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Current Course Offerings

Our program offers flexibility when it comes to your schedule! All courses are currently being offered online; some courses have synchronous sessions.

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

Fall 2021

EDRJ 551 Foundations of Restorative Justice in Education (3 SH) Kathy Evans and Aundrea Smiley
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. Online Asynchronous and Synchronous; synchronous sessions 4:30-7:30pm on the following Thursdays: Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 9

EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 SH) Don Steiner
Emphasizes concepts such as reflective practice, student centered learning, and processes for transformative change. Applying a constructivist perspective, participants will learn how to become meaningful change agents in classrooms and educational settings. Emphasis will be placed on integrating theory with practice as participants work through models of change utilizing their first-hand experiences within their own classrooms and educational settings. Online Asynchronous and Synchronous; synchronous sessions 4:30-7:30pm on the following Tuesdays: Sept. 7, Oct. 19,  Dec. 7

EDDS 551 IEP Development and Implementation (3 SH) Melissa Bentley
Foundational to the provision of a free appropriate public education for K-12 students with disabilities, this comprehensive course provides a working knowledge of the procedural and substantive requirements, step-by-step instructions on writing IEPs, skills in data collection and use in decision making, and strategies for successful meetings. Designed for teachers and administrators of K-12 students with disabilities accessing the general curriculum. Mondays, 5:30-8:20pm, Sept. 6 - Dec. 17 In-person; also available virtually

EDDA 571 Trauma, Restoration, and Resilience in Educational Environments (3 SH) Wynne Kinder
Introduces school personnel to the core concepts of students' adverse experiences, toxic stress, trauma, restoration, self-care, and resilience in the school environment, and provides a research-based, strength-based approach to creating a trauma-informed, resilience-fostering school environment. Traumatic events may cause a child to have academic difficulty, behavior that interferes with learning or violates codes of student conduct, and troubled relationships with peers and school staff.  Conversely, trauma-informed, resilience-fostering school environments can mitigate the impact of trauma and enhance the protective factors that provide the foundation for health, academic success, and positive peer and staff interactions. Online Asynchronous and Synchronous; synchronous sessions 5:30-8:00pm on the following Thursdays: Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 9; in-person/synchronous class on Saturday, Oct. 23, 8:30am-3:30pm

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 SH) Don Steiner
This course is designed to give an overview of action research, particularly action research that is conducted within educational settings. Emphasis is placed upon gaining an understanding of the difference between qualitative and quantitative research design, as well as becoming competent in setting up an action research project. Participants are taught within the course to use computer technology to conduct a literature review, collect, analyze and interpret data. Participants prepare an action research proposal, ready to be fine-tuned with their program mentor. (Pre-requisite: admission to candidacy) Online Asynchronous and Synchronous; synchronous sessions 4:30-7:30pm on the following Thursdays: Sept. 2, Oct. 14,  Dec. 2

Online Education Technology classes (asynchronous)

Special tuition pricing on the following fall online courses: $325 per semester hour

New course graphicEDCT 561 Designing Personal and Authentic Learning Experiences (3 SH)
Timothy Taylor
Inspires educators to implement real-world, personal, authentic learning experiences that lead to student success, investigating relevant problems and creating products that have real-life purposes while offering a rich variety of strategies and ideas to spark interest and deepen content knowledge. Students acquire skills in the 5 Cs of communication, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and citizenship. Integration of literacy, strategic use of technology and performance assessments are emphasized, aligning with ISTE Standards for Educators and Students. Online Asynchronous: Sept. 13 - Dec. 4; Special tuition $325/SH

EDCT 541 Instructional Technology for Problem (Project) Based Learning (PBL) (3 SH) Timothy Taylor
In the 21st century workplace, success requires more than just basic knowledge and skills. In Problem-Based Learning, students not only understand content more deeply but also learn how to take responsiblity 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 Asynchronous: Sept. 13 - Dec. 4; Special tuition $325/SH

EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (3 SH) Timothy Taylor
Gives participants the opportunity to explore Web 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. Online Asynchronous: Sept. 13 - Dec. 4; Special tuition $325/SH

The tuition rate for the Graduate Teacher Education Program and the Graduate in Education Non-degree Program is $489.00 per semester hour unless otherwise noted.* There is also a general student services fee of $12/semester hour. Institutes, cohort agreements, and special courses contracted with school divisions may vary in tuition rate. 

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Graduate Teacher Education Program
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462

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