Graduate Teacher Education


Spring 2019

Tuition & Fees:
  • $465 per credit - Spring 2019 - Registration closes on December 15
  • 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

Online & Hybrid Courses

EDCC 531: Social and Ethical Issues in Education ( 3 credits, Online)
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. Online Jan. 9-May 2; $50 technology fee
Instructor: Paul J. Yoder, PhD
Dates: January  9 - May 2

EDSL 611: ESL Professional Development Portfolio (1 credit, Hybrid)
Includes discussions and readings on professional development appropriate for teaching English as a Second Language learners. Requires the development of a professional portfolio that includes three major components: (a) a personal educational philosophy for instructing English Language Learners, (b) a brief classroom action research project, and (c) a personal professional development plan.
Instructor: Don Steiner, PhD
Dates: Meetings online on Thursday: January 10, January 31, and March 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

EDRJ 621:  Restorative Discipline: Accountability and Restoration in Schools (3 credits, Online)
Applies restorative justice principles to individual student, classroom, school and community practices that support safe, caring schools. Designed for teachers, counselors, administrators, social workers and others who work with discipline issues in K-12 schools. Participants learn how to facilitate classroom meetings and family group conferences.
Instructor: Bob Garrity
Dates: Meetings online on  Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm,  January 10, 24, February. 7, 14, 28, March 14, 21, April 18;  remainder of instruction online. 

EDLA 651: Developing an Effective School-Wide Reading Program (3 credits, Hybrid)
Provides practical knowledge about developing and implementing K-12 reading programs. Develops the strategies and understandings needed to provide a diverse student body with effective reading instruction and provides support for making changes in teaching and in program design to increase student achievement. Emphasis will be placed on examining the personal characteristics of literacy leaders as well as examining the organization and management of school environments needed to support literacy development.
Instructor: Jody Allen, MEd
Dates: January 9 - May 2 (Face-to-face classes on Saturdays 1/12, 2/9, 3/2, 3/16, & 4/27 from 8:30 am - 12 pm from 8:30 am - 12 pm)

Traditional Classroom Courses

Note:  Some courses have assignments due after the in-person classes end.

EDPC 611: Action Research Project (3 credits )
Incorporates a written report and delivery of a student-designed action research project. Under faculty mentor supervision, Action Research Projects may take a variety of formats: curriculum restructuring projects, staff development projects, research for public policy change, research for publication, etc. Prerequisite: EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings.
Instructor: Nadine Larkin, EdD
Dates: January 16 - May 1 (5 - 8 pm on Wednesdays 1/16, 3/6, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1) 

EDSL 581: Language and Culture (3 credits)
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.
Instructor:  Carmen Rowe, EdD
Synchronous Online: 5-9 pm on Fridays February 1 and 22
Face-to-face: From 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb 2, 23, and April 13; Friday, April 12 from 5-9 pm

* = 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