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 2020

EDUC 510 - Action Research Design and Evaluation (Required course)

  • Tuition of $1,590.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: May 18 - June 30, 2020, Synchronous meetings- 5/30, 6/20, 6/22, 6/23
  • Professors: Krista Leh and Sheila Kennedy
  • Location: Canvas online learning platform

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 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 518 - Transformational Education: Effectiveness to Greatness

  • Tuition of $1,590.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: May 18 - June 30, 2020, Synchronous meetings- 5/31, 6/7, 6/21, 6/24
  • Professors: Matt Charleston and Jessie McFarland
  • Location: Canvas online learning platform

Registration period has ended.

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

  • Tuition of $1,590.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: May 18 - June 30, 2020, Synchronous meetings- 6/6, 6/14, 6/25, 6/26
  • Professors: Vicki Morgan
  • Location: Canvas online learning platform

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 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 535 - Effective Questioning: Applying Brain Research and Bloom’s Taxonomy (K-12)

  • Tuition of $1,590.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: July 6 - August 16, 2020, Synchronous meetings- 7/6, 7/7, 7/29, 7/30
  • Professors: Pam Gregg
  • Location: Canvas online learning platform

How can we engage students and get them to ask the right questions and think about their thinking? Teachers and their students need to be more in tune with the questions they ask themselves and others. When we get students to think about their thinking, they become more active learners. This activity-based course will allow teachers to delve deeper rather than broader in the curricula and will update teachers on several methods of effective questioning, incorporate Bloom’s Taxonomy into the everyday curricula, and manage higher-level questioning with varying student abilities.

EDUC 505 - Culturally Responsive Teaching (Required Course- Reserved for Masters degree students)

  • Tuition of $1,590.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: July 6 - August 16, 2020, Synchronous meetings- 7/13, 7/14, 8/3, 8/4
  • Professors: Krista Leh
  • Location: Canvas online learning platform

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

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 532 - Fostering Resilience and Building Assets in Our At-Risk Students (Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness Endorsement course)

  • Tuition of $1,590.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: July 6 - August 16, 2020, Synchronous meetings- 7/15, 7/16, 8/5, 8/6
  • Professors: Aidan Brett and Scott Heydt
  • Location: Canvas online learning platform

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 and toward the Strengths/Asset Model.  Drawing on research from Nan Henderson, Mike Milstein, Robert Brooks, and Bonnie Benard, the attributes seen in resilient students will be identified and specific strategies for fostering these traits in all students will be taught.

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

  • Tuition of $1,590.00 will be paid on Neumann's website via MyNU E-bill. If you are a current Masters degree student, click here to register.
  • Dates: July 6 - August 16, 2020, Synchronous meetings- 7/20, 7/21, 8/12, 8/13
  • Professors: Jessie McFarland and Chris Engler
  • Location: Canvas online learning platform

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

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.