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Graduate Teacher Education


Summer & Fall 2018

Tuition & Fees:
  • $450 per credit - Summer 2018  - Registration closes on June 15
  • $465 per credit - Fall 2018 - Registration closes on August 28
  • Tech Fee: $50/semester

Course registration is multi-step process. Please click here to be directed to the appropriate step based on your status as a new or returning student. Any course you take from another program will be invoiced at the rate of your home program.

If you attempt to register for a course and run into problems or if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Sauder.

Textbook list for Summer 2018

Online & Hybrid Courses

EDDA 501: At-Risk Issues in School and 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 communities.
Instructor: Eric Sents, MA
Dates: July 5 - August 5

EDDA 511: Teaching Diverse Learners (3 credits, Hybrid )
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:  Nadine Larkin , EdD
Dates: August 28 - December 14  - (Tuesdays/Wednesdays from 5-8 pm on 9/5, 9/19, 10/10, 10/23, 11/13, and 12/12)

EDLA 501 L: Foundations of Literacy  (3 credits, Hybrid )
Examines the psychological, social and linguistic components of the developmental processes of reading and writing including phonemic awareness, alphabetic code, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Emphasizes the importance of appropriate instruction and materials according to the child’s developmental stage.
Instructor: Mary Roth, EdD
Dates: August 28 - December 14 - (Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on 9/8, 9/29, 10/27, and 11/17)

EDLA 521 L: Integrated Literacy Instruction (3 credits, Hybrid )
Focuses on literacy learning throughout the curriculum and addresses integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to learning in K-12 classrooms. The course will explore instructional strategies, materials, and issues that impact the development and extension of literacy across the content areas. Technology as a tool for literacy will be an integral part of designing appropriate instruction. The role of research in learning, and specifically in reading and writing will be a focus area.
Instructor: Don Steiner, PhD
Dates: August 28 - December 14 - (Online with synchronous classes via Zoom on Mondays, Sept. 3; Oct. 16; Nov. 12)

Traditional Classroom Courses

Note: Each of the weekly courses, run from 8 am - 5 pm. Some courses have assignments due after the in-person classes end.

*EDCC 521:  Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
Explores peacebuilding and conflict resolution within educational contexts. Focuses on peaceable climates and conflict transformation approaches and integrates peace curricula for individual.
Instructor:  Judy Mullet, PhD
Dates: July 9 - July 13

EDSL 591: ESL Assessment & Support (3 credits)
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.
Instructor:  Katelyn Barlet, EdD
Dates: On-site classes July 10, 13, and 20 from 8 am - 5 pm; Practicum on July 11,12,16-19 from 9 am - 2 pm

EDLA 601:  Multicultural Children's Literature (3 credits)
 Explores multicultural literature for children in a variety of genre. Elementary classroom activities including critical thinking and writing are demonstrated.
Instructor:  Tracy Hough, MA
Dates: July 23 - July 27

EDRJ 601:  Facilitating Circle Processes (3 credits) 
Explores the use of circle processes to build and sustain healthy learning environments in schools or other educational settings. Theoretical foundations and core assumptions will be discussed as well as different ways circles can be utilized to build community, resolve conflict, create safe instructional spaces, and promote social and emotional competency. Participants will learn how to design and implement circles, and will have the opportunity to practice facilitating circles, garnering feedback from instructor and colleagues.
Instructor: Kathy Evans, PhD
Dates: July 23 - July 27 

*EDCC 551: Action Research in Educational Settings (3 credits)
Examines quantitative and qualitative research studies that impact education. Presents action research theory and design so that students may apply action research to their individual programs.
Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy.
Instructor:  Nadine Larkin, EdD
Dates: August 28 - December 14 - (Wednesdays from 5 - 8 pm on 8/29, 9/12, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/14, and 12/5)

* = Core Curriculum for the Master of Arts in Education degree

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