Spring 2018

Spring registration opens
Tuesday, November 7

Tuition & Fees:

  • $450 per credit
  • Tech Fee: $50/semester

Course registration is multi-step process. Please click the “Apply/Register” box to be directed to the appropriate step based on your status as a new or returning student.

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

Textbook list for Spring 2018


Online & Hybrid Courses

EDCC 531 Social & 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.
Instructor: Paul Yoder
Online: January 10 – May 2, 2018

EDLA 651 Developing an Effective 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. Emphasizes professional development, leadership and advocacy for reading specialists.
Instructor: Jennifer Whorrall
Dates: January 10 – May 2, 2018; may need to participate via Zoom webconference on specific dates

EDRJ 621 Restorative Discipline: Accountability & 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: Robert Garrity
Dates: January 10 – May 2, 2018

EDSL 611 ESL Professional Development Portfolio (1 credit, HYBRID)
Includes discussions and reading on professional development appropriate for teaching English as a Second Language Learners. Requires the development of a professional portfolio for instructing English Language Learners.
Instructor: Donovan Steiner
Hybrid: January 10 – May 2, 2018; class will meet face-to-face on January 17, February 21, and March 21 from 4:30-5:30pm

EDSL 581 Language & Culture (3 credits, HYBRID)
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: Carmen Rowe
Dates: January 10 – May 2, 2018. Meet synchronously online on Fridays, February 2 & 23, 5:00-9:00pm; meet in traditional classroom on Friday, Apr 13, 5:00-9:00pm and on Saturdays, February 3 & 24 and April 14, 8:00am-5:00 pm


Traditional Classroom Courses

EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3 credits)
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: Susan Finn Miller
Dates: Saturdays, 8:30 am-3:30 pm: January 13 and March 10, 2018; Wednesday evenings, 5:30-8:30 pm: January 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21

EDLA 591 Differentiated Literacy Instruction (3 credits)
Develops an understanding of how children learn to read and write with an emphasis on differentiation and best practices to assist a variety of learners, while increasing fluency, phonics, vocabulary and comprehension. Examines current reading research based on the findings of the National Reading Panel, considering its implication for classroom instruction.
Instructor: Crystal Loose
Dates: January 10 – May 2, 2018; specific class location and session dates to be determined

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: Mentor will be assigned
Dates: January 10 – May 2, 2018; specific class location and session dates to be determined


Educational Technology Course Offerings

NOTE: *Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following Spring 2018 technology courses.

EDCT 501 Technology to Enhance Learning (3 credits, ONLINE)
Focuses on strategies and delivery systems of instruction which are now available to teachers through the use of technology. Investigates how a wide range of electronic information technology might affirm core values and promote excellent teaching practices. Emphasizes hands-on learning.
Instructor: Stephanie Failes
Online: January – May, 2018 (*special tuition rate: $300 per semester hour)

EDCT 611 Creating a Technology-Rich Learning Classroom (3 credits, ONLINE)
Enhances and further develops techniques to effectively provide student-centered technology-based classroom instruction.
Instructor: Timothy Taylor
Online: January – May, 2018 (*special tuition rate: $300 per semester hour)


Preview: Summer 2018 Courses

Note: Registration for Summer courses opens Febuary 6, 2018

EDCC 501: Creating Cultures of Change (Traditional Classroom)
EDCC 521: Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (Traditional Classroom)
EDCC 531: Social & Ethical Issues in Education (Traditional Classroom)
EDCI 501: Curriculum & Instructional Strategies (Traditional Classroom)
EDDA 501: At-Risk Issues in School & Community (Online)
EDDA 631: Research in Risk & Resiliency (Online)
EDDS 511: Foundations & Procedural Issues in Spec. Ed. (Hybrid)
EDDS 601: Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (Hybrid)
EDLA 601: Multicultural Children’s Literature (Traditional Classroom)
EDPC 602: Clinic I: Diagnosis of Reading & Writing Diff. (Traditional Classroom)
EDPC 603: Clinic II: Integrative Approach to Assess. & Inst. (Traditional Classroom)
EDRJ 601: Facilitating Circle Processes (Traditional Classroom)
EDSL 541: Foundations of ESL (Traditional Classroom)
EDSL 551: Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (Traditional Classroom)
EDSL 591: ESL Assessment & Support (Traditional Classroom)

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