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Session I: May 26, 2015 – June 29, 2014

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

Instructor: Staff.

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.

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

Instructor: Hunke, B.

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. 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 Traumatology

Instructor: Walsh, R.

Days: MW

Time: 6:00pm -9:45pm

This course provides the student with a broad understanding of the psychological trauma field, including a historical and current application of theories and practice within the field. Included will be the nature of trauma (sexual abuse, combat, and natural disasters): traumatic effects on individuals, families, groups, communities and societies. Other areas of study will include specific focus on grief reactions and traumatic stress through exploration of the professional’s response to trauma, vicarious traumatization, disenfranchised grief, crisis intervention, comorbid disorders and general treatment issues. Students will review case studies in addition to critically evaluating and analyzing the latest evidence-based practice modalities within the trauma field. 3 credits.

GSP504.1 Assessment in Special Education

Instructor: Woods, M

Days:TR

Time: 6:00pm-9:45pm

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.

GBA526.1 Organizational Behavior and Development

Instructor: TBA

Days:TBA

Time: TBA

This course will provide strategies to manage personal, interpersonal and group processes. Students will develop the interpersonal skills needed to assume responsibility for leading and promoting teamwork among diverse stakeholders and will learn to manage individual and group behaviors to improve organizational productivity and performance. They will analyze their personal and professional observations and experiences and integrate their assessment into proactive applications for organizational growth and renewal. 4 credits.*

GED505.1 Educational Psychology

Instructor: Staff..

Days: MW

Time: 6:00pm-9:45pm

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). 3 credits.

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.

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.

Session II: July 6, 2015 – August 7, 2015

GED560B.1 S.T.E.M. Project Development

Instructor: St. Germain, D./Highet, M.

Days:TR

Time: 6:00pm-9:45pm

This course will build upon the foundations of curriculum development, curriculum procedures, and best practices. Students will be given instruction in basic forensic science then required to use that knowledge to develop a problem-based instructional unit. This unit will focus on crime scene investigation techniques. Also, students will learn how to integrate the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. At the conclusion of the course, the instructional unit can be taught to public school students. Prerequisite:Students must have taken GED503 or GSE503, or by permission of the Division Chair. Summer course. 3 credits.

GBA528.1 Managerial Accounting

Instructor:TBA

Days:TBA

Time:TBA

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.*

One-Week Courses

GPS560C.1 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (6/08-6/12)

Instructor: Kesler, M.

Days: MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

3 credits.

This is an introductory survey course designed to expose students to basic information concerning the nature, suspected causes, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).  Students will examine past and present resources, research, and issues surrounding this spectrum of disorders.  Guest speakers, informational video material, case studies, and other experiential activities are included in the course.

GED560A.1 Teaching for Effective Classroom Management (7/13 – 7/17)

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.

GSE510.1 Teaching for Effective Classroom Management (7/13 – 7/17)

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 (7/20 – 7/24)

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 (7/20 – 7/24)

Instructor: Montville, C

Days: MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Bullying is one of the most under reported, 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 “cyber bullying.” Learn what to do when students use degrading language and harass others, how to promote respect, and review programs and best practices for creating safe and caring schools while involving communities. 3 credits.

Two-Week Courses

GRE512.1 Developmental Reading (6/22 – 7/03)

Instructor Knipes, M.

Days: MTWRF

Time: 8:00am – 12:30pm

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 (7/06 – 7/17)

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: TBA

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.

Accelerated Courses

GPS560D.1 Psychology of Serial Murder (7/07-8/04)

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.

Online Courses

GED560C.1 Curriculum Management for Administrators (6/02-7/28)

Instructor: St. Germain, D.

Days: N/A

Times: N/A

This course will explore the foundations for curriculum development, procedures, and practices. It will offer the student the opportunity to explore the curriculum writing process, critically examine current issues in curricula and curriculum theory, especially as it relates to the implementation and management of a curriculum at the building level. Each student will complete a curriculum project in the subject of his/her choice (ex: language arts, science, math, social studies, health, vocational education, fine arts, transitional planning for special needs students, etc.) 3 credits.

GED560D.1 Public School Finance (6/02-7/28)

Instructor: St. Germain, D.

Days: N/A

Times: N/A

This course includes the study of the way public schools are financed, including an analysis of the sources of revenue, the distribution of revenue and the budgeting and expenditure of revenue. Content also covers the capacity effort, equity and adequacy of taxation. Further, this course will cover how an administrator can link a school’s budget to student achievement. 3 credits.

Field Experiences

GPS531.1 Clinical Psychology Field Experience I

Instructor:Wubbenhorst, R

Days:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

 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:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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: Kesler, M.

Days: T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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:T

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

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.