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Graduate Courses in Education – Summer 2016

Now Accepting Registrations:

EDUC 422: Literature for Children and Adolescents
Literature for children and adolescents, approaches for using such literature in the school curriculum. (3 credits)
Meets on Wednesdays May 11, May 18, and May 25; 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)
Meets on Tuesdays May 10, May 17, and May 24; 5–7 pm at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda. The remainder of the course will be online.

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)
Meets on Thursdays May 12, May 19, and May 26; 5–7 pm at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda. The remainder of the course will be online.

EDUC 452: Teaching Writing
Techniques for teaching the writing process, kindergarten through grade 12, including writing in content areas; workshop format. (3 credits)
Meets on Mondays May 9, May 16, and May 23; 5–8 pm at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda. The remainder of the course will be online.

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)
Meets on June 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, and 30; 9:00 am -12:00 pm at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda. The remainder of the course will be online.

EDUC 422: Literature for Children and Adolescents
Literature for children and adolescents, approaches for using such literature in the school curriculum. (3 credits)
Meets on July 26, July 28, Aug 2, and Aug 4; 9:00 am -12:00 pm at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda. The remainder of the course will be online.

EDUC 470W: Higher Order Thinking
Presentation of strategies, techniques, and principles of higher-order thinking which are grounded in relevant research and practice will be presented. (3 credits)
Meets on July12, July 19, and July 22; 9:00 am -11:30 am at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda. The remainder of the course will be online.

EDUC 463: Teaching with Modern Web Technology
Relates educational theory and practice to applications of the modern Web, applying content from educational foundations, curriculum, and research. (3 credits)
June 20 - Aug 7; ONLINE

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)
Meets on June 21, June 28, and July 1; 9:00 am -11:30 am at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda. The remainder of the course will be online.

EDUC 418: Positive Classroom Climate for Positive Attitudes About Learning
Participants will learn strategies for creating classroom climates which encourage positive attitudes toward learning while preventing and correcting student misbehavior. (3 credits)
July 11 - Aug 1; ONLINE

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. (3 credits)
July 18 - Aug 8; ONLINE


Professional Development Series for School Nurses

NURS 467: Medication Update & Health Teaching Interventions for School Nurses

Study of current pharmacologic concepts, including health teaching, prescribed for acute and chronic conditions commonly encountered in school nursing. (1 credit)
Meets on June 27 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and June 28 from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm. 
Locations: Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus and the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Northern Tier Center, located in Towanda. Both locations are offered via video conferencing technology.


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.

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