Masters Degree Courses: Schedule

Our convenient courses will fit your schedule!

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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Summer 2019

EDUC 512 - Wellness: Research, Practices and Policies for Teachers and Students

  • Tuition of $1,500.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: May 13 - June 30, 2019 In class meeting dates- 5/19, 6/2, 6/15, 6/25
  • Professors: Chris Engler and Jessie McFarland
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

Registration period has ended.

There is a growing body of research noting correlation between academic success and the emotional/physical health of students. Given the growing importance of attending to the whole child, this course has been developed to increase K-12 educators’ knowledge of health and wellness practices and research. The course will ask participants to assess their own beliefs and practices in health and wellness and will encourage a self-change model. The course is based on two theoretical structures: one being that wellness is composed of physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health. The second structure is Erickson’s stages of development and their usage in directing our choices for growth throughout our lives. 

EDUC 550 - Helping To Guide Students Through Loss and Life Transitions

  • Tuition of $1,500.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: May 27 - July 14, 2019 In class meeting dates- 6/1, 6/8, 6/24, 7/8
  • Professors: Vicki Morgan
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

Registration period has ended.

This course is designed to help teachers and school counselors understand and support students who are dealing with loss or significant changes in their lives. We will explore the common experience of these students, and how our response as school professionals can help or hinder as they adjust to a new life. Understanding the needs of grieving students and the impact of loss on their academic, emotional, social and behavioral functioning allows us to respond in ways that can significantly help in their healing process.

EDUC 528 - Understanding and Intervening with At Risk Youth Behaviors (Social, Emotional and Behavioral Wellness Endorsement course)

  • Tuition of $1,500.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: May 27 - July 7, 2019 In class meeting dates- 6/2, 6/15, 6/23, 6/26
  • Professors: Scott Heydt and Don Fountain
  • Location: Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, PA

Registration period has ended.

This course will examine the most significant at-risk issues impacting the lives of PreK through 12th Grade students today. The physical, psychological, social, emotional and academic implications of these issues will be explored in depth. The indicators, signs, and symptoms of each issue will be shared through a culturally relevant lens that reflects the experience of students. Learners will engage and explore the systems and supports that do and can exist in a school environment and a community to support all students through authentic collaboration with family, school, and community partners.

 

EDUC 510 - Action Research Design and Evaluation

  • Tuition of $1,500.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: June 3 - July 14, 2019, In class meeting dates- 6/9, 6/23, 6/27, 7/9
  • Professors: Krista Leh
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

Registration period has ended.

This course is designed to guide students through the process of an action research.  Students will choose a problem in their classroom to focus on, and attempt to secure solutions through the action research process. Final research results will be disseminated to the larger public.

EDUC 505 - Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • Tuition of $1,500.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: June 24 - August 4, 2019 In class meetings dates- 7/1, 7/17, 7/18, 7/29
  • Professors: Krista Leh and Aaron Jones
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

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 524 - Building a Classroom Community (Required course- Reserved for Masters Students)

  • Tuition of $1,500.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: June 24 - August 4, 2019 In class meeting dates- 7/2, 7/15, 7/16, 7/30
  • Professors: Thom Stecher and Chris Engler
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

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 518 - Transformational Education: Effectiveness to Greatness

  • Tuition of $1,500.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: July 8 - August 18, 2019 In class meeting dates- 7/10, 7/11, 7/31, 8/1
  • Professors: Thom Stecher, Ryan Lee, and Jessica Myers
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

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 529 - Behavioral and Mental Health Literacy:Intervening to Promote Positive Outcomes in our PK-12 Students (Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness Endorsement course)

  • Tuition of $1,500.00 will be invoiced directly by Neumann University. You may use the WebAdvisor system to make your payment online: https://wa.neumann.edu
  • Dates: July 8 - August 18, 2019 In class meeting dates- 7/22, 7/23, 8/5, 8/6
  • Professors: Dr. Dan Cane
  • Location: Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton, PA

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

The purpose of this course is to enhance the behavioral and mental health literacy of those who support Pre-K through 12th Grade students.  Focus will be placed upon common mental health disorders affecting school-age children, such as: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, depression and other mood disorders. Learners will take a deep look at the needs of the abused child, the grieving child, suicidal students, and those who engage in non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors from the perspective of prevention, intervention, and ongoing support. Learners will closely examine their views and experiences regarding behavioral and mental health, define strategies, and develop tools to create a climate of acceptance, understanding, and change for our youth who are dealing with behavioral and mental health concerns.