Spring 2018

Spring registration opens Tuesday, October 3

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 Lisa Sauder.

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

EDRJ 621 Restorative Discipline: Accountability in the Classroom (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
January 10 – May 2, 2018. Sessions by video conference on Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 8, 15, Mar. 1, 15, 22, Apr. 19 (Thursdays, 4:30-7:30 pm); remaining sessions online 

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  the following Wednesdays - January 17, February 21 and March 21, 5:00pm-6:00pm

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

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:  Dr. Nadine Larkin
Dates:  Wednesdays, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, and March 21 from 6:00pm – 9:00 pm


Traditional Classroom Courses

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 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (3 credits, ONLINE)
Explores Google tools that can be built into lessons to assist with classroom management and instruction. Participants will collaborate on ways to use these tools to have the greatest positive impact in their classrooms. Participants should be comfortable with surfing the web. O(*special tuition rate: $300 per semester hour)
Instructor: Timothy Taylor
Jan. 16-May 1 , 2018

EDCT 541 Instructional Technology for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) (3 credits, ONLINE)
Explores 21st century workplace success beyond basic knowledge and skills. In Problem-Based Learning, students not only understand content more deeply but also learn how to take responsibility and build confidence, solve problems, work collaboratively, communicate ideas, and be creative innovators. Participants will identify, use and evaluate technology resources in the context of designing and delivering instruction using the Problem-Based Learning instructional method.  
Instructor: Timothy Taylor
Online: January 16-May 1, 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 February 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:

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

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