Fall 2022 Courses

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 2022. Students are encouraged to contact  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 2022 session is closed. Please register at least one week before the start date of a course. There will be no classes on Columbus Day, October 10; Veterans Day, November 11 (observed); Thanksgiving Eve, November 23; and Thanksgiving, November 24.

The 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 Graduate Education Office.

A nonrefundable administrative fee of $75 is charged once each term.

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CONTENT COURSES

ART620 Photography (3)
Introduces fundamentals of cameras, lighting, composition, basics of processing and printing black and white film, and use of photography as medium of communication and artistic expression.
Lab fee.
Online Synchronous. Schedule to be determined between professors and enrolled students.

BIO624 Astronomy (3)
Important topics in modern astronomy for both science and nonscience majors including light, telescopes, planets, normal stars, pulsars, black holes, galaxies, quasars and origin of universe.
Online Synchronous. Schedule to be determined between professors 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.
Online Synchronous. Schedule to be determined between professors 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.
Online Synchronous. Schedule to be determined between professors 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.
Online Synchronous. Schedule to be determined between professors 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.
Primarily Online Asynchronous: August 24–December 15. Lab on Saturdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
$125 Lab fee.
Registration Deadline: August 17

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.
Primarily Online Asynchronous: August 24–December 15. Lab on Saturdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
$125 Lab fee.
Registration Deadline: August 17

CPS603 Computers and Society (3)
Uses and impact of computers in modern society; considers ethical and moral issues in the context of a Christian worldview. Nontechnical; open to all students. Students will engage in a significant social impact project during the course.
Online Asynchronous: August 24–December 15.
Registration Deadline: August 17

EDU613 Assistive Technology, Augmentative & Alternative Communication (1)
Online Asynchronous: Self-paced.
Registration Deadline: October 15

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

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

EDU766 Sustaining SEL Through Trauma (1)

Online Asynchronous

ENG635 Shakespeare Active in the Classroom (3)
The reading and performance of Shakespeare has been part of the English classroom canon in both high school and college for many years. This course addresses both the historical context of Shakespeare’s plays and the themes within the plays. Strategies to make the reading and performance of Shakespeare’s plays are examined.
Online Synchronous. 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.
Online Synchronous. Schedule to be determined between professors and enrolled students.

HIS610 Principles of Geography (3)
Instructs students to think geographically about the world. Covers historical development, terminology and major themes of geography; current geographical issues in world’s regions. Special emphasis placed on skill of teaching geography and geography’s role in education.
Online Synchronous: Thursdays, September 8–December 15, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 1

HIS611 America and the World since the Vietnam War (3)
American foreign relations, c. 1977-2014, from President Carter through President Obama’s first term. Theme is the ongoing debate over America’s role in the world since the Vietnam War. Includes U.S. response to Iran’s Islamic revolution; President Reagan’s reassessment of détente policy; arms-reduction with Soviet Union; Iran-Contra scandal; end of Cold War and fall of Soviet Union; relations with China in wake of Tiananmen Square crisis; Persian Gulf War; crises in Haiti, Somalia, Rwanda, and the Balkans; Arab-Israeli negotiations; Islamic terrorism; 9/11 attack and aftermath; wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; dealing with the “Arab Spring”; nuclear containment with Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea; and the challenge of U.S. strategic relationship with China and Russia.
Online Synchronous: Wednesdays, September 28–December 14, 6–9 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 21

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

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3) 
Online Synchronous. Thursdays: September 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 24
Registration Deadline: September 8

PHY624 Astronomy (3)
Important topics in modern astronomy for both science and nonscience majors including light, telescopes, planets, normal stars, pulsars, black holes, galaxies, quasars and origin of universe.
Online Synchronous. Schedule to be determined between professors and enrolled students.

SPN664 Hispanic Youth Literature (3)

This course will explore how to teach literature to students of different levels of linguistic abilities.  We will explore three major facets of teaching texts.  First, what kind of pre-reading activities are needed to prepare students for what they are about to read?  Students need the cultural and linguistic context before they even begin to dive into the text.  Strategies include:  exploring the context through images and research, introducing vocabulary through images and activities where students develop skills to negotiate meaning, and, based on cultural and linguistic clues, begin to engage in psycho-linguistic guessing to form ideas of what they are about to read.  Second, how can they engage in the text to confirm or deny what guesses they have formed?  Third, how can they use the text to engage in an integrated performance activity?  We will look at different texts and examples to explore these three major questions.
Online Synchronous: Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​
Registration Deadline: September 13


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

EDU 695 Online Asynchronous. November 1–December 5, 2022.
EDU696/697 will start on September 8, 2022 with a live webinar at 6:30 via Zoom.

Find a full list of  Wilson Reading Systems®  Level 1 and 2 certification course offerings


 

EDU520 Teaching Strategies (3) 
This course will be taught primarily asynchronously from September 9-December 2. Zoom meetings will be held on September 9, September 23, and December 2 at 6 PM.
Registration Deadline: August 26

EDU521 Math in the Interactive Classroom (3)
Online Synchronous. Thursdays: September 15–December 8, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 24
Registration Deadline: September 8

EDU522 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
This course will be taught primarily asynchronously from September 26–November 21. Zoom meetings will be held on September 26; October 3, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 21.
Registration Deadline: September 19

EDU524 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Online Synchronous. Thursdays: September 29–November 17, 6–9 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 22

EDU528 Disciplinary Literacy and Writing (3) 
Zoom meetings to be arranged. Asynchronous course work will be done independently with due dates on Canvas for completion of assignments.
September 27–December 13.
Registration Deadline: September 20

EDU543 Science of Effective Literacy Instruction (3)
Online Synchronous. Wednesdays: September 14–December 14, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 23
Registration Deadline: September 7

EDU562-1 Human Development and Learning (3) (Virtual meetings via Zoom)
Online Synchrnous. Mondays: September 12–December 5, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 10
Registration Deadline: September 5

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 September 1–December 6.
Registration Deadline: August 25

EDU564-1 Introduction to Exceptionality (3) (Virtual meetings via Zoom)
Online Synchronous. Thursdays: September 8–December 8, 6–9 p.m.
No class Thursday, November 24
Registration Deadline: September 1

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 12–December 9
Registration Deadline: September 5

EDU 582 Methods & Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3)
Online Synchronous. Mondays: September 12–December 15, 6–9 p.m.
Prerequisites: EDU564
No class on Monday, October 10
Registration Deadline: August 27

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.

EDU586 Methods and Practice in History (3)
Starting last week of September.

EDU587 Practicum and Seminar: Early Childhood (3)
Contact your advisor to determine if you are reading for practicum and to receive the Practicum Application. The application deadline is August 22.
The class will begin with a Zoom meeting on August 29, 6:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 22

EDU588 Practicum and Seminar: Elementary (3)
Contact your advisor to determine if you are reading for practicum and to receive the Practicum Application. The application deadline is August 22.
The class will begin with a Zoom meeting on August 29, 6:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 22

EDU589 Practicum and Seminar: Middle/Secondary (3)
Contact your advisor to determine if you are reading for practicum and to receive the Practicum Application. The application deadline is August 22.
The class will begin with a Zoom meeting on August 29, 6:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 22

EDU599 Practicum and Seminar: Moderate Disabilities (3)
Contact your advisor to determine if you are reading for practicum and to receive the Practicum Application. The application deadline is August 22.
The class will begin with a Zoom meeting on August 29, 6:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 22

EDU604 Philosophy, Ethics and Teaching (3) 
Online Synchronous. Wednesdays: September 14–December 7, 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, November 23
Registration Deadline: September 7

EDU613 Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1)
Online Asynchronous: Self-paced.
Registration Deadline: October 15

EDU614 Integrating Technology for All Students (3)
Online Synchronous: Wednesdays, September 14–December 14, 6–9 p.m.
No Class on November 23.
Registration Deadline: September 7

EDU630 Integrating Math, Writing, and Technology (3)
Online Synchronous: Wednesdays, September 14–December 14, 6–9 p.m.
No Class on November 23.
Registration Deadline: September 7

EDU633 Principles of Structured Literacy (3)
Online Asynchronous: September 14–December 7
8 Modules
Office Hours: Wednesdays 8-9 pm
Registration Deadline: September 7

EDU639 Assessment & Diagnosis of Reading/Language Difficulties (3)
Online Asynchronous: September 9–December 9
Prerequisites: EDU633
Registration Deadline: August 28

EDU641-1 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Course (3)
Online Synchronous. Weekends: Friday, September 9, Saturday, September 17, October 14–15, November 4–5, December 2–3
Fridays: 6–9:15 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 2

EDU649 Assessment & Diagnosis of Mathematical Difficulties (3)
Online Synchronous. Mondays: September 12–December  5, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, Oct 10
Registration Deadline: August 27

Prerequistes: MAT621, MAT627

EDU662 Learning Development and Diversity (3)
Primarily asynchronous with some meetings in a virtual classroom.
Starting Monday, September 26
Registration Deadline: September 19

EDU668 Advanced Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Critical Thinking (3)
Online, starting the week of September 20
Registration Deadline: September 13

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)
Online Synchronous. Mondays: September 12–December 5, 6–9 p.m.
No class Monday, October 10
Registration Deadline: August 28

EDU687 Practicum and Seminar: ESL (3)
Contact your advisor to determine if you are reading for practicum and to receive the Practicum Application. The application deadline is August 22.
The class will begin with a Zoom meeting on August 29, 6:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 22

EDU690 Action Research (6)
Online Synchronous. Fridays: 6–9:30 p.m., September 16, October 21, November 18, December 2, January 6, February 10, March 4, March 31 and May 5.
Registration Deadline: September 9

EDU701 Educational Leadership I—Theoretical Seminar (3)
Online Synchronous. August 29, September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 11, and Dec 12 online from 5:30–9 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 22

EDU705 Principled Leadership-Ethics, Values and Moral Leadership (3)
Online Asynchronous. October 3–December 16
Registration Deadline: September 26

EDU715 Collegial Supervision and Mentoring (3)
Online Synchronous. Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; September 24,  October 1, November 5, December 10
Registration Deadline: September 16

EDU730 School Law (3) 
Online, starting week of September 26.
Registration Deadline: September 19

EDU741 Sheltering English Immersion Endorsement Course for Administrators (3)
Online Synchronous. Weekends: Friday, September 9, Saturday, September 24, October 21–22, November 18–19, December 9–10
Fridays: 6–9:15 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 2

EDU751 School and Program Improvement (6)
Online Synchronous. Fridays: 6–9:30 p.m., September 16, October 21, November 18, December 2, January 6, February 10, March 4, March 31, and May 5.
Registration Deadline: September 9

EDU764 Raising Self-Awareness: Social Emotional Teaching Practices That Impact Student Learning (1)
Online Asynchronous: Self-paced.
Registration Deadline: October 15

EDU765 Building Relationships Through Cultural Proficiency (1)
Online Asynchronous: Self-paced.
Registration Deadline: October 15

EDU781-786 Educational Leadership Practicum (6)
Online Asynchronous. Saturdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., September 17, October 22, November 19, December 3, January 7, February 11, March 11, April 1, and May 6. 
Registration Deadline: September 9