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Graduate Courses in Education – Spring 2016

Now Accepting Registrations:

EDUC 477: Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers
A comprehensive overview of learning problems and effective strategies for teaching K-12 students who have difficulties reading and writing. (3 credits) This is a required course in the Teaching Writing and Literacy Certificate.
Meets on Jan 28, Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 7, and May 5; 5–8 pm at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda. The remainder of the course will be online.

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, January 25–May 2, 2016

SPLED 461: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues and Concerns
This course examines effective strategies for accommodating and adapting instruction for exceptional learners in secondary classrooms. (3 credits)
Online, January 25–May 2, 2016

C I 405: Strategies in Classroom Management
Managing and coping with disruptive student behavior in instructional settings so that they support the teaching/learning process. (3 credits)
Online, January 25–May 2, 2016

EDUC 463: Teaching with Modern Web Technologies
Relates educational theory and practice to applications of the modern Web, applying content from educational foundations, curriculum, and research. (3 credits) This is a required course in the Teaching Writing and Literacy Certificate.
, January 25–May 2, 2016

EDUC 458: Behavior Management Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms
Provides knowledge and skills essential for designing positive learning environments in secondary classrooms with the inclusion of exceptional learners.
, January 25–May 2, 2016

SPLED 404: Working with Families and Professionals in Special Education
Strategies for productive interactions between special educators and others such as colleagues, employers, parents, service providers, professionals, and students.
January 25–May 2, 2016

For more information or to register, please contact:

Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Northern Tier Center
120 Career Center Lane
Towanda, PA 18848
Phone: 570-268-7778
Fax: 570-268-7779
E-mail: psnortherntier@.psu.edu

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?

View information on registering for graduate courses through Continuing Education, as well as other useful information for graduate students.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact 570-268-7778 in advance of your participation or visit.

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