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Master's Degrees in Maryland

La Salle University - Master of Education

La Salle offers a Master of Education in the state of Maryland.  This program has been approved by MHEC (Maryland Higher Education Commission)

Core (18 credits) - Required for all concentrations

  • Assessment Techniques: Assessing for Student LearningEDM545

    Experience and analyze authentic assessment, as well as study the progression of the standards-based movement and how the Common Core State Standards will better allow educators to prepare students for the future

  • Brain-Based Teaching and LearningEDM535

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

  • Differentiated InstructionEDM580

    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

  • Styles of Teaching: Personality Type in the ClassroomEDM585

    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.

  • Cooperative DisciplineEDM540

    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.

  • Reflective Practice in Teaching*EDM635

    Teaching is a complex and highly skilled activity, and teachers must exercise judgement in deciding how to act to support learning most effectively. Open-minded consideration of evidence, about one's own work or that of others, supports such professional expertise. Reflective practice enables teachers to progress, over time, towards expert leadership in their field. Given the nature of teaching, professional development and learning should never stop.

    * This course should be taken after you have completed at least five courses.

TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY LEARNER

Required Concentration Courses (9 credits)

  • UDL: Transforming Learning Through Technology and DesignEDM520

    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 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 Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through MovementEDM555

    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.

  • Skills for Building the Collaborative ClassroomEDM630

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

Elective Course (Choose One 3-credit course)
CHOOSE ANY RTC COURSE.  YOU MIGHT CONSIDER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING RELATED COURSES: 3 TOTAL CREDITS

  • Encouraging Skillful, Critical and Creative ThinkingEDM530

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

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom II: Moving Across the StandardsEDM620

    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.

  • Technology with Ease: Enhancing the Modern ClassroomEDM524

    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.

THE DIFFERENTIATED CLASSROOM

Required Concentration Courses (9 credits)

  • Skills for Building the Collaborative ClassroomEDM515

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

  • The Culturally Distinctive ClassroomEDM560

    Strategies for classroom engagement and lesson delivery in a changing diverse classroom will be examined. The focus is on understanding ourselves in today's society in order to understand and guide our young learners. A study of multiculturalism, the changing diverse learners through a lens of their socioeconomic status and making lasting parental connections within our school communities will be explored.

  • Strategies for ADHD, LD, and a Spectrum of LearnersEDM615

    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

Elective Course (Choose One 3-credit course)
CHOOSE ANY RTC COURSE.  YOU MIGHT CONSIDER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING RELATED COURSES: 3 TOTAL CREDITS
 

  • Encouraging Skillful, Critical and Creative ThinkingEDM530

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

  • Skills and Strategies for Inclusion and Disability AwarenessEDM575

    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.

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through MovementEDM555

    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 like skills can be developed.

BUILDING POSITIVE CLASSROOM COMMUNITIES

Required Concentration Courses (9 credits)

  • Increasing Student Responsibility and Self-Discipline in Learning CommunitiesEDM565

    Develop approaches to help students resolve their inner conflicts, and improve responsibility and self-dscipline.

  • Motivation: The Art and Science of Inspiring Classroom SuccessEDM570

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

  • The Bully Proof ClassroomEDM605

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

Elective Course (Choose One 3-credit course)
CHOOSE ANY RTC COURSE.  YOU MIGHT CONSIDER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING RELATED COURSES: 3 TOTAL CREDITS
 

  • The Mindful ClassroomEDM645

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

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through MovementEDM555

    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 like skills can be developed.

  • Skills for Building the Collaborative ClassroomEDM630

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

CLASSROOM WELL-BEING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Required Concentration Courses (9 credits)

  • The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through MovementEDM555

    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 StandardsEDM620

    Design kinesthetic activities for 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 ClassroomEDM511

    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.

Elective Course (Choose One 3-credit course)
CHOOSE ANY RTC COURSE. YOU MIGHT CONSIDER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING RELATED COURSES: 3 TOTAL CREDITS

  • The Movement and Technology Balance: Classroom Strategies for Student SuccessEDM640

    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.)

  • Motivation: The Art and Science of Inspiring Classroom SuccessEDM570

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

  • The Mindful Classroom EDM645

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

INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO THE K-12 CLASSROOM

Required Concentration Courses (3 COURSES: 9 TOTAL CREDITS)

  • UDL: Transforming Learning Through Technology and DesignEDM520

    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 SuccessEDM640

    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 EDM590

    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.

Elective Course (choose One 3-credit course)
CHOOSE ANY RTC COURSE. YOU MIGHT CONSIDER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING RELATED COURSES: 3 TOTAL CREDITS

  • Technology with Ease: Enhancing the Modern ClassroomEDM524

    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 ClassroomEDM630

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

 

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