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Spring 2021 Courses

Courses will move to online virtual classrooms for spring 2021 to meet the guidelines for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Below is a schedule of Graduate Education courses offered from April to June 2021. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Janet Arndt to schedule an academic advising appointment. Unless otherwise noted, all courses will take place in the Jenks Learning Resource Center on Gordon's campus in Wenham, MA.

Registration for spring 2021 is OPEN.

There will be no weekday classes during Massachusetts public school vacation (April 19–25), and on Memorial Day (May 24).

The schedule is subject to change. Gordon College 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 as the need arises. If you do not see a course you need, please contact the Graduate Education Office.

There is a $75 administrative fee for each term.

FEATURED CONTENT AREA COURSES

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

ART601 Experimental Drawing: Techniques in Mixed Media (3)
Advanced level drawing class moving beyond traditional boundaries to work in wet and dry media on two-dimensional surfaces. Explores the depth of creative process and the dialogue of various drawing traditions while enhancing technique and personal visual language. 
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ART614 Painting in Mixed Media: Methods and Mediums (3)
Advanced level painting class exploring abstract and expressionist contemporary painting using a wide variety of media. This class welcomes experimental methods and the unique melding of media to push against traditional concepts of painting. Throughout the painting process, students will be in creative dialogue with modernist and current painters.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

BIO630 Introduction to Marine Science (3)
The ocean is a complex environment, and as such, the field of Marine Science is interdisciplinary by its very nature. This course will provide an overview of the four main disciplines of oceanography: geological, chemical, physical and biological oceanography in the classroom and lab, out in the field, and out on the water.
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.
$25 lab fee

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.
Starting week of April 21.
Lab fee

 

EDU 535 Families, Schools and Community Impact on Students’ Learning (3)
This course develops an understanding and process to study the importance and complexity of characteristics of students, families and their communities. Identifying how to support and empower families through respectful and reciprocal relationships is included.  The effect of students’ development, learning and involvement with communities is explored.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​

EDU 536 Child Care Administration (3)
This course will provide an overview of the responsibilities of administrators, directors, and teachers in school and program management. Students will cover legal, financial issues and ethical aspects of early childhood programs.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​

EDU613 Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1)
Asynchronous

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

ENG619 The Romantic Period in History and Literature (3)
This course examines the key historical events and literary works of the Romantic Period in both the United States and England. Students will consider the connection between historical events and the literature written at the same time. Authors include Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Wordsworth, Shelley and Austen.
Synchronous: schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

ENG632 Literature for Adolescents (3)
In-depth examination of literature for young adults used thematically throughout middles school and secondary curricula. Draws on experiences of students to examine cross-cultural implication of literature.
Synchronous: schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

HIS642 Britain in the Middle East: From Suez Purchase to Suez Crisis, 1875-1956 (3)
British imperialism and interests in the Middle East from late 19th century through the Suez Crisis of 1956. Includes British interests in Egypt and the Persian Gulf; relations with Ottoman Empire; First World War campaigns in Gallipoli, Iraq, and Palestine; British sponsorship of Zionism and travail under the Palestine Mandate; relations with Iraq and Jordan; World War II and the challenge of Holocaust refugees; Palestine civil war and the birth of the State of Israel; oil politics and revolution in Iran; and the Suez Crisis and its aftermath.
Wednesdays: April 15–June 17, 6–9 p.m. Additional time online as needed.
No class on April 22

HIS675 The Darwinian Revolution (3)
Examines advent and impact of Charles Darwin's evolution theory. Surveys life and earth sciences, religion and views on human origins before, during and after upheaval brought by Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859). Includes recent debates on intelligent design and teaching of evolution. Tuesdays: April 16–June 18, 6–9 p.m. Additional time online as needed.
No class on April 23

MAT621 Modeling Mathematics (3)
Acquaints teachers with the development of mathematical concepts in the curriculum with the use of modeling with mathematics... read more ➔
Thursdays: April 2–June 18; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 23.

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.
Synchronous: schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

SPN673 Selected Topics:Teaching Culture in the 21st Century (3)
Synchronous: schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

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EDU520 Teaching Strategies (3)
Weekends: April 2-3, April 30–May 1, May 28–29, June 11–12
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., and Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU521 Math in the Interactive Classroom (3) 
Thursdays: April 1–June 24; 6–9 p.m.
No class April 22

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

EDU528 Disciplinary Literacy and Writing (3)
Tuesdays: April 6–June 22; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 20.

EDU 533 Science of Reading (3)
Weekends:  April 9–10, April 23–24, May 21–22 June 25–26
Fridays: 6–9 p.m. And Saturdays: 9–3 p.m.

EDU 535 Families, Schools and Community Impact on Students’ Learning (3)
This course develops an understanding and process to study the importance and complexity of characteristics of students, families and their communities. Identifying how to support and empower families through respectful and reciprocal relationships is included.  The effect of students’ development, learning and involvement with communities is explored.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​

EDU 536 Child Care Administration (3)
This course will provide an overview of the responsibilities of administrators, directors, and teachers in school and program management. Students will cover legal, financial issues and ethical aspects of early childhood programs.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​

EDU543 Science of Effective Literacy Instruction (3)
Tuesdays: April 6–June 22; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 20.

EDU562 Human Development and Learning (3)
Tuesdays: April 6–June 22; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 20.

EDU564 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
Weekends: April 2–3, April 30–May 1, and May 28–29 with an additional component to be scheduled. 
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., and Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU575 Classroom Management and Organization (3)
Wednesdays: April 7–June 23; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 21.

EDU583 Methods and Practice in Middle School Education (3)
For the following licensure areas: General Science, Humanities, Math 5-8, Math/Science
Please contact the Graduate Education office for more information.

EDU584 Methods and Practice in Secondary Education (3)
For the following licensure areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Math, Social Sciences, and Physics.
Please contact the Graduate Education office for more information.

EDU586 Methods and Practice in 5–12 (3)
For the following licensure areas: Arts, English, French, History, Spanish
Please contact the Graduate Education office for more information.

EDU604 Philosophy, Ethics and Teaching in Schools (3)
Wednesdays: April 7–June 23; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 21.

EDU613 Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1)
Asynchronous

EDU614 Integrating Technology for All Students (3)
Wednesdays: April 7–June 23; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 21.

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

EDU630 Integrating Math, Writing and Technology (3)
Wednesdays: April 7–June 23; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 21.

EDU633 Principles of Structured Literacy (3)
Thursdays: April 1–June 24; 6–9 p.m.
No class April 22.

EDU640 Differentiation and Remediation of Reading/Language Difficulties (3)
Saturdays: April 3; May 1; June 5; June 19
Saturdays (synchronous meetings via Zoom): 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Hybrid class. Asynchronous component to be explained in class.

EDU654 Understanding Families and Culture (3)
Tuesdays: April 6–June 22; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class April 20

EDU667 Educational Assessment of Students with Moderate Disabilities (3)
Please contact the Graduate Education office if you are interested in this course.

EDU668 Advanced Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Critical Thinking (3)
Wednesdays: April 7–June 23; 5:30–8:45 p.m.
No Class April 21.

EDU676 Collaborative Teaming of Special and Regular Educators (3)
Please contact the Graduate Education office if you are interested in this course.

EDU683 Advanced Theory and Practice for Reading Specialists (3)
Weekends: April 16–17, May 21–22, and June 11–12
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., and Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m., and an additional component to be scheduled.

EDU684 Advanced Theory and Practice for Teachers of English as a Second Language (3)
Mondays: April 5–June 21; 5:30–9:15 p.m.
No class April 19 or May 24.

EDU685 Advanced Theory and Practice for Math Specialists (3)
Mondays: April 5–June 21 6–9 p.m. and an additional component to be scheduled.
No class April 20 or May 25.

EDU720 Human Resources and Administration (3)
Weekends: April 2–3, April 30–May 1, May 21–22, June 11–12
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU740 School and Community Relations (3)
Mondays: April 5–June 21; 5:30–9:15 p.m.
No class April 19 or May 24.

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

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