Summer 2018

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. 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

EDDS 511:  Foundations and Procedural Issues in Special Education (3 credits, Hybrid)
Focuses on recent changes within special education policy and law that directly impact the classroom teacher. Presents ways to use Internet services to keep current with procedural issues.
Instructor: Dr. Nadine Larkin
Dates:  May 8 - July 20  (Tuesday, May 8, 5:00-7:00 pm synchronous session in a classroom, then the rest asynchronous online

EDDS 601: Advocacy Issues Within Special Education (3 credits, Hybrid)
Recognizes the impact and importance of decision-making and the dynamics of advocacy. Includes 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: Dr. Nadine Larkin
May 9 - July 20  (Wednesday, May 9, 5:00-7:00 pm synchronous session in a classroom, then the rest asynchronous online)

EDAI 541:  Shaping a Community of Learners (3 credits, Online)
During this course, students will be asked to reflect on their spiritual journey, to craft a personal mission statement for teaching, and to integrate faith seamlessly into their classroom instruction. (Non–educators will adapt this assignment to their work.) Faith development for children and youth will inform teaching practice that is content and grade specific.
Instructor:  Donovan Steiner, PhD
Dates: May 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018

EDDA 571:  Trauma, Restoration, and Resilience in Educational Environments
(3 credits, Online)
Introduces education personnel to the core concepts of adverse experiences, toxic stress, trauma, restoration, self-care, and resilience. This course provides a research-based, strength-based approach to creating a trauma-informed, resilience-fostering educational environment, with efforts to mitigate the impact of trauma and enhance the protective factors that provide the foundation for academic success and positive peer and staff interactions.
Instructor:  Meg Sander, PhD
Dates:  May 7 - June 29

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


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.

EDPC 602:  Clinic I: Diagnosis of Reading & Writing Difficulties (3 credits)
Designed on 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. Prerequisite: EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy
Jody Allen, MEd
June 15 - 26

EDCC 501:  Creating Cultures of Change (3  credits) 
Emphasizes concepts such as reflective practice, student centered learning, and processes for change. Applying a constructivist perspective, participants will learn how to become meaningful change agents in classrooms and school settings. Emphasis will be placed on integrating theory with the world of practice as participants work through models of change utilizing their first-hand experiences within their own classrooms and educational settings.
Instructor:  Ron Shultz, MA
Dates: June 18 - June 22

EDCC 531:  Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3 credits ) 
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, PhD
Dates: June 25-June 29

EDPC 603:  Clinic II: Integrative Approach to Assessment & Instruction (3 credits)
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.
Instructor:  Jody Allen, MEd
Dates: June 15; June 25 - July 6

EDSL 541:  Foundations of English as a Second Language (3 credits)
Provides an introduction and background on English Language Learners including the psychological, social, cultural, and linguistic components of the developmental process in learning a second language. Emphasizes what teachers can do to provide appropriate instruction based on the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors.
Instructor:  Katelyn Barlet, EdD
Dates: June 18 - June 22

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

EDCI 501:  Curriculum and Instructional Strategies (3 credits)
Examines the philosophical foundations of curriculum development and implementation. Curriculum mapping, interdisciplinary inquiry, activity curricula and culturally responsive development will be discussed.
Instructor:  Cathy Smeltzer Erb. PhD
Dates: July 16 - July 20

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 


For more information contact:

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1846 Charter Lane, P.O. Box 10936
Lancaster PA 17605-0936
(717) 397-5190 or (866) 368-5262

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