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Area of Advanced Study offerings through La Salle University

   A 15-credit graduate non-degree program for licensed K-12 classroom practitioners

Note: The Graduate Area of Advanced Study offerings are not the same as the state certification or licensure.

Program Outline

Any course listed below can be taken online, virtually or off-campus

Classroom Climate and Culture (five 3-credit courses)

  • Cooperative DisciplineEDM 540

    Shift discipline from controlling student behavior by rewards and punishment to managing and motivating students by building self-esteem and helping them make better choices.

  • Increasing Student Responsibility and Self-Discipline in Learning CommunitiesEDM 565

    Develop appproaches to help students resolve their inner conflicts, and improve responsibility and self-discipline.

  • Styles of Teaching: Personality Type in the ClassroomEDM 585

    Based on Jung’s four temperaments, issues pertaining to teaching, learning, classroom management, communication, conflict resolution, esteem building, and problem solving will be examined and applied to classroom situations.

  • Motivation: The Art and Science of Inspiring Classroom SuccessEDM 570

    Increase awareness of various motivational techniques through research, literature, simulations, discussions, applications and reflection.

  • The Bully Proof ClassroomEDM 605

    Bullying is an important issue facing families, schools, communities, and society.  understand the issues and develop strategies to address the problem.

Differentiated Instruction (five 3-credit courses)

  • Differentiated InstructionEDM 580

    The focus of this course is to provide a framework to design effective instruction for all students using students' learning styles, interests and level of readiness.

  • UDL: Transforming Learning Through Technology and DesignEDM 520

    Learner variability is the rule in today's fast-paced classrooms. Research suggest that it is no longer acceptable to design with an average learner in mind. Universal Design for Learniing (UDL) is a framework designed to personalize learning, proactively address learning challenges, and design with access in mind.  This course provides participants with a fundamental understanding of UDL, how to design accessible lessons and infuse educational technology to personalize learning.

  • Skills for Building the Collaborative ClassroomEDM 630

    Collaboration, cooperation, innovation, creativity and critical thinking are demonstrated using interactive hands-on structures and activities.

  • Skills and Strategies for Inclusion and Disability AwarenessEDM 575

    Educators will gain a deeper understanding of disabilities, and examine the social, academic and physical considerations in school, community and home as factors in the learning environment.

  • Strategies for ADHD, LD, and a Spectrum of LearnersEDM 615

    Today's classrooms include a spectrum of learners who have different levels of attention, learning, communication, and behaviors.  Learn how to tap into your students' strengths with appropriate interventions and curriculum practices.

The Brain Compatible Classroom (five 3-credit courses)

  • Brain-Based Teaching and LearningEDM 535

    Current research in neuroscience indicate ways that brains naturally learn best, and applications to the K-12 classroom.

  • Styles of Teaching Personality Type in the ClassroomEDM 585

    Based on Jung's four temperaments, issues pertaining to teaching, learning, classroom management, communication, conflict resolution, esteem building, and problem solving will be examined and applied to classroom situations.

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through MovementEDM 555

    Instructional content can be enlivened in the K-12 classroom through the use of dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity.  By using movement, academic standards can be met, test scores can be improved and important life skills can be developed.

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom II: Moving Across the StandardsEDM 620

    Design kinesthetic activities for the K-12 classroom focusing on teaching Common Core and national standards based on content. Design effective action plans to increase movement in the school environment.

  • Encouraging Skillful, Critical, and Creative ThinkingEDM 530

    A practical, experiential course for all educators to explore and apply a variety of instructional strategies to teach students to be better thinkers.

Classroom Well-Being and Physical Activity (five 3-credit courses)

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through MovementEDM 555

    Instructional content can be enlivened in the K-12 classroom through the use of dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity.  By using movement, academic standards can be met, test scores can be improved and important life skills can be developed.

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom II: Moving Across the StandardsEDM 620

    Design kinesthetic activities for the K-12 classroom focusing on teaching Common Core and national standards based on content. Design effective action plans to increase movement in the school environment.

  • Creating Health and Balance in Today’s ClassroomEDM 511

    "Mindfulness in Education" will be emphasized as a technique to reduce student anxiety and help students succeed. The impact of stress, poor time management, lack of physical activity, and poor nutrition, on students and educators will be examined in order to better facilitate the learning process.

  • The Mindful ClassroomEDM 645

    This course introduces educators to mindulness as a lifestyle and more importantly, as an instructional style rather than an isolated period of instructional time.

  • The Movement and Technology Balance: Classroom Strategies for Student SuccessEDM 640

    Defining and creating the movement/technology balance in our schools is now a vital necessity for future growth and academic achievement. The course implements the principles of Move Students Often with a Steady flow of Technology (M.O.S.T.)

Developing a Technology Rich Classroom (five 3-credit courses)

  • UDL: Transforming Learning Through Technology and DesignEDM 520

    Learner variability is the rule in today's fast-paced classrooms. Research suggests that it is no longer acceptable to design with an average learner in mind. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework designed to personalize learning, proactively address learning challenges, and design with access in mind. This course provides participants with a fundamental understanding of UDL, how to design accessible lessons and infuse educational technology to personalize learning.

  • The Movement and Technology Balance: Classroom Strategies for Student SuccessEDM 640

    Defining and creating the movement/technology balance in our schools is now a vital necessity for future growth and academic achievement. The course implements the principles of Move Students Often with a Steady flow of Technology (M.O.S.T.)

  • Developing a Technology Rich ClassroomEDM 590

    This course focuses on keeping educators on the cutting edge of free available resources to improve instruction regardless of their teaching situation. Participants will experience a variety of different engaging instructional tools to enhance their own content delivery as well as providing access to their content in new and exciting ways. This course is designed to enhance the educator's knowledge base of content curation and improve their teaching pedagogy around the proper use of instructional technology in a digestible, understandable, and engaging format.

  • Technology with Ease: Enhancing the Modern ClassroomEDM 524

    Focus on keeping ahead of the technological curve, regardless of your initial comfort working with technology. This course is designed to increase confidence in integrating technology using emerging web applications. Explore the use of educational technology to facilitate student learning and have students become digitally prepared for the 21st Century.

  • Skills for Building the Collaborative ClassroomEDM 630

    Collaboration, cooperation, innovation, creativity and critical thinking are demonstrated using interactive hands-on structures and activities.

For more information about the Area of Advanced Study program offerings, please contact the RTC office at 800-433-4740 or Chris Packard at 215-951-1955

Upon completion of 15 credits in the above program, please fill out the La Salle/RTC Area of Study Form and email the completed form to gradRTC@lasalle.edu. Courses listed above must be taken after January 2021 to be eligible for the program.

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