Critical Issues In Education

This course is designed to allow students to explore current educational issues and innovations in the context of their social and philosophical foundations. By analyzing these controversial topics and their impact on education in today's society, students utilize critical thinking techniques to make philosophical decisions and take a stand on the issues. Changing social conditions, cultural influences, and moral education are discussed in relation to schooling. This graduate-level course is ...
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The Role And Functions Of The Principal

This course examines the roles and functions of the principalship and explores educational leadership. Research, theory, and systemic change are studied and integrated to develop principals who are collaborative instructional leaders for schools of the 21st century. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor. Definition of the Principalship Describe the ro...
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Instructional Program Management And Evaluation

This course is designed to examine instructional supervision, organizational techniques, and other skills needed to manage and evaluate the instructional program. The course focuses on methods of staff supervision, curriculum development, data-driven instructional improvement, assessment, evaluation of instructional standards, and staff development. Students are expected to demonstrate that they can engage staff and community as they develop student standards and assessments, help staff evalua...
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Human Resources Management In Education

This course is designed to provide a practical overview of human resources management from a district and school perspective. The role of the human resources department and its influence on individual schools is discussed. Current practices of recruitment, selection, retention, collective bargaining, staff development, and evaluation of personnel and their legal implications are emphasized. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a de...
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Education Finance And Budgeting

This course examines the concepts and theories that form the foundation of public school finance in America such as taxation, revenue sources, legislative issues, risk management, and other associated school finance considerations. The practical application of these concepts and theories will be experienced in the development of district or school budget planning and development. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or cer...
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The Role Of Women In Educational Leadership

This course explores the role of women in educational leadership. Participants learn how women’s paths to leadership differ from those of men, what the unique styles and skills of women in leadership are, and which motivation and communication strategies are effective for women. The course focuses on acknowledging, developing, and expanding women’s leadership skills and on developing plans to mentor women to take on educational leadership roles. It concludes with a section on how women can...
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Special Education Program Administration

This course is designed to provide educational leaders with information and strategies for administering the legal requirements related to providing an inclusive education to students with special needs to determine effective programs and services. Participants receive a practical guide to the history, laws, and policies of special education, as well as the steps involved in the referral and evaluation processes from Response to Intervention (RTI) through the development of Individualized Educ...
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Ethical And Legal Issues For Administrators

This course will examine the ethical principles of an administrator in the educational setting. Participants develop and refine the skills necessary to analyze and integrate constructive ethics into practices that lead to success. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and history of ethics, exploring the development of ethics, gaining an appreciation for the professionalism of ethics in action, analyzing the ethical and legal implications of issues that school administrators may face, and e...
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Ethical And Legal Issues For Educators

This course explores the ethical and legal framework necessary to guide responsible teaching practices. Policy, statute, and case law are analyzed and applied to current educator practices. Participants make decisions about teacher-student relationships and appropriate boundaries based on a framework of ethical and legal principles to support building a professional practice that bears public scrutiny and inspires confidence. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an E...
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School Finance For Educators

This course examines public educational funding and provides an overview for school leaders in the basic concepts of school finance. Topics include economic and social considerations for financing education adequately, equitable, and equally, as well as state and federal roles in education financing, school finance and litigation, finance procedures and practices, and the role of human resources in educational finance. Participants have the opportunity to experience the practical application o...
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School Law For Educators

This course is designed to provide opportunities for participants to explore the practical application of public school law, including the origin and initial intent of the writers, while recognizing their administrative limitations. Participants examine the constitutional framework and amendments, court systems, and current legal issues, as well as the effect each has on the educational environment. Landmark cases are reviewed and analyzed to develop a cognitive base for legal principles and ...
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Leadership Strategies For Educators

This course is designed to guide participants in the practical application of current trends and strategies of school leadership and organizational culture. Participants explore the roles and responsibilities of leadership, including decision making, communication, collaboration, and conflict management. A further emphasis is responsiveness to legislation and implementation of standards, including Common Core, to facilitate positive school change. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enr...
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Social And Multicultural Foundations

This course is designed to be a foundation for understanding diversity among clients in a pluralistic society. Emphasis will be on integrating awareness, knowledge, and skills related to counseling differences and similarities based on age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliations, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical/mental limitations, social class, etc. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree...
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Introduction To Clinical Assessment And Diagnosis

This course introduces students to models and tools of assessment and diagnosis for the purpose of developing competency in evaluation and treatment planning for professional counseling practice. Students learn about and practice intake assessment techniques, mental status examinations, using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR®), outcome-based treatment planning, and behavioral analysis. Emphasis is placed on writing clear, accurate, and useful assessments ...
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Legal And Ethical Issues In Counseling

This course covers the legal and ethical responsibilities of the counseling professional. Students learn to interpret and act upon situations appropriately and effectively. Content includes issues such as client rights, confidentiality, duty to warn and protect, dual relationships, supervision and consulting, ethics with special populations, and ethical decision-making models. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certif...
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Life Span And Family Development

This course presents students with theoretical frameworks to foster an understanding of the various dimensions of human development. Emphasis is placed on biological, cognitive, and psychosocial development within the context of gender, family systems, social roles, and culture. Students evaluate clinical situations and assess potential therapeutic interventions in context. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certifica...
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Psychopharmacology

This course examines the history, biochemistry, main effects and side effects of prescription psychotropic medication. The goal of the course is to learn to work with clients who are taking psychotropic medication and monitor them for side effects and contraindications. Ethics and methods of working with medical personnel are included. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an En...
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Internship C

Counseling Internship is a 600-hour clinical experience (900 hours in Utah) required of all MSC students. Depending on the campus, the internship is divided into either 200 or 300 hour sections, each lasting 15 weeks. Those campuses that offer CCMH 597 A, B, and C require students to complete 200 hours for each course (except Utah which requires 300 hours each), while those campuses that offer only CCMH 597 A and B require the student to complete 300 hours for each course. Please check with yo...
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Internship B

Counseling Internship is a 600-hour clinical experience (900 hours in Utah) required of all MSC students. Depending on the campus, the internship is divided into either 200 or 300 hour sections, each lasting 15 weeks. Those campuses that offer CCMH 597 A, B, and C require students to complete 200 hours for each course (except Utah which requires 300 hours each), while those campuses that offer only CCMH 597 A and B require the student to complete 300 hours for each course. Please check with yo...
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Supervision/management In Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This course is an overview of supervision and management as they relate to the practice of counseling. Models of supervision and counselor development, supervision and management processes, assessment and evaluation issues, and ethical and legal aspects of supervision are emphasized. Students explore their skills in management, supervision, and consultation, particularly as they relate to recent changes in the mental health care delivery system. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This cou...
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Seminar Clinical Mental Health

This course integrates mental health foundations with historical, philosophical and contextual dimensions of clinical mental health counseling practice, and reviews the trends in both the knowledge and skills necessary to practice clinical mental health counseling. Additionally, this course explores current national and local issues relevant to the practice of mental health counseling. Community resources and professional networks are explored as a means of demonstrating the integration of the...
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Biological Basis Of Behavior/physiological Issues

This course examines the biological foundations of human functioning in relationship to cognition, emotions and mental health. It includes an overview of neuro-anatomy, biochemistry, and main effects and side effects of prescription psychotropic medication. The goal of the course is to learn how the underlying biological aspects of human functioning affect processes of adjustment and well-being relevant to client populations. There is special attention given to issues pertaining to those who a...
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Legal, Ethical, And Professional Issues In Counseling

This course covers the legal and ethical responsibilities of the counseling professional. Students learn to interpret and act upon situations appropriately and effectively. Content includes issues such as client rights, confidentiality, duty to warn and protect, dual relationships, supervision and consulting, ethics with special populations, and ethical decision-making models. This graduate-level course is 8 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certif...
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Multi-cultural Issues In Mental Health Counseling

This course is designed to be a foundation for understanding diversity among clients in a pluralistic society. Emphasis will be on integrating awareness, knowledge, and skills related to counseling differences and similarities based on age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliations, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical/mental limitations, social class, etc. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree...
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Personality Theories And Counseling Models

This course enables students to differentiate among the primary theoretical models of personality theory and counseling practice, including psychodynamic, affective, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, interpersonal, multicultural, and systems theory. A focus on evidence-based practices that incorporate cultural diversity issues with population-specific approaches is significant feature of this course. Emphasis is on the importance of students recognizing belief systems that accurately reflect t...
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School Counseling: Administration

Participants examine the roles and responsibilities of administering school counseling programs. The processes of designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating comprehensive school counseling and guidance programs are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the role of the school counselor as a leader and advocate in systemic change. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor. School Counseling and Guidance Programs Assessment Examine the need for...
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School Counseling: Delivery Of Services

Aligned with the national school counseling model, the primary focus of this course is on guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and system supports that advocate for every student’s academic, career, personal, and social success. Delivery components of effective K-12 school counseling programs are examined. Participants analyze current strategies, interventions, and trends to promote constructive partnerships and student wellness. This graduate-level course is 6 w...
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School Counseling: Foundations

Participants examine the history, services, settings, roles, and competencies of counselors in K-12 schools in the United States. Laws and ethical standards related to school counseling are explored. In addition, participants also examine important trends that continue to influence school counseling programs. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor. Foundations of School Counseling Review the historical development of counseling and guidance s...
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Family, Community, And Media Relations

This course focuses on the role of the school principal as a catalyst for developing and maintaining collaboration with families, business and community groups, and the media to support a school’s vision and programs. Candidates analyze the research on school and community relations and its implications for their particular school. They also examine ways of learning about the nature of community resources, interests, and needs; establishing reciprocal relationships; the use of conflict resol...
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Equity, Diversity, And Access In Education

This course provides candidates the opportunity to examine and to reflect upon equity, diversity, and access in education. In particular, the course focuses on the potential for contributions of students, families, teachers, and staff through equitable participation in school practices, programs, and curriculum. Candidates examine their personal beliefs, as well as issues regarding equity, diversity, and access, in the context of leadership. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course ...
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School Improvement Processes

This course focuses on the use of assessments in K-12 education and in developing school improvement plans from a principal perspective. Candidates review the types of assessments that a school leader needs to be familiar with, and how a school leader can use assessment data to measure student achievement. Additionally, the model and processes of continuous school improvement are explored. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a deg...
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School Policy And Law For Principals

This course examines legal theory and practice in the context of the educational setting. The United States Constitution, federal and state court systems, legal issues, and their impact on schools are discussed, analyzed, and applied to current educational practices. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor. Legal Framework and Other Issues Affecting Public...
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Administration Of Special Programs

This course provides an overview of various federal, state, non-profit, and private funding programs and grants. Candidates study the components and requirements of these programs, practice grant-writing skills, and participate in field experiences related to special programs administration. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor. Government-Sponsored Sc...
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Supervision Of Curriculum, Instruction And Assessment

This course examines principals’ responsibilities related to supervision of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Principal candidates study the relationships among supervision, curriculum design, national and state standards, and effective instructional practice for diverse learners. Candidates also review the types of assessments that school leaders must be familiar with, the use of assessments to measure and support student achievement, the continuous school improvement model, and the ...
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Leadership And Collaborative Processes

This course provides students with an overview of educational leadership and with an understanding of the issues in educational leadership positions. Students analyze the various styles of leadership and explore how leadership enhances an educational environment. Students examine information on collaborative processes and on how educational leaders can create high performing teams. This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or c...
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Using Technology to Enhance Content-Area Learning

Learn how to integrate technology in more meaningful and appropriate ways in the classroom in order to increase your students’ engagement and deepen their understanding of your content area concepts and skills. This graduate-level course begins by evaluating your own proficiency with technology based on the National Education Technology Standards for Teachers. Then you’ll discover how to design technology-infused projects that motivate your students and foster their creativity and independ...
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Using Technology to Engage Diverse Learners

Teachers of all technical abilities will benefit from this graduate-level course that features practical strategies for empowering and engaging diverse learners through technology. First discover how technology can help differentiate your instruction to support a wide range of learners, including gifted students and students with disabilities. Then explore a variety of technologies, such as blogs, Wikis, podcasts, and social media, that can contribute to student learning and motivation. You wi...
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Technology and 21st Century Literacy Skills

Do your students have the “new literacy” skills they need for today’s information-rich world? This course gives you the opportunity to explore how multimedia and the Internet can support inquiry-based learning, as well as foster collaborative problem solving, communication, and critical thinking in your students. Acquire the strategies to strengthen your students’ learning through technology, while enhancing your own technical knowledge. Teaching Tangibles Evaluate your own strengt...
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Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration

Put your strengths to work to foster a strong, collaborative learning community in your school. This graduate-level course will give you the skills and strategies for providing meaningful support and guidance to your fellow teachers, using a variety of coaching styles and mentoring techniques. You will have the opportunity to develop, implement, and analyze your own coaching plan—laying the foundation for your future as a leader and mentor. Teaching Tangibles Evaluate your personal learn...
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Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities

Extend your scope of influence from working with peers to engaging stakeholders throughout the greater school community. In this graduate-level course, you will have the opportunity to learn the processes, benefits, and challenges of building and working in professional learning communities. Identify issues and address problems that affect student learning and achievement, and expand your position as a teacher-leader in your own learning community. Teaching Tangibles Explore the impact of ...
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Teacher Leadership for Learning and Teaching

Successful teaching begins with a deeper understanding of learning. This graduate-level course will help you become a more informed and effective leader of student learning as you examine current research, including brain-based learning theory, and learn to tailor your instructional approaches. Discover new and innovative ways to motivate, challenge, and engage each learner as you explore instructional models and strategies designed to increase learning and achievement. Teaching Tangibles ...
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Introduction to Teacher Leadership

Discover how you can assume a leadership role without leaving your students and classroom behind. In this graduate-level course, you will learn how to translate your expertise in teaching and learning to effect positive change for your students, your colleagues, and your profession. Learn to identify and overcome common roadblocks in taking leadership roles, and examine and strengthen your own leadership style. Discover the skills that can help you lead with greater confidence—in your classr...
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Advanced Instructional Strategies for Special Educators

Canter’s first course developed for current or prospective special education teachers explores advanced research-based approaches to designing, adapting, and delivering instruction for students with special needs. Using the research-based “acquisition to generalization” framework, you’ll learn to help students acquire new learning strategies that they can apply to other curriculum areas. You’ll also deepen your understanding of differentiation, culturally responsive teaching, and oth...
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Writing Strategies for Increasing Achievement in Any Content Area (6-12)

Whether you teach composition or chemistry, you can improve your students’ writing skills and, in the process, their comprehension of any subject. This course provides a systematic, step-by-step approach to teaching writing that is shown to help boost student proficiency. Using the Structured Process Approach, teachers in any area can learn how to help students break down the writing process into manageable tasks. Learn specific strategies for teaching students to write simple and complex ar...
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The Effective Reading Teacher®

Learn how you can become a more effective reading teacher with this foundational course that guides you through the various stages of literacy development. You’ll begin by exploring the historical perspectives in literacy education and the social, economic, and political forces that impact today’s classroom. Then you’ll learn the core concepts that support literacy instruction such as language development, writing, learner diversity, and assessment. You’ll also explore a new mind-se...
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Teaching Developing Readers

Explore characteristics of intermediate and advanced readers, taking a developmental, student-centered approach to reading and literacy instruction for the elementary grades. You will learn how to plan and implement developmentally appropriate assessments, materials, and strategies for their instruction. Learn how to make reading a collaborative and less isolated experience for your students, including using technology to connect them to readers outside your classroom. Explore a variety of ...
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Teaching Beginning Readers Pre-K–3

Give your readers the best start to their academic careers by providing a solid foundation in reading and literacy. Through this graduate-level course, you will take a developmental, student-centered approach to reading and literacy instruction. Using the five pillars of reading as an organizational framework, particularly phonemic awareness and phonics, you will explore the characteristics of emergent, beginning, and transitional readers and plan and implement developmentally appropriate ass...
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Supporting the Struggling Reader®

With today’s higher literacy standards, struggling readers are becoming increasingly more common. Current research indicates that pulling struggling readers out of the classroom for additional support has not been successful in accelerating literacy development, and, in fact, the classroom teacher remains a key factor for student success. With this graduate-level course, you will learn several concepts and strategies for developing your literary instruction expertise so that you are better p...
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Motivating Students to Read®

Create a community of engaged readers in your classroom with concepts and strategies provided in this graduate-level course dedicated to instilling a love of reading in students. Begin by exploring what factors affect reading motivation, and then examine how students’ success or failure at a task can impact their motivation to read. Review current educational practices to evaluate how these influence student motivation and watch examples of real teachers inspiring their young readers in thei...
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Improving Reading in the Content Areas

Literacy development does not end in the elementary grades. As middle and secondary textbooks become more specialized, and the vocabulary and concepts contained in them become more abstract, students need more sophisticated reading comprehension strategies. With this graduate-level course, you will gain practical strategies that can be used across grade levels and subject areas to build your students’ literacy skills, and to help them both to succeed in your content area and to become indepe...
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