Current Course Offerings

Main Campus in Harrisonburg, VA

Our program offers flexibility when it comes to your schedule! 

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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. 

Summer 2019

Please note that course work extends beyond the face-to-face class sessions listed for summer one-week intensive courses.

EDSL 571 Language Acquisition and Grammar (online 3 SH)
Tu Phillips

Explores current topics and issues in the study of language acquisition, language development and grammar. Participants will study practical ideas for teaching grammar in the context of today’s classroom. Online May 20-August 2

EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (3 SH)
Judy Mullet

Explores peacebuilding and conflict resolution within educational contexts. Focuses on peaceable climates and conflict transformation approaches and integrates peace curricula for individual classroom settings and within specific schools. June 17-21, 8am-4:30pm

EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3 SH)
Kendal Swartzentruber
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. July 8-12, 8am-4:30pm

EDRJ 601 Facilitating Circle Processes (3 SH)
Kathy Evans
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 instructional spaces, and promote social and emotional competency. Participants will learn how to design and implement Circles. In addition to learning about the guiding principles of the circle process, participants will have the opportunity to practice facilitating Circles and garnering feedback from the instructor and their colleagues.  July 22-26, 8am-4:30pm

Online Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following Summer 2019 technology course.
EDCT 691 “Creating” with 21st Century Tools (online 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. Online May 13-July 5 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

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


Fall 2019

Traditional classes

EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 SH)
Paul Yoder/Cathy Smeltzer Erb
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. Aug. 27-Dec. 13, Monday evenings, 7pm-10pm

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 SH)
Michelle Crotteau
Gives 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. TBA

Hybrid Classes

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. 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. TBA

EDRJ 551 Foundations of Restorative Justice in Education (3 SH)
Kathy Evans
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 Aug. 29-Dec. 12.; Thursdays, 4:30-7:45, remainder of instruction online

EDDA 571 Trauma, Restoration, and Resilience in Educational Environments (3 SH)
April Howard

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.  Aug. 29-Dec. 12; Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm

Online classes

*Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following Fall 2019 technology courses.

EDCT 531 Everything Google for the Classroom (online, 3 SH)
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. Sept. 3-Dec. 9 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

 EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (online, 3 SH)
Timothy Taylor

Explores 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. Sept. 3-Dec. 9 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

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 $465.00 per semester hour unless otherwise noted.* Beginning August 25, tuition will be $475.00 per semester hour unless otherwise noted. Institutes 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 540-432-4350 or 540-432-4142. Email Yvonne at,

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

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