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 2021 Term 1 - August 30 - October 24, 2021

EDUC 524 - Building a Classroom Community (Required Course)

  • Tuition of $1,650.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: Fall 1- August 30 - October 24, 2021, In-person meeting dates- 9/11, 9/19, 10/9, 10/23, 8am to 4:30pm
  • Professors: Thom Stecher and Chris Engler
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

This course is full. Please add to the waiting list and you will be contacted as soon as there is an opening.

This course is designed to address the most critical issues in schools today - climate and community. Respect for self and others have been documented by research over the past twenty-five years as being lacking in children with developmental, behavioral and learning problems. It is impossible to teach and learn successfully in an environment that is less than safe. Educators K through 12 are invited to participate in this highly experiential classroom community-building course. We will work through a developmental program designed to identify, model and practice strategies for team, group, and community building, self-respect and social skill building.

EDUC 520 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation (Required Course)

  • Tuition of $1,650.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: Fall 1- August 30 - October 24, 2021, In-person meeting dates- 9/12, 9/25, 10/3, 10/17, 8am to 4:30pm
  • Professors: Lenore O'Donnell
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

Registration period has ended.

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 555 - Experiential Education and Facilitation Skills

  • Tuition of $1,650.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: Fall 1- August 30 - October 24, 2021, In-person meeting dates- 9/18, 9/26, 10/2, 10/16, 8am to 4:30pm
  • Professors: Christian Stecher and Neill Edwards
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

Registration period has ended.

Experiential education has its roots in ancient history when all students were primarily taught through the modeling and practice of important life skills. This form of learning is an active, creative, “doing” mode of acquiring skills that can and will be used long after the initial individuals role of student has concluded. In this class we will use a “laboratory for learning” format. We will follow an experiential learning cycle with emphasis on experiencing, sharing, processing, learning, and application. We will practice this format for the learning of curricular content and social skill development. 

Fall 2021 Term 2 - October 25 - December 12, 2021

EDUC 530 - Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, and Mental Illness in PK-12 Students

  • Tuition of $1,650.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: Fall 2- October 25 - December 12, 2021, In-person meeting dates- 10/30, 11/13, 11/20, 12/11, 8am to 4:30pm
  • Professors: Vicki Morgan
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

This course is designed to explore the impact of traumatic experiences on children and adolescents across multiple stages of development. In addition this course will identify how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can affect the ability of children to learn in a variety of settings. Through engagement and participation in experiences, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of trauma and ACEs and attain a variety of strategies to implement in the school setting to effectively contain and manage maladaptive emotional and physical responses.

EDUC 500 - Philosophical Foundations for Instructional Leadership (Required Course)

  • Tuition of $1,650.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: Fall 2- October 25 - December 12, 2021, In-person meeting dates- 10/31, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 8am to 4:30pm
  • Professors: Mark Eisenhuth and Chris Palochak
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

This course is full. Please add to the waiting list and you will be contacted as soon as there is an opening.

This course focuses on the development of theoretical-pragmatic foundations for reflective teaching and educational leadership in collaborative school environments. Philosophical systems are examined as they relate to the realities of classroom instructional leadership.

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

  • Tuition of $1,650.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: Fall 2- October 25 - December 12, 2021, In-person meeting dates- 11/6, 11/14, 12/4, 12/12, 8am to 4:30pm
  • Professors: Jessie McFarland and Sheila Kennedy
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

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.