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Spring 2014 Courses

Below is a schedule of Graduate Education courses offered from April through June, 2014. Students are encouraged to contact to schedule an appointment for academic advising. Unless otherwise noted, all courses will take place in the Jenks Library on Gordon's main campus in Wenham.

Registration for spring is underway and students may register online.

There will be no weekday classes during Good Friday, April 18, Massachusetts public school vacation (April 21–25) and Memoral Day, May 26, 2014.

Gordon reserves the right to cancel classes on the basis of low enrollment. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and courses may fill up. Additional courses may be added for students as the need arises. If you do not see a course you need, please contact the

CONTENT COURSES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Need PDPs? Gordon's 3-credit graduate courses provide 67.5 Professional Development Points. Below are our featured professional development courses for the spring.

BIO635 Environmental Science (3)
Introduces broad range of science concerning environment. Topics selected relevant to understanding science and environment. Focuses on conservation biology and biological side of environmental science.
Contact the  for schedule.

ENG640 Contemporary American Fiction and Visual Media (3)
Explores theme in recent American literature regarding influence of visual media over culture as explored by David Foster Wallace.
Contact the for schedule.

ENG673 Selected Topics: Advanced Grammar for Writing (3)
Contact the for schedule.

MAT605 Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics and the Greeks (3)
Explores significance of Greeks in development and application of mathematics. Includes Pythagoras, Euclid and the "Great Theorem." Follows historical and philosophical underpinnings of discipline of mathematics.
Starts Monday, April 7, 6–9 p.m.

HIS650 History of Renaissance and the Reformation (3)
Explores roots of the Reformation in late Medieval and Renaissance Europe to view Martin Luther's angst, his 95 Theses and subsequent writings. Includes the view of leading figures such a Zwingli, Calvin and those in the English Reformation. Consideration will be given to the "magisterial" and "radical" branches of the Reformation as well as the Catholic "Counter-Reformation." Particular topics will vary depending on student interest. Friday April 4, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday, May 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, May 21, 5-8 p.m.

SPN673 Selected Topics: Spanish and Latin American Culture (3)
Study of strategies and methodologies to teach Spanish-speaking culture in language classes.  Focus on audiovisual materials: songs, movie clips, comic strips and music videos. Conducted in Spanish.
Contact the  for schedule.

SPN695 21st Century Latin American Film (3)
Study of representative Latin American short films and feature films post-2000. Conducted in Spanish.
Contact the  for schedule.


BIO635 Environmental Science (3)
Introduces broad range of science concerning environment. Topics selected relevant to understanding science and environment. Focuses on conservation biology and biological side of environmental science.
Contact the  for schedule. 

EDU520 Teaching Strategies (3)
Weekends: April 11–12, May 2–3, May 30–31, June 13–14
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. 

EDU521 Math in the Interactive Classroom (3)
Tuesdays: April 1–June 17, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class Tuesday, April 22

EDU522 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Tuesdays: April 29–June 17, 6–9 p.m.

EDU523 Integrating History in the Classroom (2)
Weekends: March 28–29, April 4–5
Fridays: 5–9:30 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3:30p.m.

EDU528 Disciplinary Literacy and Writing (3)
Thursdays: April 3–June 19, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class Thursday, April 24
 
EDU533 Foundations of Reading (3)
Mondays: April 7–June 16, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
No class Monday, April 21
No class Memorial Day: Monday, May 26

EDU562 Human Development and Learning (3) (Georgetown)
Tuesdays: April 1–June 17, 4–7:20 p.m.
No class Tuesday, April 22 

EDU564 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
Weekends: April 11–12, May 2–3, May 30–31, June 13–14
Fridays: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (FULL)

EDU575 Classroom Management and Organization (3)
Mondays: April 7–June 16, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
No class Monday, April 21
No class Memorial Day: Monday, May 26

EDU582 Methods and Practice for Students with Moderate Disabilities (3)
Wednesdays: April 2–June 18, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class Wednesday, April 23

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

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

EDU604 Philosophy, Ethics and Teaching in Schools (3)
Wednesdays: April 2–June 18, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class Wednesday, April 23 (FULL)

EDU614 Integrating Technology for All Students (3)
Thursdays: April 3–June 19, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class Thursday, April 24

EDU622 Integrating English Language Arts into the Classroom (2)
Tuesdays: April 29–June 17, 6-9 p.m.

EDU628 Advanced Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Critical Thinking (3) has been renamed to EDU668.  See below for class schedule.

EDU630 Integrating Math, Writing and Technology (3)
Thursdays: April 3–June 19, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class Thursday, April 24

EDU639 Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading/Language Difficulties (3)
Mondays: April 7–June 16, 4–8 p.m.
No class Monday, April 21
No class Memorial Day: Monday, May 26

EDU654 Understanding Cultural and Family Systems (3) 
Weekends: April 4–5, April 25–26, May 9–10, June 6–7

Fridays: 5–8 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU661 Advanced Human Development (3) Georgetown
Tuesdays: April 1–June 17, 4–7:20 p.m.
No class Tuesday, April 22

EDU665 Meeting the Needs of Exceptional Students in the Classroom (3) 
Weekends: April 11–12, May 2–3, May 30–31, June 13–14
Fridays: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (FULL)


EDU667 Educational Assessment of Students with Moderate Disabilities (3)
Please contact the for schedule.

EDU668 Advanced Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Critical Thinking (3)
Wednesdays: April 2–June 18, 6–-9:20 p.m.
No class Wednesday, April 23

EDU668 Advanced Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Critical Thinking (3) (Methuen)
Tuesdays: April 1–June 17, 4–7:20 p.m.

EDU676 Collaborative Teaming of Special and Regular Educators (3)
Please contact the for schedule.

EDU680-681 Advanced Theory and Practice (3) – To be arranged with faculty:
                EDU680 Advanced Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education
                EDU681 Advanced Theory and Practice in Elementary Education

EDU682 Advanced Theory and Practice in Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (3)
Wednesdays: April 2–June 18, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class Wednesday, April 23

 

EDU683 Advanced Theory and Practice for Reading Specialists (3)
Saturdays: April 12, May 3, and June 7, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

 

EDU684 Advanced Theory and Practice for Teachers of English as a Second Language (3)
Tuesdays: April 1–June 10, 5:30–9 p.m.
No class Tuesday, April 22

 

EDU685 Advanced Theory and Practice for Math Specialists (3)
Tuesdays: April 1–June 17, 5–8:20 p.m.
No class Tuesday, April 22

 

EDU705 Principled Leadership - Ethics, Values and Moral Leadership (3)
Begins first week of April. Contact the  for schedule.

 

EDU710 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (3)
Weekends: April 11–12, May 3, May 24, June 13–14
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. 

EDU720 Human Resources & Personnel Administration (3)

Tuesdays: April 1–June 17, 5–8:30 p.m.
No class Tuesday, April 22


ENG640 Contemporary American Fiction and Visual Media (3)

Explores theme in recent American literature regarding influence of visual media over culture as explored by David Foster Wallace.
Contact the  for schedule.

MAT605 Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics and the Greeks (3)
Explores significance of Greeks in development and application of mathematics. Includes Pythagoras, Euclid and the "Great Theorem." Follows historical and philosophical underpinnings of discipline of mathematics.
Starts Monday, April 7, 6–9 p.m.

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Tuesdays: April 1–June 17, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class Tuesday, April 22

 

HIS650 History of Renaissance and the Reformation (3)
Explores roots of the Reformation in late Medieval and Renaissance Europe to view Martin Luther's angst, his 95 Theses and subsequent writings. Includes the view of leading figures such a Zwingli, Calvin and those in the English Reformation. Consideration will be given to the "magisterial" and "radical" branches of the Reformation as well as the Catholic "Counter-Reformation." Particular topics will vary depending on student interest. Friday April 4, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday, May 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, May 21, 5-8 p.m.

 

SPN673 Selected Topics: Spanish and Latin American Culture (3)
Study of strategies and methodologies to teach Spanish-speaking culture in language classes.  Focus on audiovisual materials: songs, movie clips, comic strips and music videos. Conducted in Spanish. Contact the  for schedule.

SPN695 21st Century Latin American Film (3)
Study of representative Latin American short films and feature films post-2000. Conducted in Spanish. Contact the for schedule.