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Fall 2017 Courses

Below is a schedule of Graduate Education courses offered from September through December 2017. 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 campus in Wenham, MA.

Registration for the Fall 2017 session is open. Please register at least one week before the start date of a course. There will be no classes on Columbus Day, October 9; Veterans Day, November 11; Thanksgiving Eve, November 22; and Thanksgiving Day, November 23.

This 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 .

There is a $75 administrative fee for each session.



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 2017.

BIO637 Earth and Space (3)
IIncludes basic astronomy, meteorology, geology and oceanography... read more ➔
Schedule to be arranged between professor and enrolled students.

EDU613 AssistiveTechnology, Augmentative and Alternative Forms of Communication (1)
This is a Self-guided Online course.
September - December 2017

ENG604 Advanced Grammar for Writing (3)
Provides personal Direction and group critique of substantial individual... read more ➔
Begins week of October 2.
Schedule to be arranged between professor and enrolled students.

ENG635 Shakespeare Active in the Class and History (3)
The reading and performance of Shakespeare has been part of the English... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ENG673 Selected Topics: Writing for Publishing (3)
In this course students will learn about to prepare a writing sample in the genre of choice for potential publication; write a book proposal; do a market comparison to explore potential competitors to your work; determine your target audience; research potential publishers and agents (including book, journal/magazine, and online venues). The course addresses challenges within academic and trade publishing, how to determine market needs, and how to effectively meet those challenges and needs. Schedule to be arranged between professor and enrolled students.

ENG674 Developing Writers (3)
The course will (1) learn practical writing strategies; (2) increase awareness of oneself as a writer and boost confidence and skill; (3) learn more about the experiences and development of certain successful authors, and use suggestions for reflective writing; and (4) compile a portfolio of written work. The course offers an opportunity to write and share your writing. It also will give a chance to offer honest and enthusiastic help to others. The course offers flexibility in that it can accommodate the writing interests and goals of each student - whether informational/academic/technical writing or creative fiction or nonfiction.  The instructor will work with the student to strengthen all aspects of writing and will provide a line by line review, commentary on, and recommendations for revision of writing assignments. Schedule to be arranged between professor and enrolled students.

ENG675 Advanced Writing (3)
Provides personal direction and group critique of substantial individual writing projects across genres. Integrates the use of literature within writing. The instructor will work with the student to strengthen all aspects of writing and will provide a line by line review, commentary on, and recommendations for revision of writing assignments. Schedule to be arranged between professor and enrolled students.

FRE670 Tales, Shadows and Metaphors of World War II in France (3)
Threat, invasion, occupation and loss of freedom. Struggle for national identity... read more ➔
Hybrid course with 6 class meetings to be determined by students and the professor.

FRE677 French Literature of the Middle Ages (3)
Knights in shining armor, damsels in distress, evil and treachery, saints and sinners... read more ➔
Hybrid course with 6 class meetings to be determined by students and the professor.

HIS672 US Constitution: Origins and Applications (3)
Examines the background, foundations, drafting, implementation, and subsequent… read more ➔
Schedule will be determined at the first class meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 7 p.m.

KIN620 / PHY620 / BIO620  Computational Biomechanics: Modeling of Musculoskeletal Systems (3)
Examines application of advanced kinematic and kinetic analyses in assessment of... read more ➔

MAT601  Mathematics (3)
Reviews and strengthens basic algebra and precalculus concepts in context of... read more ➔
Schedule to be arranged between professor and enrolled students.

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Tuesdays: September 19–December 5, 6–9 p.m.



EDU520 Teaching Strategies (3)
Weekends: September 8–9, September 29–30, November 3–4, December 1–2
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU521 Math in the Interactive Classroom (3)
Tuesdays: September 19–December 5, 6–9 p.m.

EDU522 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Mondays: October 2–November 27, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 9

EDU524 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Thursdays: September 28–November 16, 6–9 p.m.

EDU528 Disciplinary Literacy and Writing (3)
Tuesdays: September 19–December 5, 6–9 p.m.

EDU533 Foundations of Reading (3) 
Weekends: September 15-16, October 20-21, November 17-18, December 8-9
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU562 Human Development and Learning (3)
Wednesday: September 20–December 13, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 22

EDU564 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
Thursdays: September 14–December 7, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 23

EDU582 Methods and Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3)
Wednesdays: September 20–December 13, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 23

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

EDU584 Methods and Practice in Secondary Education (3)
Please contact the Graduate Education Office 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 20–December 13, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 22

EDU613 AssistiveTechnology, Augmentative and Alternative Forms of Communication (1)
This is a Self-guided Online course.
September - December 2017

EDU614 Technology for All Students (3)
Wednesdays: September 20–December 13, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 22
 
$25 Technology fee.

EDU622 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Mondays: October 2–November 27, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 9

EDU624 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2) 
Thursdays: September 28–November 16, 6–9 p.m

EDU630 Integrating Math, Writing, and Technology (3)
Wednesdays: September 20–December 13, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 22 
$25 Technology fee.

EDU633 Principles of Reading (3)  
Weekends: September 15–16, October 20–21, November 17–18, December 8–9
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU639 Assessment & Diagnosis of Reading/Language Difficulties (3)
Weekends: September 22–23, October 27–28, November 17–18, December 8–9
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU641 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Course (3) 
Weekends: September 15, September 23, October 13–14, November 17–18, December 8–9
Fridays: 6–9:15 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

EDU649 Assessment & Diagnosis of Mathematical Difficulties (3) 
Mondays: September 18–December 11, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 9

EDU668 Advanced Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Critical Thinking (3)
Weekends: September 29-30, October 20–21,  November 17–18 and December 8–9
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

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 Graduate Education Office for content specific selected topics course schedules.

EDU682 Advanced Theory and Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3) 
Wednesdays: September 20–December 13,  6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 23

EDU684 Advanced Theory and Practice in ESL (3)
Mondays: September 18–December 11, 6–9:00 p.m.
No class Monday, October 9

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

EDU690 Action Research (6)
Fridays: September 15, October 6, November 3, December 1  6–9:30 p.m

EDU701 Educational Leadership I—Theoretical Seminar (3) 
Weekends: September 22–23, October 14 (online), November 17–18, December 8–9
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

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

EDU730 School Law (3)
Online - Start date TBD

EDU741 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Course for Administrators (3)
Weekends: September 15, September 23, October 13–14, November 17–18, December 8–9
Fridays: 6–9:15 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

EDU751 School and Program Improvement (6) 
Fridays: 6–9:30 p.m, September 15, October 6, November 3, December 1

EDU780-786 Educational Leadership Practicum
Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., September 16, October 7, November 4, December 2

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Tuesdays: September 19–December 5,  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 .