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. 

Fall 2018

EDRJ 551 Foundations of Restorative Justice in Education (3 SH)
Ram Bhagat

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 Sept. 6, 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15, Dec. 6; Thursdays, 4:30-7:45, remainder of instruction online

EDDA 571 Trauma, Restoration, and Resilience in Educational Environments (3 SH)  
Meg Sander
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. 30-Dec. 13; Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm

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 settings. 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. Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10; Saturdays 8:30am-3:30pm; remainder of instruction online   

EDSL 551 Methods of Teaching ESL/FL (3 SH) 
Paul J. 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.  Sept. 3-Dec. 14; Mondays, 7:00-9:50pm

EDLA 501 Foundations of Literacy (3 SH) 
Barbara Wheatley
Examines the psychological, social and linguistic components of the developmental processes of reading and writing including phonemic awareness, alphabetic code, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Emphasizes the importance of appropriate instruction and materials according to the child’s developmental stage. Sept. 5, Oct. 3, 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 12; Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00pm; remainder of instruction online

EDCI 541 Supporting Positive Classroom Behaviors (3 SH) 
Kendal Swartzentruber
Conducts analyses and critiques of actual cases in education in which behavior management is the major issue. Lectures, discussions, and assignments give students the background and tools needed to conduct case analyses, focusing on important principles of behavior management as well as evidence-based practices found in current literature and personal experience. Aug. 29-Dec. 12; Wednesdays, 7:00-8:50pm; additional instruction online

EDCC 551 Action Research in Educational Settings (3 SH) 
Donovan Steiner
Examines quantitative and qualitative research studies that impact education. Presents action research theory and design so that students may apply action research to their individual programs. Prerequisite: Admission to Candidacy. Aug. 25, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Dec. 1; Saturdays, 9am-3pm; additional instruction online

Online Educational Technology Course Offerings*

*Course tuition is $300 per semester hour for the following Fall 2018 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 Sept. 11-Dec. 7 (*special tuition rate: $300 per semester 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 Sept. 11-Dec. 7 (*special tuition rate: $300 per semester hour)

EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for the Classroom (online 3 SH) 
Timothy Taylor
Explores online 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 impact in their classrooms. Participants should be comfortable with surfing the web. Online Sept. 11-Dec. 7 (*special tuition rate: $300 per credit hour)

Spring 2019

EDSL 581 Language and Culture (online 3 SH)
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.) TBA

EDLA 581 Word Study (1 SH)
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. TBA

EDRJ 621 Restorative Discipline: Accountability in the Classroom (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. 10, 24, Feb. 7, 14, 28, Mar. 14, 21, Apr. 18; Thursdays, 4:30-7:30pm, remainder of instruction online

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

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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