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1. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/18/2020

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. This fully online course will run on from Sept. 8-Dec. 18, 2020. Please follow dates specified on.

2. EDU 5490.01/Teaching Literacy skills Grades 7-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/18/2020

This online course prepares specialists to work collaboratively with content area and grade level teachers in grades 7-12. The content includes the analysis of the language demands of texts, the skills needed to read texts with advanced language and to identify and implement strategies to enable grade 7-12 students to meet those demands. Differentiation of instruction and the collaborative process are significant parts of the course. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. This fully online course will run on Sept. 8-Dec. 18, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

3. EDU 5323.01/The Integrated Curriculum ECE I

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/15/2020

This on campus course will examine the evolving early childhood curriculum. Focus on the design of curricula that integrate language arts, mathematics, science, instructional and assistive technology, and expressive arts in a holistic framework. Examine numerous research-validated instructional strategies for teaching students with the full range of abilities. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Tuesday from Sept. 8-Dec. 15, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

4. Manhattanville EDU 5550.04/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/15/2020

This 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.

5. EDU 5452.01/Strategies for Teaching Young

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/18/2020

This on campus course will focus upon the application of theories of teaching and behavioral guidance to practice in the inclusive early childhood classroom. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts and principles and shown how they may be integrated into the early childhood classroom by the use of specific methods and strategies, including techniques for addressing the needs of English-language learners and children from different cultural settings. Topics include classroom organization, planning, instructional methods, instructional materials, grouping for instruction, teaching style, child guidance , management techniques. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run Tuesdays Sept. 9 through Dec. 18, 2020.

6. EDU 5032.01/Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 12/16/2020

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The on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Wednesdays from Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

7. EDU 5393.04/Foundations of Special Education

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

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 12/16/2020

This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the teacher-candidate more aware of federal and state special education laws which provide for the identification of individuals with disabilities, the process of determining entitlements to special education services, and the models of teaching that provide for educating the child in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the umbrella of IDEA and NCLB. The importance of inclusive education and the use of Response to Intervention (RtI) are also addressed. The course provides an overview of theories, diagnostic procedures, and remedial teaching strategies which address students with the broad spectrum of ELNs including: learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, other health impaired, and low incidence disabilities (deaf/hearing impaired, blind/visually impaired). In addition, the course will address the special needs of ELLs and students from different cultural milieus in accessing the school curriculum. Further, teacher candidates learn about effective practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration with peers, individualizing instruction, and applying interventions to address student and classroom management needs. Fifteen hours of field experience in diverse settings is an integral component of the course in order to assist the course participant in linking the classroom didactic with life experiences in the schools and agencies providing education and intervention.

8. EDU 5432.01/EDU 5431.01 - Student Teaching Seminar

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

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 12/16/2020

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Develop your teaching skills in a full-time, twelve-week, supervised student teaching experience. Fulfill your requirements for New York State initial certification. For fully matriculated Manhattanville Students only. This course will run online on the same dates and times scheduled for the course.

9. EDU 5550.01/Research in Literacy and Special Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 9/16/2020

This on campus course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidate's sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of the disability laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. Course participants 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 a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and eduation 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. Literacy/Special Education dual candidates will conduct the research project in an area relating to teaching literacy to students with special needs. Open to matriculated student only.

10. EDU 5374.02/Curriculum and Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence Ed

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/17/2020

This on campus course will explore curriculum approaches, teaching and assessment strategies, classroom management, and other critical issues in teaching at the middle childhood and adolescence levels. Become familiar with the ways in which middle and high schools function, both within their buildings and within their broader communities. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Thursdays from Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

11. EDU 5426.01/EDU 5428.01/EDU 5427.01/EDU 5563.01 - Student Teaching Seminar

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

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/17/2020

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This course consists of required fieldwork in special education as well as a weekly seminar. The seminar is designed to encourage students to ask questions, discuss issues and share feelings as well as gain further information and skills to enhance their teaching. The focus of student teaching is to help students become reflective teachers who can use self-evaluation to guide their decision-making and problem solving. The final portfolio will be submitted. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only. This course will meet online during the regularly scheduled meeting times.

12. EDU 5083.01/Assessment of Students with Learning Disabilities

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/17/2020

This on campus course is designed to provide an intensive study of the assessment process as it relates to the special education teacher. Students will learn the purpose of assessment, measurement concepts and technical adequacy and experience how to administer and interpret test data. Students will explore ways to communicate assessment information and assessment issues related to I.D.E.A. The focus will be on a combination of formal and informal assessment strategies. Teacher candidates will prepare a final report dealing with a comprehensive assessment to include the creation of an I.E.P. for a student with a disability. As part of a formative process, the required portfolio will be reviewed as part of the course. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course runs from 9/8 to 12/18/20.
This on campus course will focus on the sociological and academic factors that have resulted in the creation of the modern middle school concept. The course will emphasize how active learning, team structures, and lesson design can support the social, emotional and intellectual development of students in the middle grades. We will develop strategies for motivation, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. We will also explore how to create a collaborative environment among students, colleagues, and parents and examine the effects of state standards and mandated testing. Students are expected to be active participants in the conception and creation of lessons. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Thursdays from Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

14. ENE 5005.01/Literature for Adolescents

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/3/2020

This on campus hybrid course is designed to introduce students to literature commonly taught in middle and high school classes. The readings will give students an opportunity to explore works that speak to the developmental and psychological needs of young adults. Through recent publications as well as classics of literature, we will examine the history of young adult literature and the social and literary movements that have influenced it. Because they depict conditions and experiences familiar to middle and high school students, these works are frequently included in the secondary school teaching canon. The readings are selected to be representative of genre and theme and reflective of reading levels from 6th grade through 12th. Most importantly, students will develop criteria for selecting literature for the classroom and become actively involved in creating strategies for effective instruction. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org. Additional college tuition fees will be incurred.

15. EDU 5032.02/Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/12/2020 to 10/10/2020

This on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports.If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Hybrid online course will run on three Saturdays with the rest online Sept. 12 through Dec. 18th. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

16. Manhattanville EDU 5077.02/Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 11/23/2020

The course will examine the academic, social and emotional needs of the adolescent with learning and behavioral problems. The focus will be on remediation, program development, compensatory techniques and social adjustment. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

17. Manhattanville EDU 5083.03/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

This course is designed to provide an intensive study of the assessment process as it relates to the special education teacher. Students will learn the purpose of assessment, measurement concepts and technical adequacy and experience how to administer and interpret test data. Students will explore ways to communicate assessment information and assessment issues related to I.D.E.A. The focus will be on a combination of formal and informal assessment strategies. Teacher candidates will prepare a final report dealing with a comprehensive assessment to include the creation of an I.E.P. for a student with a disability. As part of a formative process, the required portfolio will be reviewed as part of the course. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

18. Manhattanville EDU 5088.02/Introduction to Students with Learning Disabilities

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 11/23/2020

This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education at the Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescent levels. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP/IFSP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. The importance of developing collaborative relationships with parents and family members for enhancing student learning and addressing students? exceptional needs will be a significant component of the course. Requires 12 hours observation. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

19. EDU 5013.01/Math for the Learning Disabled Student

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

This on campus course is for both regular and special educators, and will explore topics in understanding the nature of math disabilities, construction and administering assessment instruments, developing instructional strategies and materials, evaluating the results of instruction, and managing the classroom. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Mondays from Sept. 14-Dec. 14, 2020. Please follow dates specified on.

20. Manhattanville EDU 5130.04/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

The focus of this course is a theoretical and practical approach to classroom management. Major theories will be examined along with an analysis of the impact of school and student culture on classroom learning and interactions. The organization of the classroom environment will be explored with a focus on how the environment meets the needs of diverse learners. School interventions discussed will include Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS), Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Methods and techniques of effective classroom management will be explored through readings, writing, presentations and small group work. Requires 14 hours of observations. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

21. Manhattanville EDU 5402.02/Language, Literacy, and Culture B-6

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

This course will introduce candidates to a sociocultural perspective of language acquisition and development and will examine ways in which oral language ability supports learning. This class will consider the social and cultural dimensions of literacy practices among diverse students. Specifically, this course will focus on the practices of students of different abilities and students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

22. Manhattanville EDU 5406.02/Language, Literacy, and Culture 5-12

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

This course will introduce candidates to a sociocultural perspective of language acquisition and development and will examine ways in which oral language ability supports learning. This class will consider the social and cultural dimensions of literacy practices among diverse students. Specifically, this course will focus on the practices of students of different abilities and students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.