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Graduate Courses in Education – Summer 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.

Monday-Wednesday-Friday: July 21 - Aug 1, 8 am - 5pm 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.

Monday-Friday: July 28 - Aug 1, 8 am - 4 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center

EDTEC 440: Educational Technology Integration (3 credits)

This course introduces educators to broad-based educational computing applications.  This course introduces ideas, skills, concepts and strategies for integrating computers into classroom teaching.  The focus of the course is on models for integration, but specific applications and how they can be used in the classroom will also be explored. This course section consists of both classroom meetings and an online component.

Monday-Friday: June 23 - 27, 8 am - 4 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center

C I 405: Strategies in Classroom Management (3 credits)

Managing and coping with disruptive student behavior in instructional settings so that they support the teaching/learning process.

Monday-Friday: July 14 - 18, 8 am - 5 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center

LL ED 450: Content Area Reading (3 credits)

LL ED 450 is designed to explore the roles of texts and literacies within the daily lives of middle school age students. We will examine both in-school and out-of-school literacy practices related to meaning-making in specific communities of practice. In doing so, we will work from a broader definition of “text” that includes print, images, sound, hybrid combinations and artifacts from popular culture.

Monday-Friday: June 23 - 27, 8 am - 5 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center via video conferencing technology from the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus

SPLED 401: Motivating Exceptional Learners (4 credits)

Group and individual techniques to promote student task engagement and prosocial behavior.

Monday-Friday: July 14 - 23, 8 am - 5 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center

SPLED 461: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues and Concerns (3 credits)

Overview of issues, characteristics, and evidenced-based assessment strategies, and approaches for individuals with autism/PDD.

Monday-Friday: July 7 - 11, 8 am - 5 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center

CN ED 420: Chemical Dependency: Youth at Risk (3 credits)

Study of youth who are at-risk of developing chemical dependency including the characteristics and factors related to chemical dependency.

Monday-Friday: July 28 - Aug 1, 8 am - 4 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center

CN ED 430: Couples and Family Counseling (3 credits)

Students study the theory and practice of couples and family counseling with an emphasis on models of family development and major approaches to intervention with couples and families. Systemic models of family intervention are emphasized as well as the study of other historically important and contemporary approaches to couples and family therapy.

Monday-Friday: July 7 - 11, 8 am - 4 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center

CN ED 431: Counseling and Teaching Youth at Risk (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide participants with an overview of information focused on counseling and teaching youth- at-risk.  Emphasis will be placed on identifying youth-at-risk for depression, suicide, eating disorders, pregnancy, AIDS, use and/or abuse of alcohol and drugs, homelessness, gang membership, difficulties related to sexual orientation, and several other at-risk behaviors.

Monday-Friday: July 7 - 11, 9 am - 5 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center

CN ED 432: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling (3 credits)

Participants explore an overview of ethical and legal issues related to the professional practice of counseling.  Topics include responsibility, competence, public statements, confidentiality, professional relationships, licensing and other regulator programs, and research.

Monday-Friday: July 21 - 25, 9 am - 5 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center

NURS 492: Emergency Care and Safety (3 credits)

NURS 492 is a comprehensive emergency care and safety course that incorporates basic first aid skills and knowledge and advanced topics such as oxygen therapy, hazardous materials, farm/rural incidents, disaster planning, incident command, triage, and mass casualty incidents. The course includes discussion of infectious diseases and the standard precautions utilized by rescuers to prevent the transmission of disease.

Monday-Friday: July 7 - 11, 8 am - 5 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center

NURS 459: Legal and Professional Issues in School Nursing (3 credits)

This course is part of the school nurse series. This course encompasses the synthesis and analysis of the legal and professional issues faced by school nurses and other professionals in the school setting. Strategies on the legal and professional delivery of health care in the school environment are integral to the course.

Monday-Friday: July 14 - 18, 8 am - 4 pm at the Northern Tier Career Center via video conferencing technology from Penn State Behrend

 


 

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