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Iowa Electives and Professional Development

Viterbo University offers a variety of timely, pertinent elective courses which may be used for licensure renewal credit or toward the 15 electives required for the Master of Arts in Education degree.

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Graduate Tuition: $365 per credit tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year. 
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Approved Elective Online Courses for Master of Arts in Education
[Online courses are delivered via the web-based Moodle learning platform. Students must have regular access to the internet to take online courses.]

Reading Area Electives (Choose total of 15 credits):

EDUC 529:  Assessment and Treatment of Reading Difficulties (3 cr.),  
EDUC 580:  Children's & Adolescent Literature in the Reading Program (3 cr.), March 19 - May 11, 2018 (WI)
EDUC 605:  Teaching Reading to Students w/Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties (3 cr.), Aug. 28 - Oct. 20, 2017 (WI); Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018 (IA)
EDUC 640:  K-12 Reading Curriculum and Balanced Literacy (3 cr.), Aug. 28 - Oct. 20, 2017 (IA); Oct. 23 - Dec. 15, 2017 (WI) 
EDUC 650:  Content Reading and Study Strategies (3 cr.)
EDUC 681:  Emergent Reading, Writing and Language Development (3 cr.)
EDUC 683:  WI Reading Practicum (1 cr.)

Reading Specialist Electives (12 credits plus choose another 3-cr. elective):

EDUC 590:  Supervision and Staff Development (3 cr.), Oct. 23 - Dec. 15, 2017 (WI)
EDUC 596:  Practicum in Reading Leadership (3 cr.), Aug. 28 - Dec. 15, 2017 (WI); Jan. 15 - May 11, 2018 (IA)
EDIC 597:  Seminar in Reading Research (if MA research was not in area of literacy) (3 cr.), Aug. 28 - Dec. 15, 2017 or Jan. 15 - May 11, 2018
EDUC 639:  Administration and Supervision of K-12 Reading Programs (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 16, 2018 (IA)

Cross-Categorical Special Education Electives (Choose total of 15 credits):

EDUC 613:  Introduction to Indiidual Education Assessment (3 cr.), Aug. 28 - Oct. 20, 2017
EDUC 614:  Advanced Individual Education Assessment (3 cr.), Oct. 23 - Dec. 15, 2017 or March 19 - May 11, 2018
EDUC 619:  Collaboration and Transition:  The School and Community (3 cr.), Oct. 23 - Dec. 15, 2017
EDUC 621:  Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Practices (3 cr.), Aug. 28 - Oct. 20, 2017 or March 19 - May 11, 2018
EDUC 626:  Inclusive Classroom Strategies (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018
EDUC 627:  Teaching Students with Cognitive Disabilities (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018
EDUC 629:  Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities (3 cr.), Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018
EDUC 631:  Teaching Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (3 cr.), Aug. 28 - Dec. 15, 2017 or Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018
EDUC 630:  Practicum (1-3 cr.), Aug. 28 - Dec. 15, 2017 or Jan. 15 - May 11, 2018

Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching:

EDUC 505:  Leading with Integrity, Oct. 23 - Dec. 15, 2017
EDUC 506:  Best Practices in High-Impact Coaching, Jan. 15 - March 9, 2018
EDUC 507:  Leadership and Institutional Change, Aug. 28 - Oct. 20, 2017 or March 19 - May 11, 2018
EDUC 508:  Job Embedded Field Experience, Oct. 23 - Dec. 15, 2017 or March 19 - May 11, 2018

Elective Course Options that can be applied as electives toward the Master of Arts in Education Program:

EDEL 505:  ELL Methods and Classroom Strategies (3 cr.), Aug. 28 - Oct. 20, 2017
EDEL 500:  Quality Questioning for Rigor and Student Engagement (3 cr.), Oct. 23 - Dec. 15, 2017
EDEL 501:  Standards-Based Teaching, Assessment, and Grading, March 19 - May 11, 2018
EDEL 551:  Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, Spring 2018
EDEL 552:  Linguistics and Structure of Language, Summer 2018
EDEL 502:  Implementing Positive Behavior Supports within the MtSS/FtI Framework, Summer 2018
EDEL 503:  Formative Assessment:  Using Data for Instructional Planning and Intervention, Fall, 2018
EDEK 553:  Language Acquisition
EDEL 504:  Active Engagement and Brain-Compatible Learning, Spring 2019
EDEL 554:  ELL Testing and Assessment, Spring 2019

** Other Elective Online Courses Available Which Cannot Be Applied Toward the Master of Arts in Education Programs

FALL 2017

EDPD 510: Motivation and Mindset: Promoting Growth Mindset 1, Oct. 2–Nov. 17, 2017 -- Denise McFarlin
EDPD 510: Crucial Conversations: Skills, and Strategies 3, Oct. 9–Nov. 20, 2017 -- Gary Berkowitz
EDPD 510: Effective Coaching 1, Oct. 9–Nov. 20, 2017 -- Erich Riebe
EDPD 510: Effective Parent Communication 3 Oct. 9–Nov. 20, 2017 -- JoAnn Berkowitz
EDPD 510: Maximizing Your Potential 3, Oct. 9–Nov. 20, 2017 -- Gary Berkowitz
EDPD 510: Poverty: Impact on Students 3,  Oct. 9–Nov. 20, 2017 -- JoAnn Berkowitz
EDPD 510: Working with Parents of Student-athletes 1, Oct. 9–Nov. 20, 2017 -- Erich Riebe
EDPD 510: Differentiating Instruction 3, Oct. 16–Dec. 2, 2017 -- Denise McFarlin
EDPD 510:  Planning and Implementing Differentiated Literacy in K–2 1, Oct. 16–Nov. 10, 2017 -- Theresa Stanley
EDPD 510: Teaching Youth to be Leaders in Their Own Communities 1,  Oct. 16–Dec. 3, 2017 -- Roxie Hentz
EDPD 510: Music: The Muse to Inspire Reluctant Writers 1, Oct. 30–Nov. 17, 2017 -- Andrea Bell-Myers

SPRING 2018

EDPD 510: Unique Learners: How Boys and Girls Learn Differently 3, Jan. 15–March 2, 2018 -- Denise McFarlin
EDPD 510: Notice and Note: Strategies to Promote Thinking Skills with Middle Grade Students 1, Jan. 29–Feb. 23, 2018 -- Theresa Stanley
EDPD 510: Challenging Classroom Behaviors 3,  Feb. 5–March 19, 2018 -- JoAnn Berkowitz
EDPD 510: Communication: Proven Practices to Successfully Communicate with Parents 1, Feb. 5 – March 19, 2018 -- Erich Riebe
EDPD 510: Crucial Conversations: Skills, and Strategies 3, Feb. 5–March 19, 2018 -- Gary Berkowitz
EDPD 510: Effective Coaching 1, Feb. 5–March 19, 2018 -- Erich Riebe
EDPD 510: Great Work! Skills and Strategies 3, Feb. 5–March 19, 2018 -- Gary Berkowitz
EDPD 510 Meeting the Needs of High School Student-athletes 1 Feb. 5–March 19, 2018 Erich Riebe

EDPD 510: Poverty: Impact on Students 3, Feb. 5–March 19, 2018 -- JoAnn Berkowitz
EDPD 510: Grit: The Art of Perseverance 1, March 26–May 4, 2018 -- Denise McFarlin
EDPD 510: Planning and Implementing Differentiated Literacy in K–2 1, March 26–April 20, 2018 -- Theresa Stanley
EDPD 510: Teaching Youth to be Leaders in Their Own Communities 1, March 26–May 14, 2018 -- Roxie Hentz
EDPD 510: Music: The Muse to Inspire Reluctant Writers 1, April 9–27, 2018 -- Andrea Bell-Myers

SUMMER 2018

EDPD 510: Challenging Classroom Behaviors 3, June 5–July 16, 2018 -- JoAnn Berkowitz
EDPD 510: Crucial Conversations: Skills, and Strategies 3, June 5–July 16, 2018 -- Gary Berkowitz
EDPD 510: Effective Coaching 1, June 5–July 16, 2018 -- Erich Riebe
EDPD 510: Legal and Ancillary Issues in Athletics 1, June 5–July 16, 2018 -- Erich Riebe
EDPD 510:  Maximizing Your Potential 3, June 5–July 16, 2018 -- Gary Berkowitz
EDPD 510:  Poverty: Impact on Students 3, June 5–July 16, 2018 -- JoAnn Berkowitz
EDPD 510: Response to Intervention: Strategies to Increase Reading and Writing (9–12) 1, June 18–July 13, 2018 -- Theresa Stanley
EDPD 510: Teaching Youth to be Leaders in Their Own Communities 1, June 18–Aug. 5, 2018 -- Roxie Hentz
EDPD 510: What Great Teachers Do Differently 3, June 18–Aug. 3, 2018 -- Denise McFarlin
EDPD 510: Music: The Muse to Inspire Reluctant Writers 1, July 22–Aug. 9, 2018 -- Andrea Bell-Myers