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Maybe you need a course to qualify for a degree program? Or maybe you're wanting to add some skills. Either way, Bethel offers many courses that are a great option to meet your need.

Take a look at the current course offerings below. Once you're ready, you can register online.

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Additional Information

  • All course offerings are subject to change and courses may be canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Financial aid is available to students who are part of a degree program.
  • Transcripts are required for graduate-level courses.

Admin Operations/Personn Admin — EDUC840

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10/23/17 - 12/17/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Major categories and practical actions required to lead the operations of a modern school or district by building on many of the philosophical and contextual ideas from earlier courses or learners' experiences. Development of skills of organizational supervision and management, delegation of authority and accountability, internal and external administrative communications, politics in education, and public and media relations.

3 credits

Admin of Essential Ed Programs — EDUC830

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8/21/17 - 10/15/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Students, as school leaders, will examine their schools in depth to ensure that essential programs are in place. Examination of valuable educational practices that successfully address the needs of students and staff. Development of specific plans for school environment that consists of student engagement, attention to safety, relationships, and creating a learning atmosphere where students and staff thrive. Students will apply a personal belief system and explore best practices.

3 credits

Adult Development and Aging — GRTG610

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11/14/17 - 12/19/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus

In-depth understanding of the developmental processes related to aging from a psychosocial perspective. Learners explore age-change theories and human adaptations in terms of mental health, personality stability, sensory aging related to cognitive processes, learning, and social cognition. Discussion of relationship issues, gender roles, death and bereavement, occupational patterns, retirement, and leisure.

3 credits

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Assessment — PSYC625

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2/28/17 - 5/23/17 | Tuesdays from 7-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Students are equipped to be informed communicators with mental health professionals with whom they collaborate. Emphasis on distinguishing among common psychological disorders falling in normal and clinical significant ranges, as well as on beginning experience in administering and interpreting behavioral, cognitive, and personality assessment instruments. FE: Assessment fee: $50.

3 credits

Classroom Technology — EDUC668

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3/1/17 - 3/22/17 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
6/6/17 - 6/20/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
7/11/17 - 7/25/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

This course will explore various forms of technology that expand classroom learning as well as technology that facilitates communication between teachers and their colleagues, their students, and their students' guardians.

1 credits

Counseling Theory — PSYC638

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3/2/17 - 5/25/17 | Thursdays from 7-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

The fields of counseling and clinical psychology introduced through in-depth study of major counseling models and their application to case formulation, clinical treatment planning, and clinical intervention methods. Relationship between theory and practice. Critiquing models in light of current research and perspectives, including gender and diversity concerns. Developing personally coherent counseling approaches. Dynamic, phenomenological, behavioral, and cognitive approaches focus.

3 credits

Curriculum & Intr Mgmt — EDUC810

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10/23/17 - 12/17/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Fundamentals of curriculum design, planning and implementation; trends, issues, forces, and ideas affecting curriculum. Synthesizing knowledge gained from curriculum and from professional experience. Cognitive and behavioral issues and theories of learning affecting student performance. Techniques for working with culturally and academically diverse student populations and for managing varied types of student behavior. Implications for staff development.

3 credits

Doctoral Research I — EDUC820

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3/13/17 - 5/7/17 | | Main Campus - online course

This course begins the four course series in research methods. Students are introduced to the philosophical foundations of qualitative research design and methodology. Students complete an overview of the design, analysis and interpretation of qualitative methods. Basic principles and philosophy of naturalistic (field) inquiry methods are introduced. Students critique and analyze qualitative research in the literature culminating in the development of the research problem. GE: Graded on an A-F or S/U basis. Grade type chosen must remain consistent for EDUC820, EDUC845, EDUC850, and EDUC870.

3 credits

Foundations in Education — EDUC621

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5/31/17 - 7/5/17 | Wednesdays | Anderson Center - online course
6/14/17 - 8/2/17 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
8/21/17 - 9/25/17 | Mondays from 5-9 pm | Anderson Center - online course

Introduction to the teaching profession and focus on influences shaping education. History, philosophy, psychology, sociology, legal matters, reform, and other current education issues. Student mental health and impact of chemicals in student lives, families, and schools. Personal growth planning and the connection between professional responsibilities and personal faith and values.

3 credits

General Teaching Methods — EDUC630

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8/22/17 - 9/26/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
10/5/17 - 11/9/17 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Active-learning, activity-centered eperience. Application of various pedagogical theories and methods in teaching middle and high school students through the practice of planning, implementation, and assessment procedures.

3 credits

Global Finance — BUSN628

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7/11/17 - 8/15/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

Exploration of complexities resulting from the interconnected nature of the global economy. Examination of challenges faced by organizations as they consider conducting business globally during the next decade. Integration of personal faith and ethical thinking with global financial strategies.

3 credits

Human Sexuality & Therapy — PSYC657

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6/5/17 - 7/17/17 | Mondays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Human sexuality in individuals and couples; sexual understanding, formation, and function. Helping skills for sexual dysfunction and understanding one's sexuality and sexual spirituality. Human sexuality, attitudes, values, beliefs, and self-awareness, as they relate to counselor, client, and clinical issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy and emotionally focused therapy in human sexuality. Ethical and diversity issues and hoe they influence counseling processes.

3 credits

Individuals and Families in Cultural Context — PSYC648

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3/2/17 - 5/25/17 | Thursdays from 5-7:29 pm | Anderson Center

Study of cultural variations in individual and family identity development and functioning. Exploration of how underlying culture-specific values and assumptions may impact gender roles, marital and parental adjustment, and interaction patterns. Emphasis is on societal changes, critical issues, and stressors in family adaptation related to diverse worldviews, immigration, and acculturation challenges.

3 credits

Institutional Assessmt in HE — EDUC837

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8/21/17 - 10/15/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Examination of institutional assessment practices in higher education settings. The course focuses on having students engage in activities that are similar to what Assessment Directors in Higher Education do in their work. Topics include creating effective outcomes, developing ways to authentically measure outcomes, and writing clear assessment reports.

3 credits

Integration of Psychology and Worldview — PSYC642

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2/27/17 - 5/22/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Overview and critique of the models that articulate the interface between psychology and Christianity. Focus is on topics central to the practice of counseling within the context of a Christian worldview. Discussion of such areas as the nature of personhood, the nature of evil and psychopathology, and the process of healing. The course has at its core the importance of personally integrating one's Christian faith and the discipline of psychology.

3 credits

Intro to Theories & Practices — EDUC624

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6/6/17 - 7/18/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
7/12/17 - 8/16/17 | Wednesdays | Anderson Center - online course
8/24/17 - 9/28/17 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
10/2/17 - 11/6/17 | Mondays | Anderson Center - online course

Identification of different approaches to K-12 students? development, learning, performance, and critical elements needed to structure an effective learning environment. Synthesis of early assessment theory and current issues. Analysis of theories that influence learning and behavior related to the learning environment. Integration of Christian or personal faith perspective of learning.

3 credits

Introduction to 5-12 Schools, Students, and Teachers — EDUC621

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4/18/17 - 5/23/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Introduction to the teaching profession and focus on influences shaping education. History, philosophy, psychology, sociology, legal matters, reform, and other current education issues. Student mental health and impact of chemicals in student lives, families, and schools. Personal growth planning and the connection between professional responsibilities and personal faith and values.

3 credits

Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning — EDUC624

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2/28/17 - 4/4/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
3/1/17 - 4/5/17 | Wednesdays | Anderson Center - online course

Identification of different approaches to K-12 students? development, learning, performance, and critical elements needed to structure an effective learning environment. Synthesis of early assessment theory and current issues. Analysis of theories that influence learning and behavior related to the learning environment. Integration of Christian or personal faith perspective of learning.

3 credits

Ldrship & Strategic Plan in HE — EDUC842

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8/21/17 - 10/15/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Integration of mission, vision, planning, and budgeting in order to strategically frame leadership challenges in higher education contexts. Exploration of healthy institutional development through effective leadership in areas of personnel, communications, and relationships with relevant constituencies. Reflection on personal vision in areas such as accountability, motivation, and team building.

3 credits

Leading in a Complex Soc — EDUC827

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7/24/17 - 8/20/17 | | Anderson Center

Exploration of the dynamics of engaging differences, including cultural, ethnic, religious, gender, ability, and age differences. Focus on providing effective leadership in pluralistic systems, including creating a hospitable organizational environment and maintaining relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders.Analysis of one's assumptions, beliefs, behaviors, and capacities with regard to differences.

3 credits

Legal Issues in School Admin — EDUC860

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6/5/17 - 7/31/17 | | Main Campus - online course
8/21/17 - 10/15/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Legal foundations of educational policy, statutory themes, and case law as they affect the needs of school administrators in daily responsibilities and practices. Legal basis for relationships among school districts and federal, state, and local government. Processes of dealing with legal issues and risks faced by academic institutions and administrators, including current issues in students? work environments.

3 credits

Lifespan Development — PSYC671

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7/25/17 - 8/10/17 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
10/5/17 - 12/21/17 | Thursdays from 5-7:29 pm | Anderson Center

Development from conception through late adult-hood. Familial, cultural, and societal contexts as framework for understanding individual development. Physical and physiological, intellectual, personality, normative and non-normative transitions, social relations, family development, vocational development, retirement, and death. Individual differences (gender, culture, and class), issues of continuity-discontinuity, nature and assumptions of developmental theory, and importance of developmental factors in counseling.

3 credits

Managerial Economics — ECON635

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5/30/17 - 7/4/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
6/1/17 - 7/6/17 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Anderson Center
8/22/17 - 9/26/17 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Anderson Center

Study of economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. Analysis of the economic forces that influence the business environment. Application of economic tools to illustrate how globalization influences performance, strategy, and policy within firms. Analysis of opportunities and risks in a global economic environment. PQ: LEAD611 or ORGL600.

3 credits

Managerial Finance — BUSN625

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5/30/17 - 7/4/17 | Tuesdays | Anderson Center
10/3/17 - 11/7/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
11/14/17 - 12/19/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
11/16/17 - 12/21/17 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Anderson Center

Focus is on the financial management of business and includes international and ethical implications. Topics include financial analysis and decision making; financial markets; risk; valuation; long- and short-term financing and investing; and working capital management. Extensive use of cases and spreadsheets is required. PQ: LEAD611 or ORGL600.

3 credits

Marketing Management — BUSN645

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8/22/17 - 9/26/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
8/24/17 - 9/28/17 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Anderson Center
10/3/17 - 11/7/17 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Anderson Center

A demographic and psychographic review of current consumer trends. Review of broadly adopted marketing models. Analysis of marketing challenges in an environment of increasing information, Internet channels, and multiple buyer options. Discussion of various global and ethical issues facing marketers and marketing managers. PQ: LEAD611 or ORGL600

3 credits

Measurement and Assessment — EDUC835

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3/13/17 - 5/7/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Concepts and skills for employing descriptive statistics. Principles and practices of assessment processes in schools and their uses, misuses, and limitations. Ethical issues in assessment, test performance influencing factors. Applying understanding of assessment principles and practices in the student's home district in light of the current scholarly research review and class discussions.

3 credits

Methods Online Tching K-12 — EDUC718

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10/3/17 - 11/7/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

Study of distance learning theories and best pedagogical practices of online course design and delivery. Use a learning management system to design online course content. Facilitate a strong sense of community and collaboration. Create effective supporting structures, foster effective online classroom management, evaluate student learning, and provide appropriate feedback and assessment.

3 credits

Multicultural Counseling — PSYC658

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3/2/17 - 5/25/17 | Thursdays from 5-7:29 pm | Anderson Center

The influence of culture and related factors on client/counselor interactions. Developing greater multicultural counseling competence. Increasing: 1) self-awareness of attitudes and beliefs shaped by one's own experiences as a cultural being; 2) knowledge of and sensitivity to worldviews and perspectives of ethnically and racially different individuals; and 3) understanding of the use of culturally appropriate skills in counseling.

3 credits

Neuropsychology — PSYC660

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6/6/17 - 7/18/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center
6/8/17 - 7/20/17 | Thursdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Nervous system structure and function, with emphasis on clinical/counseling applications. Includes biological causes of normal behavior, organic causes for behavioral disorders, and drug influences on behavior.

3 credits

Operations Management — BUSN660

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4/18/17 - 5/23/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
4/20/17 - 5/25/17 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Anderson Center
7/11/17 - 8/15/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

Explores operational management, legal, and regulatory issues throughout lifecycles of organizations considering faith, ethics, and Christian worldview. Evaluate organizational efficiency using quality models such as Six Sigma and Lean. Design plans for organizational success (project management steps, outcomes, technology, production, and outsourcing). Distinguish between operational management process and function. PQ: LEAD611 or ORGL600. SP: Students cannot earn credit for both BUSN652 and BUSN660.

3 credits

Organizational Leadership in Higher Education — EDUC807

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3/13/17 - 5/7/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Theory and practice of leadership in higher education settings. Leading organizational leadership theories, educational cultures, leadership communication, emphasis on implementation in practical educational settings. Incorporation of a faith-informed worldview with these theories and practices. Philosophical and values anchors, vision casting, shared priorities and commitments, and implementation of vision through policy and program development.

3 credits

Policy Issues in Aging — GRTG640

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10/3/17 - 11/7/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus

Major public policies and programs benefitting older persons. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Older Americans Act. Evolving federal, state, local, and individual roles. How laws play out in community. Differential impact of policy proposals on elderly populations, with reference to sex, race, class, and urban/rural differences. Strategies and tactics to influence development of public policy.

3 credits

Principles of Org Leadership — EDUC805

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8/21/17 - 10/15/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Theory and practice of leadership applied to educational settings. Leading educational and managerial organizational leadership theories and change theory with emphasis on their implementation in practical educational settings. Faith-informed worldview is incorporated with these theories and practices. Philosophical and values anchors, vision casting, shared priorities and commitments, and vision through policy and program development.

3 credits

Private Practice Entrepreneurs — PSYC670

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6/5/17 - 6/21/17 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus

Exploration of clinical, ethical, financial, legal, and business aspects of owning a private practice, including development of business plan that fits with students' values and vision. GE: Graded on an S/U basis.

3 credits

Providing Leadership Ed Tech — EDUC713

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6/13/17 - 7/11/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

Development of skills for taking a leadership role in district technology planning, implementation, and assessment. Role of leadership in developing a shared vision for integrating technology into learning. Writing plans for the use of technology. Designing professional development activities. PQ: EDUC711.

2 credits

Psychopathology — PSYC656

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10/3/17 - 12/19/17 | Tuesdays from 7-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Critical review of theoretical perspectives and current research on the development and maintenance of major forms of maladaptive behavior. Examination of the diagnostic process will also include discussion of ethics, biases, and the reliability/validity of categorization. Discussion of formulations, symptoms, and progression of various disorders will interface with a consideration of appropriate therapeutic interventions.

3 credits

Reading Field Experience — SPED621

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5/29/17 - 8/20/17 | | Main Campus
5/29/17 - 8/20/17 | | Main Campus
8/21/17 - 12/24/17 | | Main Campus

A 30 hour reading clinical. Students will practice reading assessment and instructional techniques with students who have mild-moderate disabilities. Reading Field Experience will take place in a K-12 school setting.

1 credits

Reading Foundations — SPED620

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5/30/17 - 7/4/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - hybrid course
8/23/17 - 9/27/17 | Wednesdays | Anderson Center - online course

Covers the major components of reading and the instructional strategies that support the development of literacy for K-6 students including those students with mild-moderate disabilities. The course also provides an overview to the structure of the English language and basic linguistic analysis. SP: Taken concurrently with SPED621.

3 credits

Research Methods & Trmt Data — PSYC654

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10/3/17 - 12/19/17 | Tuesdays from 5-7:29 pm | Anderson Center

Methods of empirical research particularly applicable to clinical and counseling situations, with primary emphasis on evaluation and application of published research. Secondary emphasis is development of skills necessary for completion of thesis project. PQ: PSYC335M (in College of Adult & Professional Studies catalog).

3 credits

Social Gerontology — SOCS600

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8/22/17 - 9/26/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus

Study of the aging process. Focus is on how larger social and cultural contexts shape aging processes and how, in turn, these shape the societies and cultures in which they occur. Particular focus is on developing a holistic understanding of aging.

3 credits

Special Education Organization Management — EDUC876

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2/27/17 - 4/9/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Students will engage in discussion, activities, and reflection that prepare them as educational leaders to oversee and influence special education organization management. Primary objectives include assisting students in understanding roles that policy and procedures play in school district governance and administration, demonstrating knowledge of statutory regulations affecting special education governance, and understanding various special education administrative models utilized in Minnesota.

2 credits

SpecialEd Policy, Law, Finance — EDUC875

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10/9/17 - 11/12/17 | | Main Campus - online course

Students will engage in discussion, activities, and reflection that prepare them as educational leaders to implement effective special education programs in local school districts. Primary objectives include assisting students in understanding special education policy, special education law, and special education finance and applying this learning in an educational leadership role.

2 credits

Teaching Content Area Literacy — EDUC665

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10/3/17 - 11/7/17 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Emphasis is on the synthesis of multiple forms of literacy within the content area: reading, writing, media, and critical literacy. Students will weave multiple facets of literacy into their content area, with the greatest emphasis on content area reading.

3 credits

Technology Applications for K-12 Schools — EDUC711

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2/28/17 - 4/4/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

Technology tools (primarily software) for instructional and student use at the K-12 level. Legal, ethical, and safety issues of technology applications in schools. Software applications, including Microsoft Office suite of programs. Emerging technologies and the changing nature of technology. Writing curriculum designed to integrate technology into content areas.

3 credits

Technology Curriculum Integration for K-12 Schools — EDUC712

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4/18/17 - 5/23/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

Strategies for planning and implementing technology integration (teaching and curriculum focus) at the K-12 level. Role of leadership in developing a shared vision for integrating technology into learning. Role of technology coordinator in schools. Keyboarding and other computer input devices. Policies and procedures necessary for the use of technology. PQ: EDUC711.

3 credits

Therapeutic Art and Play — PSYC621

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10/5/17 - 12/21/17 | Thursdays from 7-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

A focus on techniques in expressive therapies, with an emphasis on art therapy and play therapy. The continuum from client-centered to directive therapy is examined, and the application possibilities based on client needs and the setting are explored. Common themes in children's art and play are identified, and the dynamics of interpretation are considered and applied in light of current outcome research.

3 credits

Understanding Diversity and Student Needs — EDUC663

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4/19/17 - 5/10/17 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Anderson Center

Discover various learning styles and intelligences that reflect racial, cultural and economic diversity of middle and secondary students. Explore issues that contribute to biases, discrimination, racism, and sexism in middle and secondary classrooms. Study Minnesota-based American Indian tribal government, history, language, and culture.

2 credits

Understanding Divsty/Stdn Nds — EDUC663

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5/30/17 - 6/27/17 | Tuesdays | Anderson Center - online course
7/18/17 - 8/15/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
11/14/17 - 12/19/17 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course

Discover various learning styles and intelligences that reflect racial, cultural and economic diversity of middle and secondary students. Explore issues that contribute to biases, discrimination, racism, and sexism in middle and secondary classrooms. Study Minnesota-based American Indian tribal government, history, language, and culture.

2 credits

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