Graduate Courses in Education

Graduate Courses in Education

Professional Development for Teachers (Spring 2018)

EDUC 458: Behavior Management Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms (3 credits)
Well-organized and effectively managed classrooms provide task-focused environments where students are actively engaged in learning. The inclusion of exceptional learners in the general education classroom has brought the need for a unique set of knowledge and skills to promote student task engagement and prosocial behavior.
Online, March 19–April 27

EDUC 400: Diversity and Cultural Awareness Practices in the K-12 Classroom (3 credits)
This course addresses diversity, cultural awareness and sensitivity about cultures, concepts and methods in society, communities and educational settings.
Meets Wednesdays 5–7 pm, February 7, February 21, and March 7

EDUC 425: Literacy Assessment (3 credits)
This course emphasizes alternative literacy measures focusing on portfolio and performance assessments.
Meets Mondays 5–8 pm, February 5, 26, and March 12

EDUC 477: Teaching Struggling Readers & Writers (3 credits)
The primary goals of the course are to increase the participants understanding of special learning problems and to provide participants with teaching techniques for helping struggling K–12 readers and writers. Emphasis is placed on improving these students reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
Meets Mondays 5–8 pm, March 19, April 9, and April 23

CI 492: Identities, Power, and Perceptual Pedagogies in Teaching & Learning (3 credits)
In this course, students will take part in inquiries into the intersections of identities, power, and perceptual pedagogies, particularly as these phenomena pertain to methods of teaching and learning in urban contexts. To develop new knowledge and analytic skills, students will be introduced to perceptual and conceptual frameworks that assist deep engagements with youth- and teacher-centered case studies. These cases will depict actual lived experiences among racially and economically diverse students and teachers in urban contexts.
Meets Wednesdays 5–7 pm, March 21, April 4, and April 18


Instructor's Corner

Education is a never-ending process. It doesn’t stop after earning a degree and starting a career. Through continuing education at Penn State University, career-minded individuals can constantly improve their skills and become more proficient at their jobs. Our goal at Penn State is to provide innovative, researched, and practiced educational strategies for those currently in the classroom. Educators can feel confident that they will walk away with teaching practices and strategies that will improve academic performance for their students and increase their own personal educational understanding. We look forward to working with you at Penn State University and assisting you in your journey for life-long learning…. Amy Cheresnowsky


Teaching Writing and Literacy Certificate

No matter what you are teaching, Penn State’s Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy is for you! This 15-credit program is similar to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s range of educational endorsements. The Writing Specialist Certificate is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of teaching literacy. It provides the teacher with real-world skills for implementing the writing requirements of the PA Core Standards.


Considering a Master’s Degree Program?

The core courses of Penn State Harrisburg’s 30-credit Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum are delivered online. Why not take a course with an “EDUC” prefix, as it may transfer into the program as an elective?


View information on registering for graduate courses through Continuing Education, as well as other useful information for graduate students.

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