Course Offerings

Our program offers flexibility when it comes to your schedule!

Main Campus in Harrisonburg, Va.

Courses scheduled for upcoming semesters are listed below.

  • Returning students can register through myEMU.
  • New students should complete the registration form for Main Campus, Harrisonburg, VA for the courses below to be added to the class roster.

Full payment for tuition, is due at the first class, or by pre-payment through your myEMU CASHNet account. A student services fee of $12 per semester hour will be charged. 

Spring/Summer 2018

EDLA 531 Literacy in Community & Family Arenas (online 3 SH)  Donovan Steiner
Addresses literacy development in a larger scope than traditionally covered through school, focusing on personal, cultural and political issues related to adult literacy.  Addresses adult literacy in the context of various settings, including family literacy, workplace literacy and community literacy programs. Mar. 19-May 18; final assignment due June 15

Summer 2018

EDDA 501 At-Risk Issues in School and Community (Online 3 SH) Eric Sents
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.  July 5 - August 5; $50 technology fee

EDDA 571 Trauma, Restoration, and Resilience in Educational Environments (Online 3 SH) Meg Sander
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 health, academic success, and positive peer and staff interactions. May 7 -June 29; $50 technology fee

EDAI 541:  Shaping a Community of Learners (Online 3 SH) Donovan Steiner
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. May 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018

EDCI 511 Teaming and Collaboration (3 SH)  Meg Sander
Focuses on collaborative strategies for teaming among educators, parents and community agencies. Examines models of consensus building, team leadership, team planning, collaborative strategies and school-community partnerships within the context of inclusive classrooms and transition programs for at-risk learners. June 11-15, 8am-4:30pm

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (3 SH) Judy Mullet
Explores peacebuilding and conflict transformation within educational contexts. Focuses on peaceable climates and conflict transformation approaches and integrates peace curricula for individual classroom settings and within specific schools. June 18-22, 8am-4:30pm

EDPC 601 Literacy Practicum (3 SH) Tracy Hough
Focuses on applying literacy knowledge and expertise in a clinical or classroom setting. A case study method of assessing literacy progress in a student will be implemented, supervised by a reading specialist.  June 21-July 13, 8am-3pm; no class July 4

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3 SH) Paul J. Yoder
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. July 9-13, 8am-4:30pm

EDRJ 581 Analyzing Conflict in Educational Settings (3 SH) Kathy Evans
Exposes educators to various models of understanding the nature of conflict, including but not limited to identity, human needs and motivations, power dynamics, structural violence, change theories, systems analysis, and trauma. Analytic frameworks will be applied specifically to educational situations. Hybrid,  Online beginning June 1; face-to-face July 16-18, 8:00am-4:30pm

Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following Summer 2018 technology course.

Class will be held at the Shenandoah County School Board Office

EDCT 691 “Creating” with 21st Century Tools 3 SH Timothy Taylor
Participants will identify, use and evaluate 21st Century Learning Tools that can be used to address the top level of the “new” Bloom’s Taxonomy – Creating. These tools will be used in the context of designing and delivering instruction that is consistent with current best practices for integrating technology. July 9-13, 8am-4:30pm (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

Fall 2018

EDRJ 551 Foundations of Restorative Justice in Education (3 SH) Ram Bhagat
Introduces Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) as a culture and a set of practices that are implemented to facilitate learning communities, supporting and respecting the inherent dignity and worth of all. Viewing RJE as a holistic approach, this course examines the three core components of RJE: creating just and equitable learning environments; nurturing healthy relationships; and repairing harm and transforming conflict. Class focuses on the underlying values of RJE and the foundational beliefs that guide RJE, and includes application of case studies and situations provided by class participants. Hybrid Sept. 6, 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15, Dec. 6; Thursdays, 4:30-7:45, remainder of instruction online

EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 SH) Donovan Steiner
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. Sept. 15, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10; Saturdays 8:30am-3:30pm; remainder of instruction online   

EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 SH) Paul J. Yoder
Enables students to identify, compare, and contrast various approaches to language teaching, and underlying beliefs about language learning/teaching. There will be exposure to a variety of teaching techniques in each of the main language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary). Attention will be given to ways of assessing language proficiency and doing needs assessment for a variety of student populations in order to shape instruction effectively. $30 course fee for practicum.  Sept. 3-Dec. 14; Mondays, 7:00-9:50pm

EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy (3 SH) 
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. Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1; Saturdays, 8:30am-4:30pm

EDDA 571 Trauma, Restoration, and Resilience in Educational Environments (3 SH) 
Meg Sander
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 health, academic success, and positive peer and staff interactions.  Sept. 6-Dec. 13; Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm

EDCI 541 Supporting Positive Classroom Behaviors (3 SH) Kendal Swartzentruber
Conducts analyses and critiques of actual cases in education in which behavior management is the major issue. Lectures, discussions, and assignments give students the background and tools needed to conduct case analyses, focusing on important principles of behavior management as well as evidence-based practices found in current literature and personal experience. Aug. 29-Dec. 12; Wednesdays, 7:00-8:50pm; additional instruction online

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 SH) Meg Sander
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. Sept. 5 - Dec. 12; Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30pm

Online Educational Technology Course Offerings*

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

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (online 3 SH) Timothy Taylor
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. Online Sept. 11-Dec. 7 (*special tuition rate: $300 per semester hour)

EDCT 541 Instructional Technology for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) (online 3 SH) Timothy Taylor
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. Online Sept. 11-Dec. 7 (*special tuition rate: $300 per semester hour)

EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (online 3 SH) Timothy Taylor
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 impact in their classrooms. Participants should be comfortable with surfing the web. Online Sept. 11-Dec. 7 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

Please note that course work typically extends beyond the last class session.

Order your textbooks from EMU bookstore, delivered to your home or to be picked up at EMU. The tuition rate for the Graduate Teacher Education Program and the Graduate in Education Non-degree Program is $450.00 per semester hour unless otherwise noted.* Beginning August 1, tuition will be $465.00 per semester hour Institutes and special courses contracted with school divisions may vary in tuition rate.

Questions? Contact Us!

Please contact Yvonne Martin, graduate education program assistant, at 540-432-4350 or 540-432-4142. Email Yvonne at mained@emu.edu, yvonne.martin@emu.edu

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