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Graduate Courses in Education – Summer 2015

EDUC 463: Teaching With Modern Web Technologies
This course relates educational theory and practice to applications of the Internet, applying content from educational foundations, curriculum, and research. (3 credits) This is a required course for the Teaching Writing & Literacy Certificate.
Online, June 22–August 12, 2015

EDUC 452: Teaching Writing
Techniques for teaching the writing process, kindergarten through grade 12, including writing in content areas; workshop format. (3 credits) This is a required course in the Teaching Writing and Literacy Certificate. (3 credits)
Monday–Thursday June 29–July 9, and Monday–Wednesday July 1322, 2015; 9-1 pm at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda.

EDUC 470W: Higher-Order Thinking for Educators
Presentation of strategies, techniques, and principles of higher-order thinking which are grounded in relevant research and practice will be presented. (3 credits)
Online, July 6–August 14, 2015

EDUC 422: Literature for Children and Adolescents
Literature for children and adolescents, approaches for using such literature in the school curriculum. (3 credits)
Meets 6/22 and 7/30 face to face
5-8 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center; the remainder of the course will be online, June 22–July 30, 2015

EDUC 400: Diversity and Cultural Awareness Practices in the K-12 Classroom
This course addresses diversity, cultural awareness and sensitivity about cultures, concepts and methods in society, communities and educational settings. (3 credits)
Online, July 6–August 14, 2015

CN ED 416: Interpersonal Relationships and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Dependency
This course examines families with chemically dependent members, dynamics, appropriate interventions, and treatment. (3 credits)
Online, July 6–August 14, 2015

NURS 497A: Life-Threatening Allergies: Managing Ongoing Issues and Challenges in the School Community Explores the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan for creating and maintaining a healthy and safe educational environment. (2 credits)
July 20–July 22, 2015; 8 am–5 pm at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda


Teaching Writing and Literacy Certificate

No matter what you are teaching, Penn State’s Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy is for you! This 15-credit program is similar to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s range of educational endorsements. The Writing Specialist Certificate is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of teaching literacy. It provides the teacher with real-world skills for implementing the writing requirements of the PA Core Standards.

Considering a Master’s Degree Program?
The core courses of Penn State Harrisburg’s 30-credit Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum are delivered online. Why not take a course with an “EDUC” prefix, as they may transfer into the program as electives?


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