ENG 100: Argue for Your Life: Writing Techniques to Change your Career, Build your Character, and Change your World
This writing seminar will be geared toward the adult-learner who is returning to school to change careers or achieve a lifelong dream. Our online course will have some self-paced components and will be highly customizable to student interests and goals. All students will learn the basics of argument construction and how to use tried and true rhetorical techniques to write a fantastic cover-letter, articulate reasons and motivation for pursuing their goals, and participate actively in the community at large through crafting thoughtfully supportive persuasive position papers.  (Offered Online)

Prerequisites: None

LIA 177: Prepare for Educational Restart or Back to School: Picking Up Where You Left Off
Students participate in a discussion-based forum to address specific issues adult learners often face during the transitional return to college. Course discussions and assignments are designed to coach students through the process of adjusting to academic life and all the complexities it entails. Through this class, students expand strategies for managing the workload and build approaches for maximizing the opportunities available. This class affords the opportunity to network with other re-entry learners to build community and belonging.  (Offered Online)

Prerequisites: None

SED 308: Individualized Positive Behavior Supports
This course provides education majors with a range of knowledge and skills needed to support students with challenging behavior in educational settings. Course topics include collection and use of data to develop positive behavior supports for students. A major focus is on the use of functional behavior assessment to develop individualized behavior support plans. Crisis prevention and management as well as ethical principles of supporting students with challenging behavior are also discussed.  (Hybrid: One late afternoon class per week + online)

REH 120: Introduction to Social Services

This is an introductory course to the wide range of rehabilitation and social services professions, services and populations. The focus of the course is on the foundation and philosophy of rehabilitation and the social services. Students study professions (e.g. counseling and social work); services (e.g. child protection, probation/parole, community support), and populations (e.g. as juveniles, elderly, persons with mental illness and persons with addiction). The course includes a field experience component.  (Offered online)

EDU 330: Young Adult Literature

This course focuses on the rapidly expanding genre of Young Adult Literature and its classroom uses. Prospective teachers will read widely in the genre, familiarizing themselves with authors, titles, trends and recent developments. At the same time, they will consider questions of the role of reading and literature in the classroom and the lives of students, as well as plan curriculum and instruction around the genre. Permission of instructor required – a good fit for school personnel.  (Offered on campus Tuesdays 6:15pm-9:35pm)

ECH 384: Science Education for Young Children
This course focuses on constructivist models of teaching and learning and science content knowledge for young children ages birth to eight years. Emphasis of the course will be on teaching and assessment techniques, strategies and activities that may be used to teach a diverse community of learners in the early childhood science classroom. This course includes opportunities for application. (Hybrid: Course meets every other Thursday on campus 6:15pm-9:35pm + online)

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