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Winter 2021 Courses

Courses will move to online virtual classrooms for the Winter 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 the schedule of Graduate Education courses from January through March 2021. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Janet Arndt at to schedule an academic advising appointment. Unless otherwise noted, all courses will take place on Gordon’s campus in Wenham, MA.

Registration for Winter 2021 is OPEN.

There will be no weekday classes on Martin Luther King Day (January 18) and during Massachusetts public school vacation (February 15–19).

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.

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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 courses for Winter 2018.

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.

ART630 Intro to Ceramics (3)
Students will be taught the basics of both functional pottery and sculptural ceramics, including wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques.  While creating their own work, students will be introduced to historic and contemporary ceramic methods that will help them locate their selves in the international clay community.  Students will leave the class with an understanding of ceramics as a material and basic principles of three-dimensional design.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​
Lab Fee: $80

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.
$25 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.​

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.​

CPS520 Object-Oriented Software Development (3)
Introduces object-oriented analysis and design using a statically typed programming language, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, use cases, UML modeling, design patterns and testing methods. Continued development of design and programming skills using UML and Java through weekly laboratories and a semester team project.
Lab fee: $125.
January 15–May 13, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1–2 p.m.; Labs Tuesdays 1:15–4:15 p.m.
Students may arrange an alternative time with the professor.

CPS522 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
Introduces analysis of algorithms; implementation of data structures; advanced methods for organizing data in primary and secondary storage; problem-solving strategies; recursion; parallel algorithms; continued development of algorithm analysis skills. Weekly laboratories introduce C++ including use of templates and Standard Template Library.
Lab fee: $125
January 16–May 15 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 3:20–4:20 p.m.; Labs Tuesdays: 9:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Students may arrange an alternative time with the professor.

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 starting the week of January 18.

ENG604 Advanced Grammar for Writing (3)
Studies and analyzes grammar systems and syntax of English language. Includes roles of grammar in construction of written style and pedagogical implications in schools.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​

ENG635 Shakespeare Active in Class and History (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.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​

ENG643 History and Literature of the Ancient Greeks (3)
Explore the literature of ancient Greece from the Trojan War to the time of St. Paul. Historical periods covered will include the Trojan War, the Dark Ages, Greek colonization, the Persian War, the Classical Period, the Peloponnesian War, the conquests of Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic era. Texts will include in whole or in part The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, The Oresteia of Aeschylus, Oedipus the King of Sophocles, The Histories of Herodotus, The Peloponnesian War of Thucydides and The Symposium of Plato.
Schedule to be determined by professor and enrolled students.

FRE661 La Francophonie (3)
Reading of literature in French from all over the world: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Senegal, Quebec, and Louisiana. Short stories, novels, poetry. Marginalized voices share their histories, tragedies, moments of joy and happiness. We will discuss the readings, watch films and use explication de texte as a method of studying literature.
An online synchronous course with class meetings that will fit YOUR schedule. 

FRE681 French Crime Fiction (3)
We will begin our investigation of French Crime Fiction with the historical influence of the Second World War on this literary genre. Then, we will read texts of the Belgian writer Georges Simenon and follow his Inspecteur Maigret through psychological mysteries, intrigue, and romans de la gare. This course is designed to increase students’ language skills. Students will consult with professor to arrange class times. Group work will take place via Zoom where classmates can meet on flexible basis.
An online synchronous course with class meetings that will fit YOUR schedule. 

HIS643 History and Literature of the Ancient Greeks (3)
Explore the literature of ancient Greece from the Trojan War to the time of St. Paul. Historical periods covered will include the Trojan War, the Dark Ages, Greek colonization, the Persian War, the Classical Period, the Peloponnesian War, the conquests of Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic era. Texts will include in whole or in part The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, The Oresteia of Aeschylus, Oedipus the King of Sophocles, The Histories of Herodotus, The Peloponnesian War of Thucydides and The Symposium of Plato.
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 starting the week of January 18.

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... read more ➔
Online Asynchronous

MAT605 Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics and the Greeks (3)
Explores the significance of Greeks in the development and application of mathematics. Includes Pythagoras, Euclid and the "Great Theorem." Follows historical and philosophical underpinnings of discipline of mathematics.
Starting Monday, January 25; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 15

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.
Thursdays: January 7–March 25; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 18

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.​

SPN647 20th Century Prose in Latin American Literature (3)
Study of representative short stories and novels.  Reading of two “canonical” novels.  Conducted in Spanish.
Schedule to be determined between professor and enrolled students.​


 

EDU520 Teaching Strategies (3)
Online Asynchronous with some Zoom meetings.
Weekends: January 8–9, 22–23 February 5–6, March 12–13
Fridays 6–9 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU523 Integrating History in the Classroom (2)
Weekends: January 29–30 and February 26–27
Fridays: 5–8 p.m., and Saturdays: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

EDU524 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Thursdays: January 21–March 18; 6–9 p.m.
No class February 18

EDU527 Exploring Mathematical Concepts (3)
Thursdays: January 7–March 25; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 18

EDU533 Science of Reading (3)
Tuesdays: January 5–March 30; 6–9 p.m.
No class February 16

EDU562-1 Human Development and Learning (3) Synchronous meetings via Zoom
Tuesdays: January 5–March 30; 6–9 p.m.
No class February 16

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.
Online Asynchronous. January 4-March 28

EDU564-1 Introduction to Exceptionality (3) Synchronous meetings via Zoom
Thursdays: January 7–March 25; 6–9:20 p.m.
No class February 18

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.
Online Asynchronous. January 7-March 31

EDU575 Classroom Management and Organization (3)
Wednesdays: January 6–March 31; 6–9 p.m.
No class February 17

EDU580 Methods and Practice in Early Childhood Education (3)
Wednesdays: January 6–March 31; 6–9 p.m.
No class February 17

EDU581 Methods and Practice in Elementary Education (3)
Online Asynchronous with some Zoom meetings.
Meeting Times: Mondays: January 4, 11, 25; February 1, 8, 22; March 2, 9, 16, 23, Time: 6-9PM
No class on January 18 and February 15

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.

EDU613 Assistive Technology, Augmentative, and Alternative Forms of Communication (1)
This course reviews common assistive technology, augmentative communication... 
Online Asynchronous

EDU614 Technology for all Students (3)
Wednesdays: January 6–March 31; 6–9 p.m.
No class February 17 

EDU623 Integrating History in the Classroom (2)
Weekends: January 29–30 and February 26–27
Fridays: 5–8 p.m., and Saturdays: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

EDU624 Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)
Thursdays: January 21–March 18; 6–9 p.m.
No class February 18

EDU629 Integrating Reading, Writing, and Technology (3)
Online beginning Tuesday, January 19

EDU630 Integrating Math, Writing, and Technology (3)
Wednesdays: January 6–March 31; 6–9 p.m.
No class February 17 

EDU631 Integrating Literature throughout the Curriculum (3)
Online Asynchronous with some Zoom meetings.
Wednesdays: January 6–March 31; 6–9 p.m.
No class February 17

EDU633 Principles of Structured Literacy (3)
Weekends: January 29–30, February 26-27,  March 12–13, March 26–27.
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU634 Language Acquisition, Learning Disabilities and ESL (3)
Friday, January 22, 5–8 p.m.
Saturday, January 23,  7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Mon–Wed, February 15–17*, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
*This course is intentionally scheduled during February vacation.

EDU635 Sheltering Content Instruction for English as a Second Language (3)
Weekends: January 15-16, February 5–6, March 5–6, and March 19–20
Friday: 6–9 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

EDU 639 Assessment & Diagnosis of Reading/Language Difficulties (3)
Weekends: January 8-9, January 29-30, February 26-27, March 26–27,
Friday: 6–9 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m. 

EDU640 Differentiation and Remediation of Reading/Language Difficulties (3)
Course begins online 1/7 (asynchronous)
Course meets every other week for synchronous online meetings: 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25
Synchronous meetings are from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

EDU641W-1 Sheltering English Immersion (3)
The purpose of this course is to prepare teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively shelter their content instruction so that English language learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources in the classroom and beyond. Teachers will have opportunities to practice strategies, analyze their practice, provide and receive feedback, and to reflect on their experiences.
Friday, January 22; Saturday, February 6 Weekends: February 26–27; March 26–27; April 16–17; Fridays, 6–9 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., plus two online sessions.

EDU641W-2 Sheltering English Immersion (3)
The purpose of this course is to prepare teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively shelter their content instruction so that English language learners (ELLs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources in the classroom and beyond. Teachers will have opportunities to practice strategies, analyze their practice, provide and receive feedback, and to reflect on their experiences.
Friday, January 22; Saturday, February 13; Weekends: March 5–6: April 2–3; April 30–May 1; Fridays, 6–9 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., plus two online sessions.

EDU650 Differentiation and Remediation of Math Difficulties (3)
Mondays: January 4–March 29; 6 p.m. –9 p.m.
No classes on January 18 or February 15 

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 starting the week of January 18

EDU665 Meeting the Needs of the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom (3)
Tuesdays: January 5-March 30, 6–9 p.m.
No class February 16

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

EDU670 Neuroscience: Educating the Human Brain (3)
Weekends: January 15–16, February 12–13, March 12–13
Fridays: 6–9 p.m., and Saturdays: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. remaining hours online

EDU680 Advanced Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education (3)
Wednesdays: January 13–March 31; 6–9 p.m.
No class Wednesday, February 17

EDU681 Advanced Methods and Practice in Elementary Education (3)
Online Asynchronous with some Zoom meetings.

EDU702 Educational Leadership II-Applied Concepts and Case Studies (3)
Weekends: January 15–16, February 5-6, March 5–6, and March 19–20

EDU705 Principled Leadership (3)
Online starting the week of January 18.

EDU710 Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (3)
Mondays: January 4–March 29, 6–9:20 p.m.
No classes on January 18 and February 15

EDU715 Collegial Supervision and Mentoring (3)
Schedule to be arranged with the professor and enrolled students.

EDU741 Sheltering English Immersion for Administrators (3)
Friday, January 22; Saturday, February 6 Weekends: February 26–27; March 26–27; April 16–17; Fridays, 6–9 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., plus two online sessions.

EDU764 Raising Self-Awareness: Social Emotional Teaching Practices That Impact Student Learning (1)
The course will provide teachers with the framework... read more ➔
Online Asynchronous.

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

Additional courses may be added as the need arises. If you do not see a course you need, please contact the