Masters Degree Courses: Schedule

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Courses are 42 total hours of instructional time with 30 hours in person and 12 hours of online work with instructors throughout the duration of the course. For course descriptions simply click on the course name or visit our course catalog. 10 days prior to the course you will receive a Welcome email with directions and any other instructions for the course. If you have any questions about our scheduling please feel free to contact us at info@thomstecher.com.

Registration for courses closes 5 days before the first day of class or if the course is filled.

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Fall 2017

EDUC 520 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation (NOW OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS)

  • Tuition of $1,440.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: September 4 - October 29, 2017 In class meeting dates- 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21
  • Professors: Lenore O'Donnell
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

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Students examine the theoretical application of curriculum design within the context of contemporary American classrooms. Relationships among subject matter, teaching, learning, and assessments are viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective.

EDUC 564 - Enhancing Brain Development in Children

  • Tuition of $1,440.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: September 4 - October 29, 2017, In class meetings- 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 (4:30-8:30pm)
  • Professors: Alex Fizz
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

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Are the brains of children different today than they were in the past? According to research and the observations of many educators, the answer is a resounding “yes”. Cognitive neuroscience is finding that today's fast-paced, stressful, multi-tasking, media-driven life is altering the way young minds develop, function, remember, and process information. This course is based on the readings of current research, books and articles and will explore how these changes affect learning, memory and may contribute to social and emotional problems. The ultimate goal of this course is to help teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents understand these changes and what they can do to enhance brain development and counteract the effects of our fast paced society. 

EDUC 518 - Transformational Education: Effectiveness to Greatness

  • Tuition of $1,440.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: September 11 - November 5, 2017 In class meetings- 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28
  • Professors: Alex Fizz, Neil Weidman, and Thom Stecher
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

This course is full. Please put your name on the waiting list. You will be contacted if there is an opening.

Education continues to face significant change. The challenges and complexity we face in education ranges from high tech to high touch (relationship) responsibilities. We seek to make our classrooms and curriculum relevant and effective. Being effective is no longer optional it is mandatory. The needs to thrive, innovate, excel, and lead call for greatness. We must transform education and tap into new dimensions of human genius and motivation. In this inspiring course you will be given the tools to explore your voice, your creativity, new mindsets, new skills, and new habits. You will find your voice and inspire your students to find theirs.

EDUC 574 - Cultivating 21st Century Skills: Whole Brain Learning

  • Tuition of $1,440.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: September 11 - November 5, 2017, In class meetings- 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29
  • Professors: Krista Leh
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

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Success in the 21st century belongs to different learners with a very different kind of mind. The 21st century calls for creators, empathizers, artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, counselors, and big-picture thinkers. This course will help you move your students from the information age, built on logical, linear, computer-like capabilities to the conceptual age which will be built on invention, empathy, and big picture capability. You will be immersed in six essential aptitudes as researched by Daniel Pink and Daniel Goleman: design, story, symphony, empathy, play, and meaning. Project based learning and classroom integration will be emphasized throughout the course.

EDUC 505 - Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • Tuition of $1,440.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: October 16 - December 24, 2017 In class meetings- 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 (4:30-7:30pm)
  • Professors: Krista Leh
  • Location: Archbishop Wood High School, Warminster, PA

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This course will include provide students with a framework for becoming culturally responsive teachers.  An assortment of topics that reflects cultural diversity in education, including an historical overview of programs for students from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, contemporary multicultural and bilingual education, and education for social justice and equity are addressed. This course, through the use of varied literature, relating to issues of diversity will focus on strategies that will ensure all students are achieving their fullest potential. Gaining insights into the interconnection between the diversity of students and process of teaching will be critical to your continued success as a teacher in the 21st century classroom.
 

EDUC 506 - School Policy and Law (Required course reserved for Masters students)

  • Tuition of $1,440.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: October 30 - December 24, 2017 In class meetings- 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16
  • Professors: Erik Orndorff and Alex Fizz
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

This course is full. Please put your name on the waiting list. You will be contacted if there is an opening.

In this course, the philosophical bases and legal structures of educational policymaking are studied. Students, as educators, develop their own philosophies of education and examine the underlying philosophical assumptions of major educational policies and practices. The course also prepares teachers to understand the legal structures that determine educational policies and how issues of equity affect the implementation of those policies. This level of understanding is necessary in order for teachers to be knowledgeable and active decision makers in their own classrooms, schools, and communities.

EDUC 537 - Increasing Student Engagement: The Heart and Soul of a Successful Classroom

  • Tuition of $1,440.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: October 30 - December 24, 2017 In class meetings- 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17
  • Professors: Chris Palochak and Mark Eisenhuth
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

This course is full. Please put your name on the waiting list. You will be contacted if there is an opening.

This course is designed to have participants experience and develop strategies for improving student engagement in their classrooms. Particular emphasis will be placed on activities and strategies for developing, maintaining and increasing student engagement and ultimately student achievement. We will examine and adopt a set of total participation techniques and movement activities for the classroom. We will share our individual expertise, explore current research and draw upon our collective experiences and talents to build a collection of strategies that will ensure increased student engagement in your classroom. You will leave this class with a repertoire of strategies that can be used in your classroom at 7:30 AM on Monday morning.