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Session I: May 27, 2014 – June 30, 2014

GED527.1 Methods of Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary Schools

Instructor: Lindgren, T

Days:MW

Time: 6:00pm – 9:45pm

The creation of a standards based unit will provide the background for exploring the problems and issues facing elementary teachers of social studies. In creating their units, students will review different approaches to the teaching of social studies as well as available materials, both print and electronic. Summer course. 3 credits.

GED560A.1 Geometry for the Common Core

Instructor: Christensen, T

Days:TR

Time: 5:00pm – 8:45pm

This class will reveal the changes in the geometry standards as presented by the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM.) We will expose the gaps our students have and learn to fill these gaps. For example, an 8th grade mathematics teacher may find his/her students deficient in CCSSM skills taught in the 4th or 5th grades. We will seek to explore these deficiencies and better understand the progression of the geometry content and practice standards through the grades. We will rely heavily on the works of Hung-Hsi Wu, a mathematician influential in the development of the CCSSM, to help our students meet the standards. Teachers of geometry (elementary, middle, and high school) as well as special educators will be able to take the materials covered in this class directly to their classrooms. 3 credits.

GPS526.1 School Based Prevention & Intervention Services

Instructor: Montville, C

Days: TR

Time: 6:00pm – 9:45pm

This course will address issues of relevance to counselors, student assistance professionals, and other health-related educators who work in school settings on a full time, part time or consultant basis. Topics will cover issues such as legal mandates in school, prevention education and programming, collaborative teaching models, standards-based lesson planning and curriculum development, classroom management, risk assessment and crisis intervention. Summer course. 3 credits.

GPS531.1 Clinical Psychology Field Experience I

Instructor:Wubbenhorst, R

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

 These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured setting under supervision by faculty and other licensed, practicing, counseling professionals in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 200 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience I is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience II completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each, a total of six credits is required.

GPS532.1 Clinical Psychology Field Experience II

Instructor:Wubbenhorst, R

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured setting under supervision by faculty and other licensed, practicing, counseling professionals in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 200 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience I is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience II completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each, a total of six credits is required.

GPS533.1 Community Counseling Field Experience I

Instructor:Wubbenhorst, R

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured setting under supervision by faculty and other licensed, practicing, counseling professionals in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 200 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience I is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience II completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each, a total of six credits is required.

GPS534.1 Community Counseling Field Experience II

Instructor:Wubbenhorst, R

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured setting under supervision by faculty and other licensed, practicing, counseling professionals in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 200 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience I is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience II completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each, a total of six credits is required.

GPS535.1 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Field Experience I

Instructor:Wubbenhorst, R

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured setting under supervision by faculty and other licensed, practicing, counseling professionals in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 200 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience I is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience II completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each, a total of six credits is required.

GPS536.1 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Field Experience II

Instructor:Wubbenhorst, R

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured setting under supervision by faculty and other licensed, practicing, counseling professionals in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 200 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience I is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience II completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each, a total of six credits is required.

GPS538.1 Alcohol/Substance Abuse Field Experience I

Instructor:Wubbenhorst, R

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured setting under supervision by faculty and other licensed, practicing, counseling professionals in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 200 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience I is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience II completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each, a total of six credits is required.

GPS539.1 Alcohol/Substance Abuse Field Experience II

Instructor:Wubbenhorst, R

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured setting under supervision by faculty and other licensed, practicing, counseling professionals in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 200 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience I is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience II completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background andchild abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each, a total of six credits is required.

GPS551.1 Clinical Psychology Field Experience III

Instructor:Kesler, M

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured, clinical field setting under supervision by faculty and a qualified mental health professional in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 300 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience III is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience IV completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each; a total of six credits is required.

GPS552.1 Clinical Psychology Field Experience IV

Instructor:Kesler, M

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured, clinical field setting under supervision by faculty and a qualified mental health professional in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 300 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience III is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience IV completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each; a total of six credits is required.

GPS553.1 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Field Experience III

Instructor:Kesler, M

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured, clinical field setting under supervision by faculty and a qualified mental health professional in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 300 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience III is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience IV completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each; a total of six credits is required.

GPS554.1 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Field Experience IV

Instructor:Kesler, M

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

These are experiential courses where students apply their theoretical knowledge and counseling skills in a structured, clinical field setting under supervision by faculty and a qualified mental health professional in the sponsoring agency. Students will complete a minimum of 300 clock hours in the field each semester, in addition to attending weekly coordinating seminar sessions on campus. Course size is limited. Students are required to talk with their advisors early in the semester that precedes the field experience. Field Experience III is normally completed in the fall semester, with Field Experience IV completed in the spring semester. Obtained criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. Prerequisite: Candidacy status, good academic standing and advisor consent. $200 Field Experience Fee. 3 credits each; a total of six credits is required.

GSP504.1 Assessment in Special Education

Instructor: Wood, M

Days:TR

Time: 6:15pm – 10:00pm

Students will examine assessment procedures, including appropriate test selection, administration and scoring, and legal issues related to special education assessment. Students will prepare reports that describe the results of the assessment procedures and related recommendations for instruction. $15 lab fee. Summer course. 3 credits.

Session II: July 7, 2014 – August 8, 2014

GPS514.1 Adolescence, Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Instructor: Walsh, R

Days:TR

Time: 6:00pm – 9:45pm

The use and abuse of alcohol and other chemical substances most commonly begins in adolescence. This course will focus on the nature and scope

of adolescent substance abuse, other addictions such as gambling and other and mental health disorders, and related issues including: stressors associated with normal adolescent development, diagnostic considerations, legal involvement, best practice interventions, special treatment needs, and how communities can help solve the problems associated with adolescent substance abuse. 3 credits.

GPS523.1 Assessment, Case Management and Treatment of Alcohol/Subst Abuse

Instructor:Walsh, R

Days:MW

Time: 6:00pm – 9:45pm

The course looks in depth at assessment, case management and treatment of alcohol/substance abuse as defined by the IC&RC counselor core functions and SAMHSA counseling competencies. In particular, students will gain a deeper understanding of the procedures for evaluation, coordination of services and utilization of counseling theories and techniques in the treatment of alcohol/substance abuse for individuals and families.

Cross-cultural and gender issues as well as co-occurring disorders, polysubstance abuse and dependence, and other addictions such as gambling will be addressed and students will acquire skills in screening, intake and assessment, as well as orienting clients to the nature and goals of services being provided (with regard for requirements involving professional disclosure, privacy and client rights). Students will develop skill at case file organization, management, and record keeping and the importance and process of making referrals and consulting with other professionals. Summer course. 3 credits.

GPS560A.1 Positive Psychology

Instructor: Thompson, G

Days:TR

Time: 6:00pm – 9:45pm

This course is an overview of the scientific study of human strengths. Topics include resilience, optimism, vital engagement (flow), positive relationships, creativity, wisdom, happiness, empathy, emotional intelligence, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the psychological factors relevant to enhancing well-being. 3 credits.

One-Week Courses

GED560B.1 Classroom Management (7/14 – 7/18)

Instructor: St. Germain, D

Days: MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

This course will examine classroom management techniques with a focus upon quality teaching as the most effective classroom management tool. Students will explore and design classroom management plans, activities and lessons which promote positive classroom behavior, as well as research some aspect of classroom management. 3 credits.

GSE510.1 Teaching for Effective Classroom Management (7/14 – 7/18)

Instructor: St. Germain, D

Days: MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

This course will examine classroom management techniques appropriate to a secondary classroom with a focus upon quality teaching as the most effective classroom management tool. Students will explore and design classroom management plans, activities and lessons which promote positive classroom behavior, as well as research some aspect of classroom management. Summer course. 3 credits.

GED510.1 Science in the Elementary School (7/21 – 7/25)

Instructor: McKeen, B

Days MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Students will explore curriculum and materials in elementary science and become familiar with national and state standards for K-8 student performance in science. Students will develop and demonstrate lessons in science, research and review literature for use in science integration and survey technology with web based explorations. $50 lab fee. Summer course. 3 credits.

GPS560B.1 Bullying in Schools (7/21 – 7/25)

Instructor: Montville, C

Days:MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Bullying is one of the most underreported, yet serious, problems related to safety in America’s schools today. This course is designed for guidance counselors, at-risk program coordinators, K-12 classroom teachers, special education teachers, and school administrators. Participants will explore instructional strategies for breaking the cycle of bullying including the escalating problem of Internet “cyberbullying.” Learn what to do when students use degrading language and harass others, hot to promote respect, and review programs and best practices for creating safe and caring schools and involve communities. 3 credits.

GED525.1 Co-Teaching (8/05 – 8/09)

Instructor: Bove, M

Days MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

This course focuses on the understanding and application of co-teaching structures in order to reach all students within the general classroom setting and supporting inclusive education systems. It highlights the following co-teaching structures: supportive, parallel, complementary, and team co-teaching. 3 credits.

Two-Week Courses

GRE512.1 Developmental Reading (6/23 – 7/03)

Instructor Knipes, M

Days: MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

After an in-depth investigation of the reading process is conducted, students will investigate a variety of approaches to the teaching of reading, classroom management, and student evaluation. Summer course. 3 credits.

GRE518.1 Word Study (7/07 – 7/18)

Instructor: Knipes, M

Days: MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 12:30pm

This course will provide for intensive study of current theories and practice in word recognition and spelling. Students will administer a spelling inventory, analyze the inventory and design appropriate, individualized learning activities for school-age children. Summer course. 3 credits.

GSP508.1 Special Education Law (7/07 – 7/18)

Instructor: Bell, C

Days: MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 12:30pm

This course reviews the requirements of the federal law Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It looks at pertinent court cases which have influenced this law. The state regulations of both Vermont and New York are studied. A case study requiring a comprehensive evaluation and an individualized education plan is required. The relationship of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the American with Disabilities Act and the unique Vermont state statutes and their relationship to IDEA are also studied. Summer course. 3 credits.

Three Week Courses

GRE517.1 Reading Clinic – Practicum (TBA)

Instructor: Knipes, M

Days: MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 2:15pm

Students will participate in a supervised practicum experience where they will be responsible for designing and implementing a program for children in a grade K through 12 setting to enhance reading and writing skills. Ongoing assessment strategies and record keeping of progress will be incorporated in their daily work. Prerequisite: At least nine credits of reading courses including GRE513. Grade of “B” or better is required. $200 Practicum Endorsement Portfolio Fee. Summer course. 6 credits.

Accelerated Courses

GPS560C.1 Womens & Men’s Issues (5/28, 6/04, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25)

Instructor:Chamberlain, M

Day:W

Time:5:30pm – 9:30pm

In this course, we will explore what it means to be a woman, a man, or someone in between or outside of these possibilities. We will consider gender from a variety of vantage points, including those of biology, culture and politics, race, psychoanalysis, psychopathology, religion,philosophy, and mythology. Goals for the course include abundant dialogue about the diversity of our gendered world, media portrayal of gender norms, differences and comparisons in leadership styles and the further development of our individual perspectives and improvement in understanding through valuable communication on issues as a gendered person. 3 credits.

GED505.1 Educational Psychology (6/02, 6/09, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30)

Instructor: Kesler, M

Day: M

Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Students will examine fundamental principles and concepts which apply to teaching. Learning theories, instructional methods, student diversity, organization and management of the classroom, and assessment approaches will be examined. Application of principles will occur through written exercises and simulations. Field observations will illustrate course-related concepts, and literature reviews will be assigned for exploring particular issues. Students in the School Counseling Program are expected to continue working on entries for their initial licensure portfolio (typically Entry 1). Summer course. 3 credits.

GPS560D.1 Wellness & Well-Being (7/07, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/04)

Instructor: Reed, M

Day:M

Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

This course will explore concepts of wellness, enabling the student to assess personal characteristics and lifestyle patterns with a view toward developing and maintaining an enhanced quality of life. Investigation into the various components of wellness (intellectual, physical, social, environmental, and spiritual) will enable the learner to acquire knowledge and skills that can be applied to their personal life, as well as the process of helping others through counseling and teaching. Behavior change plans will be developed as part of the learning experience. 3 credits.

GPS560E.1 Psychology of Serial Murder (7/08, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/05)

Instructor: Wubbenhorst, R

Day:T

Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Serial murder is perhaps one of the most frightening types of crimes imaginable. Fortunately, it is an extremely rare occurrence. Nevertheless, criminologists, sociologists, and psychologists have long been interested in the psychology of multiple murderers and how their behaviors affect the social fabric of society. This course will examine the topic of serial murder from a psychological perspective. It will examine serial murder in the past, present, and future and will provide a critical analysis of the manner in which serial murder has been depicted by the popular media. 3 credits.

MBA Program

GBA527.1 Consumer Marketing Strategies

Instructor: Staff

Days: TR

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Students will learn to apply the customer value paradigm in creating a market-driven culture which designs and delivers optimum long-term value to customers. Course materials will examine strategies for optimizing and communicating customer value, measuring customer orientation, and building customer relationships. In addition, students will learn, through the use of case analysis and exercises, a method of blending the delivery of service and product quality with pricing strategies to maximize value. 4 credits.

GBA528.1 Managerial Accounting

Instructor: Goddard, R

Day: T

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Participants will learn to analyze and interpret accounting information for managerial decision making and will use this analysis to create financial guidelines for deciding among capital ventures, product and service offerings, and funding options including budgets. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Introductory Accounting or equivalent. 2 credits.