Summer Institute Teachers ED Student

The Summer Institute provides busy professionals, K-12 teachers, and university professors the opportunity to complete graduate level courses during two 6-week terms during the summer. Determined students can handle two courses per term, enabling ambitious learners the opportunity to earn up to four courses to add to their credentials. Also, interested adults who meet course admission requirements (e.g., an earned Bachelor's degree) may simply take a course for the pleasure of learning without needing to apply for a degree. Following are examples of the courses offered during the Summer Institute:

NEW Master of Education Degree Program

Master of Ed Program requires an application and acceptance into the program.

  • $338 per credit hour
  • Graduate-level classes
  • Entirely online
  • Starting June 1, 2020
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    EDU5000 Current Trends and Topics in Education3 Credits

Courses for Teachers and Professors

  • $330 per credit hour
  • Graduate-level classes
  • Entirely online
  • Enable teachers and professors to qualify for discipline-area instruction
  • Starting June 1, 2020
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    Students in this course will explore the ethical theories and issues related to the mass media and other relevant forms of communication. Students will become familiar with various aspects of classical and contemporary ethical theory and how it may apply to various forms of communication: politics, journalism, public relations, advertising, the Internet, etc. The course will focus on ethical theory, research, and application of how language influences decisions across numerous forms of media.
     
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    This course examines the application of interpersonal and small group communication theories. Students will study the roles and functions of communication as it occurs in close, personal relationships and in small group contexts. The course focuses on social meaning, relationship maintenance, conflict management, leadership, and the functions required for successful group interactions. DMM | DIGITAL MULTI-MEDIA
     
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    This course is designed for three purposes: to provide an overview of some contemporary themes and debates within the field; to introduce students to the concept of rhetoric as an academic discipline; and to facilitate professional development, especially for educational professionals. The course provides both a lens for examining current theories in rhetorical studies as well as tools to help students proceed toward more focused studies in the field.
     
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    This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of literary and cultural theory. Students will survey Western literary theory and criticism with an emphasis on the most prominent theorists, texts, and ideas. Students will carefully read primary theoretical texts, with attention as well to the historical and cultural contexts. ESL | ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
     
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    MAT5100 introduces students to basic concepts of probability. Topics include sample spaces, computation rules, discrete and continuous probability distributions, random variables, multivariate distributions, and the Central Limit Theorem. Students are expected to be familiar with single-variable differential and integral calculus.
    (Prerequisite: Must meet graduate admissions standards.)
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    MAT5400 Teaching of Algebra, Grades 7-12 3 Credits
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    HIS5100 The Early American Republic3 Credits
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    SOC5100 Social Change3 Credits

Special Topic, 1 Credit Hour Courses

  • $155 per credit hour
  • Available for all
  • Entirely online
  • Offered June 1-5, 2020
  • Class schedules vary per course
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    Understanding & Following Ohio’s New Professional Code for Educators (06/01)1 Credit
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    Google Technology Training (06/02-06/03)1 Credit
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    Trauma Informed Care III (06/04-06/05) 1 Credit
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Courses for Traditional, Online Plus & Trailblazer Academy Students

  • $155 per credit hour
  • 3 Credit Hour Courses
  • 8 Weeks Each Course
  • Available for Undergraduates
  • Entirely online
  • Starting June 1, 2020
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    This course focuses on the principles of speech composition, outlining, and delivery. There is practice in preparing and presenting speeches that can introduce, inform, and persuade. The student will be encouraged to make immediate application of principles within the current work/ ministry environment.
     
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    American Government introduces you to the institutions and processes of American government (the Constitution, Congress, Presidency, Courts, etc.) and reinforces the processes of analysis you will employ during your study within a Biblical worldview.
     
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    This course introduces economic analysis at the aggregate level, including the impact of both domestic and international policies on key economic indicators and on overall macroeconomic performance. (Recommendation: Prior completion of a college-level economics course.)
     
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    LA202 is an introduction to the basic terms and genres with emphasis on British and American works as models. This course also serves as the prerequisite to other literature courses in the English major. By exploring literature through a Christ-centered lens, students will discover new strategies to synthesize the tenets of a theistic worldview in all of their scholarly research and coursework.
     
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    This course gives an overview study of the fundamental concepts of psychology; including biological processes, development, behavior, learning and memory, personality, psychological disorders, therapy and social psychology. Throughout the course case examples, DVD case demonstrations, group interaction and related self-study exercises help prepare the students to develop their own personalized view of psychology and the workmanship of God. The student will be taught how to examine this subject through a Christian and biblical worldview.
     
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    AST2010 Introduction to Astronomy 3 Credits

NEW Stand-Alone Certificate Options

  • $155 per credit hour
  • 3 Credit Hour Certificate Courses
  • 3-5 courses depending upon specialty.
  • 8 Weeks Each Course
  • Available for all
  • Entirely online
  • Starting June 1, 2020
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    This course introduces the student to the double-entry system of bookkeeping and the basic accounting cycle. An examination of the fundamental concepts and procedures utilized by entities to communicate financial information according to generally accepted accounting principles. Individual effort is emphasized through a workbook and practice set.
    (Prerequisite: BUS2050)
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    This introductory course uses the various covenants found throughout the Bible as an interpretative paradigm for understanding how God has worked and continues to work with his creation, particularly humankind, leading to redemption.
     
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    This course will provide the basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems. Students should build an understanding of operating system configurations and maintenance, client systems, and managing applications. Additionally, students should also increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration.
     
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    This course is designed around the interacting marketing activities of analysis, planning, implementation, and control. The course focuses on competitive and customer analysis, marketing strategy development, and implementations for decision-making in both domestic and global organizations. The course incorporates current developments in marketing to acquaint students with the present-day challenges of marketing activities, including the social, legal, ethical, and technological environments of marketing. Finally, students apply these skills and understanding to a real marketing situation and make recommendations for future marketing strategy and tactics.
     
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    This course introduces and explores the field of emergency/disaster management. It provides background for dealing with disasters, victimization, and economic losses from disasters in organized ways. It examines how organizations serve communities and individuals from a service prospective. (This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in the program.)
     
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    This course is an introductory study of composition, emphasizing the process of research and writing. Students will gain and refine skills of developing a thesis, organizing content, and revising drafts to express ideas clearly and correctly. Social media platforms will be explored to enable students to network professionally.
     
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    5 weeks This course introduces learners to accepted management principles from both a historic and contemporary perspective with application to both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.
     
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