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Curriculum & Instruction, Trauma and Resilience Courses

The following sample course of study is an example of the sequence of courses you might take in order to receive your degree. Please plan to discuss your actual course of study with your advisor, who can help you stay on track to meet your academic and professional goals.

Courses

EDUC 501
Contemporary Thought in Education
This course provides an examination of the theoretical and philosophical bases for contemporary educational patterns; and current educational issues. Interests of the participants will determine the areas of application to private and public education.
3
credits
EDUC 594
Research Evaluation and Design
This course emphasizes the development of skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the evaluation of various forms of existing information, with emphasis on the ability to relate this information to personal professional practice
3
credits
PSY 511
Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
A study of selected theories of learning and their implications for the classroom setting. Applications of psychological principles and research to instructional situations with an emphasis on those that involve a Christian setting.
3
credits
EDUC 540
Curriculum and Instruction Capstone
The capstone course is an opportunity for students to demonstrate they have achieved the learning goals established in their professional development plan. This project should take into consideration all of the courses leading to this degree and focus on a candidate’s personal interest area(s).
3
credits
EDUC 590
C & I Practicum
In this course, candidates will complete a practicum project that allows them to apply the key concepts that they have learned throughout their graduate program. Throughout the practicum, candidates will reflect on their practicum project and what could be improved. Candidates are required to complete 45 clock-hours of field experience during this course.
3
credits
EDUC 625
Serving and Leading in Community and World
This course provides an in-depth examination of vocation, professional and organizational development and the ways educators, building on their personal beliefs and values, enact authentic service and leadership in a variety of contexts. Using the framework of evangelical Lutheran Christianity, participants explore, analyze and clarify, and apply vocation to their community and to the world.
3
credits
EDUC 693
Trauma and the Individual
Influences of trauma on the whole child from a developmental perspective: including cognitive, physical, emotional, and social; indicators and influences of trauma, impact of trauma and stress on learning and relationships, Trauma Informed Practice and resilience as a factor in responding to trauma, individual trauma interventions and strategies, and basic neuroscience of trauma and resilience
3
credits
EDUC 694
Leadership in Trauma and Resilience
Teacher-leadership related to trauma and resilience in various environments and individual demographics, Collaboration and communication to improve professional practice including ethical and legal responsibilities. Implications of vicarious trauma among teachers and other school personnel.
3
credits
EDUC 695
Trauma-Informed Classroom
Developing trauma-sensitive classroom environments using trauma-informed approaches that foster resilience in student, teacher, and family relationships. Evidence based trauma-informed interventions that foster resilience among students in the classroom and in the home.
3
credits
EDUC 696
Building a Resilient School
Characteristics of a school climate sensitive to trauma, including continued education and trauma informed training for all school personnel. Resiliency strategies for supporting students, teachers, staff, families, and community partners, from individual interventions to school wide policies and programs, specifically aimed at creating a school climate sensitive to trauma.
3
credits
Total Credits
30