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Summer 2016

Tuition: $425 per credit
Tech Fee: $50/semester
Course times: On-site class times are 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. unless noted otherwise under the course.

May 2016

EDDS 601 Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (3 credits, 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 10 – July 29
Synchronous session​:​ May 10, 6:00-9:00 pm. Participants choose on-site or online via Zoom.

June 2016

EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (3 credits, ONLINE)
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.
Instructor: Kathy Moyer
Dates: June 7 – Aug. 2

EDDA 631 Research in Risk & Resiliency (3 credits, ONLINE)
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.
Instructor: Sarah Armstrong
Dates: June 7 – August 2

EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Emphasizes theory, practical methods, assessment and materials design, and development for teachers teaching English as a second language and foreign language. This course includes practicum hours provided by the program.
Instructor: Carmen Rowe
Dates: June 17 – July 1

EDSL 591 ESL Assessment & Support (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
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. This course includes practicum hours provided by the program. Prerequisites: EDSL 551, EDSL 541, EDSL 571, EDSL 581 or advisor’s permission.
Instructor: Janet Purcell
Dates: June 17 – July 1

EDPC 602 Clinic I: Diagnosis of Reading & Writing Difficulties (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
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. This course includes practicum hours provided by the program.
Prerequisites: EDLA 501, EDLA 521, EDLA 531, EDSL 581, EDLA 601 or 611or advisor’s permission.
Instructor: Jody Allen
Dates: June 17, 20-24, 27-28

EDPC 603 Clinic II: Integrative Approach to Assessment and Instruction (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
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. This course includes practicum hours provided by the program. Prerequisites: EDLA 501, EDLA 521, EDLA 531, EDSL 581, EDLA 601 or 611, EDPC 602 Clinic I or advisor’s permission.
Instructor: Jody Allen
Dates: June 17, June 28-July 1, July 5-8

EDCI 511 Teaming & Collaboration (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
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.
Instructor: Kay Frunzi
Dates: June 20 – June 24

EDCC 531 Social & Ethical Issues in Education (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
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: Mike Young
Dates: June 27-July 1

Educational Technology Course Offerings

*Course tuition is $300 per credit hour for the following summer 2016 technology course

EDCT 501 Technology to Enhance Learning (3 credits, ONLINE)
Explores activities that offer choice, foster creativity, and inspire imagination, promoting a more personalized learning experience for students. Participants will explore and use various technology tools to help craft instruction to engage and captivate their students! (special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)
Instructor:
Stephanie Failes
Dates: June 13-August 5

July 2016

EDI 602 Facilitating Circle Processes: Building & Sustaining Healthy Learning Environments (2 credits, HYBRID)
Explores ways in which to build a positive classroom climate for learning and resolving 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.
Pre-requisite: EDI 501 Circles Processes in School Settings (1 credit) ​
Instructor: Vesna Hart​
Dates: July​ 6- July 8

EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Explores practical implications of constructivist theory in classrooms. Emphasizes concepts such as reflective practice, student-centered learning, and processes for change
Instructor: Cathy Smeltzer Erb
Dates: July 11 – July 15​

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM) – This course is now wait listed
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 11-15

EDLA 521 Integrated Literacy Instruction (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
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.
Instructor: Donovan Steiner
Dates: July 11 – July 15

EDSL 581 Language & Culture (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate ways in which culture and language influence each other. Surveys the basics of socioloinguistics 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.
Instructor: ​Eugenia Krimmel​
Dates: July 18 – July 22​

EDCI 501 Curriculum & Instructional Strategies (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Examines the philosophical foundations of curriculum development and implementation. Curriculum mapping, interdisciplinary inquiry, activity curricula and culturally responsive development will be discussed.
Instructor: Robin Felty
Dates: July 25 – July 29

EDLA 601 Multicultural Children’s Literature (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Explores multicultural literature for children in a variety of genre. Elementary classroom activities, including critical thinking and writing, are demonstrated.
Instructor: Tracy Hough
Dates: July 25-29

EDRJ 601 Facilitating Circle Processes: Building & Sustaining Healthy Learning Environments (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
Explores ways in which to build a positive classroom climate for learning and resolving 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: Kathy Evans
Dates: July 25 – July 29

EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3 credits, TRAD CLASSRM)
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.
Instructor: Tu Phillips
Dates: July 18 – July 22

EDDA 501 At-Risk Issues In School & Community (3 credits, 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. Emphasizes current trends and program development models empowering collaboration within communicates.
Instructor: Eric Sents
Dates: July 5 – August 5

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