Summer 2014 Graduate Courses

How to Register

Newly Enrolled and Returning Students

Register through the Wheelock portal.

Non-Matriculated Students

Register Online (click on the Summer Graduate Courses link)
 

OR
 

Complete the Graduate Non-Matriculated Student Registration Form and send it with payment to the Office of Admissions, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215.

 

The cost is $870 per credit.

Wheelock College offers a wide variety of the highest quality Graduate Degree Programs in the fields of Education, Social Work, Child Life, and Organizational Leadership. However, we also realize that as a working professional, a Master's degree is a serious investment of your time and your money. With that in mind, we offer all students an opportunity to take Graduate Courses as a visiting, or non-matriculated, student.

You are welcome to choose from our wide variety of course topics and expertise areas that suit your professional aims. All visiting students can take up to two (2) Graduate Courses that can then be counted for credit toward your degree when you decide to apply as a full-time student.

Professional Development

We are also offering one Professional Development Institute this summer, PDI 523 Media Madness: Impact of Sex, Violence, and Commercial Culture on Adults, at a cost of $1,005 for 67.5 PDPs. Visit the Professional Development Institute web page for details.

 

 

 

Graduate Summer Course List

 

COURSE INFO COURSE OVERVIEW
AUT 510 Fundamentals of Autism
Starts June 6, 2014
HYBRID Course, Part of Autism Certificate (some in-class, some online)
Fridays, 4:30-8:30pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: Dorothea Iannuzzi
AUT 520 Autism: Interventions & Supports
Part of Autism Certificate
June 30-August 8, 2014
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: TBA
AUT 530 Autism: Positive Behavior Supports
Starts July 11, 2014
HYBRID Course, Part of Autism Certificate (some in-class, some online)
Fridays, 4:30-8:30pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: TBA
EDU 505 Racial and Cultural Identities
June 30-August 8, 2014
Mon/Wed, 1-4pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor:  Julie Thomson
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
June 30-August 8, 2014
Tues/Thurs, 1-4 pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor:  Karen Murphy
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 19-June 27, 2014
Tues/Thurs, 5-8pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: Cheryl R. Brown
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
May 19-June 27, 2014
Mon/Wed, 5-8pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor:  TBA
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
June 30-August 8, 2014
Mon/Wed, 5-8pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor:  Petra Hesse
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 526 The Meaning & Development of Play
June 30-August 8, 2014
Mon/Wed, 1-4pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: William Sharp
HDF 702 Language, Literacy and Culture
Requires Chair Approval
June 30-August 8, 2014
Tues/Thurs, 5-8pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor:  Terry Meier
MLE 530 Supporting a Second Language
Requires Chair Approval
June 30-August 8, 2014
Mon/Wed, 5-8pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor:  Sima Kirsztajn
Second language learning processes and strategies for teaching English to bilingual children, grades PreK-6. Examines second language acquisition theories and concepts Emphasizes creating effective language learning environments for young children, assessment practices.
MLE 535 Second Language Acquisition/Assessment
Requires Chair Approval
May 19-June 27, 2014
Tues/Thurs, 5-8pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: Terry Meier
Examines processes through which young children learn English as a second language. Explores stages of second language acquisition. Introduces multiple dimensions of language proficiency. Develops competence in administering the Massachusetts English Language Assessment-Oral (MELA-O) and other assessments for English language learners.
ORL 510 Organizational Leadership, Mission & Strategy
May 19-July 2, 2014
Mon/Wed, 6:45-9:15pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: TBA
ORL 620 Organizational Governance
May 19-July 2, 2014
Mon/Wed, 4-6:30pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: Michele Gibbons-Carr
ORL 850 Special Topic: Social Entrepreneurship
May 19July 2, 2014
Mon/Wed, 6:30-9:15pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: TBA
PRO 517 Welcoming LGBT Families In Education & Human Services
July 7-July 11, 2014
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: Ellie Friedland 
RDG 535 Reading Theory and Practice
Starts June 7, 2014
Sat., 9am-3pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: TBA
RDG 537 Teaching Reading
June 30-August 8, 2014
Mon/Wed, 5-8pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor:  Sara Zekri
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 626 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading
July 8-10, 2014
Tues-Thurs, 9am-3pm
3 graduate credits/$2,610
Instructor: Jennifer Klinefelter
RES 723 Practitioner as Researcher H1
June 30-July3, 2014
Mon-Thurs, 9am-12:50pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor:  Andrew Guttell
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. Fulfills core requirement in research.
RES 723 Practitioner as Researcher H2
June 30-July 3, 2014
Mon-Thurs,1-4pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: Andrew Guttell
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. Fulfills core requirement in research.
SPE 542 Impact of Special Needs
June 30-August 8, 2014
Tues/Thurs, 5-8pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor:  TBD
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 H1
Starts June 6, 2014
Fri, 4:30-8:30pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: TBA
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 H2
Starts June 13, 2014
Fri, 4:30-8:30pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: TBA
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 635 Number Sense for Learners Who Struggle
June 30-August 8, 2014
Tues/Thurs, 9am-noon
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: Shoshanah S. Collins
SPE 650 Understanding Reading Difficulties
May 19-June 27, 2014
Tues, 4:30-8:30pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
Instructor: Shoshanah S. Collins
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 710 Assistive Technology
May 21-June 4, 2014
HYBRID Course (some in-class, some online)
Wed, 5-8pm
2 Graduate Credits/$1,740
Instructor: Kevin McGonegal
Introduces Assistive Technology (AT) solutions that can support students with disabilities in fully accessing and progressing in standards-based curriculum activities. Include current laws and IEP considerations.
SWK 850 Special Topic: Children and the Law
May 19-June 27, 2014
Mon/Wed, 5-8pm
3 Graduate Credits/$2,610
$2,610
Instructor: Kari Kipf
Provides a framework for understanding Massachusetts laws relating to children. Students will analyze and explore the intersection between child and welfare practice and the legal system. Students will gain an understanding of children's legal rights in areas such as adoption, delinquency, special education, immigration, and child protection.

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