Family Arenas (ONLINE) (3 SH)
Instructor: Donovan Steiner
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.(Literacy, Reading Specialist concentrations, Reading Specialist Certification) June 10-August 12

EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (ONLINE) (3 SH)
Instructor: Eric Bishop
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. (Literacy, Reading Specialist concentration, Reading Specialist Certification) June 10-Aug 12

EDDA 631 Research in Risk & Resiliency (ONLINE) (3 SH)
Instructor: Sarah Armstrong
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. (At-Risk Populations concentration) June 10- August 12

EDPC 602 Clinic I: Diagnosis of Reading & Writing Difficulties (3 SH)- includes practicum hours
Instructor: Jody Allen
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. Prerequisite: EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy or instructor’s permission.(Literacy, Reading Specialist concentrations and Reading Specialist Certification) June 20,23,24,25,26,27 and 30 (8:00am-5:00pm), July 1 (half day, 8:00am-1:30pm)

EDPC 603 Clinic II: Integrative Approach to Assessment and Instruction (3 SH) – includes practicum hours
Instructor: Jody Allen
Complements EDPC 602 Clinic I, and requires 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. (Reading Specialist concentration & Reading Specialist certification) June 20 (half day, 8:00am-noon), July 1 (half day, 12:30-5:00pm), July 2,3,7,8,9,10,11 (8:00am-5:00pm)

EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education (3 SH)
Instructor: Mike Young
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 all concentrations) June 23-27, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.

EDCI 511 Teaming & Collaboration (3 SH)
Instructor: Kay Frunzi
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. (At-Risk Populations, Curriculum, Special Education, TESL concentrations) June 23-27, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.

EDDA 501 At-Risk Issues In School & Community (3 SH)
Instructor: Wanda Suarez
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. Emphasizes current trends and program development models empowering collaboration within communicates. (At-Risk Populations concentration) June 23-27, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.


EDCI 501 Curriculum & Instructional Strategies (3 SH)
Instructor: Cathy Smeltzer Erb
Examines curriculum theory and instructional practices within a framework of equitable instruction. Integrates curriculum mapping with culturally responsive instruction and assessment applicable to all P-12 classroom settings. (Curriculum concentration) July 7-11, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.

EDSL 591 ESL Assessment & Support (3 SH) – includes practicum hours
Instructor: Janet Purcell
Explores assessment tools and practices as they relate to second language learners. Emphasizes the assessing and monitoring of oral language, reading and writing, and content area subjects. Examines support services both in language acquisition and content learning. (TESL concentration & ESL certification). Wed, July 2 & Thurs, July 3, 6:00-9:00pm, July 7-18 (M-F each week), Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.

EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 SH) – includes practicum hours
Instructor: Carmen Rowe
Emphasizes theory, practical methods, assessment and materials design, and development for teachers teaching English as a second language and foreign language.(TESL concentration and ESL certification) Wed, July 2 & Thurs, July 3, 6:00-9:00pm, July 7-18 (M-F each week), Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.

EDLA 521 Integrated Literacy Instruction (3 SH)
Instructor: Donovan Steiner
Focuses on literacy learning throughout the curriculum and addresses integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to learning in K-12 classrooms. The course explores instructional strategies, materials, and issues that impact the development and extension of 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. (Literacy, Reading Specialist, Curriculum, At-Risk Populations concentrations) July 14-18, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (3 SH)
Instructor: Judy Mullet
Explores peacebuilding and conflict resolution within educational contexts. Focuses on peaceable climates and conflict transformation approaches and integrates peace curricula for individual classroom settings and within specific schools. (Core course in all concentrations) July 21-25, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.

EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 SH)
Instructor: Donovan Steiner
Explores practical implications of constructivist theory in classrooms. Emphasizes concepts such as reflective practice, student-centered learning, and processes for change. (Core course in all concentrations) July 28-August 1, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.

EDLA 601 Multicultural Children’s Literature (3 SH)
Instructor: Tracy Hough
Explores multicultural literature for children in a variety of genre. Elementary classroom activities, including critical thinking and writing, are demonstrated. (Literacy, Reading Specialist concentrations and Reading Specialist certification) July 28-August 1, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-5 p.m.


EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3 SH)
Instructor: Luke Hartman
Focuses on the application of integrated strategies, differentiated instruction, curriculum compacting and adaptations for diverse populations, i.e. students served under alternative education, special education services, ESL and gifted/talented programs. (At-Risk Populations, Curriculum, Special Ed and TESL concentrations) August 4-8, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Action Research Presentations – Saturday, May 17 at 8:30 am. and Saturday, July 12 at 8:30a.m.

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