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Spring 2019 Graduate Course Schedule

Below is the Spring 2019 course schedule for the M.S. in Administration, M.A. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, and Master of Social Work programs. If you are looking for undergraduate program courses, that information is located here.

Administration

ADM 5100 Advanced Technical Communication (3)

Principles and practices of writing material particular to science, technology, and specialized professions. Includes expanded definitions, technical descriptions, process explanations, instructional pamphlets, laboratory reports, proposals, writing for the web, communicating with international audiences, and managing effective presentations. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to effectively write various types of technical documents, adapt rhetorical forms to technical communications, and provide constructive feedback regarding written communication in collaborative and leadership settings. Satisfies General Education requirement GWAR.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. The course begins on 3/19 and ends on 5/22.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33022 $1380 Online 3/19 – 5/22 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) R. Penrose rpenrose@csub.edu

ADM 5110 Interpersonal Communication Skills (3)

Conceptual and developmental views of interpersonal communication. Theory and practice of effective interpersonal communication. Self, perception, and cultural diversity in interpersonal communication. Skills relating to listening and responding, verbal and nonverbal communication, and conflict resolution. Understanding, developing, and nurturing interpersonal communication relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to effectively exercise fundamental interpersonal communication skills, build and nurture interpersonal relationships, provide constructive feedback regarding interpersonal communication in leadership settings, and exercise teamwork skills.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. The course begins on 1/22 and ends on 3/18.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33023 $1380 Online 1/22 – 3/18 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) A. Chiang achiang@csub.edu

ADM 5160 Program Evaluation (3)

Definition, history, and development of program evaluation. Professional roles, ethics, and standards for the practice of program evaluation are emphasized throughout the course. Topics include development of program goals and objectives, reliability and validity, importance of multiple measures, reporting results, and use of program assessment to plan and implement change. Qualitative and quantitative methods covered include interviewing techniques, focus groups, surveys, and observation. Case studies utilized. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: (1) evaluate validity, reliability and attainment of ethical/professional standards in various case studies of program evaluation and (2) carry out an effective program evaluation.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33023 $1380 Online 1/22 – 5/22 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) R. Jamison rjamison@csub.edu

ADM 5280 Strategic Competition (3)

The process for formulating, evaluating, and executing competitive strategies for services, products, and product mixes through identification and analysis of opportunities, challenges, and risks associated with dynamic and uncertain changes within industries in the domestic and international marketplace. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to analyze forces shaping and sustaining competitive advantage in an industry, develop strategies for creating a competitive advantage, and monitor and analyze technological and other trends influencing industry structure.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. The course begins on 3/19 and ends on 5/22.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33024 $1380 Online 3/19 – 5/22 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) L. Paris lparis@csub.edu

ADM 6250 Advanced Human Resource Management (3)

This course examines advanced topics in Human Resource Management. Students will complete a series of projects that focus on strategic human resources, selection, staffing planning, compensation, benefits, training, and employee development. Upon completion of this course students should be able to develop new selection methods, devise a plan for filling employment vacancies, develop compensation plans, and identify training and development needs. In addition, each student should be able to integrate information from the various areas for strategic HR planning decisions. Prerequisite: ADM 5250 or instructor approval.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. The course begins on 1/22 and ends on 3/18.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33025 $1380 Online 1/22 – 3/18 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) L. Pickett lpickett@lightspeed.net

ADM 6900 Capstone (3)

Each course description in the Catalog ends with a delineation of the intended outcomes. Course assignments will be aligned with these intended outcomes. The capstone course will require compilation of the assignments into a portfolio that is presented to showcase skills attained in the program. Each year, a section of the portfolios will be examined by the Program Committee to assess a component of the academic program. The capstone course also will require completion of a culminating project. Students will propose a project that thoroughly applies and further develops a subset of skills acquired in the program (e.g., ADM 5150 Project Management or ADM 5160 Program Evaluation). To the extent possible, students will be encouraged to complete a work-related project. This will add realism and further their professional advancement.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
32982 $1380 Online 1/22 – 5/22 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) C. Commuri ccommuri@csub.edu

Curriculum & Instruction

EDCI 6100 Research Methods for Educational Leaders (3)

The course is intended to give educators and teachers as leaders (pre-service, in-service, beginning teachers, mentoring teachers) an opportunity to explore their collaborative roles as researchers in various school settings. It also provides them with a base for decision-making processes regarding effective instructional strategies and treatments. Using a self-reflective systematic and scholarly inquiry, the course offers participants an opportunity to formulate meaningful research questions, identify appropriate methods to use in answering a variety of research questions, and design and implement an action plan for change as they reflect on current practice. This class will help participants to play their optimal roles as researchers and instructional leaders in their diverse schools.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. Choose only one section.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33009 $1290 Online 1/22 – 3/18 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) B. Evans-Santiago bevans9@csub.edu
33010 $1290 Online 3/19 – 5/22 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) M. Cosimano mcosimano@csub.edu

EDCI 6200 Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (3)

This course is intended to provide candidates an advanced exploration of the various critical issues pertaining to social justice and diversity in the American education system. It will provide a foundation for building the understanding and skills candidates will need to develop culturally relevant curriculum and pedagogy for all students. The course will build educational leadership skills and engage candidates in challenging social inequities in schools and their broader communities.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. Choose only one section.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33011 $1290 Online 1/22 – 3/18 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) A. Hays ahays2@csub.edu
33012 $1290 Online 3/19 – 5/22 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) B. Beck bbeck4@csub.edu

EDCI 6300 Educational Leadership (3)

This online course focuses on the educational leadership paradigms to define teacher roles as professionals and leaders in schools. It also helps participants develop knowledge and skills in educational leadership as they supervise, coach, mentor, network, and collaborate with other participants in the school community.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. Choose only one section.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33013 $1290 Online 1/22 – 3/18 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) S. Schmidt sschmidt3@csub.edu
33014 $1290 Online 3/19 – 5/22 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) V. Park vpark@csub.edu

EDCI 6400 Curriculum Development and Transformation (3)

This course focuses on the development of curriculum at the K-12 level. Students will explore research and theory of curriculum revision and the principles of curriculum development and design. The development of needs assessments and analysis of results to inform curriculum transformation is covered in depth. Emphasis is on the interdependence of assessment, data and curriculum planning on student achievement.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. Choose only one section.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33015 $1290 Online 1/22 – 3/18 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) A. Alteparmakian aalteparmakian@csub.edu
33016 $1290 Online 3/19 – 5/22 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) G. Ramirez gramirez2@csub.edu

EDLT 6100 Creating a Culture of Literacy in Diverse Settings (3)

This course will examine the fundamentals of literacy development. It focuses on landmark and current research (both qualitative and quantitative) related to the components of literacy acquisition process. Course content will include the strategic use of literacy levels across various contexts including the role of technology in literacy development. Topics also include the following: orality; phonemics and phonetics; word recognition, fluency, reading comprehension, visualization, vocabulary development; written language development, motivation, and other aspects of the developmental and socio-cultural experience. By the end of the course it is expected that students will be able to articulate a sound vision of a culture of literacy which is conducive to the unique needs of all students and is consistent with the classroom, school, district, and community expectations.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. The course begins on 1/22 and ends on 3/18.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33017 $1290 Online 1/22 – 3/18 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) M. Suleiman msuleiman@csub.edu

EDLT 6200 Writing Strategies, Assessment, and Intervention (3)

This introductory course examines the following: (a) current research and theory on what constitutes an effective culture of literacy, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking; (b) role of assessment/evaluation in written language development, through instruction and differentiation; (c) written language development of English Language and English Only Learners.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. The course begins on 1/22 and ends on 3/18.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33018 $1290 Online 3/19 – 5/22 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) K. LaGue klague@csub.edu

EDLT 6400 Comprehension Strategies, Assessment, and Intervention (3)

This course focuses on the place of comprehension as one of the most significant aspects of promoting a culture of literacy. The course explores current theory and research on the relationship between comprehension and literacy acquisition/proficiency are explored. Instructional/intervention strategies and materials to support comprehension for all students, including English Learners and students with special needs, at the early, intermediate, and fluent levels are studied. Specific topics include background knowledge, culturally responsive pedagogy, response to intervention, concept formation, vocabulary development, narrative and expository text structure analysis, independent reading, and cross-cultural practices.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. The course begins on 3/19 and ends on 5/22.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33020 $1290 Online 3/19 – 5/22 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) P. Espinosa pespinosa1@csub.edu

EDCI 6710 Advanced Topics: Assessment and Intervention in the Common Core Classroom (3)

Offered as an optional course in the Curriculum and Instruction Master’s program, this in-depth study of the role of assessment in the Common Core classroom serve as the foundation for discussing and evaluating implementation strategies and the implications on intervention structures.  Print and video gathered from a wide array of sources will be used with the focus being on the immediate application of learning.

Note: This course is 8 weeks in length and does not coincide with semester dates. The course begins on 1/22 and ends on 3/18.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
33021 $1290 Online 1/22 – 3/18 (log into Blackboard the first day of class) STAFF TBD

CULMINATING ACTIVITY

All C&I students must successfully complete a Culminating Activity with a “B” or better in order to complete the MA degree. The option below is available this term:

EDCI 6820: Master’s Examination in Education (3)

The exam consists of three research papers. After registering for the exam, you will receive a list of exam questions on the first day of the term covering different topics discussed while you were in the program. You will be required to select 3 questions from the list and write a research paper on each one (approximately 10-12 pages each) following APA format with 8-10 peer-reviewed sources. The exam (research papers) will be due the last day of classes for the term. The exam runs the full length of the term (16-weeks in the Fall/Spring and 10-weeks in the Summer) and you must be registered by the first week of the term.

If you are ready to register for your Culminating Activity, please email Raushel Salyards (rsalyards@csub.edu) to obtain your registration documents – you cannot register for the Culminating Activity online.


Social Work

SW 6100 Foundation Policy in Social Work (3)

This course provides students with an overview of the history, philosophy, and the evolving development of social welfare policy in the US. This knowledge is used as a foundation for developing skills in policy practice and analysis that are grounded in social justice and human rights perspectives.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
32983 $1785 TBD Saturdays 9am-12:45pm (1/26, 2/16, 3/9, 3/30, 4/20) & Online (log into Blackboard the first day of the term: 1/22) N. Li yli12@csub.edu

SW 6420 Foundation Micro Social Work Practice (3)

This is the foundation course in generalist micro social work practice.  The course will examine the assumptions, concepts, principles, and values of micro generalist social work practice in terms of professional relationships, social work roles, treatment processes, and service delivery models with individuals. The course will also explore special issues relating to diverse populations. Values and ethics will underlie the materials and analysis of social work problems and decision-making.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
32985 $1785 TBD Saturdays 9am-12:45pm (2/2, 2/23, 3/16, 4/6, 4/27) & Online (log into Blackboard the first day of the term: 1/22) E. Warkentin ewarkentin@csub.edu

SW 6430 Foundation Mezzo Social Work Practice (3)

This foundation mezzo practice course introduces students to the legal, ethical, and practical challenges of social work practice with client systems consisting of two or more individuals.  The course focuses primarily on the processes and practices common to social work with all groups and to different kinds of groups.

Course #: Cost: Location: Date/Time: Instructor: Email:
32986 $1785 TBD Saturdays 9am-12:45pm (2/9, 3/2, 3/23, 4/13, 5/4) & Online (log into Blackboard the first day of the term: 1/22) C. Haworth-Price chaworth2@csub.edu