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Fall 2014 Courses

Below is a schedule of Graduate Education courses offered from September to December 2014. 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 2014 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 13; Veterans Day, November 11 (observed); Thanksgiving Eve, November 26; and Thanksgiving, November 27.

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 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES
Need PDPs? Gordon's 3-credit graduate courses provide 67.5 Professional Development Points. Below are our featured professional development courses for Fall 2014.

ART612 Painting: The Figure in Context (3)
A studio painting course exploring the use of human figure in narrative, social…read more >>
August 27–December 17, Mondays 6–9 p.m, Lab: Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.  Model fee.

ENG673 Selected Topics: Developing Writers (3)
Mondays: October 6-December 8, and additional time online.
No class Monday, October 13.

ENG676 Literary Analysis (3)
Literary analysis is the method by which we examine and understand…read more>>>
Tuesdays: September 30–December 9, 5–9 p.m.
No class Tuesday, November 11.

HIS610 Principles of Geography (3)
Instructs students to think geographically about the world. Covers historical...read more >>
Tuesdays: September 2–December 9; 6–7:30 p.m. No class Tuesday, November 11.

HIS646 Roma Aeterna: History and Language of the World’s Greatest Empire (3)
Focuses on the 200 years from 100 BC to 100 AD. Readings provide...read more >>                  
Please contact the if you are interested in this course.

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Acquaints teachers with development of mathematical concepts in the CCSS...read more >>
Tuesdays: September 16–December 9, 6–9 p.m.
No class Tuesday, November 11.

PHY624 Astronomy (3)
Important topics in modern astronomy including light, telescopes, planets…read more>>>
Please contact the if you are interested in this course.

SPN636 Latin American Poetry (3)
A study of representative Latin American poets. Conducted in Spanish. Please contact the if you are interested in this course.

SPN647 Latin American Narratives (3)
A study of representative short stories and at least two novels from Latin America. Conducted in Spanish. Please contact the if you are interested in this course.

SPN673 Selected Topics: Teaching Culture (3)
Schedule to be arranged with enrolled students. Please contact the if you are interested in this course.


EDU520 Teaching Strategies (3)   FULL
Weekends: September 5–6, September 26–27, November 7–8, December 5–6
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU521 Math in the Interactive Classroom (3)
Tuesdays: September 16–December 9, 6–9 p.m.
No class Tuesday, November 11

EDU 522 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Mondays: September 29–November 24, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 13

EDU524 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Thursdays: October 9–December 4, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 27

EDU528 Disciplinary Literacy and Writing (3)
Weekends: September 12–13, October 24–25, November 21–22, December 12–13
Fridays: 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU533 Foundations of Reading (3)
Weekends: September 19–20, October 24-25, November 21–22, December 12–13
Fridays: 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU562 Human Development and Learning (3)  FULL
Wednesdays: September 17–December 10, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 26

EDU564 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
Thursdays: September 18–December 11, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 27

EDU582 Methods and Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3)
Mondays: September 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 13

EDU583-584 Methods and Practice (3) – To be arranged with faculty:
EDU583 Methods and Practice in Middle School Education (3)
EDU584 Methods and Practice in Secondary Education (3)

Please contact the  for more details.

EDU604 Philosophy, Ethics and Teaching (3)
Wednesdays: September 17–December 10, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 26

EDU624 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Thursdays: October 9–December 4, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 27

EDU633 Principles of Reading (3)
Weekends: September 19-20, October 24–25, November 21–22, December 12–13
Fridays: 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU639 Assessment & Diagnosis of Reading/Language Difficulties (3)
Weekends: September 12–13, September 26–27, October 24–25, December 12–13
Fridays: 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m. –3 p.m.

EDU641 Sheltering English Immersion (3)
The purpose of this course is to prepare teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively shelter their content instruction so that English language learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources in the classroom and beyond. Teachers will have opportunities to practice strategies, analyze their practice, provide and receive feedback, and to reflect on their experiences. 
Weekends: September 19–20, October 17–18, November 7–8, December 5–6
Fridays: 6–9:15 p.m.: Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

EDU649 Assessment & Diagnosis of Mathematical Difficulties (3)
Wednesdays: September 17–December 10, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 26

EDU665 Meeting the Needs of the Exceptional Child (3)
Thursdays: September 18–December 11, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 27

EDU661 Advanced Human Development (3)
Wednesdays: September 17–December 10, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 26

EDU668 Advanced Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Critical Thinking (3)
Wednesdays: September 17–December 10, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 26

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 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 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 13

EDU684 Advanced Theory and Practice in ESL (3)
Mondays: September 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 13.

EDU690 Action Research (6)
Saturdays, 1-5pm: September 20, October 11, November 15 and December 13.  Additional time via online components.  

EDU701 Educational Leadership I—Theoretical Seminar (3)
Weekends: September 26, October 24–25, November 14–15, December 12–13
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 22. Please contact the for more details.

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

EDU 730 School Law (3)
Mondays: September 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 13

EDU751 School and Program Improvement (6)
Saturdays, 1-5pm: September 20, October 11, November 15 and December 13.  Additional time via online components. 

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