Course Offerings 2014

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Main Campus, Harrisonburg, Va.

Courses scheduled for upcoming semesters are listed below.
Complete the registration form for Main Campus, Harrisonburg, VA for the courses below to be added to the class roster. Full payment for tuition, $400 per semester hour, is due at the first class, or for online courses, upon receipt of your statement.

Spring 2014

EDSL 581 Language and Culture (3 SH) Kathy Fisher
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. Jan. 8-Apr. 16 (Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30pm)

EDSL 571 Language Acquisition & Grammar (3 SH) ONLINE Tu Phillips
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. Jan. 14-Apr. 14; $25 technology fee

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3 SH) ONLINE Donovan Steiner
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. Jan. 14-Apr. 14; $25 technology fee

EDDS 611 Curriculum & Instructional Support for Special Education Students (3 SH) Nadine Larkin
BLENDED course: on site [or WebEx] 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. On site [or WebEx] on Fridays (6-9pm) January 17, February 21, February 28 and April 4th; $25 technology fee

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 SH) Donovan Steiner
Examines quantitative and qualitative research studies that have impacted education. Presents action research theory and design so that students may apply action research to their individual programs. Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy. Jan. 17-18, Feb.21-22, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, Apr. 11-12, May 9-10 (Fridays 4:30-7:30pm, Saturdays 8:30am-3:30pm)

Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $250 per semester hour for the following Spring 2014 online technology courses.

EDCT 611 Creating a Technology-Rich Learning Classroom (online) (3 SH)* Timothy Taylor
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. Jan. 14-Apr. 14

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (online) (3 SH)* Timothy Taylor
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. Jan. 14-Apr. 14

Summer 2014

EDLA 611 Adolescent/Young Adult Literature (3 SH) ONLINE 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. June 10-August 12; $25 technology fee

EDDA 631 Research in Risk & Resiliency (3 SH) ONLINE 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. June 10-August 12

EDLA 531 Literacy in Community & Family Arenas (3 SH) ONLINE 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. June 10-August 12

EDDS 601 Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (3 SH) Nadine Larkin
BLENDED course: on site [or WebEx] and 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. May-August; $25 technology fee

EDCI 511 Teaming and Collaboration (3 SH) 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. June 16-20, 8am-4:30pm

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (3 SH) 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. June 23-27, 8am-4:30pm

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3 SH) Donovan Steiner
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. July 7-11, 8am-4:30pm

EDPC 601 Literacy Practicum (3 SH) Tracy Hough
Focuses on applying literacy knowledge and expertise in a clinical or classroom setting. A case study method of assessing literacy progress in a student will be implemented, supervised by a reading specialist. June 19-July 11, no class July 4

Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $250 per semester hour for the following Summer 2014 technology course. Class will be held at the Shenandoah County School Board Office.

EDCT 691 “Creating” with 21st Century Tools (3 SH) Timothy Taylor
Participants will identify, use and evaluate 21st Century Learning Tools that can be used to address the top level of the “new” Bloom’s Taxonomy – Creating. These tools will be used in the context of designing and delivering instruction that is consistent with current best practices for integrating technology. July 14-18, 8am-4:30pm

Please note that course work typically extends beyond the last class session.

Pre-register by completing and submitting the registration form for Main Campus, Harrisonburg, VA. You will be put on the class roster. Official registration will take place prior to the first session of each course. Full payment will be due at the first session.

Order your textbooks from EMU bookstore, delivered to your home or to be picked up at EMU. The tuition rate for the Master of Arts in Education Program and the Graduate in Education Non-degree Program is $400.00 per semester hour unless otherwise noted.* Institutes and special courses contracted with school divisions may vary in tuition rate.

For more information contact:

Don Steiner, Director
MA in Education Program
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
(540) 432-4142 or 432-4350
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