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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 Spring 2018:



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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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 Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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 Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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 Assessment

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.
Offered Online Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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Classroom Management

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. Offered Online Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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Early Childhood

EDU 759A Teaching Reading in Early Childhood   This course stresses developmentally appropriate practices specific to any early childhood education setting. Offered Online Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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Economics

EDU 911E Fundamental Economics  This course will introduce students to economic fundamentals and theories. Students will use economic and mathematical models to analyze the driving forces behind the way in which an economy works. Emphasis will be placed on consumer and producer choice, market structure, resource allocation, the role of the private firm and the role of the government. Offered Online Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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Educational Psychology

EDU 931 Principles of Teaching and Human Learning This course examines theories of learning and how these theories may be applied to the classroom setting. Philosophical foundations and historical context for theories of learning will be explored. This course will focus on topics of interest for teachers, educational psychologists, and other professionals working with students. Offered Online Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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Foreign Language

EDU 997W Methods of Teaching World Languages This course focuses on the methods and strategies of teaching modern world languages from a developmental approach. This includes second language development, as well as teaching objectives, selection-language, and organization of methods, materials, and an evaluation of the language program.  Participants will create and demonstrate curricula with performance-based assessments as relevant to their respective teaching level. Offered Online Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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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 Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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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 Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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Math

MAED 556 Discrete Math for Teachers, K – 6  This course focuses on developing a rich understanding of the discrete mathematics topics common to the elementary curriculum. Course topics include various concepts of arithmetic such as counting techniques, place, value, number operations, and patterns. Current development in the NCTM Standards is highlighted offering new materials and technology to enhance elementary discrete mathematics instruction. Offered Online Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

MAED 696 Probability and Statistics  This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of probability and statistics. Exciting methods of exploratory data analysis are examined through hands-on applications and projects. Computing technology that allows for graphical representation of statistical data and probability simulation is highlighted. Activities relevant to the NCTM Standards for Inclusion are featured in the curriculum. No previous knowledge of statistical analysis is required for participating in this class. Offered Online Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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Methods of Teaching – Elementary

EDU 684E Curriculum and Instruction Methods: Elementary This course introduces methods of teaching in elementary schools to promote student learning.  Focus will be placed on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, assessment, and differentiation to increase student performance.  Participants will explore how the classroom environment and school setting impacts active learning.  Diverse student populations and professional collaboration will also be discussed. Offered Online Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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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 Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

EDU 530C Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Area: Elementary This course addresses the critical issues of teaching students to transfer reading knowledge to enhance reading across the curriculum. Special attention is given to processing, organizing, and retrieving skills associated with the reading process. Participants will learn to identify and integrate education technology resources in Reading in the Content. Offered Online Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

EDU 682 Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content: Secondary, Part II This course expands on the content of EDU 530B. Topics include broadening the reading process, development, and knowledge, with special focus on reading skills and instruction. Offered Online Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

EDU 704B Instruction of Reading This course shows students how to use a balanced program of graphophonics, semantics, and syntax in teaching reading. Teachers learn to screen their classes for critical early reading deficiencies. The course identifies several underlying language skills important for reading development including awareness of the speech sounds in words, knowledge of letter, forms and names, the links between sounds and letters, and the ability to apply these to sounding words out. Offered Online Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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Science

BIO 520 Biology for Teachers, K-6  This course emphasizes the process of scientific inquiry and discovery in biology for teachers of grades K-6 through a variety of practical hands-on experiments. Current developments in the Science Standards will be highlighted offering new materials and technology to enhance elementary biology instruction. Course topics include classification, cells, life cycles, botany, human anatomy and physiology. Offered Online Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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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 Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

EDU 561W Methods and Strategies for Inclusion This course explores methodologies and applications concerning issues, concepts, and teaching strategies for including students with disabilities in the regular education program. Offered Online Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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. Offered Online Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

EDU 893S Introduction to Special Education This course examines federal and state laws of special education, handicapped conditions, recognizing handicapped conditions, and referral and support systems.  This course introduces the special education child from the gifted to the severely/profoundly disabled. Attention will be directed toward legislation and core issues that currently influences the field of special education. Offered Online Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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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 Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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Technology

EDU 553L Teaching the 21st Century Learner This course focuses on the strategies and knowledge crucial to designing instruction that is meaningful for students in the ever-evolving Digital Age. It will investigate the difference in 21st Century experiences, goals and expectation and their impact on student learning. It will emphasize ways to motivate and engage learners with today’s perspectives. Topics will include authentic assessment, project-based classrooms and job/life skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, collaborative learning, and global awareness. Offered Online Mar. 19 – May 13, 2018

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Writing

EDU 540B Methods of Teaching Writing in the Content Area This course addresses the importance of incorporating writing education into all content areas.  Participants will use writing techniques to implement content and evaluate written work relevant to their grade level and subject.  Methods and strategies to reach all learning styles will be discussed. Offered Online Jan. 22 – Mar. 18, 2018

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