Winter 2017 Courses

Below is the schedule of Graduate Education courses from January through March 2017. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Janet Arndt at to schedule an academic advising appointment. Unless otherwise noted, all courses will take place on Gordon’s campus in Wenham, MA.

Registration for winter is open and students may register online. Please register at least one week before the start date of a course.

There will be no classes on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16) or during Massachusetts public school vacation week, February 20–24 (unless specifically stated).

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 needs arise. 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 winter. If you are interested in content courses not listed below, please contact the .

ART620 Photography (3)
Introduces fundamentals of cameras, lighting, composition, basics of processing and printing...read more>>>
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.
$25 lab fee

ART663 Selected Topics: American Art History (3)
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

BIO601 The Science of Forensics (3)
Focuses on biological and chemical principles in solving...read more>>>
Saturdays: January 21, February 11, February 25 & March 18    9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Additional days to be determined.
$25 lab fee

BIO625 Nutrition (3)
Explores fundamentals of current nutritional science; emphasizes physiological...read more>>>
Wednesdays: Beginning January 18

CHE601 The Science of Forensics (3)
Focuses on chemical and biological principles and processes in solving...read more>>>
Saturdays: January 21, February 11, February 25 & March 18    9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Additional days to be determined.
$25 lab fee

CHE625 Nutrition (3)
Explores fundamentals of current nutritional science; emphasizes physiological...read more>>>
Wednesdays: Beginning January 18

CHE673 Selected Topics: Chemistry (3)
Explore concrete, real-world experiences to provide students the opportunity to...read more>>>
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

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

ENG636 Poetry and Literary Analysis (3)
Exploration of genres of poetry. Using literary elements, students analyze how...read more>>>
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ENG676 Literary Analysis (3)
Literary analysis is the method by which we examine and understand literature...read more>>>
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

HIS655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3) 
This online course is an overview and study of the character of urban schools...read more>>>
Online beginning Monday, January 23. 

HIS663 Selected Topics: American Art History (3)
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

MAT627 Investigating Mathematical Concepts (3)
Tuesdays: January 10–March 28, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 21.

PHY625 Electronic Circuits (3)
Examines and explains concepts of electronics, calculating numerical quantities...read more>>>
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.


EDU520 Teaching Strategies (3) 
Weekends: January 6–7, January 20–21, February 3–4, and March 3–4
Fridays, 6–9 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU523 Integrating History in the Classroom (2)
Weekends: January 13–14 and February 10–11
Fridays, 5–9:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

EDU524 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Thursdays: January 26–March 23, 6–9 p.m.
No class February 23.

EDU527 Exploring Mathematical Concepts (3) 
Tuesdays: January 10–March 28, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 21.

EDU562 Human Development and Learning (3) 
Tuesdays: January 10–March 28, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 21.

EDU564 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
Thursdays: January 5–March 30, 6–9 p.m.
No class February 23.

EDU575 Classroom Management and Organization (3)
Wednesdays: January 4–March 29, 6–9 p.m.
No class February 22.

EDU580 Methods and Practice in Early Childhood (3) 
Wednesdays: January 18–March 29, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class Wednesday, February 22.

EDU581 Methods and Practice in Elementary Education (3) 
Mondays: January 9–March 27, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class January 16 and February 20.

EDU582 Methods and Practice in Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (3)
Wednesdays: January 4–March 29, 6–9 p.m.
No class February 22.

EDU583 Methods and Practice in Middle School Education: Math (3)
Mondays: January 9–March 27, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class January 16 and February 20.

EDU584 Methods and Practice in Secondary Education: Math (3)
Mondays: January 9–March 27, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class January 16 and February 20.

EDU583 Methods and Practice in Middle School Education (3) 
For the following licensure areas: Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, French, Spanish, General Science, History, Humanities, Math/Science, Political Science/Political Philosophy, and Physics.
Please contact the for more information.

EDU584 Methods and Practice in Secondary Education (3) 
For the following licensure areas: Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, French, Spanish, History, Political Science/Political Philosophy, and Physics.
Please contact the for more information.

EDU604 Philosophy, Ethics and Teaching (3)
Thursdays: January 5–March 30, 6–9 p.m.
No class February 23.

EDU614 Technology for all Students (3)
Thursdays: January 12–March 30, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 23.

EDU623 Integrating History in the Classroom (2)
Weekends: January 13–14 and February 10–11
Fridays, 5–9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

EDU624 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2) 
Thursdays: January 26–March 23, 6–9 p.m.
No class February 23.

MAT627 Investigating Math Concepts (3)
Tuesdays: January 10–March 28, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 21.

EDU629 Integrating Reading, Writing, and Technology (3)
This course will be loaded on CourseSites by Blackboard and has easy-to-follow...read more>>>
Online. Begins Tuesday, January 17. 

EDU630 Technology for all Students (3)
Thursdays: January 12–March 30, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 23.

EDU631 Integrating Literature throughout the Curriculum (3) 
Mondays: January 9–March 27, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class January 16 or February 20.

EDU634 Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities and ESL (3) 
Friday, January 27, 5–8 p.m.; Saturday, February 18, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; February 20–22, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
*This course is intentionally scheduled during February vacation.

EDU635 Sheltering Content Instruction for English as a Second Language (3) 
Weekends: January 13–14, February 10–11, March 10–11, and March 24–25
Fridays, 6–9 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU640 Differentiation and Remediation of Reading/Language Difficulties (3) 
Weekends: January 6–7, January 20–21, February 3–4, and March 3–4
Fridays, 6–9 p.m. and 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: January 27–28, February 17–18, March 10–11, April 7–8
Fridays, 6–9 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., additional online sessions.

EDU650 Differentiation and Remediation of Math Difficulties (3)
Mondays: January 9–March 27, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class January 16 or February 20.

EDU654 Understanding Families and Culture (3) 
Tuesdays: January 17–March 28, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 21.

EDU655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3) 
This online course is an overview and study of the character of urban schools, many of which face significant challenges in...read more>>>
Online beginning Monday, January 23. 

EDU667 Educational Assessment of Students with Moderate Disabilities (3)
Schedule to be arranged with professor and enrolled students. 

EDU670 Neuroscience: Educating the Human Brain (3) 
Weekends: January 13–14, February 10–11, March 10–11
Fridays, 6–9 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Remaining hours online. 

EDU680 Advanced Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education (3)
Wednesdays: January 18–March 29, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class Wednesday, February 22.

EDU681 Advanced Theory and Practice in Elementary Education (3) 
Mondays: January 9–March 27, 6–9:20 p.m.
No class January 16 and February 20.

EDU682 Advanced Theory and Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3)
Wednesdays: January 4–March 29, 6–9 p.m.
No class February 22.

EDU702 Educational Leadership II-Applied Concepts and Case Studies (3)
Weekends: January 13–14, February 3–4, March 3–4, and March 24–25
Fridays, 6–9 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU710 Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (3)
Mondays: January 23–March 27, 6–9:00 p.m.
No class on  February 20.

EDU741 Sheltering English Immersion for Administrators (3) 
Weekends: January 27–28, February 17–18, March 10–11, April 7–8
Fridays, 6–9 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., plus two online sessions.

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