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Online Courses


For more than 30 years, Trinity has offered practical, professional development courses for education professionals seeking to maintain certification requirements.  We now offer these same courses in an online format!  Students can participate anytime of night or day from anywhere that they have access to the internet.

 

Course Expectations

In order to have a successful learning experience, students will need to be prepared for the following aspects of online education:

  • Have online access at least three times a week for the following educational activities:
    • Read/Review instructional content
    • Participate in online discussion forum/ chat
    • Reflect and respond to peer comments to facilitate a virtual classroom discussion
  • View online videos/articles and be able to download documents, files (such as podcasts), and/or spreadsheets to review.
  • Submit written reflections to instructor (assignments and/or journals)
  • Contribute AND respond to weekly online discussion forum (your reflection as well as your response to other students’ reflections, required weekly).
  • Participate in online group collaboration through chat rooms and/or group forums.
  • Take online quizzes or tests.
  • Submit papers, power points, lesson plans, and/or unit that all students can review; be able to attach/upload assignments similar to email.
  • Review peer discussion points, presentations and provide feedback.

All courses are conducted through Moodle, Trinity’s Online Learning interface, similar to Blackboard. Students will sign into Moodle by clicking on the orange “m”  in the tool bar at the top of the page.

The following courses will be offered in Fall 2017:

Session 2
 8 Weeks
October 16 – December 10, 2017



Administration

EDU 597A  Supervision and Professional Development in a K-12 Setting  This course will focus on instruction paradigms and clinical supervision techniques.  Strategies for supervision methods will be modeled to include professional communication skills in convening parent meetings as well as evaluating teacher performance, creating improvement plans and developing professional learning communities.   Participants will develop and present a plan to apply methodology of real life scenarios. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

EDU 680A Leadership for the 21st Century  This course explores the critical issues in school leadership for the 21st century. This class focuses on leadership skills; technology for teachers, students and administrators; alternative methods of student assessment; demographics of future population; and parent/community expectations. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

EDU 790A  Organization and Leadership of Schools through Administration  This course will define the many aspects of an administrator’s influence and impact on a school environment. Participants will examine how factors of teacher assessment and development, academic advancement, as well as how school and community outreach play a part in a school’s overall success. Students will develop strategic planning skills to evaluate the organization of a school community’s relationships and responsibilities and how they correlate with pupil achievement. Participants will explore the role of staff professional development. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

EDU 856A Legal Issues in Education  This course highlights major legal issues affecting teachers and administrators. Emphasis is placed upon legal issues such as negligence, desegregation, rights and responsibilities of teachers, academic freedom, students’ rights, and school attendance. This class is highly interactive with discussions, simulations, and case studies. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

EDU 945 Curriculum Development  This course introduces students to the principles of curriculum theory and development. Attention is given to current practices and curriculum reform movements. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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 Assessment

EDU 734B Assessment for Reading Instruction  This class is designed to familiarize teachers with current state and local classroom assessment data. Students will learn how to select appropriate reading assessment instruments, observe and record data, analyze test scores and performance, interpret data, and outline accommodations and plans for remediation. Students will practice making educational decisions based upon data provided by local and/or state assessments and communicate assessment results. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

EDU 882 Educational Assessment of Learning Disabled Students This course stresses norm- and criterion-referenced diagnostic techniques with attention given to informal probing and diagnostic teaching strategies. A review of basic measurement concepts is provided. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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Curriculum Development

EDU 945 Curriculum Development  This course introduces students to the principles of curriculum theory and development. Attention is given to current practices and curriculum reform movements. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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English as a Second Language

EDU 799 Methods of Teaching Writing to LEP Students This course explores efficient methods, strategies, and theories for teaching writing to LEP students, including routine technical writing activities and creative writing. A variety of examples will be presented and modeled from different levels of English proficiency. Students are expected to develop lesson plans using learned methods and strategies of writing. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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Foundations

EDU 550F Foundations and Philosophy of Education  Participants will gain an understanding of the historical, sociological and philosophical foundations underlying the development and structure of public education in the United States.  Laws and regulations on a federal and state level will be examined from the standpoint of contemporary cultural and organizational levels to view the legal status of both teachers and students in their school environment.  With the framework of the aforementioned foundations, the instructional design will be addressed based on assessment data.  Key factors of assessment data include the ability to evaluate assessment data to determine ways to improve instruction and student performance in a standards-based environment. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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Human Growth and Development

EDU 589H Human Growth and Development: Secondary This course examines the physical, cognitive, and social emotional aspects of adolescence from a developmental point of view. Theory and research of child development are explored and applied in practice sessions as possible solutions to unique challenges. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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Law & Education

EDU 856A Legal Issues in Education  This course highlights major legal issues affecting teachers and administrators. Emphasis is placed upon legal issues such as negligence, desegregation, rights and responsibilities of teachers, academic freedom, students’ rights, and school attendance. This class is highly interactive with discussions, simulations, and case studies. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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Leadership

EDU 680A Leadership for the 21st Century This course explores the critical issues in school leadership for the 21st century. This class focuses on leadership skills; technology for teachers, students and administrators; alternative methods of student assessment; demographics of future population; and parent/community expectations. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

EDU 790A Organization and Leadership of Schools through Administration This course will define the many aspects of an administrator’s influence and impact on a school environment. Participants will examine how factors of teacher assessment and development, academic advancement, as well as how school and community outreach play a part in a school’s overall success. Students will develop strategic planning skills to evaluate the organization of a school community’s relationships and responsibilities and how they correlate with pupil achievement. Participants will explore the role of staff professional development. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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Reading/Language Arts

EDU 526A Children’s Literature/Materials for Reading This course in children’s literature (K-6) focuses on the specific criteria and tools to use in evaluating and selecting books for children, both from the viewpoint of what constitutes good literature and for the specific needs of children. The integration of books to be read purely for enjoyment is emphasized. Initiation of book discussions in the classroom is stressed as one of the most important aspects in developing an appreciation and love in young children for books and reading. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

EDU 530B Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content: Secondary, Part I This course focuses on the needs of secondary school teachers as they relate to content area reading and writing. Attention is given to the assessment of student reading, cognitive strategies in reading, incorporating reading skills through student-centered instruction, and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for reading. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

EDU 666 Process and Acquisition of Reading  This course studies current research in language development, phonics, and phonemic awareness. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental skills of reading. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

EDU 734B Assessment for Reading Instruction  This course is designed to familiarize teachers with current state and local classroom assessment data. Students will learn how to select appropriate reading assessment instruments, observe and record data, analyze test scores and performance, interpret data and outline accommodations and plans for remediation. Students will practice making educational decisions based upon data provided by local and/or state assessments and communicate assessment results. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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Special Education

EDU 517C Introduction to Inclusive Education  This course provides an overview of inclusive education research and best practices in inclusive classrooms. The course is geared toward teachers, administrators, and parents interested in learning more about inclusive education. In this course, participants examine research on inclusive education and outcomes for students with and without disabilities, legal aspects of inclusive education, schoolwide inclusive practices, and strategies for increasing access to general education curriculum and contexts for students with disabilities. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

EDU 882 Educational Assessment of Learning Disabled Students This course stresses norm- and criterion-referenced diagnostic techniques with attention given to informal probing and diagnostic teaching strategies. A review of basic measurement concepts is provided. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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Supervision

EDU 597A Supervision and Professional Development in a K-12 Setting This course will focus on instruction paradigms and clinical supervision techniques.  Strategies for supervision methods will be modeled to include professional communication skills in convening parent meetings as well as evaluating teacher performance, creating improvement plans and developing professional learning communities.   Participants will develop and present a plan to apply methodology of real life scenarios. Offered Online October 16 – December 10, 2017

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