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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 ET. In-person classes are held in Harrisonburg, VA.

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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 2022

EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 SH online) Ron Shultz 
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: Mondays, 7:00-9:30pm ET on Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 17, 31, Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 12

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 SH online) TBA
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 TBA

EDRJ 551 Foundations of RJE (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: Thursdays, 7:00-9:30pm ET, Sept. 8, 22, Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 17, Dec. 8

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, Synchronous sessions: selected Tuesdays Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 4, 18, Nov. 1, 15, Dec. 13, 7:00-9:30pm

EDRJ 625 RJE Practicum (3 SH online) Bob Garrity
This practicum is designed to give candidates field experience opportunities for the implementation of Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) practices.  Forty (40) contact hours of RJE practice and observation is required along with preparing a case study on current RJE implementation. Candidates will complete the practicum with an assigned mentor either in their current educational setting or with an RJE practitioner in another context. Asynchronous and Synchronous, Synchronous sessions on these Thursdays: Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 7:00-9:30pm
Prerequisite: RJE Graduate Certificate OR Admission to MA in Education program and completion of RJE Concentration Courses

EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 SH Hybrid) Paul 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. Online Asynchronous and Synchronous/In person, Synchronous sessions: Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm ET, Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 8

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Online Education Technology classes (asynchronous)

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

EDCT 561 Designing Personal and Authentic Learning Experiences (3 SH online) 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. 6; *Special tuition $325/SH

EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (3 SH online) 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. 6; *Special tuition $325/SH


The tuition rate for the Graduate Teacher Education courses 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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Please contact Yvonne Martin, graduate education program assistant, at 540-432-4142. Email Yvonne at,

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

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