Summer 2022 Courses

All courses will meet virtually at the times scheduled below unless the course is noted as asynchronous or to be determined.

Registration for Summer 2022 is closed. Registration for each class closes one week (7 days) before the first day of class.

Below is the schedule of Graduate Education courses offered from June 27 to August 31, 2022. Students are encouraged to contact [email protected] 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 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.

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

Need PDPs? Gordon's 3 credit graduate courses provide 67.5 Professional Development Points. Below are our featured professional development courses for Summer 2022.

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.

BIO613 Anatomy and Physiology (3)
Using a systems approach to the study of human anatomy and physiology, this course examines the structures, functions and homeostatic mechanisms of cells, tissues and selected organ systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Selected topics will be examined to allow for further study of content in applied contexts with emphases on health and disease. Laboratory activities will include opportunities for cadaver-based study as well as the study of other human tissues.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

BIO635 Environmental Science (3)
This course will focus on the broad range of science concerning the environment. Topics will be selected that are relevant to teaching and that will provide the necessary background to understand science and the environment for primary and secondary education. The focus will be conservation biology and the biology of environmental science.
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.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

BIO638 Biology and Societal Issues (3)
This course is designed to explore how the study of biology is important to society in vaccines, pandemics, sustainability energy, poverty, food and human production.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

CHE635 Environmental Science (3)
This course will focus on the broad range of science concerning the environment. Topics will be selected that are relevant to teaching and that will provide the necessary background to understand science and the environment for primary and secondary education. The focus will be conservation biology and the biology of environmental science.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

CHE637 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.
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.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.
Lab fee

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

EDU764 Raising Self-Awareness: Social Emotional Teaching Practices That Impact Student Learning (1)
Online Asynchronous. Begins July 18–August 21
Registration Deadline: July 11.
 

EDU765 Building Relationships Through Cultural Proficiency (1)
Through a balanced approach, the course provides the professional educator with an overview of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as cultural competency. In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s emphasis on culturally proficient SEL in the equity continuum, the course will focus on the relationship skills that facilitate serving the needs of all students. Learners are engaged in a process that prepares them to create learning experiences that are bias-free and respectful of students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges.  that follows a five-step cycle to meet the five core competencies required by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education for professional growth and development. (Reference: Quick Reference Guide: The 5-Step Cycle).
Online Asynchronous.

ENG620 The Texts and Times of Jane Austen (3)
Jane Austen wrote at the end of the Romantic Period while foreshadowing the Victorian era. This period know as the Regency, might seem to readers of Austen as one of peace and propriety. However the world around these novels was experiencing change and challenge. The American and French Revolutions as well as the Napoleonic Wars were influencing the English worldview. Meanwhile, at home the Industrial Revolution was changing the fabric of English urban life. How do Austen’s novels reflect these major social events? Students will read three of Austen’s texts: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park, along with historical material, to decide how and where these works reflect or not the changing world of Austen’s time.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

ENG638 General Linguistics (3)
Linguistics is the study not just of languages, but of language itself. Examines different features common to all languages, such as phonetics and phonology, syntax, semantics and morphology.
Mondays and Thursdays 8-9 p.m. – zoom meetings plus additional asynchronous work.
Week of June 27, week of July 4 (asynchronous), week of July 11, week of July 18, and week of July 25.
Registration Deadline: June 20.

ENG646 The Ancient Roman World (3)
Focus on the 200 years from 100 BC to 100 AD. Readings provide significant historical and cultural insights into daily Roman life. Connections to modern English will be made at every opportunity. Spoken Latin will be incorporated as well, engaging in pedagogical discussions for teachers interested in incorporating some Latin (or English derivatives) into curriculum. Instruction will be differentiated according to prior knowledge of the language.
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 professor and enrolled students.

ENG677 Writing for Publishing (3)
In this course students will learn about how 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 professor and enrolled students.

FRE654 Cultural and Family Systems (3)
Examinez la structure familiale et la diversité culturelle et la manière dont ces deux facteurs ont un impact significatif sur les écoles et exigent des approches nouvelles ou modifiées pour mieux répondre aux besoins de tous les enfants.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students. 

HIS646 The Ancient Roman World (3)
Focus on the 200 years from 100 BC to 100 AD. Readings provide significant historical and cultural insights into daily Roman life. Connections to modern English will be made at every opportunity. Spoken Latin will be incorporated as well, engaging in pedagogical discussions for teachers interested in incorporating some Latin (or English derivatives) into curriculum. Instruction will be differentiated according to prior knowledge of the language.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students

HIS655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3) 
Online course: Start date week of July 11
Registration Deadline: July 4.

HIS667 Immigration in the USA through Historical Inquiry: The Ellis Island Experience (3)
The course provides an opportunity to use specific methods of historical inquiry to build content knowledge through studying the collection of oral history excerpts from the Ellis Island... read more
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students. 

MAT627 Investigating Mathematical Concepts (3)
Explores ways to expand teacher’s knowledge of strategies used to teach mathematics. Topics include: number and operation, algebraic thinking, geometry, measurement, problem-solving, justifying and reasoning. Monday, June 27th, 6–9 p.m.; Monday, July 11–Thursday, July 14, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.; Friday, July 15th, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 4.

MAT636 Mathematical Inquiry (3)
Furthers knowledge of mathematics. Problem-centered approach. In-depth knowledge of algebra, geometry and measurement. Appropriate for any current or future teacher of mathematics or for math specialists.
Monday, August 8th–Friday, August 12th, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 1.

PHY 625 Electronics (3)
This course explores how elementary components when connected together make a functioning device, from simple automatics, amplifiers, and radios to the more complicated ones, up to computers. When building these items one identifies how the basic understanding of the physical principles goes beyond the electronics components. The deep understanding of electronics requires solid knowledge in advanced areas of physics, such as Electricity and Magnetism, Solid State Physics, and Physics of Semiconductors.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.

SPN637 Contemporary Latin American Poetry and Songs (3)
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.
Online synchronous: schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.
Minimum enrollment of 3 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.

SPN674 Advanced Conversation: Hispanic-American Literature (3)
In this course we will discuss a wide variety of Hispanic-American literature from pre-colonial to modern times. Participants will engage in analysis and interpretation of the texts and then explore possibilities for student research projects based on the texts for use in their own classes.
Starting week of July 19th. Online synchronous: remaining schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.
Registration Deadline: July 12.

SPN695 21 Century Latin American Cinema (3)
Examines films released between 2000 and 2012 that are written, directed and/or produced by Latin American filmmakers or set in Latin American spaces. Students will gain a broader understanding of contemporary Latin American cinema, allowing the criticism of different meanings, symbols, styles, experiences and fostering emotional and rational responses. Conducted in Spanish.
Online synchronous: schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.
Minimum enrollment of 3 students.


Wilson Reading System® Courses:
EDU695-1 Introduction to Multisensory Structured Language Instruction June 27–29, 2022; 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
EDU695-2 Introduction to Multisensory Structured Language Instruction July 1–31, 2022 Asynchronous course.
EDU695-3 Introduction to Multisensory Structured Language Instruction August 1–31, 2022 Asynchronous course.


 

EDU522 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
This course will be taught in an asynchronous format, from June 27 through July 1, with students responsible for posting their assignments and comments on discussion boards. We will meet for short Zoom sessions Monday–Wednesday at 6 p.m. EST to share our writing, for instruction, to clarify assignments, and to build community.
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU523 Integrating History in the Classroom (2)
Weekdays: August 8–11; 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 1.

EDU524 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Evenings: August 8–12; 5:30–9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 20; 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 1.

EDU527 Exploring Mathematical Concepts (3)
Monday, June 27th, 6–9 p.m.; Monday, July 11th–Thursday, July 14th, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.; Friday, July 15th, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU533 The Science of Reading (3)
Weekends: July 15–16, July 22–23, August 12–13, August 26–27
Fridays 6–9 p.m., Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 8.

EDU562 Human Development and Learning (3)
The course will be fully online and asynchronous weekly modules. This means that students will use a variety of digital tools to interact with course content (human development and learning), other class participants, and the course instructor on their own schedule. This is a rigorous course that has deadlines for assignments at least weekly, 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.
Asynchronous course starting June 27 and ending August 7.
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU564 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
Asynchronous course starting June 27 and ending August 19.
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU575 Classroom Management (3)
July 11–August 26
Primarily asynchronous with some meetings in a virtual classroom.
Registration Deadline: July 4.

EDU580 Methods and Practice in Early Childhood Education (3)
Tuesdays/Thursdays: June 28–July 19; 6–9 p.m.
Additional time to be arranged with the professor.
Registration Deadline: June 21.

EDU581 Methods and Practice in Elementary Education (3)
The class will be taught asynchronously from July 25–July 29. Zoom meetings will be scheduled by arrangement.
Registration Deadline: July 18.

EDU582 Methods & Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3)
Online Asynchronous
July 5–August 26
Prerequisites: EDU564
Registration Deadline: June 28.

EDU583 Methods and Practice in Middle School Education (3)
Schedule to be arranged with faculty and enrolled students. Please note your content area in the comment box when registering (e.g. Humanities 5-8).

EDU584 Methods and Practice in Secondary Education (3)
Schedule to be arranged with faculty and enrolled students. Please note your content area in the comment box when registering (e.g. Earth and Space Science 8-12).

EDU586 Methods and Practice in 5–12 Content licensure areas (3)
Schedule to be arranged with faculty and enrolled students. Please note your content area in the comment box when registering (e.g. Digital Literacy and Computer Science 5-12).

EDU604 Philosophy, Ethics, and Teaching in Schools (3)
Wednesdays: June 29 and August 24, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Additional hours via online component.
Registration Deadline: June 22

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

EDU614 Integrating Technology for All Students (3)
July 12–15 and July 19–22; 5–9:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 5.

EDU622 Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2)
This course will be taught in an asynchronous format, from June 27 through July 1, with students responsible for posting their assignments and comments on discussion boards. We will meet for short Zoom sessions Monday–Wednesday at 6 p.m. EST to share our writing, for instruction, to clarify assignments, and to build community.
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU623 Integrating History in the Classroom (2) 
Weekdays: August 8–11; 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 1.

EDU624 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2) 
Evenings: August 8–12; 5:30–9:30 p.m. Sat., August 20; 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 1.

EDU625 Curriculum Models and Design (3) 
Weeknights: June 27–July 1; 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Additional hours to be determined between professor and enrolled students.
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU629 Integrating Reading, Writing and Technology (3)
Online, starting June 30
$25 Technology fee
Registration Deadline: June 23.

EDU630 Integrating Math, Writing and Technology (3)
July 12–15 and July 19–22; 5–9:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 5.

EDU631 Integrating Literature Throughout the Curriculum (3) 
The course will be taught asynchronously online utilizing Canvas discussion boards on the following days: July 5–6 and July 11–14. We will have a Zoom meeting on July 5 at 6 p.m. EST to introduce ourselves.
Registration Deadline: July 4.

EDU633 Principles of Structured Literacy (3)
Online Asynchronous: July 6–September 14
Registration Deadline: June 29

EDU634 Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities, and ESL (3)
June 27, 4:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.; June 28-July 1 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU635 Sheltering Content Instruction for English as a Second Language (3)
Online asynchronous: June 27–August 22.
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU655 Exploring Urban Schools: Character, Culture, and Contexts (3) 
Online course: Start date week of July 11
Registration Deadline: July 4.

EDU661 Advanced Human Development (3) 
June 27–June 30, July 11; 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU665 Meeting the Needs of the Exceptional Child (3) 
Online Asynchronous. June 27–August 28
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU670 Educating the Human Brain: How Neuroscience Can Inform Teaching Practices (3)
Weekdays: August 1–5, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Additional hours via online component.
Registration Deadline: July 25.

EDU675 Classroom Management (3)
July 11 - August 26
Primarily asynchronous with some meetings in a virtual classroom.
Registration Deadline: July 4.

EDU680 Advanced Theory and Practice: Early Childhood Education (3)
Tuesdays/Thursdays: June 28–July 19; 6–9 p.m.
Additional time to be arranged with the professor.
Registration Deadline: June 21.

EDU681 Advanced Methods and Practice in Elementary Education (3)
Weekdays: July 25–29, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat., August 13, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 18.

EDU682 Advanced Methods & Practice in Moderate Disabilities (3)
Online Asynchronous
July 5–August 26
Prerequisites: EDU564
Registration Deadline: June 28.

EDU683 Advanced Theory and Practice for Reading Specialists (3)
Online Asynchronous
June 27–August 26
Prerequisites: EDU633, EDU639, EDU640
Registration Deadline: June 20.

EDU705 Principled Leadership—Ethics, Values and Moral Leadership (3)
Online course. Begins Monday, July 11.
Registration Deadline: July 4.

EDU725 School Finance, Administration, and Technology (3)
Hybrid Synchronous and Asynchronous: Meetings in the mornings of July 6–7, additional work is asynchronous or scheduled with professor and registered students.
Registration Deadline: June 29.

EDU730 School Law (3) 
Online course via virtual classroom. Begins the week on July 18. Professor will be in contact with additional information.
Registration Deadline: July 11.

EDU764 Raising Self-Awareness: Social Emotional Teaching Practices That Impact Student Learning (1)
Online Asynchronous. Begins July 18–August 21
Registration Deadline: July 11.