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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Fall Term 1- August 29 - October 23, 2022

EDUC 518 - Transformational Education: Effectiveness to Greatness

  • Tuition of $1,710.00 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 29 - October 23, 2022, In-person meeting dates- 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/16 - 8am to 4:30pm
  • Professors: Matt Charleston
  • 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 583 - Character Education: Social and Emotional Learning

  • Tuition of $1,710.00 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 Term 1- August 29 - October 23, 2022, In-person meeting dates- 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22 - 8am to 4:30pm
  • Professors: Thom Stecher
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

This course is designed to help teachers develop students of character using classic pieces of literature, research in social and emotional learning, and character education. Through in-depth mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual study, we will examine the pillars of character education and the great teachers of human history. We will practice and discuss the lessons the wisest of our ancestral scholars have to teach us today. We will read, experience and reflect on the writings (prose, poetry, plays) of some of the greatest hearts and minds of the past centuries. Participants will be asked to be self reflective and involved in all experiential learning.

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

  • Tuition of $1,710.00 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 29 - October 23, 2022, In-person meeting dates- 9/10, 9/18, 10/1, 10/15 - 8am to 4:30pm
  • Professors: Mark Eisenhuth and Chris Palochak
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

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.

Fall Term 2- October 24 - December 11, 2022

EDUC 520 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation (Required Course)

  • Tuition of $1,710.00 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 24 - December 11, 2022, In-person meeting dates- 10/30, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4 - 8am to 4:30pm
  • Professors: Dr. Melissa Patschke
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

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 530 - Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, and Mental Illness in PK-12 Students (Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness Endorsement course)

  • Tuition of $1,710.00 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 Term 2- October 24 - December 11, 2022, In-person meeting dates- 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 12/10 - 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.

This course is part of the 12-credit Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness Endorsement. It is also an Elective course in the Masters in Social Emotional Learning degree program.

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

  • Tuition of $1,710.00 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 Term 2- October 24 - December 11, 2022, In-person meeting dates- 11/5, 11/13, 12/3, 12/11 - 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.