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Graduate Courses in Education – Fall 2014

EDUC 418: Positive Classroom Climate for Positive Attitudes About Learning
(3 credits)

Participants will learn strategies for creating classroom climates which encourage positive attitudes toward learning while preventing and correcting student misbehavior.

Tuesdays, September 16-December 9,  5-8 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center.

EDUC 463: Teaching With Modern Web Technologies (3 credits)

The Internet and K-12 Education relates educational theory and practice to applications of the Internet, applying content from educational foundations, curriculum, and research. This is a required course in the Teaching Writing & Literacy Certificate.

Online, September 15-December 12.

EDUC 452: Teaching Writing (3 credits)

Techniques for teaching the writing process, kindergarten through grade 12, including writing in content areas; workshop format. This is a required course in the Teaching Writing & Literacy Certificate.

Mondays, September 15-December 8, 5:30-8:30 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center.

EDUC 400: Diversity and Cultural Awareness Practices in the K-12 Classroom
(3 credits)

This course addresses diversity, cultural awareness and sensitivity about cultures, concepts, and methods in society, communities and educational settings.

This is an Online course that also meets on 9/17 & 12/12 face to face, 5-8 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center.

EDUC 422: Literature for Children and Adolescents (3 credits)

Literature for children and adolescents, approaches for using literature in the school curriculum.

Wednesdays, September 17-December 10, 6-9 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center.

PSYCH 438: Personality Theory (3 credits)

Personality theories and their application to social and personality development and personality dynamics.

Tuesdays, September 16-December 9,  5:30-8:30 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center.

No matter what you are teaching, Penn State’s Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy is for you!

This 15 credit program is similar to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s range of educational endorsements. The Writing Specialist Certificate is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of teaching literacy. It provides the teacher with real world skills for implementing the writing requirements of the PA Core Standards.

Considering a Masters Degree Program?
The core courses of Penn State Harrisburg’s 30-credit Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum are delivered online.  Why not take a course with an “EDUC” prefix as they may transfer in to the program as electives?


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