College of St. Joseph offers a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, preparing students for careers in education, non-profit organizations and other roles where understanding the development of humans and how they learn is critical. CSJ offers a low-residency option for individuals who already have college credit and are interested in completing their Bachelor’s in Educational Studies, but are unable to attend classes during the day and need greater flexibility than what is available in a traditional classroom setting.

The Low Residency Degree Completion Program is a non-licensure program and allows full-time students who hold an Associate’s Degree to complete the required courses in just 13 months. Just like our on campus courses, you have the option of completing the degree as a part-time student as well.


Summer Session: July 10-14, 2017

Each course will begin with classes on campus and end with assignments being submitted online.
HIS103 US History I3This course presents a survey of the history of the United States from the Colonial period through the Civil War. Students will be introduced to the major social, political, cultural and economic developments that occurred within the U.S. during this period.
EDU318 Curriculum & Instruction3The course will explore the foundations of curriculum development, curriculum
procedures and effective instructional practices. The role of philosophy in curriculum
planning, as well as the impact of current trends in educational reform, will direct class
activities. Work on curriculum projects will center around the Vermont’s Framework of
Standards and Learning Opportunities and the Common Core State Standards.
MAT202 Statistics3Applies statistical procedure to different areas of life. Course examines descriptive
statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, binomial and normal
distributions, regression and correlation
SCI107 Integrated Science3This is one of two liberal arts courses that introduces students to the natural sciences,
emphasizing central ideas and unifying concepts. In this particular course, the
principles of physics and chemistry are presented in a manner that relates them to
everyday life. Specifically, the basics of motion, Newton's Laws, energy and
momentum, gravity, heat, electricity and magnetism, waves (sound and light), the atom, nuclear physics, matter, chemical bonds and reactions and organic chemistry are
discussed. Also, science as a way of knowing is a focus of this course.
SEC310 Teaching for Effective Classroom Management3This course will examine classroom management techniques appropriate to any 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.

Fall 2017 Semester: 95% Online

HIS104 US History II3 This course continues the study of United States history from the Post-Civil War
Reconstruction to the present.
PSY329 Infant & Early Childhood Development3This course provides an in-depth study of major developmental theories, concepts, and issues which are pertinent to infancy and preschool age children. The importance of this
formative period of development will be addressed from a multi-dimensional perspective. Effective parenting and early education strategies will be studied, as well
as issues and disorders which can begin to emerge at this time of life. Field research
will be an integral part of this course.
BUS205 Principles of Management3Introduces basic management principles used in the organizational environment. The
four management functions studied are planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
Other topics include the evolution of management theory, ethics, social responsibility,
diversity, organizational structure, human resource management, motivation, leadership,
groups and teams, communication, organizational conflict and change, operations
management, information systems and technology, innovation, product development,
and entrepreneurship.
PHI301 Ethics for the Professional3An examination of the most general goals, ideals, rules, and principles governing the
individual and professional within the conceptual framework of responsibility to the
client, the profession, and society. Students will be introduced to the subject matter of
ethics and a variety of ethical theories. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of
the professional, professional/client relationships, and issues such as confidentiality,
informed consent, and deception. The course will utilize case studies from a broad
variety of professions.
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology3An integrated and systematic survey of modern sociological methodology and concepts
which include as subject matter: the nature of culture and human society, social
processes, social structures, and social changes.

Spring 2018 Semester: 95% Online

EDU327 Contemporary Issues in Education3This course will focus on the identification, definition, and analysis of some of the most
important problems facing the contemporary public elementary and secondary schools.
Students engage in problem solving strategies which address the routine of daily school operations. Many topics and discussions are designed to bring forth an exposure to local
and national issues which impact the school community
PSY334 Adult Development & Aging3Students will review and critically discuss traditional and contemporary perspectives
documenting normative and non-normative life events that characterize growth and change from young adulthood through the senior years. Topics will include career choice and development, partner selection and marriage, conventional and nonconventional families, theories of adult personality development, mid- and late-life transitions, aging and dying and death and bereavement.
FIA161 Art Appreciation3Study of the history, theory and appreciation of painting, sculpture and architecture as
well as a survey of major art works and the methods used to explore them. The course explores painting, sculpture and architecture from prehistoric to modern times.
EDU333 Developmental Reading3This course provides the student with an in-depth review of the reading process.Students will investigate a variety of approaches to the teaching of reading, classroom
management, and student evaluation.
EDU442 Practicum/Capstone3

Summer Session: August 13-17, 2018

Each course will begin online and end with classes on campus.
EDU335 Math Concepts & Methods3This course requires the student to develop, teach, evaluate lessons and activities for
developing mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and for teaching the major strands in math curricula. Students will investigate thematic units that combine math with the disciplines of science and technology, developing goals and objectives that correspond to national and state standards in mathematics, including Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards.
ENG321 Creative Writing3This course offers students the opportunity to develop creative writing skills. They will explore the writing process and various literary genres through a combination of in-class exercises, revision, and workshop participation. Each student will produce a portfolio of original work representative of the learning experience.
HIS311 The Sixties in the US3An analysis of the pivotal decade of the 1960’s from Camelot to Watergate. Topics
include the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the Counter Culture.
EDU334 Science Concepts & Methods3Students 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.
EDU337 Reading Assessment3This course will introduce students to a variety of formal and informal reading
assessments for use in the elementary and secondary schools to identify the strengths
and needs of students in the area of reading. Students will be trained in administering,
interpreting and analyzing data of a qualitative assessment so that they can design
effective teaching programs to meet the needs of all students.
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