Fall 2015 Courses

Below is a schedule of Graduate Education courses offered from September to December 2015. Students are encouraged to contact and schedule an appointment for academic advising. For courses without detailed schedules, please email the  for more information.  Unless otherwise noted, all courses are located in the Jenks Learning Resource Center on Gordon's main campus in Wenham, MA.

Registration for the Fall 2015 session is open and students may register here. Please register at least one week before the start date of a course. There will be no classes on Columbus Day, October 12; Veterans Day, November 11 (observed); Thanksgiving Eve, November 25; and Thanksgiving, November 26.

Schedule is subject to change.  Gordon reserves the right to cancel classes on the basis of low enrollment. Additional courses may be added as the need arises. If you do not see a course you need, please contact the .


FEATURED CONTENT AREA COURSES
Need PDPs? Gordon's 3-credit graduate courses provide 67.5 Professional Development Points. Below are our featured professional development and content courses for Fall 2015.

ART620 Photography (3)
In this course, we will consider basic concepts of composition, exposure, and…read more>>>
Must have a camera (DSLR preferred) and computer.
Schedule will be determined at the first class meeting on Wednesday, September 16; 6–7 p.m.

ART673 Street Art: A Culture of Social and Political Change (3)
Street art has become a global means of cultural, social, and political reform...read more>>>
Online course. Begins in September.

BIO630 Marine Science (3)
The ocean is a complex environment, and as such, the field of Marine Science is...read more>>>
Schedule to be arranged with faculty and enrolled students. $25 lab fee.

BIO635 Environmental Science (3)
This course will focus on the broad range of science concerning the...read more>>>
Schedule to be arranged with faculty and enrolled students. $25 lab fee.

CHE673 Selected Topics in Chemistry: Exploring Principles of Chemistry (3)
This course will explore concrete, real-world experiences to provide students the opportunity...read more>>>
Schedule to be arranged with faculty and enrolled students. $25 lab fee.

ENG640 Contemporary American Fiction and Visual Media (3)
Explores the influence of visual media over culture in recent American literature; a theme...read more>>>
Online course. Begins in September.

ENG663 Selected Topics: Shakespeare Active in Class & History (3)
Begins September 23; 6–9 p.m. Remaining course schedule will be established at first meeting.

ENG673 Selected Topics: Advanced Grammar for Writing (3)
Begins September 27; 6–9 p.m. Remaining course schedule will be established at first meeting.

HIS650 History of Renaissance and Reformation (3)
From the roots of the Reformation in Late Medieval/Renaissance Europe…read more>>>
Schedule will be determined at the first class meeting on Wednesday, September 16; 7–8 p.m.

HIS672 US Constitution: Origins and Applications (3)
Examines the background, foundations, drafting, implementation, and subsequent history of the…read more>>>
Schedule will be determined at the first class meeting on Wednesday, September 16; 8–9 p.m.

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Tuesdays: September 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m.

POL673 Street Art: A Culture of Social and Political Change (3)
Street art has become a global means of cultural, social, and political reform...read more>>>
Online course. Begins in September.


EDU520 Teaching Strategies (3)
Weekends: September 4–5, September 25–26, November 6–7, December 4–5
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU521 Math in the Interactive Classroom (3)
Tuesdays: September 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m.

EDU522 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Mondays: October 5–November 30, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12

EDU524 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Thursdays: October 8–December 3, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 26

EDU528 Disciplinary Literacy and Writing (3)
Weekends: September 11–12, October 23–24, November 20–21, December 11–12
Fridays: 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU533 Foundations of Reading (3)
Weekends: September 18–19, October 16–17, November 20–21, December 11–12
Fridays: 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU562 Human Development and Learning (3)
Tuesdays: September 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m.

EDU564 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
Thursdays: September 17–December 10, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 26

EDU582 Methods and Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3)
Mondays: September 14–December 7, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12

EDU583 Methods and Practice in Middle School Education (3)
Please contact the for more details.

EDU584 Methods and Practice in Secondary Education (3)
Please contact the for more details.

If you feel you are ready for your practicum, please seek permission to register for it by contacting the .

EDU604 Philosophy, Ethics and Teaching (3)
Wednesdays: September 16–December 16, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 11 and November 25.

EDU614 Technology for All Students (3)
Thursdays: September 17–December 10, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 26; $25 Technology fee.

EDU622 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Mondays: October 5–November 30, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12

EDU624 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Thursdays: October 8–December 3, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 26

EDU630 Integrating Math, Writing, and Technology (3)
Thursdays: September 17–December 10, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 26; $25 Technology fee.

EDU633 Principles of Reading (3)
Weekends: September 18–19, October 16–17, November 20–21, December 11–12
Fridays: 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU639 Assessment & Diagnosis of Reading/Language Difficulties (3)
Weekends: September 11–12, October 2–3, Nov. 6–7, Dec. 4–5
Fridays: 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU641 Sheltering English Immersion Endorsement Course (3)
Weekends: September 18–19, October 16–17, November 6–7, December 4–5
Fridays: 6–9:15 p.m.: Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

EDU649 Assessment & Diagnosis of Mathematical Difficulties (3)
Mondays: September 21–December 14, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12

EDU665 Meeting the Needs of the Exceptional Child (3)
Tuesdays: September 22–December 8, 6–9 p.m.

EDU661 Advanced Human Development (3)
Wednesdays: September 16–December 16, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 11 and November 25.

EDU668 Advanced Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Critical Thinking (3)
Wednesdays: September 16–December 16, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 11 and November 25.

EDU673 Selected Topics: Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, History, Mathematics, Physics, Spanish, General Science, Earth Science, Middle School Humanities, Middle School Math/Science (3)
Please contact the for content specific selected topics course schedules.

EDU680 Advanced Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education (3)
Please contact the if interested in this course.

EDU682 Advanced Theory and Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3)
Mondays: September 14–December 7, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12

EDU684 Advanced Theory and Practice in ESL (3)
Wednesdays: September 16–December 16, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 11 and November 25.

If you feel you are ready for your practicum, please seek permission to register for this course by contacting the .

EDU690 Action Research (6)
Fridays: Sept. 18, Oct. 30, Nov. 20, Dec. 18; 5:30–9:30 p.m.; Additional online component.

EDU701 Educational Leadership I—Theoretical Seminar (3)
Weekends: September 25, October 23–24, November 13–14, December 11–12
Fridays: 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU705 Principled Leadership—Ethics, Values and Moral Leadership (3)
Begins the week of September 21. Please contact the for more details.

EDU715 Collegial Supervision and Mentoring (3)
Please contact the for details.

EDU730 School Law (3)
Mondays: September 14–December 7, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12

EDU741 Sheltering English Immersion Endorsement Course for Administrators (3)
Weekends: September 18–19, October 16–17, November 6–7, December 4–5
Fridays: 6–9:15 p.m.: Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

EDU751 School and Program Improvement (6)
Saturdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 31, Nov. 21, and Dec. 19; 1-5 pm; Additional online component

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Tuesdays: September 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m. 

Additional courses may be added as the need arises. If you do not see a course you need, please contact the .