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Graduate Courses in Education – Fall 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 September 14 - December 11, 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.
Meets on Sept 16, Sept 26, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, and Dec 9; 5-8 pm at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda. The remainder of the course will be online.

EDUC 458: Behavior Management Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms
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. (3credits)
Online, September 14 - December 11, 2015

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, September 14 - December 11, 2015

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)
Online, September 14 - December 11, 2015 

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.
Meets on Sept 17,  Nov 12, and Dec 10; 5-8 pm at the Penn State Northern Tier Center, Towanda. The remainder of the course will be online.


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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