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Summer 2018 Courses

Below is the schedule of Graduate Education courses offered from June 25–August 31, 2018. Students are encouraged to contact and schedule an appointment for academic advising. For courses without detailed schedules, please email the for more information. Unless otherwise noted, all courses are located in the Jenks Learning Resource Center on Gordon's campus in Wenham, MA.

Please register at least one week before the start date of a course. Thank you for your cooperation.

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, or if you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Education Office.

There is a $75 administrative fee for each session.

NEW OPTIONS FOR LICENSE RENEWAL IN SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

EDU613 Assistive Technology, Augmentative, and Alternative Forms of Communication (1)
This course reviews common assistive technology, augmentative communication and... read more ➔
Online and self-paced.

EDU764 Raising Self-Awareness: Social Emotional Teaching Practices That Impact Student Learning (1)
The course will provide teachers with a framework from which an abbreviated Educator Plan can be developed based on self-awareness of how teachers set goals with outcome expectations to address... read more ➔
This is an online course.

FEATURED CONTENT AREA COURSES

Need PDPs? Gordon's 3-credit graduate courses provide 67.5 Professional Development Points. Below are our featured professional development courses for summer 2018.

BIO630 Introduction to Marine Science (3)
The ocean is a complex environment, and as such, the field of Marine Science is interdisciplinary... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.
$25 lab fee

BIO635 Environmental Science (3)
This course will focus on the broad range of science concerning the... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.
$25 lab fee

CHE673 Green Chemistry (3)
Green Chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.
$25 lab fee

EDU655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3)
This course is an overview and study of the character of the urban school... read more ➔
Online course: Starting the week of July 23rd

EDU678 Using Museums in the Classroom (3)
July 10–14; 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
$25 lab/materials fee

ENG604 Advanced Grammar for Writing (3)
Studies and analyzes grammar systems and syntax of English language... read more ➔
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... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

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

ENG674 Developing Writers (3)
Developing writers encourages teachers and learners at all levels to develop as writers and explore practical... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

ENG675 Advanced Writing (3)
Provides personal direction and group critique of substantial individual writing projects across genres. Integrates the use of literature within writing. The instructor will… read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students. 

ENG676 Literary Analysis (3)
Exploration of genres of poetry. Using literary elements, students analyze how... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

ENG677 Writing for Publication (3)
In this course students will learn how to prepare a writing sample in the genre of choice for potential publication; write a book proposal; do a market comparison to… read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

FRE639 French Linguistics, Phonetics, and Advanced Grammar: What you need to know (3)
What do you need to know? Why do they do that? A study of the linguistic structure of French: looking at how... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

FRE673 Selected Topics: Plein de méchants, moins de héros / More villains, fewer heroes in French fiction (3)
Women abducted, loathsome villains, deceitful heirs, hateful sloths and venomous personalities edge their way into a literature whose steadfast heroes and heroines stand above and prevail through all that is right!... read more 
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

HIS655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3)
This course is an overview and study of the character of the urban school... read more ➔
Online course: Starting the week of July 23rd

HIS673 Selected Topics: History of the American Presidency 1933-2008 (3) 
This course analyzes the organization, behavior, and impact of the American presidency on American politics, policy, and culture. Attention is given to historical developments in the... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

HIS678 Using Museums in the Classroom (3)
July 10–14; 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m
$25 lab/materials fee

LAT673 Selected Topics: Classical Latin (3)
Latin is foundational to the flow of Western history and thought, and thus provides an excellent background for history and English teachers, even if their teaching areas are more modern... read more 
Online course: Start date TBD

MAT623 Advanced Calculus (3)
Advanced Calculus is the rigorous study of the concepts from Calculus. The goal of this course is to prove the common theorems used in calculus and beyond. The course starts with... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

MAT627 Investigating Mathematical Concepts (3)
Weekdays: June 29; 6–9 p.m. July 16–19, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. July 20  8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

MAT636 Mathematical Inquiry (3)
Weekdays: July 9–13; 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

MAT673 Introduction to Euclidean Geometry (3)  This course investigates a mathematical system attributed to Euclid, the Alexandrian Greek mathematician.  This class will explore a way of thinking... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

PHY628 Physics and Engineering of Materials (3)
This course explores how the history of a material (its processing) influences its structure, and thus determines its properties and performance. The earliest humans lived in the Stone Age, where people used only... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.
$25 lab fee

PHY677 Optics  (3)
This course will begin with a review of wave motion and basic electromagnetic theory then proceed on to propagation of light.  Geometric optics touching on interference and other wave... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.
$25 lab fee

SPN696 Elena Poniatowska and Carlos Fuentes: Inquiries into Mexican History and Identity (3)
This course will delve into contemporary history and the concept of Mexican identity through the study of
two of Mexico's most significant authors: Elena Poniatowska and Carlos Fuentes... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

SPN697 Latin American Short Story: The Gigantic Tree's Sleeping Seed (3)
This course will familiarize students with the development of the Latin American short story from its origins in the XIX century until now. Students will analyze pertinent genre conventions... read more ➔
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.


Gordon College is offering Wilson Reading Systems® Level 1 Certification, beginning July 2, 2018.


 
EDU522 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2) 
Weeknights: June 25–28; July 5–6; 5:30–9:30 p.m.

EDU523 Integrating History in the Classroom (2) 
Weekdays: August 6–9; 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU524 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Evenings: August 13–17; 5:30–9:30 p.m. Sat., August 18; 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

EDU527 Exploring Mathematical Concepts (3) 
Weekdays: June 29; 6–9 p.m. July 16–19  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; July 20  8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

EDU533 Foundations of Reading
Weekends: July 6–7, July 27–28, August 11, August 24–25
Fridays 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU564 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
Weekends: June 29–30; July 27–28; August 11 and additional online time.
Fridays 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU575 Classroom Management and Organization (3) 
Weeknights: August 6–10; 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Additional time arranged with professor.

EDU580 Methods and Practice in Early Childhood Education (3)
Tuesdays/Thursdays: June 26–July 24, 6–9 p.m.
Additional time to be arranged with the professor.

EDU581 Methods and Practice in Elementary Education (3) 
Weekdays: July 23–July 27, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat., August 11, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

EDU583 Methods and Practice in Middle School Education (3)
To be arranged with faculty.

EDU584 Methods and Practice in Secondary Education (3)
To be arranged with faculty.

EDU604 Philosophy, Ethics, and Teaching in Schools (3) 
Weeknights: June 28 and August 9, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Additional hours via online component.

EDU614 Integrating Technology for All Students (3) 
Weeknights: July 9–12; July 16–19; 5–9:30 p.m.
Additional hours via online component.
$25 technology fee

EDU622 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
Weeknights: June 25–28; July 5–6; 5:30–9:30 p.m.

EDU623 Integrating History in the Classroom (2) 
Weekdays: August 6–9; 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU624 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Evenings: August 13–17; 5:30–9:30 p.m. Sat., August 18; 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

EDU625 Curriculum Models and Design (3)
Weeknights: June 25–29; 5:30–9:30 p.m. (Additional hours TBD as needed)

EDU629 Integrating Reading, Writing and Technology (3)
Online course starting the week of July 16.
$25 Technology fee

EDU630 Integrating Math, Writing, and Technology (3)
Weeknights: July 9–12; July 16–19; 5–9:30 p.m.
Additional hours via online component.
$25 Technology fee

EDU631 Integrating Literature Throughout the Curriculum (3) 
Weeknights: July 9–12; July 16–19; 5–9:30 p.m.

EDU633 Principles of Reading and Literacy (3) 
Weekends: July 20–21, July 27–28, August 10–11, August 24–25
Fridays 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU634 Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities, and ESL (3) 
June 25–26; 4–8 p.m.; June 27–30; 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

EDU635 Sheltering Content Instruction for English as a Second Language (3) 
Weekdays: July 30–August 3; 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

EDU655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3)
This course is an overview and study of the character of the urban school... read more ➔
Online course: Start date TBD 

EDU661 Advanced Human Development (3) 
June 28–30; July 2–3; 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

EDU 665 Meeting the Needs of the Exceptional Child (3) 
Weekdays: July 16–20; 8 a.m.–4 p.m. plus additional online work

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

EDU670 Educating the Human Brain: How Neuroscience Can Inform Teaching Practices (3) FULL
Weekdays: August 6–10, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Additional hours via online component.

EDU675 Classroom Management (3) 
Weeknights: August 6–10, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Additional time arranged with professor.

EDU678 Using Museums in the Classroom (3)
July 10–14; 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m
$25 lab/materials fee

EDU680 Advanced Theory and Practice: Early Childhood Education (3) 
Tuesdays/Thursdays: June 26–July 24; 6–9 p.m.
Additional time to be arranged with the professor.

EDU681 Methods and Practice in Elementary Education (3) 
Weekdays: July 23–July 27; 8 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sat., August 11; 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

EDU683 Advanced Theory and Practice for Reading Specialists (3) 
Weekends: July 6–7; August 3–4; August 24–25
Fridays 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Additional time arranged with professor online

EDU705 Principled Leadership—Ethics, Values and Moral Leadership (3) 
Online course. Begins Monday, June 25.

EDU725 School Finance, Administration, and Technology (3)
Weekdays: July 9–11; 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m. plus online

EDU776 Reading Specialist as Professional Writer: Explore Publication and Current Controversies (3)
Weekends: August 17–18, October 19–20, December 14–15
Fridays 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Additional time arranged with professor online
Please note: this course begins spans both the Summer and Fall sessions.

HIS655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3)
This course is an overview and study of the character of the urban school... read more ➔
Online course: Start date TBD 

HIS678 Using Museums in the Classroom (3)
July 10–14; 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
$25 lab/materials fee

MAT627 Investigating Mathematical Concepts (3)
Weekdays: June 29; 6–9 p.m. July 16–19 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. July 20 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 

MAT636 Mathematical Inquiry (3)
Weekdays: July 9–13;  8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.