Course Offerings

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 EDT. 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 $14 per semester hour will be charged. 

Summer semester 2024

EDRJ 601 Facilitating Circle Processes (3 SH online) Martha Brown
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, create safe learning spaces, promote social and emotional competency, and resolve conflict. Participants, including educators, administrators, school counselors, or other school-based personnel, will learn how to design and facilitate Circles in education related contexts. 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. Online Asynchronous and Synchronous, July 1-26; Synchronous sessions (via Zoom) on July 22-26, 1:00-5:00pm

EDLA 501  Foundations of Literacy (3 SH online) Mary Roth
Examines the psychological, social, cultural and linguistic components of the developmental processes of reading and writing.  The focus of the course is to develop an understanding of how children learn to read; to understand the spelling system of English orthography and how that influences word knowledge in reading and writing; to acquire an ability to select materials appropriate to the child's developmental stage and to explore what we as teachers can do to provide appropriate instruction.  Appropriate instruction is based on the findings of the National Reading Panel and feature research and its implications in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. Online Asynchronous, May 6 - June 28

EDLA 521  Integrated Literacy Instruction (3 SH online) TBA
Focuses on literacy learning throughout the curriculum and addresses integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to learning in K-12 classrooms. The course will explore instructional strategies, materials, and issues that impact the development and extension of literacy across the curriculum.  Students will use technology to share information and design appropriate instruction. Research in literacy instruction and specifically in oral language, reading, writing, and viewing will be a focus area. Online Asynchronous, July 1 - August 16

Online Educational Technology classes (asynchronous)

*Special tuition pricing on the following summer online course: $325 per semester hour

EDCT 691 "Creating" with 21st Century Tools (3 SH online) Timothy Taylor
Participants will identify, use and evaluate 21 st Century Learning Tools that can be used to address the top level of 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 Asynchronous, May 14-July 9.


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The tuition rate for the Graduate Teacher Education courses is $499.00 per semester hour unless otherwise noted.* There is also a general student services fee of $14/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,

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

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