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GROUPS: To enroll a group, please contact Lorie Spencer at 617-879-2376 or lspencer@wheelock.edu.

INDIVIDUALS: Register and pay online using our secure Cashnet registration system. THIS ONLINE OPTION IS NOW ALSO AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRANTS USING WHEELOCK VOUCHERS! To register using our downloadable PDF form, click the Mail/Fax button for instructions.

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Non-matriculated students are invited to sit in on a graduate class to see first-hand what makes a Wheelock education so special.

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The pace of change being experienced by social service professionals and their clients can be overwhelming without broader perspectives, new methods, and improved practices. If you are interested in taking a class or two to stay on top of your profession, to get to know Wheelock, to earn credits, or just to learn something new, we welcome you to our non-matriculated students program.

(If you're currently an enrolled Wheelock student, please register using the MyWheelock portal.)

Discounts are available for organizations or school districts enrolling groups of students in the same courses. To register a group, please contact Lorie Spencer at 617-879-2376 or lspencer@wheelock.edu.

MTEL Prep Classes

Wheelock College offers prep courses  to the general public to prepare for the following MTEL (Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure) tests: Early Childhood; Communication and Literacy Skills: Reading Subtest; Communication and Literacy Skills: Writing Subtest; General Curriculum: Multisubject Subtest; and the General Curriculum: Mathematics Subtest.

Visit our MTEL Prep web page to see which courses are currently available and to register.

Special Graduate Course Opportunity

MLE 505: SEI Language, Literacy, and Content

In this state-approved, graduate SEI course from Wheelock College, you will develop and apply knowledge of second language acquisition to effective instruction and assessment for English language learners. The course introduces design and classroom implementation of sheltered lessons that integrate content and academic language goals. This course is open to core and non-core Licensed educators in public, private, and parochial settings who are NOT currently enrolled in a Wheelock licensure program. The course includes 13 face-to-face class sessions and an online component.

MLE 505 leads to the Massachusetts Sheltered English Language Endorsement for licensed teachers.

FALL SESSION NOW ENROLLING!
Dates: September 6-December 13, 2017, Wednesdays, 5-8PM
Course Fee (including $10 registration fee): Just $900 for 4 graduate credits. We will honor two Wheelock vouchers for this course, on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to pay using a Wheelock voucher, please contact Student Accounts at 617-879-2236. Learn more/download the course flier.

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All Summer 2017 Courses for Non-Matriculated Students

Course Levels and Prices

  • PDI: Professional Development Institute - $400, plus a $10 registration fee.
  • GRAD: Graduate Course - $1,080 per graduate credit ($720 per credit for audit/non-credit), plus a $10 registration fee per course.
  • UG: Undergraduate Course - $640 per undergraduate credit ($430 per credit for audit/non-credit), plus a $10 registration fee per course.

Notes: Those paying with a Wheelock voucher pay only the $10 registration fee for any course. You must hold a bachelor's degree to earn graduate credit for any listed courses that include a for-credit option.

COURSE INFO LEVEL COURSE DESCRIPTION
PDI 554: Supporting Children's Emotional Development
July 10-14, 2017
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Non-credit/professional development option only
Instructor:
Petra Hesse
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PDI This five-day professional development institute has been developed in response to concerns voiced by many teachers and other human service professionals and reports by the Surgeon General, the American Psychological Association and other organizations indicating that 20 to 25% of children in the U.S. suffer from emotional problems, but frequently do not receive any professional help. This institute has been designed to support teachers, parents, and counselors in their efforts to strengthen children's emotional development in schools and communities.
AUT 530 Positive Behavior Supports
July 14-August 8, 2017
HYBRID Course (some in-class, some online)
In-class: Friday, July 14 (4-8pm), Saturday, July 15 (8-4pm), and Friday, August 4 (4-8pm)
3 Graduate Credits
Instructor: Rebecca Lindsay Kemp
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GRAD Examine effective practices for assessing and supporting challenging behavior for individuals with autism. Positive behavioral interventions and supports are emphasized and the functional behavioral assessment and analysis process will be covered in detail. There is a focus on prevention, the use of self-management techniques and teaching socially appropriate behavior.
EDU 505 Racial and Cultural Identities
July 5-August 11, 2017
Mon/Wed, 1-4pm
3 Graduate Credits
Instructor: Julie Veronica Thomson
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GRAD Introduces the critical study of race, culture, and identify. Explores theories to help students examine their own socialization and understanding of race, ethnicity, culture, and identity. Considers political, social, cultural, historical, economic, and power dynamics as a context for interpreting interpersonal and structural relationships.
EDU 520 Introduction to Inclusive ECE settings
July 3-August 11, 2017
Tues/Thurs, 1-4 pm
3 Graduate Credits
Instructor:  Karen Murphy
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GRAD Historical, legal, theoretical foundations of care and education for young children and their families. Application of principles to educational models. Curriculum design and assessment, strategies for developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for all young children, including those with special needs and those from diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Course requirements include 25 hours of pre-practicum field experience.
EDU 528 Impact of Special Needs: ECE I
May 22-June 30, 2017
Mon/Wed, 5-8pm
2 Graduate Credits
Instructor: TBA
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GRAD Explores effect of special needs on children birth to age eight. Introduces legislation, rights, services, stereotypes that affect children, families, and communities. Major areas of special needs are examined. Emphasis is on understanding children as individuals with varying performance and rates of development rather than members of a disability group.
EDU 535 Mathematical Learning for Diverse Learners
July 5-August 11, 2017
Mon/Wed, 9am-Noon
3 Graduate Credits
Instructor: Shoshanah Starr Collins
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GRAD Examines contemporary influences on pedagogy, curricular choices, and materials. Addresses the teacher's role in creating an effective learning environment, and emphasizes strategies to maximize understanding mathematics for all children. Discusses a variety of assessment strategies.
HDF 504 Child Development: The Early Years
July 7/8, July 14/15, and July 28/29, 2017
Fridays, 4:30-8:30pm
Saturdays, 8:30am-4:30pm
3 Graduate Credits
Instructor: Martha Eshoo
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GRAD Examines development from the prenatal period to age 9 across physical-motor, social, emotional, and cognitive domains. Articulates the interactive roles of heredity, environment, and culture. Implications for curriculum design are drawn.
HDF 702 Language, Literacy, and Culture
July 2-August 11, 2017
Mon/Wed, 5-8pm
3 Graduate Credits
Instructor: Terry R. Meier
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GRAD Examines interrelationships among language, race, culture, ethnicity and identity. Focuses on dialectal diversity within English and its relationship to the development of academic language proficiency in multi-lingual school contexts. Explores pragmatic aspects of language use including stylistic variation, code-switching and intercultural communication. Encourages students to examine their own linguistic biases.
MLE 530 Supporting & Assessing Second Language Development
July 2-August 11, 2017
Tues/Thurs, 5-8pm
3 Graduate credits
Instructor: Lisa Marie Palaia
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GRAD Examines the use of the WIDA and other assessments to plan ESL instruction for children at different proficiency levels. Develops skill at ESL instruction using sensory, graphic and interactive supports. Explores how to incorporate "funds of knowledge" and family support into the ESL curriculum.
MLE 535 First & Second Language Acquisition
May 22-June 30, 2017
Mon/Wed, 5-8pm
3 Graduate credits
Instructor: Jenny Jacobs
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GRAD Explores theories and research in first and second language acquisition in a variety of sociocultural contexts. Examines stages of second language acquisition with attention to contextual and individual factors affecting pace and outcomes. Considers developmental trajectories in phonology, grammar, lexicon and pragmatics, as well as in receptive and expressive language.
RDG 537 Teaching Reading
July 2-August 11, 2017
Tues/Thurs, 5-8pm
Instructor: Sarah Zekri
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GRAD Introduces factors that support oral language, reading and writing.. Considers effects of language and culture on literacy development Topics include language acquisition, emergent literacy, phonics instruction, choosing literature, and expanding comprehension. Develops skills at assessing components of reading and planning guided reading lessons.
RDG 618 Literacy Across the Curriculum
July 3-August 11, 2017
Tues/Thurs, 1-4pm
3 Graduate credits
Instructor: Sarah Zekri
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GRAD Examines reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary skills critical for success in academic content areas. Investigates the impact of text difficulty, background knowledge, and understanding of text structure on comprehension of nonfiction text. Develops skill at teaching vocabulary, metacognitive, and study skills in the context of theme-based units.
RES 723 Practitioner as Researcher (Section A)
HYBRID Course
(some in-class, some online)
May 22-June 30, 2017
In-Class: Fri, June 2, 4:30-8:30pm and Sat, June 3, 9am-5pm
3 Graduate Credits
Instructor: Kyoung Jin Kim
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GRAD Involves designing and implementing a research project that answers questions about site-based practice. Published practitioner research is reviewed. Examines research as a collaborative process that supports constituent, researcher, institutional, and societal development.
RES 723 Practitioner as Researcher (Section B)
HYBRID Course
(some in-class, some online)
July 5-August 11, 2017
In-Class: July 5-7, 2017 (Wed-Fri), 9am-5pm
3 Graduate Credits
Instructor: Andrew M. Guttell
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GRAD Involves designing and implementing a research project that answers questions about site-based practice. Published practitioner research is reviewed. Examines research as a collaborative process that supports constituent, researcher, institutional, and societal development.
SPE 542 Impact of Special Needs
July 5-August 11, 2017
Tues/Thurs, 1-4pm
3 Graduate Credits
Instructor: Gina Stefanini
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GRAD Surveys various disabilities and their impact on learning and development. Covers legislative issues, IEP development, service delivery models, and strategies for working with families/service providers of children with special needs.
SPE 560 Understanding and Managing Behavior, Section 1
HYBRID Course (some in-class, some online)
June 9-June 23, 2017
CLASS FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED
GRAD Explores traditional and current theories and model of managing behavior. Emphasis on analyzing and understanding causes and explanations. Examines approaches for preventing or decreasing undesirable behavior and increasing self-control.
SPE 560 Understanding and Managing Behavior, Section 2
HYBRID Course (some in-class, some online)
June 2-June 23, 2017
In-Class: Fri, June 2, 4-8pm; Sat, June 3, 8:30am-4:30pm; AND Fri., June 23, 2017, 4-8pm
2 Graduate Credits
Instructor: Kristin Lynn Kopp
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GRAD Explores traditional and current theories and model of managing behavior. Emphasis on analyzing and understanding causes and explanations. Examines approaches for preventing or decreasing undesirable behavior and increasing self-control.
SPE 650 Understanding Reading Difficulties-Section 1
May 22-June 30, 2017
CLASS FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED
GRAD Takes a critical orientation to examine reading programs, instructional approaches, informal literacy assessments, and factors that influence reading development: decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Explores implications of social, political and cultural contexts on understanding literacy practices.
SPE 650 Understanding Reading Difficulties - Section 2
May 22-June 30, 2017
Thursdays, 4:05-8pm
2 Graduate Credits
Instructor: 
Shoshanah Starr Collins
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GRAD Takes a critical orientation to examine reading programs, instructional approaches, informal literacy assessments, and factors that influence reading development: decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Explores implications of social, political and cultural contexts on understanding literacy practices.
AST 140 Media and Race in American Society (Section A)
May 22-June 30, 2017
ONLINE ONLY
4 Undergraduate Credits
Instructor: Susan Owusu
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UG Introduces students to a multicultural analysis of media theory, content, and effects. Explores how racial and racist perceptions of people of color shape cultural norms, attitudes, and practices. Course will cover a wide range of media forms such as Hip-Hop, advertisements, movies, and reality TV. General Education: Perspectives on Diversity AND Self & Society.
AST 140 Media and Race in American Society (Section B)
July 5-Aug 11, 2017
ONLINE ONLY
4 Undergraduate Credits
Instructor: Susan Owusu
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UG Introduces students to a multicultural analysis of media theory, content, and effects. Explores how racial and racist perceptions of people of color shape cultural norms, attitudes, and practices. Course will cover a wide range of media forms such as Hip-Hop, advertisements, movies, and reality TV.
HDA 121 Anthropology and Globalization
ONLINE ONLY
July 5-Aug 11, 2017
4 Undergraduate Credits
Instructor: Akeia Benard
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UG Introduces the student to the basic outlooks, concepts, and questions of anthropology, focusing on how cultures throughout the world confront globalization, especially societies in the developing world. Course will also study the diversity and similarities of cultures.
HDA 226 Perspectives on Global Health
ONLINE ONLY
May 22-June 30, 2017
4 Undergraduate Credits
Instructor: Akeia Benard
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UG Explores the social and cultural aspects of health and illness. Emphasis is on the varied ways that illness is defined and treated throughout the world. Readings draw upon the disciplines of sociology and anthropology. Topics include witchcraft, faith-healing, and alternative medicine in the U.S. Special focus on the inequities of health care and outcomes.
LSC 152 Nutrition
ONLINE ONLY
July 3-August 11, 2017
CLASS FULL-REGISTRATION CLOSED
UG Introduces metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and importance of vitamins and minerals in the body from ingestion to utilization. Includes dietary nutritional requirements, nutritional components of foods, balanced diets, analyzing diets, variations in nutritional requirements with aging, and understanding of nutritional issues in health and disease. Moderate use of technology. $25 fee required.

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