Master of Arts in Education

 

Questions?

School of Education 
Joan Hager
440/826-2168
jhager@bw.edu

 

Summer Music Institute
Curtice Lockhart
440/826-8065
clockhar@bw.edu

For those who have not completed a bachelor's degree, some courses may also be offered as an undergraduate option.  

 

International candidates may take a class as a non-credit course.

Professional Development for Educators

Professional development courses for K-12 teachers and administrators are graduate level, non-degree courses designed to enhance an educator's skills and knowledge base in just a few days while adding credit toward license renewal.

Summer 2015

EDU 565-PD1   Integrating iPads into the K-12 Curriculum
EDU 565-PD2   Integrating Google Apps into the K-12 Curriculum
EDU 565-PD3   Math Teaching in the Common Core-Grades 3-6
EDU 565-PD4   Math Teaching in the Common Core-Grades 5-8
EDU 565-PD5   Modeling C.A.S.T.L.E. Electricity for Science Teaching 

Summer Music Institute

EDU 565-PD6    Intermediate Guitar Skills for Educators
EDU 565-PD7    West African Drumming, Song, and Dance
EDU 565-PD8    Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music with Technology
EDU 565-PD9    The iPad in Music Education
EDU 565-PD10  Creating and Measuring Learning Objectives in the Kodály-Inspired Classroom
EDU 565-PD11   Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level I
EDU 565-PD12   Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level II
EDU 565-PD13   Gordon Institute for Music Learning
 

School of Education Offerings

EDU 565-PD1   Integrating iPads into the K-12 Curriculum (ONLINE)

Enroll Now
There are currently a wide variety of apps available for iPads and iPad Minis that can be integrated into the curriculum to engage students and prepare them for the digital world around them. Learn how these apps promote 21st Century Skills such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and publishing with multimedia as students become actively engaged in their own learning. This course will provide teachers with the necessary training to use education iPad apps in a variety of subject areas and grade levels with an emphasis placed on teaching higher level thinking skills.
This course is offered online
June 15-26
Faculty:  Matt Dunlap
3 credit hours    Cost:  $460 
 

EDU 565-PD2   Integrating Google Apps into the K-12 Curriculum (ONLINE)

Enroll Now
There are currently a wide variety of free web-based tools provided in the Google Apps for Education Suite that can be integrated into the curriculum to engage students and prepare them for the digital world around them.  Learn how these tools promote 21st Century Skills such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and publishing with multimedia as students become actively engaged in their own learning. This course will provide teachers with the necessary training to use Google Apps in a variety of subject areas and grade levels with an emphasis placed on teaching higher level thinking skills.
This course is offered online
June 15-26
Faculty:  Matt Dunlap
3 credit hours    Cost:  $460
 

EDU 565-PD3    Math Teaching in the Common Core-Grades 3-6

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The new Common Core for mathematics asks teachers to incorporate the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, as described in the 8 Math Practices, through a conceptually-based, hands-on mathematics instruction. The course instructs Grade 3-6 teachers in conceptual math necessary to teach in the manner required of the Common Core, as well as the knowledge to teach the concepts through the 8 Math Practices. Conceptual content includes: multiplication of double-digit numbers; long division; equivalent fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions and decimals.
(May be taken concurrently with EDU 565-PD4)
This course is offered on-campus
June 15-18
8:00AM - 11:45AM
Faculty:  Dr. Gary Christie
1 credit hour    Cost:  $195
 

EDU 565-PD4    Math Teaching in the Common Core-Grades 5-8

Enroll Now
The new Common Core for mathematics asks teacher to incorporate the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, as described in the 8 Math Practices, through a conceptually-based, hands-on mathematics instruction. The course instructs Grade 5-8 teachers in conceptual math necessary to teach in the manner required of the Common Core, as well as the knowledge to teach the concepts through the 8 Math Practices. Conceptual content includes: multiplication and division of fractions; multiplication and division of decimals; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of positive and negative integers, solution of equations involving variables, including fractional coefficients.
(May be taken concurrently with EDU 565-PD3)
This course is offered on-campus
June 15-18
1:00PM - 4:15PM
Faculty:  Dr. Gary Christie
1 credit hour    Cost:  $195

 

EDU 565-PD5    Modeling C.A.S.T.L.E. Electricity for Science Teaching

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An approach to science teaching that applies structured inquiry techniques to the teaching of basic skills and practices in science. The workshop will acquaint science teachers with the Modeling Method using the C.A.S.T.L.E. (Capacitor-Aided System for Teaching and Learning Electricity) curriculum. Participants will practice these methods to develop a deeper understanding of content and teaching it effectively. Tuition includes workshop materials as well as a 1-year membership in the American Modeling Teachers Association. Workshop leaders Jess Dykes and Holly McTernan are school physics teachers with experience teaching Modeling workshops for other teachers; Peter Hoekje is a member of the physics faculty at Baldwin Wallace University. For more information, including campus housing, contact Jackie Yavornitzky.
This course is offered on-campus
June 15 - July 2 (Monday thru Friday)
7:30AM - 3:30PM
Faculty:  Jess Dykes, Holly McTernan, and Peter Hoekje
6 credit hours    Cost:  $750

  

Summer Music Institute Offerings

EDU 565-PD6   Intermediate Guitar Skills for Educators

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This course will pick up where previous, introductory guitar courses left off, to provide new repertoire and enhanced techniques. Participants may bring any acoustic guitar or rent one from BW for a small fee.
Building/Room:  K318
June 15-17
12:00PM - 4:30PM
Faculty:  Lalane Kay, MT-BC, Instructor
1 credit hour    Cost:  $185

 

EDU 565-PD7   West African Drumming, Song, and Dance; An Introduction to Afro-Centric Music

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This course will draw on Professor Ryan's 20 years as a student and performer of Afro-centric music and will involve participants actively drumming, singing, and dancing. The focus will be on building participants' familiarity and confidence in several Afro-centric traditions and how those traditions can be incorporated into an American classroom.
Building/Room:  B076
June 15-19
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Faculty:  Josh Ryan, Instructor
2 credit hours    Cost:  $315

 

EDU 565-PD8   Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music with Technology

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This workshop will focus on the development of technological skills and pedagogical strategies for utilizing technology to help students create, perform, and respond to music. In addition, participants will explore applications of technology to organizational and administrative tasks, as well as ongoing professional development. The workshop is taught in a Macintosh lab, but cross-platform and cloud-based technologies will be prioritized. Participants may bring their own laptops if desired.
Building/Room:  KO12
June 22-25
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Faculty:  William Bauer, Instructor
2 credit hours    Cost:  $315

 

EDU 565-PD9   The iPad in Music Education

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iPads are portable, adaptable technology that can be used in many ways by music educators and their students. This workshop will explore how the iPad can support creating, performing, and responding to music in classes and rehearsals. Topics will include apps, hardware add-ons, iPad-friendly online resources, pedagogical approaches to using the iPad with students, and more. All workshop participants need to provide their own recent model iPad and have Apple's GarageBand software installed.
Building/Room:  KO12
June 29-30
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Faculty:  William Bauer, Instructor
1 credit hour    Cost:  $185

 

EDU 565-PD10   Creating and Measuring Learning Objectives in the Kodály-Inspired Classroom

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This course will focus on how Kodály-inspired methodology, a knowledge and skills-based pedagogy, can provide a solid foundation for documenting students' musical achievement, including SLOs. Sample learning activities, scope and sequence, curriculum maps, assessments, and suggestions for communicating with educational leaders and decision makers will be included.
Building/Room:  TBA
June 29-30
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Faculty:  Nyssa Brown, Instructor
1 credit hour    Cost:  $185

 

EDU 565-PD11   Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level I*

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Develop Orff-Schulwerk principles and techniques through instruction in recorder, pitched and unpitched percussion, singing, movement, and Orff process. An A.O.S.A.-approved course.
Building/Room:  B142
July 6-17 (Monday thru Friday)
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Faculty:  Tim Purdum, Laura Webster & Alan Purdum, Instructors
4 credit hours    Cost:  $610

 

EDU 565-PD12   Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Course Level II*

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For those who have successfully completed Level I, this course includes a focus on rhythm, melodic experience, Orff instrument technique and musicianship, movement, recorder play improvisation, Orff theory, and orchestration. An A.O.S.A.-approved course.
Building/Room:  B142
July 6-17 (Monday thru Friday)
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Faculty:  Michelle Przbylowski, Laura Webster & Alan Purdum, Instructors
4 credit hours    Cost:  $610

 

EDU 565-PD13   Gordon Institute for Music Learning*
Early Childhood Music Level 1

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Learn techniques, repertoire, and a theoretical framework for guiding the musical development of young children, birth-kindergarten. Cost includes $100 one-year membership in the Gordon Institute which is required to receive Level I certification.
Building/Room:  BO64
July 20-31 (Monday thru Friday)
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Faculty:  Jennifer Bailey and Herbert Marshall, Instructors
4 credit hours    Cost:  $710

*On-campus housing is available during the Gordon Institute and Orff-Schulwerk courses; contact the Conservatory Outreach Office for further information, 440-826-2365 or conreach@bw.edu.

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