Graduate Courses - Summer 2014

Graduate Courses - Summer 2014

Special Summer Scheduling: Health Care Administration Program
1st Accelerated Summer Session - May 19-June 30, 2014
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
TIME
HCA 531
Understanding Organizational Ethics

** CLOSED **

Evans
Mon./Wed. 6:15-9:00 p.m.

 

2nd Accelerated Summer Session - July 7-August 15, 2014
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
TIME
HCA 504
Health Care Economics

** CLOSED **

Akinci
Moodle on-line course
HCA 575 Health Promotion Healey Moodle on-line course
HCA 576 Operations Management Akinci Moodle on-line course

 

Special Summer Scheduling: Reading Program
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
TIME

Educ 550

Reading Practicum
Yurko
Tue.-Th., June 17-19, 5:30-9 p.m. and Mon.-Fri., June 23-27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Educ 523

Childrens Literature
Caprari
Mon.-Fri., Aug. 11-15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Special Summer Scheduling: Curriculum & Instruction Program
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
Educ 535
Exc. in Teaching Masters Project
Carr

May 19 July 11

Educ 586
Inclusionary Classroom Practices
Pryor
Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., July 11-13 and 25-27
Educ 600
Second Language Acquisition
Smith
Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 13-15 and 27-29
Educ 620
ESL Masters Project
Carr

May 19 July 11

Educ 625
PK-4 Instructional Materials
Loyack

Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 6-8 & 20-22

Educ 635
PK-4 Masters Project
Yurko

May 19 July 11

Educ 650
Math Masters Project
Reboli

May 19 July 11

 

Special Summer Scheduling: ESL Certificate Program
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
Educ 600
Second Language Acquisition
Smith

Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 13-15 and 27-29

Educ 601
ESL Clinical Field Practicum
Smith
May 19 August 15

 

Special Summer Scheduling: Autism Endorsement Program
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
Educ 710
ASD: Assessment
Evans

Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 6-8 & 27-29

Educ 700
ASD: Etiology
Shedlarski
Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., July 25-27 & August 15-17

 

Special Summer Scheduling: Professional Development Courses
COURSE
COURSE NAME
INSTRUCTOR
DAY
Educ 5827
Gangs and School Violence I
Mr. David Tosh

Sat/Sun, May 24-25 and June 7-8, 8:00 am.-5:00 p.m.

Educ 5920
Classroom Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ms. Deb Yanuzzi

Sat/Sun, May 31-June 1 and June 14-15, 8:00 am.-5:00 p.m.

Educ 5921 Getting to the Core of the Problem Mr. Michael J. Kolessar

Sat/Sun, June 7-8 and June 21-22, 8:00 am.-5:00 p.m.

Educ 5917 Positive Behavior Supports for the Behaviorally Challenged Student Ms. Ellen Dente Sat/Sun, June 7-8 and 21-22, 8:00 am.-5:00 p.m.
Educ 5918 Creating Culturally Responsive Parent Partnerships
** CLOSED **
Ms. AnnMarie Chismar

(Blended Format) Mon-Tues, June 23-24, and Thurs, June 26, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Educ 5919 Common Core with Fantastic Fairytales Ms. Jane Mencer/ Ms.Ashley Kutchi

On-Site at Hazleton Area School District Kids U:
Wednesday, June 18th 8:00-4:30
Thursday, June 19th 8:00-4:00
Monday, June 23rd 8:00-3:30
Tuesday, June 24th 8:00-3:00
Wednesday, June 25th 8:00-3:00
Thursday, June 26th 8:00-3:00

Educ 5890/540 School Law for Todays Teachers Dr. Greg Koons Tues/Wed, July 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 8:00 am.-5:00 p.m.

Course Descriptions - Masters in Health Care Administration

HCA 504 Healthcare Economics. This course is an in-depth study of the major topics in health care economics. The course examines the production, cost, and financing of health care services, delivery mechanisms and their effects, health labor markets and professional training, and use of economic evaluation tools (cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses) in making decisions about allocation of scarce resources. Students comprehend the essential economic concepts, critically review relevant research evidence, and consider the policy implications for the various interest groups in both private and public sector. (3 credits)

HCA 531 Understanding Organizational Ethics. This course is designed to expose graduate students to the kinds of moral problems they will encounter as professionals in their functional areas. The focus of the course is policy formulation and implementation, with emphasis placed on the ethical dimensions and ramifications of that process. A series of current corporate case problems is reviewed and discussed in order to raise some of the major ethical issues involved in managing the organization's relationships with its many publics. (3 credits)

HCA 575 Health Promotion. This course explores the various methods of delivering messages related to good health habits. The development, implementation, and evaluation of health messages will be discussed. Health education and promotional strategies will be outlined, in addition to the evaluation of various case studies of successful health communication programs. (3 credits)

HCA 576 - Operations Management in Health Care. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the essential concepts, tools, and strategies in operations research and their application to health care. The course focuses on the use of quantitative methods to address complex operational issues and realistic problems, with the ultimate goal of ensuring improved system effectiveness and efficiency. Main topics covered include break-even analysis, demand forecasting, linear programming, and project and inventory management, and quality control. (3 credits)

Course Descriptions Masters in Reading

Educ 523 Childrens and Adolescent Literature. Students will survey the selection, evaluation, and utilization of literacy materials for children and adolescents. The course will focus upon the study of different literary genres, aesthetic and efferent responses to literature, and integrating literature into all curriculum areas. (3 credits)

Educ 550 Reading Clinic Practicum. This course is a clinic to implement instruction to improve a childs literacy abilities. The course provides for the application of the assessment and strategies discussed in Educ 516 and concludes the two-part Reading practicum experience. After working with a client, each student will write a report of the childs literacy ability, with a description of instruction, and recommend procedures for further assistance. Prerequisite: Educ 516. Permission required. (3 credits)

Course Descriptions M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Educ 535 Masters Project in Excellence in Teaching. A topic relevant to excellence in teaching in the classroom will be researched and/or conducted with the approval of the instructor. Upon completion of the project, the student will write a professional quality academic paper. Prerequisite: Educ 590. Permission required. Prerequisite: Educ 590. Permission required. (3 credits)

Educ 586 Inclusionary Classroom Practices. This course will address the development, imple-mentation, and monitoring of individualized management, instructional, curricular, and environmental strategies and adaptations for all students within a heterogeneous classroom, based upon the curriculum of the school. Pedagogical recommendations and research-based effective instruction methodology is emphasized on a needs-based model incorporating the cognitive, language, attentional, affective, physical and sensory needs of children. (3 credits)

Educ 600 Second Language Acquisition. See below under ESL Certificate Program.

Educ 620 ESL Masters Project. A topic relevant to the teaching of English as a Second Language in the classroom will be researched and/or conducted with the approval of the instructor. Upon completion of the project, the student will write a professional quality academic paper. Prerequisite: Educ 590. Permission required. (3 credits)

Educ 625 PK-4 Instructional Methods. This course is designed around the methods, strategies, research and resources that enable students to develop and implement programs to assist students in the language of and academic cognitive understanding and skills within the content area while understanding its impact upon the elementary curriculum. Graduate students design resource and teaching materials, implement them with their students, and provide reports to the class. Students also learn and practice adaptations of lesson content and present actual lesson activities within the structure of the course. (3 credits)

Educ 635 Masters Project in PK-4 Elementary Education. A topic relevant to the teaching of elementary education in the classroom will be researched and/or conducted with the approval of the instructor. Upon completion of the project, the student will write a professional quality academic paper. Prerequisite: Educ 590. Permission required. (3 credits)

Educ 650 Masters Project in Mathematics Education. A topic relevant to the teaching of mathe-matics in the classroom will be researched and/or conducted with the approval of the instructor. Upon completion of the project, the student will write a professional quality academic paper . Prerequisite: Educ 590. Permission required. (3 credits)

Course Descriptions Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL )

Educ 600 Second Language Acquisition. This course focuses on the grammar and structure of the English language including the components: lexical, syntactical, phonological and morphological. Theoretical perspectives of first and second language acquisition are examined. Also covered: literacy development, and pedagogical or instructional teaching. Students develop activities to demonstrate selected instructional strategies and theoretical acquisition perspectives. (3 credits)

Educ 601 - ESL Clinical Field Practicum. This course is a clinical field practicum for 15 weeks to meet the 60 hours of field experience required for the Pennsylvania ESL Program Specialist Certificate. These 60 hours of field experience includes experience with a certified ESL Program specialist in a public school setting as well as community activities to meet the ESL Program Specialist competencies. Activities will be documented in a portfolio format and monitored by a Kings College supervisor who holds an ESL Program Specialist certificate. The semester-long field experience will underscore the coursework by providing opportunities for practical application of theory and feedback from the practicing ESL Program Specialist as well as the Kings College supervisor.

Course Descriptions Autism Endorsement Program

Educ 700 ASD: Etiology. This course is an introduction and overview of characteristics and learning traits of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The course is an examination of the common manifestations of ASD including the psychological, physiological, behavioral, social, communication, and educational characteristics of individuals who have been identified on the spectrum as having Autism, Pervasive Developmental disorder, Rhett's disorder, Aspergers syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. The classification system, assessment strategies / issues, approaches, and interventions related to individuals with ASD will be explored. Focus will be on causes, diagnosis and intervention. The theoretical, prevalence, and scientific hypothesis related to the etiology of ASD will be researched and explored. (3 credits)

Educ 710 ASD: Assessment. This course will create a framework for understanding and implementing effective interventions for children and adolescents with ASD in consideration of their cultural values and beliefs. The role of the families and collaborative, interdisciplinary models of service delivery will be examined. Effective research-based assessment and interventions will be reviewed utilizing current research regarding neuro-developmental issues in autism. This course requires a 20 hour practicum consisting of a field experience in a school and community based agency setting providing direct clinical, instructional, and social interaction with individuals with ASD. These experiences will take place in regular and specialized settings in order to ensure the student an opportunity to observe and participate in the assessment and instructional levels. (3 credits)

Course Descriptions Professional Development Courses

Educ 5917 - Positive Behavior Supports for the Behaviorally Challenged Student. Participants will explore current research on school-wide positive behavior using the RTII Model. They will examine instructional strategies and interventions that will give practical solutions for handling student behavior in their classroom. Additionally, students will focus upon designing a framework that will improve their school community and build competence in both academics and behavioral components. This course will be taught by Ellen Dente who is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for NEIU 19. (3 credits)

Educ 5918 - Creating Culturally Responsive Parent Partnerships. Culturally responsive teachers understand that parents from different cultural background interact with schools differently. Participants will focus on ways to identify culturally responsive approaches designed to engage and fostering two-way communication. In addition, participants will also explore the use technology to improve communication with families. Specific strategies to actively engage parents and families in school to improve student achievement as well as an analysis of approaches for responding to family concerns will be emphasized. AnnMarie Chismar is the instructor. She is a second grade teacher at the Hazleton Area School District Heights-Terrace Elementary/Middle School. (3 credits)

Educ 5919 - Common Core with Fantastic Fairytales. This course will be on-site at the Hazleton Area School Districts Summer Enrichment Program, Kids University. The Kids University TMTP (Theory-Model-Team-Practice) staff development training model will be utilized to familiarize K-3 teachers with the Pennsylvania Core Standards and Charlotte Danielsons Framework for Teaching. Teachers will create hands-on learning centers that allow children to engage in activities that develop vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Through the use of quality literature, hands-on games, and activities, participants will develop understandings related to the standards and self-evaluate their lessons using the Domain 1 and Domain 3 rubrics from Charlotte Danielsons Framework for Teaching. Jane Mencer and Ashley Kutchi are both certified reading specialists and primary teachers at the Freeland Elementary/Middle School I the Hazleton Area School District. (3 credits)

Educ 5920 - Classroom practices for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges . This course addresses the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders and provides useful differentiated strategies for the general education teacher to effectively include the students in the general education classrooms. Dealing with autism in the classroom is a complex process that involves the right source materials and the implementation of teaching styles and learning tools more geared toward the cognitive development of autistic children. This task is incredibly difficult and requires concerted effort at differentiation. The instructor is Debra Yanuzzi, the Assistant Director of Special Education for the Hazleton Area School District. (3 credits)

Educ 5921 - Getting to the Core of the Problem. This course examines Norman Webbs Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and the Pennsylvania Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS). Tools such as Geogrebra, GeogebraTube, NCTM Illuminations, Pictionaryά ScattergoriesάWeb Alignment Tool (WAT) and the SAS portal will be used to help teachers understand DOK and the CCSS as well as to create activities and assessments for their students in preparation for the PSSA Math and Algebra 1 Keystone Exams. Michael Kolessar is a secondary math teacher and Mathematics Department Chair for Riverside Jr./Sr. High School. (3 credits)

Educ 5827 Gangs and School Violence I. This course will examine gang-related behavior in schools today. Climate, culture, membership, symbols and graffiti will be discussed. The course will also explore gang theory, including street gang structure and organization. Participants will learn and research reasons why gangs exist, how they are formed, and the impact gang crime has on the safety and security of schools today. They will also review policies and procedures that are designed so that aschool district can prevent or respond effectively and appropriately to criminal activity on school property. The class will be taught by David Tosh, director of Secondary Education, Wyoming Valley West High School. (3 credits)

Educ 5890 (Educ 540) School Law for Todays Teachers. This course will give teachers the information necessary to remain in compliance with federal and state law affecting educators in regular education, gifted education, and special education. Topics will include constitutional rights, curriculum law, social media, student records, disciplinary policies, and policy making. Inclusionary practices, the IEP process, teacher participation in the IEP process, and educational liability will also be discussed. This course will use a case-study approach to explore, debate and apply content to everyday workplace settings. It will be taught by Dr. Greg Koons, LIU Assistant Executive Director. (3 credits)

 

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