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.

Filter Courses

Fall 2018

EDUC 532 - Fostering Resilience and Building Assets in Our At-Risk 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: September 3 – October 28, 2018. In person meeting dates- 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20
  • Professors: Alex Fizz
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

Registration period has ended.

This course is designed to move our students from risk to resiliency by identifying and fostering the developmental competencies needed for students to succeed. The course hinges on the belief that resilience is not something you do, but something you are and can become. To that end, the course is designed to guide educators through a paradigm shift away from the Deficit Model toward the Strengths/Asset Model. The attributes seen in resilient students will be identified and specific strategies for fostering these traits in all students will be taught. Drawing on research from Nan Henderson, Mike Milstein, Robert Brooks, and Bonnie Benard , we will generate specific and tangible ways to foster resilience in our students by identifying and strengthening their islands of competence, guiding them through rewriting negative scripts, employing real-time resilience strategies, evaluating iceberg beliefs, and identifying the intelligences needed to achieve high-level resiliency. Further, educators who take the course will immerse themselves in the research regarding the most effective ways to develop the resilient mindset, foster resilience in students, educators, and schools, the difference between constructed and discovered personalities, the necessity of sustaining biphasic traits, the role empathy plays in high-level resiliency, and the central tenets of positive psychology. Ultimately, educators will emerge with a wealth of current and applicable resiliency-building and sustaining activities that will foster a culture of resilience in their classrooms and schools.

EDUC 510 - Action Research Design and Evaluation (Open to all 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: September 3 – October 28, 2018. In person meeting dates- 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14
  • 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 537 - Increasing Student Engagement: The Heart and Soul of a Successful Classroom

  • 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: September 10 - November 4, 2018. In class meeting dates- 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27
  • Professors: Chris Palochak and Mark Eisenhuth
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

Registration period has ended.

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. 

EDUC 527 - The Reality of Bullying and Hazing in Schools: Awareness and Intervention Strategies

  • 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: October 15 – December 9, 2018. In class meeting dates- 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2
  • Professors: Scott Heydt and Alex Fizz
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

Registration period has ended.

While bullies continue to plague K-12 campuses, the hazing rampant among sports teams, clubs, and student organizations remains an underappreciated issue.  The Reality of Bullying and Hazing in Schools analyzes the dynamic relationships between victim, bystander, and perpetrator, along with the organic and inorganic systems that support the continuation of bullying and hazing behaviors.  This course combines the latest adolescent psychological theories and science with practical intervention strategies administrators and teachers can implement immediately. 

EDUC 520 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation (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: October 22 – December 16, 2018. In class meeting dates- 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 12/9
  • Professors: Lenore O'Donnell
  • 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 584 - Multiple Intelligences: Real Genius at Play

  • 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: October 22 – December 16, 2018. In class meeting dates- 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/8
  • Professors: Thom Stecher and Jessie McFarland
  • Location: Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

This course is full. Please add to the waiting list and we will contact you if there is an opening.

This course is designed to have participants experience the multiple intelligences as researched by Gardener, Armstrong and Buzan. Particular emphasis will be placed on activities, experiential learning and strategies for developing logic, linguistics, music, spatial, kinesthetic, natural, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence. The course will include assessments, resources and challenging growth opportunities. Students will celebrate intelligence strengths and provide interventions in areas of weakness. They will also explore the human characteristics of genius and draw from ten historical figures as role models for our class discussions.