Iowa Electives and Professional Development

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Iowa Electives and Professional Development

Viterbo University offers a variety of timely, pertinent elective courses which may be used for licensure renewal credit or toward the 15 electives required for the Master of Arts in Education degree.

See a condensed listing of classes below.  [Registration information at bottom of this page.]  Graduate Tuition: $365 per credit tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year. 
 

Approved Elective Online Courses for Master of Arts in Education
[Online courses are delivered via the web-based Moodle learning platform. Students must have regular access to the internet to take online courses.]

Reading Area Electives (Choose total of 15 credits):
EDUC 529:  Assessment and Treatment of Reading Difficulties (WI) (3 cr.),  
EDUC 580:  Children's & Adolescent Literature in the Reading Program (3 cr.), March 19 - May 11, 2018 (WI)
EDUC 605:  Teaching Reading to Students w/Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018 (IA)
EDUC 640:  K-12 Reading Curriculum and Balanced Literacy (3 cr.), June 4 - July 20, 2018 (WI) 
EDUC 650:  Content Reading and Study Strategies (3 cr.), June 4 - July 20, 2018 (WI)
EDUC 681:  Emergent Reading, Writing and Language Development (3 cr.)

Reading Specialist Electives (12 credits plus choose another 3-cr. elective):
EDUC 590:  Supervision and Staff Development (3 cr.)
EDUC 596:  Practicum in Reading Leadership (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - May 11, 2018 (IA)
EDIC 597:  Seminar in Reading Research (if MA research was not in area of literacy) (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - May 11, 2018
EDUC 639:  Administration and Supervision of K-12 Reading Programs (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 16, 2018 (IA)

Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching:
EDUC 505:  Leading with Integrity, May 15 - June 29, 2018
EDUC 506:  Best Practices in High-Impact Coaching, Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018 or July 2 - August 17, 2018
EDUC 507:  Leadership and Institutional Change, March 19 - May 11, 2018
EDUC 508:  Job Embedded Field Experience, March 19 - May 11, 2018

WI Cross-Categorical Special Education Electives (Choose total of 15 credits):
EDUC 613:  Introduction to Individual Education Assessment (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018
EDUC 614:  Advanced Individual Education Assessment (3 cr.), March 19 - May 11, 2018
EDUC 619:  Collaboration and Transition:  The School and Community (3 cr.)
EDUC 621:  Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Practices (3 cr.), March 19 - May 11, 2018
EDUC 626:  Inclusive Classroom Strategies (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018
EDUC 627:  Teaching Students with Cognitive Disabilities (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018
EDUC 629:  Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018
EDUC 631:  Teaching Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018
EDUC 630:  Practicum (1-3 cr.), Jan. 15 - May 11, 2018

Elective Course Options that can be applied as electives toward the Master of Arts in Education Program:
EDEL 505:  ELL Methods and Classroom Strategies (3 cr.)
EDEL 500:  Quality Questioning for Rigor and Student Engagement (3 cr.)
EDEL 501:  Standards-Based Teaching, Assessment, and Grading, March 19 - May 11, 2018
EDEL 551:  Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
EDEL 552:  Linguistics and Structure of Language, July 15 - August 17, 2018
EDEL 502:  Implementing Positive Behavior Supports within the MtSS/FtI Framework, June 1 - July 15, 2018
EDEL 503:  Formative Assessment:  Using Data for Instructional Planning and Intervention, Fall, 2018
EDEL 553:  Language Acquisition, Fall 2018
EDEL 504:  Active Engagement and Brain-Compatible Learning, Spring 2019
EDEL 554:  ELL Testing and Assessment, Spring 2019