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Graduate and Certificate Programs

Master's Degrees in Pennsylvania

La Salle University - Master of Education

Core (18 credits) - Required for all concentrations

  • Assessment Techniques: Assessing for Student LearningEDM 545

    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 LearningEDM 535

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Reflective Practice in Teaching*EDM 635

    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)

  • Universal Design for Learning: Reaching All Learners in the Digital AgeEDM 520

    A blueprint for creating flexible goals, methods, materials and assessments that enable students with diverse needs and learning styles to succeed in an inclusive, standards-based, digital classroom.

  • 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.

  • Skills for Building the Collaborative ClassroomEDM 630

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

Elective Course (Choose One 3-credit course)
Suggested Courses Below or any RTC Course

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

THE DIFFERENTIATED CLASSROOM

Required Concentration Courses (9 credits)

  • The Gendered BrainEDM 515

    Current research on gender differences will be examined and discussed, and how to provide educational equality enhancing each student's personal worth and meaning through a variety of gender specific activities.

  • The Culturally Distinctive ClassroomEDM 560

    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.

  • From Challenge to Success: ADHD, LD, and the SpectrumEDM 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

Elective Course (Choose One 3-credit course)
Suggested Courses Below or any RTC Course

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 like skills can be developed.

BUILDING POSTIVE CLASSROOM COMMUNITIES

Required Concentration Courses (9 credits)

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

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

  • 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.

Elective Course (Choose One 3-credit course)
Suggested Courses Below or any RTC Course

  • 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.

  • 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 like skills can be developed.

  • Skills for Building the Collaborative ClassroomEDM 630

    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 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 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.

Elective Course (Choose One 3-credit course)
Suggested Courses below or any RTC Course

  • 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.)

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

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

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