Summer 2015

Tuition: $425 per credit
Tech Fee: $40/semester
Course times: On-site class times are 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. unless noted otherwise under the course.

Online Courses

EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (3)
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)

EDDA 631 Research in Risk & Resiliency (3)
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)

EDAI 541 Shaping a Community of Learners (3)
Personal values and beliefs form the integrity of the teachers’s soul and ultimately the learning environment. Teachers will be asked to reflect on their spiritual journey, to craft a personal mission statement for teaching, and to integrate faith seamlessly into their classroom instruction. Faith development for children and youth will inform teaching practice that is content and grade specific. Pedagogical methods will be introduced and/or reviewed for their congruence with Anabaptist Mennonite faith and practice. Click here register for this course.
Instructor: Don Steiner
Dates: May 27-July 29, 2015

Blended Courses

EDDS 601 Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (3)
Participants may opt to take this course entirely online.
Recognizes the impact and importance of decision-making and the dynamics of advocacy. Includes but is not limited to 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.
Instructor: Nadine Larkin
Dates: May 13-July 29, 2015 (on-site sessions: May 13, July 29)

Traditional Classroom Courses

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (3)
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.
Instructor: Judy Mullet
Dates: July 13-17, 2015

EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3)
Explores practical implications of constructivist theory in classrooms. Emphasizes concepts such as reflective practice, student-centered learning, and processes for change.

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3)
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: Michael Young
Dates: June 22-26, 2015

EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3)
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.

EDCI 511 Teaming and Collaboration(3)
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.

EDSL 581 Language and 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 classroom.

EDCI 501 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies (3)
Examines curriculum theory and instructional practices within a framework of equitable instruction. Integrates curriculum mapping with culturally responsive instruction and assessment.

EDLA 601 Multicultural Children’s Literature (3)
Explores multicultural literature for children in a variety of genre. Elementary classroom activities, including critical thinking and writing, are demonstrated.
Instructor: Tracy Hough
Dates: June 22-26, 2015

EDLA 521 Integrated Literacy Instruction (3)
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.

EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3)
Emphasizes theory, practical methods, assessment and materials design, and development for teachers teaching English as a second language and foreign language.

EDSL 591 ESL Assessment and Support (3)
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.

EDPC 602 Clinic I: Diagnosis of Reading and Writing Difficulties (3)
Focuses on assessment as the basis for instruction. Participants learn to administer multiple assessments to diagnose and document a student’s literacy development. Participants examine the design and purpose of national, state, and district assessments. Includes 40 hours of practicum experience provided by program. Prerequisite: EDLA 501 or permission from program advisor.

EDPC 603 Clinic II: Integrative Approach to Assessment and Instruction (3)
Complements EDPC 602 Clinic I. Participants 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. Encourages reading specialists to participate in collaborative teams. Includes 40 hours of practicum experience provided by program. Prerequisite: EDPC 602 or permission from program advisor.

EDDA 501 At-Risk Issues in School and Community (3)
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 communities.

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