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M.Ed. Summer Coursework

The Anderson University College of Education is now offering two Master of Education degrees with aggressive course schedules that allow students to earn their graduate degree in record time.  Utilizing the summer courses listed below, you can complete the M.Ed. or M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision without excessive months of coursework.  The Master of Education degree can be earned in 12 months, while the Master of Education in Administration and Supervision can be earned in 18 months.  All courses will be taught by College of Education faculty who have years of classroom and administrative experience in public schools.  As a result, students will receive expert instruction based on real experience and practical knowledge.

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Master of Education

EDU 505 - Principles of Curriculum Development
June 14-25 (M-F, 8:30-12:30)
This is a study of K-12 school curriculum that includes the development of the philosophical and historical perspective of curriculum in the United States, the current relationship of curriculum to societal needs and the policies governing learning and teaching, use and impact of technology, and strategies to equip teachers in the development and implementation of curriculum to meet the needs of today's teachers.

EDU 523 - Literacy
June 28 - July 9 (Online)
This course focuses on the development 21st century literacy skills in K-12 school settings.  Emphasis is placed on current models and best practices for teaching and learning literacy skills and strategies using a wide variety of print and non-print materials with a global perspective.  Students will relate national and state policies and standards to classroom practices designed to meet the literacy needs of students.

EDU 597 - Educational Research
July 12-23 (M-F, 8:30-12:30)
This course is designed for classroom teachers and administrators as an introduction to research.  Its purposes are to hekp teachers and administrators understand, apply, analyze, utilize and assess a variety of research strategies for current and future needs that are relevant to school issues such as accounatbility, single gender classroom, school violence, etc.  Components of study will include the study and development of:  1) current research strategies, 2) an abstract, 3) a research question or hypothesis of an area of interest, 4) a literature review related to the research question or hypothesis, 5) the role of reliability and validity, and 6) data collection/analysis strategies.

EDU 524 - Theories of Learning
July 26 - August 6 (M-F, 8:30-12:30)
This course provides an analysis of contemporary and historically important learning theories and their applications to K-12 settings.  Emphasis is placed on developing the knowledge and ability to apply learning theory to instruction and assessment designed to make learning accessible to all learners.

Master of Education in Administration and Supervision

EDU 509 - Public School Administration
June 14-25 (M-F, 8:30-12:30)
This course focuses in the theoretical bases of school administration; organizational principles, patterns and practices in public schools, decision making, administration of programs and services.  Designed to assist aspiring school administrators with the program management and instructional leadership skills necessary to raise standards and improve student achievement in public schools.  This course offers future school leaders the opportunity to examine theory, practice, and skills in the area of human resource administration.  Ways to attract, train, motivate, and assign personnel in order to accomplish the goals and mission of the school district will be topics of discussion throughout the course.

EDU 508 - School Finance
June 28 - July 9 (Online)
This course involves school finances relative to public school programs, revenues and experience.  It explains why education and school finance are important and why current practices exist.  This course examines how school leaders prepare and administer strategic financial plans.  A strategic financial plan, strategic vision, resources stewardship, accounting and budgeting systems, and financial frameworks will be studied and discussed.

EDU 599 - Research Analysis for School Improvement
July 12-23 (M-F, 8:30-12:30)
This course is designed to familiarize the future elementary or high school administrator with basic research and statistical concepts for the purpose of interpreting and applying research results to make sound educational decisions for school improvement.

EDU 507 - School Law
July 26 - August 6 (M-F, 8:30-12:30)
This course focuses on the legal principles involved in school administration and in court actions.  Students will investigate the impact of school law on the rights of students and educators as guaranteed by the Constitution and its amendments.  This investigation will include state and federal statutory and regulatory provisions as well as tort and contract liability as they influence education.  Students will learn to be leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by evaluating and synthesizing our legal system as it pertains to education.

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