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.
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.
Course sectors include:
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.
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.
EDU 700D Introduction to Performance-Based Instruction/ Assessment This course focuses on current research and practice in performance-based instruction and assessment. Participants will examine practices that support the development of students’ abilities to apply knowledge, skill and understanding in a real-world content.
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.
EDU 930A Classroom Management and Discipline This course incorporates research findings into the development of effective classroom management methods. Specific procedures are explored to maximize the efficiency of the teacher to instruct and motivate students.
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.
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.
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.
EDU 533C Understanding the Common Core State Standards in Reading, K-12 This course is designed to explore the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts, K-12 and the key instructional shifts for meeting the demands of those standards. A particular emphasis on unpacking and incorporating the standards into the Reading/English Language Arts classroom is provided.
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.
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.
EDU 881A Behavior Management for Special Needs Students This course provides an overview of emotional and behavioral problems that children and youth may experience. Psycho-social factors related to these problems will be explored using case studies, film, and current issues. Strategies to respond to these concerns will be presented through role play, behavioral rehearsal and small group problem-solving.