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Fall 2020 Courses

Courses will move to online virtual classrooms for the Fall session to meet the guidelines for the coronavirus (COVID-19). All courses will meet virtually at the times scheduled below unless the course is noted as asynchronous or to be determined.

Below is a schedule of Graduate Education courses offered from September to December 2020. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Janet Arndt and schedule an appointment for academic advising. For courses without detailed schedules, please email the Graduate Education Office 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 2020 session 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 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 .

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CONTENT COURSES

ART611 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
Working in the Adobe Creative Suite, students will learn how to use modern design software to create logos, illustrations, and other graphics for both print and screen. Students will also survey the history of graphic design, learning both constant principles of design and gaining an understanding of current trends in the design community.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ART625 Clay Sculpture (3)
Students will learn foundational methods of sculpting in clay, from simple solids to more complex, representational forms. Students will begin with basic techniques and work their way towards a large final project.  Students will also be introduced to both historic and contemporary sculptors to inform their own work.
Lab fee.
Limited enrollment available.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

BIO637 Earth and Space (3)
Includes basic astronomy, meteorology, geology and oceanography. Topics will range from plate tectonics to climate change to the history of earth and the universe. Emphasis on activities, field trips and laboratories for these topics.
Lab fee.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

BIO640 Mathematics of Science (3)
Examines connections between and integration of mathematics and science. Focuses on the intersection of biology and mathematics.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​

BIO641 Biochemistry (3)
Explores the inner workings of cellular metabolism, starting with basic biomolecules such as amino acids and building to biosynthesis and maintenance of body homeostasis.
Lab fee.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

CHE640 Mathematics of Science (3)
Examines connections between and integration of mathematics and science. Focuses on the intersection of biology and mathematics.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​

CHE641 Biochemistry (3)
Explores the inner workings of cellular metabolism, starting with basic biomolecules such as amino acids and building to biosynthesis and maintenance of body homeostasis.
Lab fee.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

CHE670 Green Chemistry (3)
Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry applies across the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, and use.
Lab fee.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

CPS501 Introduction to Programming (3)
Introduces fundamental programming concepts using Python. Topics include the nature of algorithms, essential control structures and data representation. Weekly programming laboratories.
August 20–December 4. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:10–10:10 a.m.; Tuesday, 9:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
$125 Lab fee.

CPS521 Software Systems (3)
Introduces fundamental software systems: operating systems, computer networks, and database management systems. Common concerns such as concurrency and security. Continued development of design and programming skills using Java through weekly laboratories.
August 20–December 4. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 3–4 p.m.; Thursday, 9:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
$125 Lab fee.

CPS603 Computers and Society (3)
Uses and impact of computers in modern society; considers ethical and moral issues in context of Christian worldview. Nontechnical; open to all students. Students will engage in a significant social impact project during the course.
August 20–December 4. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8–9:35 a.m.

EDU601-1 Remote Teaching Strategies and Tools (1)
This is an immersive and gamified remote professional development experience that models effective online learning strategies and provides opportunities for K-12 teachers to select their own path to success. Many opportunities are provided for teachers to experiment, reflect, and practice in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. Emphasis is placed on building upon existing skills and tools to support and enhance classroom connections, community, collaboration, assessments, and motivation. Select your own learning path and earn badges throughout the modules as you discover new tools and practice new digital instructional skills for your students.
Starting September 21st.

EDU601-2 Remote Teaching Strategies and Tools (1) (Optimized for G-Suite)
This is an immersive and gamified remote professional development experience that models effective online learning strategies and provides opportunities for K-12 teachers to select their own path to success. Many opportunities are provided for teachers to experiment, reflect, and practice in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. Emphasis is placed on building upon existing skills and tools in G Suite to support and enhance classroom connections, community, collaboration, assessments, and motivation. Select your own learning path and earn badges throughout the modules as you discover new tools and practice new digital instructional skills for your students.
Schedule TBA.

EDU613 Assistive Technology, Augmentative & Alternative Communication (1)
Online

EDU655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3)
This course in an overview and study of the character of urban schools, many of which face significant challenges in our society. The study is based upon current research... read more ➔
Tuesdays, September 15–December 11, 6–9 p.m.

EDU715 Collegial Supervision and Mentoring (3)
Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; September 26,  October 3 (online), November 7, December 12

EDU764 Raising Self-Awareness: Social Emotional Teaching Practices That Impact Student Learning (1)
Online Asynchronous.

EDU765 Building Relationships Through Cultural Proficiency (1)
Online Asynchronous.

ENG632 Literature for Adolescents (3)
In-depth examination of literature for young adults used thematically throughout middle school and secondary curricula. Examines cross-cultural implication of literature.
Thursdays: September 10–December 3, 6–9 p.m.
No class November 26

ENG647 The Ancient Roman World (3)
In this course, we will consider the entire sweep of Roman history, from the legendary founding myths of Aeneas and Romulus through the Republic, Empire, and eventual “fall” in the West. We will read both primary and secondary sources, particularly with an eye towards using them in a teaching context. Specific topics in Roman history and culture to be arranged with students. The course could incorporate readings in Latin if desired by students.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ENG674 Developing Writers (3)
Encourages teachers at all levels to develop as writers and explore practical strategies for the classroom.
Schedule to be determined between professors and enrolled students.

ENG676 Literary Analysis (3)
Literary analysis is the method by which we examine and understand the literature we read. Critical theory is the variety of lenses we bring to that analysis. Not surprisingly, there are multiple lenses through which scholars have viewed literature. Many of these theories reflect the social and philosophical issues of the period in which they were developed. At the same time they raise universal questions about life and its meaning. This course will allow you to understand how these different theories examine literature, and how they are similar and different from each other.
Schedule to be determined between professors and enrolled students.

ENG677 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 determined between professors and enrolled students.

FRE639 French Linguistics, Advanced Syntax, and Translation (3)
Why do they do that? A study of the linguistic structure of French: looking at how the language is put together, how syntax and grammar work together and why the French say it that way. How do they do that? An analysis of sentence structure, word order, and choice of vocabulary for different genres will furnish an understanding of the message and its relevance. What tools do they use? An enquiry into the finer points of French grammar and syntax that have eluded many French speakers. Student reports and interpretation, as well as homework and translations will be required. Some attention will be given to adapting some items to the public school setting. This course is designed to increase student's language skills.
Online synchronous course.

HIS614 The History of Massachusetts: 16201865 (3)
Covers history of Massachusetts with emphasis on the colonial era through American Civil War, including rise of world-famous Massachusetts leather and textile industries.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

HIS647 The Ancient Roman World (3)
In this course, we will consider the entire sweep of Roman history, from the legendary founding myths of Aeneas and Romulus through the Republic, Empire, and eventual “fall” in the West. We will read both primary and secondary sources, particularly with an eye towards using them in a teaching context. Specific topics in Roman history and culture to be arranged with students. The course could incorporate readings in Latin if desired by students.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

HIS655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3)
This course in an overview and study of the character of urban schools, many of which face significant challenges in our society. The study is based upon current research... read more ➔
Tuesdays, September 15–December 11, 6–9 p.m.

LAT601 Introduction to Latin I (3)
Online Asynchronous. Register by August 20.

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3) 
Thursdays: September 17–December 13, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 26​

MAT635 Calculus with Precalculus (3)
This course will provide students with a rapid but thorough review of the theory and applications of the first two semesters of College Calculus. It would be an appropriate course both for those teachers who are looking forward to teaching Calculus, as well as for those who would like to refresh their recall of basic Calculus concepts and techniques... read more ➔
September 23–December 16, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 25

MAT640 Mathematics of Science (3)
Examines connections between and integration of mathematics and science. Focuses on the intersection of biology and mathematics.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​

SPN637 Contemporary Latin American Poetry and Songs (3) FULL
This course will discuss Latin American poetry and songs, particularly focusing on Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, and Violeta Parra. All texts, lectures and discussions are in Spanish.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​

SPN675 Advanced Composition and Syntax in Spanish (3)
Course will provide content in writing proficiently for a variety of formats. Writing is developed by process approach that covers description, narration, exposition, and argumentation. Basic linguistic concepts employed in different writing styles in Spanish to tailor style for different purposes and audiences, such as for the online environment.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​


 

Gordon College is offering Wilson Reading Systems® Level 1 Certification:

Cohort I

  • EDU695A (online) July 1–31, 2020
  • EDU695B (in-person) June 29–July 1, 2020
  • EDU 696A/697A These concurrent courses begin with a live webinar on September 17, 2020, 6:30–9 p.m. (plus seven follow up webinars on Thursdays)
  • EDU 696B/697BThese concurrent courses begin with a live webinar on September 2, 2020, 6:30–9 p.m. (plus seven follow up webinars)

Cohort II

  • EDU695 (online) November 1–30, 2020
  • EDU696 begins January 7, 2021
  • EDU697 begins January 7, 2021

 

EDU520 Teaching Strategies (3)
Weekends: September 4–5, September 25–26, October 30–31, December 4–5
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU521 Math in the Interactive Classroom (3)
Thursdays: September 17–December 10, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 26

EDU522 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Mondays: September 28–November 23, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12

EDU524 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Thursdays: October 1–November 19, 6–9 p.m.

EDU528 Disciplinary Literacy and Writing (3) 
Tuesdays: September 29–December 15, 6–9 p.m.

EDU533 Science of Reading (3)
Tuesdays: September 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m.

EDU543 Science of Effective Literacy Instruction (3)
Wednesdays: September 16–December 16, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 11 or Wednesday, November 25

EDU562-1 Human Development and Learning (3) (Virtual meetings via Zoom)
Mondays: September 14–December 7, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12

EDU562-2 Human Development and Learning (3) (Asynchronous)
In this course, students will use a variety of digital tools to interact with course content, other class participants, and the course instructor on their own schedule. This is a rigorous course that has weekly deadlines for assignments, and we hope that not being required to “log in” for class meetings at a specific time will provide the flexibility our students need to continue their coursework amidst the busy schedule of working adults. Opportunities for informal virtual chat (through Zoom) with the instructor and/or other course participants will be available to students at various times throughout the course. 
Complete between August 30December 6.
Registration Deadline: September 15

EDU564-1 Introduction to Exceptionality (3) (Virtual meetings via Zoom)
Thursdays: September 17–December 10, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 26

EDU564-2 Introduction to Exceptionality (3) (Asynchronous)
In this course, students will use a variety of digital tools to interact with course content, other class participants, and the course instructor on their own schedule. This is a rigorous course that has weekly deadlines for assignments, and we hope that not being required to “log in” for class meetings at a specific time will provide the flexibility our students need to continue their coursework amidst the busy schedule of working adults. Opportunities for informal virtual chat (through Zoom) with the instructor and/or other course participants will be available to students at various times throughout the course.
Complete between September 3December 9
Registration Deadline: September 15

EDU 582 Methods & Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3) FULL
Mondays: September 14–December 7, 6–9 p.m.
Prerequisites: EDU564
No class on Monday, October 12
Registration Deadline: August 28 - Registration CLOSED

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 .

EDU601-1 Remote Teaching Strategies and Tools (1)
This is an immersive and gamified remote professional development experience that models effective online learning strategies and provides opportunities for K-12 teachers to select their own path to success. Many opportunities are provided for teachers to experiment, reflect, and practice in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. Emphasis is placed on building upon existing skills and tools to support and enhance classroom connections, community, collaboration, assessments, and motivation. Select your own learning path and earn badges throughout the modules as you discover new tools and practice new digital instructional skills for your students.
Starting September 21st.


EDU601-2 Remote Teaching Strategies and Tools (1) (Optimized for G-Suite)
This is an immersive and gamified remote professional development experience that models effective online learning strategies and provides opportunities for K-12 teachers to select their own path to success. Many opportunities are provided for teachers to experiment, reflect, and practice in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. Emphasis is placed on building upon existing skills and tools in G Suite to support and enhance classroom connections, community, collaboration, assessments, and motivation. Select your own learning path and earn badges throughout the modules as you discover new tools and practice new digital instructional skills for your students.
Schedule TBA.

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

EDU613 Assistive Technology, Augmentive and Alternative Communication (1)
Online

EDU614 Technology for All Students (3)
Wednesdays: September 16–December 16, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 11 or Wednesday, November 25 
$25 Technology fee.

EDU622 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Mondays: September 28 –November 23, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12

EDU624 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Thursdays: October 1–November 19, 6–9 p.m.

EDU630 Integrating Math, Writing, and Technology (3)
Wednesdays: September 16–December 16, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 11 or Wednesday, November 25
$25 Technology fee.

EDU633 Principles of Structured Literacy (3)
Weekends: September 11–12, October 16–17, October 30–31, December 4–5
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU639 Assessment & Diagnosis of Reading/Language Difficulties (3) FULL
Weekends: September 11–12; October 23–24; November 13–14; December 4–5
Fridays: 6–9 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Prerequisites: EDU633
Registration Deadline: August 28 - Registration CLOSED

EDU641-1 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Course (3) FULL
Weekends: Friday, September 11, Saturday, September 19, October 16–17, November 13–14, December 4–5
Fridays: 6–9:15 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

EDU641-2 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Course (3) 
Weekends: Friday, September 11, Saturday, September 26, October 23–24, November 20-21, December 11–12
Fridays: 6–9:15 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

EDU649 Assessment & Diagnosis of Mathematical Difficulties (3)
Mondays: September 14–December 7, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12

EDU662 Learning Development and Diversity (3)
Primarily asynchronous with some meetings in a virtual classroom.

EDU668 Advanced Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Critical Thinking (3)
Online, starting week of September 21

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.

EDU682 Advanced Theory and Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3) FULL
Mondays: September 14–December 7, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 12
Registration Deadline: August 28 - Registration CLOSED

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: 6–9:30 p.m., September 18, October 16, October 30, November 20

EDU701 Educational Leadership I—Theoretical Seminar (3)
Weekends: September 18–19; October 17 (online); November 6–7; December 4–5
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU705 Principled Leadership-Ethics, Values and Moral Leadership (3)
Starting Wednesday, September 30

EDU715 Collegial Supervision and Mentoring (3)
Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; September 26,  October 3 (online), November 7, December 12

EDU730 School Law (3) 
Online, starting week of September 28.

EDU741 Sheltering English Immersion Endorsement Course for Administrators (3)
Weekends: September 11, September 19, October 16–17, November 13–14, December 4–5
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 18, October 16, October 30, November 20

EDU764 Raising Self-Awareness: Social Emotional Teaching Practices That Impact Student Learning (1)
Online

EDU765 Building Relationships Through Cultural Proficiency (1)
Online Asynchronous.

EDU781-786 Educational Leadership Practicum (6)
Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., September 19, October 17, October 31, November 21