2015-16 winter break your way

snoflakeRegistration via Continuing and Professional Education is now open for new students who wish to experience a course in the UMKC School of Education’s accelerated Winter Session. Winter Session is open to all students from other universities, adult professionals and life-long learners in addition to current UMKC students, offering students high-demand courses in a month-long intensive format.   Courses run from December 28, 2015 – January 15, 2016, with all courses classes offered online. Choose from the following:

Adolescent Development (EDUC 489Q, Class No. 17827; 3 credits)

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of development during the adolescent years. We will examine various aspects of physiological, emotional, cognitive, social and moral development in adolescence.   Attention is focused on a conception of adolescence that is grounded on current research and theory. Topics include influences on adolescent development by family, peers, schooling and culture. This course also provides information about adolescent sexuality, issues in teen development, mental health and prevention programs. ONLINE with Dr. Marcy Stites.

Educational Psychology (EDUC 489Q, Class No. 17826; 3 credits)

How do we learn and how can modern educational settings harness recent innovations about the essence of human learning? Educational Psychology provides an introduction to psychological research, theory and practice as it relates to learning and instruction. In this online course we will explore the multitude of ways that the impact of individual, cultural, and contextual differences have on learning and the neural basis of learning. We also will explore assessment, creativity and problem solving situations. Course assignments are designed to enable students to analyze, construct and apply educational psychology concepts in real world applications. ONLINE with Ms. Katherine Jorgenson.

Government and Legal Aspects of Education (EDUC 5589Q, Class No. 17828; 3 credits)

This course is designed to assist administrators, future administrators, teachers, and other education professionals in constructing their own working knowledge base of school law and the impact of law upon the operation of public schools in the United States and to strengthen reflective inquiry. National trends in teacher rights, student rights, safe schools, tort liability issues, search and seizure, harassment, special education, religion, and speech will be presented.  The course will also overview Missouri initiatives including the Missouri Safe Schools Act and other Missouri statutes pertaining to school law. Kansas statutes pertaining to school law also will be examined. Discussion will emphasize preventative and proactive approaches for public school administration. ONLINE with Dr. LaQuanda Carpenter.

Winter Session courses are charged to spring tuition statements.

Questions may be directed to 816-235-1188.