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 2019

EDRJ 621 Restorative Discipline: Accountability and Restoration in Schools (3 SH)
Bob Garrity
Applies restorative justice principles to individual student, classroom, school and community practices that support safe, caring schools. Designed for teachers, counselors, administrators, social workers and others who work with discipline issues in K-12 schools. Participants learn how to facilitate classroom meetings and family group conferences. Hybrid Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 14, 28, Mar. 7, 21, Apr. 4, 11, 25; Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm, remainder of instruction online; Face-to-face classes are available via Zoom.us for distance learners.

EDCI 500 Foundations of Curriculum Development (3 SH)
Donovan Steiner
Explores curriculum development through the design and delivery of instruction for student learning. This foundation course explores how to plan for instruction including daily and unit lesson planning, how to create learning objectives, enabling activities and tasks, and how to develop formative and summative assessments. Uses contemporary learning theories to demonstrate how different lesson plan templates align with that particular theory. TBA

EDSL 581 Language and Culture (online 3 SH)
Alexis Rutt
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. Online Jan. 9-May 2

EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (online 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. Online Jan. 9-May 2; $50 technology fee

EDLA 511 Literacy Assessment (3 SH)
Barbara Wheatley
Focuses on assessment as the basis for instruction. Teachers will learn to administer multiple assessments to diagnose and document a student’s literacy development. Teachers will also examine the design and purpose of national, state and district assessments. (Prerequisite: EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy or instructor’s permission.) Hybrid format; Face-to-face classes Jan. 15, Feb. 5, 26, Mar. 26, Apr. 23, 4:00-7:00pm; remainder of instruction online 

EDLA 581 Word Study (1 SH)
Jennifer Turner

Explores the development of orthographic knowledge of spelling. Provides hands-on experience in designing, implementing and assessing developmentally appropriate tasks for students’ needs in spelling phonics and vocabulary.  Mar. 5, 19, Apr. 2, 16, 30; Tuesdays, 5:00-8:00pm

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.  Hybrid Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 14, 28, Mar. 14, 21, Apr. 4, 11; Thursdays, 4:30-8:00pm, remainder of instruction online 

Online Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following Spring 2019 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 Jan. 15-May 2 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit 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 Jan. 15-May 2 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

EDCT 611 Creating a Technology-Rich Learning Classroom (online 3 SH)
Timothy Taylor 
Identifies, uses and evaluates technology resources in the context of designing and delivering instruction that is consistent with current best practices for integrating technology. The National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers will be referenced throughout the course. Online Jan. 15-May 2 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

Summer 2019

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.

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.* 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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