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Current Course Offerings

Our program offers flexibility when it comes to your schedule with various methods of course delivery and participation! All times listed are EST.

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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. 

Spring 2022

EDSL 581 Language and Culture (3 SH online) Deserae Richards
Enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate ways in which culture and language influence each other. Surveys the basics of sociolinguistics 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. Additionally, course participants will investigate and reflect on issues of identity, power, and inequality that stem from linguistic diversity. Online Asynchronous January 12 - May 6.

EDRJ 551 Foundations of Restorative Justice in Education (3 SH online) 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 via Zoom 4:30-7:30pm (EST) on the following Thursdays: Jan. 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3, 17, 31, Apr. 14, 28.

EDRJ 581 Analyzing Conflict in Educational Settings (3 SH online) Kathy Evans
When educators develop strong analytic skills, they are able to more deeply understand a situation, consider that situation from multiple perspectives, investigate causes, explore relationships, and ultimately design more effective responses to conflict, student behavior, or harm. This course 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. Online Asynchronous and Synchronous; synchronous sessions via Zoom 10:00am-2:00pm (EST) on the following Saturdays: Jan. 22, Feb. 12, Mar. 26, Apr. 9.

EDRJ 601 (Section A) Facilitating Circle Processes (3 SH online) Anita Wadhwa (see Anita's bio from our 2020 RJE conference)
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 learning spaces, and promote social and emotional competency. Participants, including educators, administrators, school counselors, or other school based personnel, will learn how to design and implement Circles in education related contexts. Online Asynchronous and Synchronous; synchronous sessions via Zoom 5:30-8:30pm (EST) on the following Tuesdays: Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 22, Apr. 5, Apr. 19.

EDRJ 601 (Section B) Facilitating Circle Processes (3 SH in-person) Christy Norment
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 learning spaces, and promote social and emotional competency. Participants, including educators, administrators, school counselors, or other school based personnel, will learn how to design and implement Circles in education related contexts. In-Person combined with Asynchronous; In-Person classes at EMU Harrisonburg 4:30-7:30pm (EST) on the following Thursdays: Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, Mar. 10, Mar. 24, Apr. 7, Apr. 21.

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3 SH online) Paul Yoder
Examines historical, sociological, philosophical, ethical, legal, and multicultural issues in education. Students analyze and discuss authentic case studies designed to further equip you as a decision maker and leader in educational settings. Special attention is given to discussion of how public policy in education is shaped by the community’s social and ethical concerns. Online Asynchronous through EMU Lancaster, January 12-May 6.

EDRJ 621 RJE Principles and Practices for Schools (3 SH online) Bob Garrity
Applies restorative justice principles to individual student, classroom, school, and community-based practices that support safe, just, and caring schools. Restorative justice practices are based on restorative justice values and principles that promote relational approaches to school discipline, communication, pedagogy, and other interactions. Designed for teachers, counselors, administrators, social workers, and others who work within educational contexts. Participants engage with both formal and informal RJE practices, including the facilitation of classroom meetings, restorative circles, and family group conferences.  Online Asynchronous and Synchronous through EMU Lancaster, January 12-May 6.

EDPC 611 Action Research Project (3 SH) Don Steiner
Incorporates a written report and delivery of a student-designed action research project. Under faculty 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 and admission to Candidacy. Asynchronous with 1:1 mentoring, January 12-May 6

Online Education Technology classes (asynchronous)

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

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (3 SH online) Timothy Taylor
Explores standard and new Google tools that can be used in the classroom to assist with classroom management and instruction. Teachers will increase their knowledge using discussion threads, reflection papers, lesson plans involving the implementation of Google tools, and a course project where candidates use a Google tool for professional or student development or enhancement. Participants will collaborate on ways to use these tools to have the greatest positive impact in their classrooms. Online Asynchronous: January 18-April 8; Special tuition $325/SH

EDCT 541 Instructional Technology for Problem (Project) Based Learning (PBL) (3 SH online) 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 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 Asynchronous: January 18-April 8; Special tuition $325/SH

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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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Questions? Contact Us!

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

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

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