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Master of Arts in Education

 

·       Burlington   

·       Cedar Falls 

·       West Des Moines 

·       Course Descriptions - MAE
 

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 Face to Face Class Hours (unless otherwise noted):

·         Weekend classes:  Friday 5 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

·         Weekdays during summer 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 Burlington Course Offerings:   

Location:  Great Prairie AEA, 3601 West Ave., Burlington  

EDUC 623:  Teacher Leadership and Professional Learning                    * * * Cancelled * * *

Dates:  July 10-12 & 15-16                

Instructor:  Maribeth Arentsen

 

Cedar FallsCourse Offerings: 

 

Location:  AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls

EDUC 600:  Ethical Issues in School and Society (formerly Philosophical Perspectives)

Dates:  July 24-26 and 29-30

Instructor:  Angela Hileman Webb

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Location:  AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls

EDUC 623:  Teacher Leadership and Professional Learning (formerly Teacher as a Person and a Professional)

Dates:   Aug. 2-3, 23-24 & Sept. 13-14      * * * DATE CHANGE * * * 

Instructor:   Terry Hurlburt 

West Des Moines Course Offerings: 

Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 600:  Philosophical Perspectives

Dates:  May 3-4, 17-18 & 31-June 1

Instructor:  Cynthia Knight

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 601:  Educational Research I

Dates:  June 7-8 & 14-15 and July 26-27 (Fri. 5-10pm and Sat. 8am - 5pm)

Instructor:   Norene Bunt                     

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 623:  Teacher Leadership and Professional Learning (formerly Teacher as a Person and a Professional)

Dates:  June 12-14 & 17-18  

Instructor:  Maribeth Arentsen

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 600:  Ethical Issues in School and Society (formerly Philosophical Perspectives)

Dates:  July 12-13, 19-20 & Aug. 2-3 (Fri.-Sat.)

Instructor:  Brad Buck

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 601:  Educational Research I

Dates:  July 17-18, 22, and 29-30

Instructor:  Wendy Prigge & Susan Hughes

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Location:  Viterbo Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy., Suite 195, WDM

EDUC 623:  Teacher Leadership and Professional Learning (formerly Teacher as a Person and a Professional)  

Dates:  July 24-25 and 31 - Aug. 2

Instructor:   Maribeth Arentsen          

 

Core Course Descriptions for Master of Arts in Education: 

EDUC 600:  Ethical Issues in School and Society (new title beginning June 1, 2013 -- formerly Philosophical Perspectives)
Students in this course are charged with examining the role of an educator as a moral steward.  Students will be asked to think about the individual role that they assume in achieving and maintaining a more democratic and ethical society through education.  Investigations into controversial ethical issues and dilemmas prepare educators to critically think through potential situations that may arise with students, parents, administrators, and peers.   

Students will look at the overview of the systemic nature of education and schooling, with emphasis on the role of the teacher.  Students will be introduced to the concept of learning in community, and the concept of nurturing and care for the system of education.  The lens of the Viterbo values will be utilized and applied to teachers' roles in the educational system.  These values are:  collaboration, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service.  Using these values as a lens, students will review and take a stand on critical issues facing education at the present time.  -- 3 credits   

EDUC 601:  Educational Research I
This course provides an overview of educational research theory and practice. Teachers will design an approved research project on an approved educational topic. - 3 credits
(Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Education program.)

EDUC 602:  Educational Research II
Teachers develop and implement a research project under the direction of their research advisor. - 3 credits (Prerequisite:  EDUC 601)   

EDUC 604:  Proseminar
Seminar attempts to integrate the ideas presented in the core courses. It includes presentation of the research project developed in EDUC 601 and 602. - 3 credits (This course is held the week of graduation on Viterbo University campus in La Crosse - capstone of the Master of Arts in Education program.)

EDUC 623:  Teacher Leadership and Professional Learning (new title beginning June 1, 2013 -- formerly Teacher as a Person and a Professional) 
This course asks students to re-examine their role as one who generates change in the education system by engaging in self-reflection and self-assessment of his/her current classroom best practices.  In addition, students will be asked to develop a plan for future professional growth and development, including their pedagogical strengths and their opportunities for improvement.  Students will develop a PDP as their path to continuous improvement as an educator.  Finally, teachers will produce a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) that will include videotaped segments to showcase their teaching highlights.  The Viterbo values of collaboration, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service are expected to be visible in student work that is submitted for the course.

This course is designed to afford teachers the opportunity to gain deeper understandings of professionalism and personal meaning in their life's work.  It is intended to develop these two themes in such a way that the person will use their own vision and purpose to transcend the push and pull of everyday routines so that higher forms of professional practice will prevail. - 3 credits

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