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1. EDU 5550.02/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/22/2020 to 5/6/2020

This on campus course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidates sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of disability, laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. The course participant will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or develop a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life, for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and education of vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The purpose of the course is also to make students more aware of their social responsibility and the need to continue as life long learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging. This course is for fully matriculated students only. This course runs from Jan. 22 through May 6, 2020. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

2. Manhattanville EDPD 5037/Strategies for Students Living in Poverty

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 3/12/2020 to 5/7/2020

Students living in poverty face challenges that educators may miss in our school settings. As a result of this course, participants will develop methods and strategies that will best meet the learning needs of students living in poverty. Participants will understand the nature of poverty and how poverty affects behavior and academic performance. Once an understanding of poverty has been established, participants will "embrace the mindset of change" necessary to assist students living with poverty (Jensen, 2009). Participants will view students as having "fluid intelligence" and develop action steps necessary to positively influence the way in which students can better understand learning standards and grow as learners/thinkers. Finally, participants will develop classroom level factors to improve student performance following the SHARE method ( Standards-based curriculum and instruction; Hope building; Arts, athletics, and Advanced Placement; Retooling of the operating system; and Engaging instruction.) (Formerly CMSV - CEGE 639-R01) If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit please contact Joleen Murray at to set up a college account.