Fall 2015

Cost per credit hour: $425
Cost to audit per credit hour: $142
Tech fee: $40/semester
Course times: Fri 6-9 pm; Sat 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Online Educational Technology Course Offerings

Note: Course tuition is $300 per credit hour for the following Fall 2015 online technology courses.

EDCT 681: Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (3 credits)
Explores online tools that can be used in the classroom 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.
Instructor: Timothy Taylor
Online: Sept 8-December 15

EDCT 531: Everything Google for the Classroom (3 credits)
Explores Google tools that can be used in the classroom 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. Sept. 8-Dec. 15
Instructor: Timothy Taylor
Online: Sept 8-December 15

Blended Course

PAX 571: Restorative Justice: The Promise, The Challenge (3 credits)
Provides a critical examination of the fundamental roots, principles and practices of restorative justice. Participants will examine how restorative justice presents an alternative approach that addresses the needs and roles of key “stakeholders” (victims, offenders, communities, and justice systems) and draws from traditional or indigenous approaches to justice. The intersections of restorative justice and trauma healing, nonviolence, community building, and transitional justice processes will be explored. This course may be taken via Zoom at EMU Lancaster site or via your computer at home. Participants will need to download Zoom.
Instructor: Johonna Turner
Synchronous online dates: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 pm., September 7-December 14

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: Dr. Katelyn Barlet
On site; Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays 8:30 am – 3:30 pm – September 18-19, October 2-3, October 23-24, November 13-14

Traditional Classroom Courses

EDLA 501: Foundations of Literacy (3 credits)
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: Dr. Mary Roth
On-site dates: September 11-12, September 25-26, October 9-10, October 23-24, November 13-14

EDSL 611: ESL Professional Development Portfolio (1 credit)
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 © a personal professional development plan. Pre-requisites: EDSL 541, 551, 571, 581 591.
Instructor: Dr. Don Steiner
On-site dates: Thursdays, Sept. 3, 24, Oct. 8, 22
Special Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Key and Notes:

* Meets PDE requirements for Inclusive Classrooms credits
Please note that coursework usually extends beyond the last class session.

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