Summer & Fall 2018

Tuition & Fees:
  • $450 per credit - Summer 2018  - Registration closes on June 15
  • $465 per credit - Fall 2018
  • 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

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

*EDCC 551:  Action Research in Educational Settings (3 credits, Online)
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)

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)


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

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

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 

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

For more information contact:

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Lancaster PA 17605-0936
(717) 397-5190 or (866) 368-5262

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