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 2006.

All seven 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 (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. Tuesday. 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 658 - Human Resources: Leaders in Education (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 661 - Diagnosis and Correction of Reading (Dr. Dottie Erb), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday. This course teaches the clinical and classroom aspects of reading difficulties. The class emphasizes testing procedures, instructional materials, and teaching techniques.

- Education 671 - Autism Disorders (Virginia O'Connor), 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The purpose of this seminar is to explore some of the history of the disorder, and the accompanying research, discuss early identification of the disorder, and to review treatment options learning to programs that are considered to be 'best practice.'

- Education 671 - Teaching Difficult Children (Dr. Marilyn Pasquarelli), 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The focus of this course is identifying children in the classroom that are somewhat 'hard to reach.' Case studies will be used to provide a base for identifying, developing program options and 'treating' these children.