MC announces spring schedule for Master’s in Education Program

Marietta College’s Master’s in Education program will have a full slate of classes when the spring semester begins in January 2005.

All nine classes will be taught in the evening and anyone interested in taking a class should contact Cathy Brown, Director of Continuing Education and Graduate Programs at MC, at (740) 376-4740.

The classes being offered are:

• Education 610 — Schools and American Culture (Dr. James O’Donnell), 7 to 10 p.m. Monday. This class looks at the relationship between societal, cultural and historical forces and emergence of the public school. It also discusses the development of schooling in America from colonial period to present. This course emphasizes political, religious, and industrial forces that shaped the public school, and examines multicultural and pluralistic trends and diverse populations.

• Education 620 — Ethics for Teachers and Counselors (Dr. Ken Itkowitz), 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. This course looks at the nature of ethical inquiry using selected major philosophers as its foundation. Students develop or use already developed case studies to explore ways of ethical thinking among teachers, counselor and other in the field of education.

• Education 632 — Sign Language (Dr. William Bauer), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. This course is an introduction to sign language with an emphasis on basic vocabulary acquisition and awareness of deafness and hearing loss. It focuses on developing expressive and receptive skills in signed communication, maintaining English word order and conceptually accurate signs.

• Education 640 — Research Methods (Dr. William Bauer), 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday. This course is an introduction to several different types of research in education. It will cover quantitative, qualitative and mixed method designs. The course will also aid students to learn how to begin to do research, and learn how to read and evaluate research studies.

• Education 648 — Disability and Special Education Law (Abe Sellers, Esquire), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday. This new course is an introduction to disability and special education law. Today’s educator, administrator, or advocate must be familiar with and possess a basic understanding of the vast regulatory and judicial law that protects person with disabilities.

• Education 658 — Human Resource Development (Dan Leffingwell), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. This course looks at leadership and supervision concept and strategies in supervision with an emphasis on human resource development. The class’ main focus is the application of leadership skills in education.

• Education 670 — Teachers and Schools in Film (Dr. Marybeth Peebles), 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. This is an introduction to how films have shaped the image of teachers, students and schools over the past five decades. Students in this course view, discuss, and analyze a variety of films that portray certain aspects of the teaching profession; consider their role in the perpetuation of the media-inspired images; and use film as a basis for reflecting upon ways to improve their practice.

• Education 671 — Best Practices in Teaching (Stephanie Starcher), 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. This course focuses on the art of pedagogy in the classroom. The best practices in classroom teaching will be covered. Area teachers will be highlighting their skills in this unique class geared toward improving the teaching profession.

• Education 690 — Research Practicum (Dr. William Bauer), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Students, with the approval and guidance of their advisor and another professor, design and carry out a research project, report, or a clinical practicum.