King's College Graduate Courses - Summer 2011

Graduate 1st Accelerated Summer Session - May 14 - July 6, 2011
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
TIME
Educ 500
Educational Research for Teachers
D. Pugh
Mon./Wed.
5:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Educ 520
The Writing Process K-12
Yurko
Mon./Wed.
6:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Educ 664
Adv. Studies in Science
Snow
Wed./Thurs.
5:00 - 7:45 p.m.
HCA 500
Intro. to Health Services Systems
Healey
Moodle on-line course
HCA 501
Health Policy
Healey
Moodle on-line course

 

Graduate 2nd Accelerated Summer Session - July 6 - August 24, 2011
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
TIME
HCA 531
Understanding Organ. Ethics
Rudegair
Mon./Wed.
6:15 - 9:00 p.m.
HCA 571
Health Care Marketing
Healey
Moodle on-line
HCA 573
Health Care Information Systems
Staff
Sat.
8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

 

Special Summer Scheduling: Reading Program
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
TIME
Educ 523 Children’s and Adolescent Literature
Caprari
Mon.-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,
August 1-5
Educ 550-A Reading Clinic Practicum
Armstrong
W/Th/F/M/T, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,
June 15-June 21
Educ 550-B Reading Clinic Practicum
Armstrong
W/Th/F/M/T, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,
June 22-June 28
Educ 575 Reading Research Project
Armstrong
t.b.a.; permission required
Educ 5825 Computer Applications for Educators
Caprari
Mon.-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
August 8-12

 

Special Summer Scheduling Curriculum and Instruction Program
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
TIME
Educ 582 Current Issues and Trends in Education
Tosh
Fri. 5-9 p.m. and Sat./Sun./Mon./Tues.,
8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 17-21
Educ 584 Interactive Learning
Pryor
Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
July 8-10 and July 22-24
Educ 586 Inclusionary Classroom Practices
Talerico
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
July 11-15
Educ 600 Engl. Grammar, 1st and 2nd Lang. Acq.
Smith
Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
June 24-26 and July 8-10
Educ 620 ESL Master’s Project
Staff
t.b.a.; permission required
Educ 635 Master’s Project in PK-4 Elem. Educ.
Staff
t.b.a.; permission required
Educ 650 Master’s Project in Math Education
Staff
t.b.a.; permission required
Educ 670 Master’s Project in Science Education
Staff
t.b.a.; permission required
Educ 5270 The Susquehanna River*
Mangan
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
June 27-July 1
Educ 5888 Differentiating Instruction
Merring
Sat./Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
June 11-12 and June 25-26
Educ 5890 School Law for Today’s Teachers
Grieco
Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
June 27-30
Educ 5856 Best Practices in the Classroom
Richards
Mon./Tues. and Thurs./Fri.,
8 a.m.-5 p.m., July 11-12 and 14-15

(* may be taken in place of Educ 664-Advanced Studies in Science)

Course Descriptions - Master's in Reading

Educ 500 – Educational Research for Teachers.  This course deals with understanding, developing, and utilizing data as applied to educational problems.  The course will include an overview of quantitative and qualitative educational research.  The major emphasis of the course will be teacher involvement in the action research process.  This course is normally taken just before undertaking the Reading Research Project (Educ 575).  Permission required.  (3 credits)

Educ 520 – The Writing Process K-12.  This course examines writing as a means of facilitating language development and learning.  Practical means of implementing writing and the writing process into all aspects of the curriculum are examined, along with the reading-writing connection and writer’s workshop. The goal of the course is to develop an understanding of the purpose for writing in K-12 classrooms.  (3 credits)

Educ 523 – Children’s and Adolescent Literature.  Students will survey the selection, evaluation, and utilization of literacy materials for children and adolescents.  The course will focus upon the study of different literary genres, aesthetic and efferent responses to literature, and integrating literature into all curriculum areas.  (3 credits)

Educ 550 – Reading Clinic Practicum.  This course is a clinic to implement instruction to improve a child’s literacy abilities.  The course provides for the application of the assessment and strategies discussed in Educ 516 and concludes the two-part Reading practicum experience.  After working with a client, each student will write a report of the child’s literacy ability, with a description of instruction, and recommend procedures for further assistance.  Prerequisite: Educ 516.  Permission required.  (3 credits)

Educ 575 – Reading Research Project.  Each student will engage in a reading research project in an area of special interest.  Upon completion of the project, students will write a professional-quality academic paper.  Prerequisite: Educ 500.  Permission required.  (3 credits)

Educ 5825 Computer Applications for Educators.  This course introduces educational applications for computers.  Participants will become familiar with educational computing functions, including using computers as teaching devices, presentation tools, learning environments, grade books, and databases.  They will also learn how to develop and evaluate resources on the Internet.  Participants will demonstrate competency in using technology to support learning by producing units of study and computer-based projects.  This course may be used as an elective in the Reading program.  It is offered through the Professional Development Center (PDC) at a special tuition rate of $670.



Course Descriptions - M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Educ 582 – Current Issues and Trends in Education.  This course will focus on an examination of contemporary issues in education and their historical perspectives.  The development of school organizations and higher education; instructional programs and curricula; and the delivery systems and functions of education will be examined in light of contemporary issues.  (3 credits)

Educ 584 – Interactive Learning.  This course is designed to help students understand different key learning theories and their effective use in the design of accessible learning activities.  Students will focus on the identification, design and development of classroom materials and lessons that involve technology.  Ways to incorporate multimedia design and appropriate software into instructional methodology for the classroom will also be explored.  Students will apply learning theory principles to develop model lessons using emerging technologies.  (3 credits)

Educ 586 – Inclusionary Classroom Practices.  This course will address the development, imple-mentation, and monitoring of individualized management, instructional, curricular, and environmental strategies and adaptations for all students within a heterogeneous classroom, based upon the curriculum of the school.  Pedagogical recommendations and research-based effective instruction methodology is emphasized on a needs-based model incorporating the cognitive, language, attentional, affective, physical and sensory needs of children.  (3 credits)

Educ 600 – Basics of English GrammarSee below under ESL Certificate Program.

Educ 620 – ESL Master’s Project.  A topic relevant to the teaching of English as a Second Language in the classroom will be researched and/or conducted with the approval of the instructor.  The topic of the research should be well documented in professional journals and studies. Upon completion of the project, the student will write a professional quality academic paper.   Prerequisite: Educ 590. Permission required.  (3 credits)

Educ 635 – Master’s Project in PK-4 Elementary Education.  A topic relevant to the teaching of elementary education in the classroom will be researched and/or conducted with the approval of the instructor.  The topic of the research must be well documented in professional journals and studies.  Upon completion of the project, the student will write a professional quality academic paper.  Prerequisite: Educ 590.  Permission required.  (3 credits)

Educ 650 – Master’s Project in Mathematics Education.  A topic relevant to the teaching of mathe-matics in the classroom will be researched and/or conducted with the approval of the instructor.  The topic of the research must be well documented in professional journals and studies.  Upon completion of the project, the student will write a professional quality academic paper.   Prerequisite: Educ 590.  Permission required.  (3 credits)

Educ 664 – Advanced Studies in Science.  This course is designed to further the skills of the student in the field of science curriculum.  Students will explore contemporary models and in particular the newest advancements within science through books, news magazines, newspapers, and the internet.  Emphasis will be placed on a science-literate population that is able to solve problems and can function as critical thinkers.  Ethical issues involving science and technology will be discussed.  (3 credits)

Educ 670 – Master’s Project in Science Education.  A topic relevant to the teaching of science in the classroom will be researched and/or conducted with the approval of the instructor.  The topic of the research must be well documented in professional journals and studies.  Upon completion of the project, the student will write a professional quality academic paper.  Prerequisite: Educ 590.  Permission required.  (3 credits)

Educ 5270 – The Susquehanna River.   This course will examine the history, culture, economy and ecology of the river, as well as how to integrate this information into a classroom.  Representatives of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be among those making presentations.  This course will be taught by Dr. Brian Mangan, director of the Environmental Program at King’s College.  Classes will be held at PPL's Susquehanna Energy Information Center, 634 Salem Blvd. (Route 11), Berwick, PA.  Field trips will be conducted throughout the week (transportation provided)  This course may be used in substitution for Educ 664-Advanced Studies in Science.  It is offered through the Professional Development Center (PDC) at a special tuition rate of $670.  (3 credits)

Educ 5856 Best Practices in the Classroom Acknowledging that the practice of teaching is both an art and a science, this course will explore a broad range of effective actions that educators can pursue to make their classrooms the most dynamic learning environments possible.  The course will examine specific best practices, including: content expertise, building a supportive and cooperative classroom environment, the use of varied and appropriate teaching methodology and materials, the relation of instruction to students’ interests, and research methods proven to maximize student achievement.  Participants will also be able to share their own practical knowledge, skills, and attitudes.  The course may be used as an elective for the new M.Ed. concentration in Excellence in Teaching, or as an elective for the new graduate certificate program.  It is offered through the Professional Development Center (PDC) at a special tuition rate of $670.  (3 credits)

Educ 5888 Differentiating Instruction and Flexible Grouping.  This course, designed for educators in grades K-12, will address strategies to respond to variance among learners in the classroom.  It will focus on classroom elements of content, process, products and learning environment to improve student achievement through differentiating instruction.  The use of ongoing assessment and flexible grouping will also be explored.  The course may be used as an elective for the new M.Ed. concentration in Excellence in Teaching, or as an elective for the new graduate certificate program.  It is offered through the Professional Development Center (PDC) at a special tuition rate of $670.  (3 credits)

Educ 5890 (Educ 540) School Law for Today’s Teachers.  This course will give teachers the information necessary to remain in compliance with federal and state law affecting educators in regular education, gifted education, and special education.  Topics will include constitutional rights, curriculum law, social media, student records, disciplinary policies, and policy making.  Inclusionary practices, the IEP process, teacher participation in the IEP process, and educational liability will also be discussed.  This course will use a case-study approach to explore, debate and apply content to everyday workplace settings.  The course may be used as an elective for the new M.Ed. concentration in Excellence in Teaching, or as an elective for the new graduate certificate program.  It is offered through the Professional Development Center (PDC) at a special tuition rate of $670.  (3 credits)




Course Descriptions - Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Educ 600 –Basics of English Grammar, First and Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Strategies for Second Language Acquisition.  This course focuses on the grammar and structure of the English language including the components: lexical, syntactical, phonological and morphological.  Theoretical perspectives of first and second language acquisition are examined. Also covered: literacy development, and pedagogical or instructional teaching.  Students develop activities to demonstrate selected instructional strategies and theoretical acquisition perspectives.  (3 credits)


Course Descriptions – Master’s in Health Care Administration

HCA 500 – Introduction to Health Services Systems.  This course is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the organization of the U.S. health care “system.”  It examines the major institutions, professions, and political forces that influence the provision of health care services in the United States.  Students explore the development of each major component of the medical care system from an historical perspective by examining the changes in their organization and role over time.  They also consider the major problems presently confronting each aspect of health care and discuss alternative means of resolving these issues for the future.  This is a required course both for the master’s program and for the certificate program in Executive Leadership.  (3 credits)

HCA 501 – Health Policy.  This course introduces the student to current major issues in health policy.  This course discusses the politics of health policy in terms of legislation at both the state and federal level.  Key forces such as power development, special interest groups, economics and cost benefit analysis are discussed.  Major policy issues that are reviewed include managed care, public health, Medicare and Medicaid, technology assessment, and population-based medicine.  This course will be offered on-line, via the internetIt is required in the master’s program and is also required for both the certificate program in Executive Leadership and in Public Health Administration.  (3 credits)

HCA 531 – Understanding Organizational Ethics.  This course is designed to expose graduate students to the kinds of moral problems they will encounter as professionals in their functional areas. The focus of the course is policy formulation and implementation, with emphasis placed on the ethical dimensions and ramifications of that process. A series of current corporate case problems is reviewed and discussed in order to raise some of the major ethical issues involved in managing the organization's relationships with its many publics.  This course is required for the master’s program.  (3 credits)

HCA 571 – Health Care Marketing.  This course provides a survey of marketing concepts as applied to health services organizations.  An examination of marketing strategies useful in the delivery of health care services is provided to students.  Special attention will be focused on market research, pricing, targeting a market, new product development, innovation, and the development of a marketing plan.  This course will be offered on-line, via the internetIt is required in the master’s program and is also required for the certificate program in Executive Leadership.  (3 credits)

HCA 573 – Health Care Information Systems.  An introduction to information and its key role in the effective functioning and management of health care organizations.  The course provides students with sufficient background on fundamental terminology pertaining to computer hardware and operating systems to communicate effectively with technical personnel.  It explores clinical-care and administrative application of the computers in health services delivery. It is an elective for the master’s program.  (3 credits)

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