Non-Matriculated Courses Summer 2014

Counselor Education

CN 410 Grief and Loss Counseling

An introductory course in the exploration of conceptual models and clinical interventions related to grief and loss. The focus of this course is on developing sensitivity, knowledge and practical skills working with grief, bereavement and end of life issues in counseling and cross-cultural approaches. It is designed to inform students how loss is a pervasive, natural process of life and with skilled understanding and intervention can provide healing, meaning, and transformation to self and others. The impact of religious and spiritual belief systems on bereavement, grief, and loss will be covered. Family interventions and conceptualizing grief and loss from a systems perspective will be discussed. Three credits.

Session II

Tues. July 8 and Thur. July 10
Tues. July 15 and Thur. July 17
Tues. July 22 and Thur. July 24
Tues. July 29 and Thur. July 31

4:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Greene

CN 447/FT447 Lifespan Human Development

This course explores processes of individual and family development from childhood through old age. Presenting theoretical perspectives for studying child, adolescent, adult, and family development, the course examines the modification of family structures over time and psychosocial development within family systems and cultural contexts. Three credits.


Tues. May 20 and Thurs. May 22
Tues. May 27 and Thurs. May 29
Tues. June 3

2:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kelly

CN 465/FT 465 Introduction to Substance Abuse and Addictions

Candidates explore basic information about the history and current use and abuse of various drugs and alcohol. Topics include addiction, 12-step programs, physiological effects, FAS, COAs, and family systems, as well as cultural relevant prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies for individuals and families. Three credits.

CN 500 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

This course examines philosophical bases for counseling theory, ethical and professional issues, and various theories that contribute to the practice of professional counseling, including psychoanalytic, humanistic/existential, cognitive/behavioral and systemic approaches. Three credits.



ED 405 Contexts of Education in the Primary Grades

Based on current theory and practice in multicultural education, learning theory, child development, and classroom management, this course provides the opportunity to learn about and design learning environments in which primary grade children thrive, build supportive learning communities, and develop social conscience. Three credits.

ED 429 Philosophical Foundations of Education

Drawing on a range of philosophical perspectives, this foundational course provides candidates with the opportunity to analyze critically some of the recurring themes in educational thought and connect them to the contemporary educational context. Fundamental questions examined include: the meaning of one's chosen vocation; the purposes of education and schooling in a democratic society; the ethical dimensions of the teaching/learning relationship; and the role of the social imagination in transforming the world. Three credits.

ED 512 Contemporary Schooling in Society
Candidates investigate and and discuss current issues important to education, seeking to understand the relationship between the systemic nature of particular issues and their specific manifestations in local, national, and global arenas. In addition, candidates identify the ways that they, as educators and as citizens, attend to these issues at the local level. Three credits.

ED 530 Assessment & Differentiated Instruction
Teacher candidates in this course will become familiar with principles and techniques necessary to plan, select, administer, interpret, and assess a differentiated range of student learning activities and instructional methods. Candidates will learn to use traditional norm-referenced instruments, curriculum-based assessments, formal observatioins, interviews, criterion-referenced assessments, and other alternative assessments to guide differentiated planning and instruction. Three credits.

EN 405 Literature for Young Adults

During the past two decades, adolescent literature has proliferated, grown more diverse, and improved in richness and quality. The course explores the major current authors, poets, and illustrators of works written for young adults. Topics include theories and purposes of reading literature in the classroom; criteria development for evaluating adolescent literature; reader response in the classroom; reading workshop; and adolescent literature integration across the curriculum. Three credits.

Educational Technology and Media Studies

MD 401D Special Topics: Chromebooks, Ipads and Tablets: Oh My!

Blended on-line course - Required meetings Saturday July 12 and July 26

July 7 - August 1

MD 406 Introduction to Reference

Candidates will explore print and online resources, and develop competency in selecting, acquiring and evaluating resources to meet student needs. Course activities will emphasize communication skills and instructional strategies needed to provide effective reference services in school libraries. Three credits.

Online course

May 19 - July 3

MD 546 Integrating the Arts & Technology in K-12 Teaching & Learning

The value of the visual and  performing arts in supporting essential critical thinking is well documented in recent research. Arts education is closely linked to every goal of school reform, academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity. Candidates will examine integration of the arts in content areas, and the robust opportunities in both formal and informal learning environments offered by technology applications and digital resources. Three credits

Marriage and Family Therapy

FT 433 Multicultural Issues in Counseling

Students examine issues in counseling individuals and families from diverse ethnic, cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds and discuss the social, educational, economic, and behavioral factors that impact clinical work. The course addresses counseling men, women, and couples, and the issues of gender role stereotyping and changing sex roles, and integrates professional contributions from individual counseling and family therapy literature. Three credits.

FT 450 Techniques of Narrative and Solution Focused Therapy

FT 465 Introduction to Substance Abuse and Addictions
Candidates explore basic information about the history and current use/abuse of various drugs and alcohol. Topics include addiction, the 12-step programs, physiological effects, FAS, COAs, amd family sustems as well as culturally relevent prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies for individuals and families. Three credits.

FT 550 Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

This course provides an overview of the historical development of the field of family therapy, acquainting candidates with the models developed by Minuchin, Haley, Madanes, Satir, Bowen, Whitaker, and others. The course focuses on distinguishing between the systemic approaches in terms of assessment, conceptualization, diagnosis, treatment, and theoretical foundations, and explores contemporary directions of the field. Three credits.



PY 436 Psychopathology and Classification I

This course introduces candidates to advanced child and adolescent psychopathology. It provides the necessary foundation for undertaking subsequent courses or supervised practical training focused on the actual practice of formulating diagnoses and treating children and adolescents who are experiencing mental disorders. The course includes in-depth exposure to and discussion of the DSM-IV and current research in psychopathology, and emphasizes understanding and identifying mental disorder symptoms and syndromes. Three credits.

PY 534/ED 534 Theories of Learning

This course considers, in detail, the conditions of human learning found in the principal schools of psychology on the contemporary scene. Candidates investigate other theories for individual reports. Three credits.

Special Education

SE 400 Augmentative Alternative Communication and Assistive Technologies

SE 405 Exceptional Learners in the Mainstream

This course familiarizes the mainstream professional with the special learning needs of children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, severe disabilities, multiple disabilities, and/or who are gifted and talented. Topics include methods of identifying and working effectively with children and youth with special learning needs in the regular classroom; the roles and responsibility of counselors, psychologists, educators and ancillary personnel as members of a multidisciplinary team in planning educational services for exceptional learnes; and laws that impact on assessment, placement, parent and student rights, and support services. This course may require a fieldwork component as part of the evaluation process. Note: This course is not for those pursuing an initial certificate or cross-endorsement in special education; it is for general educators and students in affilited fields of study. Three credits

SE 429 Developmental and Remedial Reading and Language Arts

This course delineates a conceptual framework of reading and language arts as being not only related to decoding, syntax, and comprehension, but also its relationship to the associated constructs of executive functions, working memory, and attention. Candidates explore current research regarding reading, language development, and associated constructs; examine case studies; become familiar with specific reading methods and affiliated assessment instruments; practice administering various instruments; examine and use various reading programs currently available; become acquainted with assistive, interactive technological tools; and explore specific websites. Three credits.

SE 441 Parents and Families

This course introduces candidates to the dynamic family network of persons with disabilities, emphasizing the psychosocial stages of family structure and systemic interaction. Topics include family systems theories and their clinical applications; the grief process; family coping strategies; and significant professional issues for family therapists, counselors, special educators, psychologists, nurses, and other human service personnel. Three credits


TESOL/Bilingual Education

SL 421 Linguistics for Language Teachers (x-endorsements CAS non-matrics only)

This course provides language teachers with a basic introduction to the principles and methods of linguistic theory, with an emphasis on semantics, syntax, morphology, and phonology. Additional topics include pragmatics and written language. The investigation of first and second language acquisition gives language teachers an insight into the development of language for ELL students. Three credits.

SL 441 Teaching and Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education

This course explores and addresses the multifaceted aspects of multicultural education with an aim of engaging in a teaching-learning process where participants explore their commitment to the well-being and learning of all students; develop a deep understanding of the needs of all students; develop strategies to promote caring, justice, and equity in teaching; learn to respect linguistic, racial, ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity; investigate how students construct knowledge; demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between students' daily life experiences and education; and critique systematic processes of discrimination that marginalize and silence various groups of students. Three credits.

SL 477 Culture and Second Language Acquisition

Designed for second language and bilingual teachers, this course treats culture and language as interdependent phenomena, exploring the basic concepts, research, and principles applicable to culture and language learning with an emphasis on the practical application of these concepts to the language classroom. Participants also gain an enhanced awareness of their assumptions regarding their own and other cultures, and an understanding of how these assumptions influence language teaching and learning. Three credits.