Graduate Summer Schedule Online Course Descriptions

McKendree University graduate course descriptions are listed below for our online graduate Summer 2020 classes.

Summer Course Dates: Courses begin on June 1 and end on July 24. 

Tuition and Fees: Vary by program, please contact us for more information. 

Application Process: Apply online (no fee) at www.mckendree.edu/apply

Questions: Please email online@mckendree.edu or call 618-407-3106, 502-797-4380 or 1-833-317-7236

 

EDL 620 SCHOOL LAW (3)

This course addresses the laws and policies that affect schools in Illinois. Illinois State laws and regulations, as influenced by federal constitutional and statutory laws, will be examined as they relate to governing, managing, and implementing school programs. Included is study of state and federal laws, regulations and case law affecting Illinois public schools, and State and federal laws, regulations and case law regarding programs for students with disabilities and English language learners.

 

EDU 503 MIDDLE SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICES (3)

Examines ideas and practices pertaining to middle school teachers. Focuses on middle school philosophy, curriculum and instruction, and current practices. Includes instructional methods for designing and teaching developmentally appropriate content programs in middle schools including content area reading instruction. Examines organization and scheduling procedures as well as team teaching components. Complements knowledge acquired from methods courses and examines their application to middle school ideas and practices or upper elementary grades and junior high schools. Scheduled visits to area middle schools may be included as part of the course activities.

 

EDU 504 EARLY ADOLESCENTS AND SCHOOLING (3)

Focuses on the developmental characteristics of early adolescents, the nature and needs of early adolescents. Includes the advisory role of the middle grade (5-8) teacher in providing appropriate guidance as well as in assessing, coordinating and referring students to health, social services and other related services. Study the development of youth of the middle school grades (5-8) and ages (10-14).

 

EDU 611 CURRICULUM THEORY AND DESIGN (3)

This course will examine the historical, social and political aspects of curriculum design and instruction. Dominant and alternative ways of thinking about curriculum and its evaluation will be presented. Included are: differentiated instruction, curriculum mapping, using Rubrics, exploring theory, and developing a curriculum design, as well as other current curricular issues and initiatives. The course focuses on literacy and numeracy, English Language Learner (ELL), early childhood, technology, the exceptional child, gifted, assessment and the needs of the school/district in improving student learning.

 

EDU 612 INSTRUCTIONAL AND CURRICULAR DESIGN AND EVALUATION (3)

Through a review of research and a sharing of their own instructional practice, students will critique their own instructional practices and develop a plan for instructional improvement. The course focuses on the use of processes that determine how children respond to scientific, research-based interventions that are designed to screen students who may be at risk of academic failure; monitor the effectiveness of instruction proposed for students identified as at risk; and modify instruction as needed to meet the needs of each student. This course includes a 10 hour field experience component.

 

EDU 615 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION (3)

Assists experienced educators in the public schools to become more aware of issues in education which have an impact upon them. Issues will be analyzed in terms of the historical and philosophical bases that have created the climate leading to these problems. Issues will be addressed in terms that help educators cope in the teaching and leadership situation. Studies include an understanding of Illinois Professional Teaching Standards, identification of bullying, understanding the different types of bullying behavior and its harm to individual students and the school; and the importance of teaching, promoting and rewarding a peaceful and productive school climate.

 

EDU 641 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND STATISTICS (3)

This course will examine both quantitative and qualitative methods in educational research. It will equip students with the necessary tools to conduct field research as well as to critically understand and evaluate the research of others. Must be taken concurrent with EDU 645.

 

EDU 650 ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

A seminar course examining the major theories of teaching, learning, classroom management strategies, assessing student variability, and cultural diversity. In addition, emphasis will be placed on applications of learning theory, research skills, and contemporary issues. Significant independent research required.

 

HES 615 STRATEGIES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3)

Financing higher education is a large and complex topic because it underlies the three overarching themes of higher education policy: quality, access and efficiency. The course is designed to give higher education administrative generalists a basic understanding of financial structure, analysis, and planning; accounting issues; capital structure; the budget process; long-term debt; and investment.

 

HES 625 STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES ON THE MODERN CAMPUS (3)

This course identifies best practices in student service areas such as resident halls, recreational activity, and personal development, including service-based learning, leadership, and religion. It also introduces students to strategies for maximizing retention and graduation rates, especially for non-traditional and minority students.

 

MBA 631 CORPORATE FINANCE (3)

This course examines the major decisions facing corporate financial managers. These include risk and return trade-offs, capital budgeting, corporate financing, capital structure, new equity issues, options, debt financing, risk management, mergers and corporate governance. Prerequisite: MBA 501 or equivalent.

 

MBA 652 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3)

 Individual and group behavior in the organization setting is investigated in this course. The principles of organization behavior are studied with a focus on application. Topics covered will include but are not limited to: motivation, teamwork and group behavior, employee participation, job enrichment, job design, communications, diversity, decision making, change, and conflict resolution. Prerequisites: none.

 

MBA 653 STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT AND ETHICS (3)

The stakeholder management model posits that organizations can simultaneously pursue corporate social responsibility and financial success. Topics include the impact of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations on company ethics programs, legitimacy, stakeholder relations, public policy issues, and ethical decision-making models. The course will utilize a case-study approach. Prerequisite: MBA 503 or equivalent.

 

MBA 672 CYBER SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION AND ANALYSIS (3)

This course introduces students to the latest technology and evidenced-based practices related to cyber systems needs assessment, systems requirements planning, systems and architecture development, and secure provisioning from a risk-management perspective. Students will also gain an understanding of the principles of software assurance and establishing a robust environment for planning, evaluating and ensuring the technical and functional characteristics of information systems.

 

NSG 601 NURSING INFORMATICS (3)

This course introduces the principles of modern informatics in nursing management. Processes of data storage, transmission and communication are examined. Pre/co-requisite: NSG 500.

 

NSG 602 HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS (3)

This course examines individual and group behavior within the context of an organization. A dynamic, systems approach to facilitating work relationships is emphasized. Techniques for organizational change, group decision making, and conflict management are analyzed based on evidence based practice concepts. Pre/co-requisite: NSG 500.

 

NSG 606 ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT THROUGH THE LIFESPAN (3)

This course provides the opportunity to apply advanced health assessment techniques, obtain comprehensive histories, and interpret health status data leading to the development of optimum plans of care. Students explore cultural, ethical, and developmental variations through production of a plan of care for a selected client. This course includes 40 hours of clinical practice of physical examination skills within the area of the student’s specialty. Students will hone their physical assessment skills to gain additional expertise within their specialty area. Pre/co-requisite: NSG 500.

 

NSG 609 PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEORETICAL FOUNDATION FOR NURSING EDUCATION (3)

This course analyzes educational theories and philosophies. The application of adult learning principles will be discussed including learning styles and learner motivation. The course includes an examination of the influence from institutional culture and nursing trends. Pre/co-requisite: NSG 500.

 

NSG 650 EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

In this course, students develop fundamental knowledge of principles and practices related to the study, prevention, and control of health-related conditions in the human population. Emphasis will be placed on the awareness and application of the principles, methods, and research of epidemiology to issues in global nursing practice. Summer, annually

 

NSG 651 IMPACTING POPULATION HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACROSS THE CONTINUUM (3)

In this course, students synthesize previous graduate course work in the context of population health through conceptualizing and foundational development of the Population Health Scholarly Project. Areas of focus include ethics, communication, policy, cultural diversity, nursing research, and role development. Students will examine the broad factors that influence health. Through this course, students will engage in 10 hours of experiential learning activities. Prerequisites: NSG 500, NSG 501, NSG 502, NSG 503, NSG 504, and NSG 505. Pre/co requisite: NSG 650.

 

NSG 750 STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3)

This course provides students with advanced systems knowledge and skills to achieve significant strategic change in the dynamic healthcare organization. Students explore leadership theories and strategies for managing individuals, groups, or systems, while accounting for organizational culture and changing government complexities. Innovative and cutting edge phenomena in healthcare will be explored, as well as entrepreneurship. The course will foster team building processes and interprofessional collaboration. Summer, annually.

 

SPE 690 CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (3)

The study of cognitive, motor, behavioral, and physical development as well as etiologies and medical conditions. Candidates will have experiences with students with disabilities regarding their characteristics, adaptive equipment, assistive technology, community integration, and vocational options.

 

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