K-12 Educators Institute Selected Topics

Please note that these courses are for undergraduate credit only and are completely online unless otherwise noted.

Additional courses that may be of interest

DS100 (CRN41652) - Introduction to Disability Studies

May 16 - June 17

Introduction to Disability Studies provides students with the opportunity to examine disability as a social, cultural, and political phenomenon. We will explore the impact of disability as it relates to the individual, families, social institutions, cultures and societies, and we will analyze the lives and perspectives of people with disabilities. We use an intersectional approach to diversity, always situating disability within its historical and social context and in relationship to other potential identities rooted in race, gender, class, and sexuality. This is an interdisciplinary course.


ESC200 (CRN41673 or CRN41674) - Lifestyle Management

May 16 - June 17 or June 27 – July 29 (CRN42601)

Designed to assist young adults in the understanding of and planning for a lifelong healthful lifestyle. Wellness topics discussed include the five components of health-related fitness, chronic disease prevention, stress management, nutrition, and weight management with an emphasis on lifetime fitness. Students will design and implement an individualized fitness and behavior modification program.


ESC207 (CRN42599) - Stress Management

June 27 - July 29

Explores stress reaction and its relationship to illness and disease. Provides intervention strategies to limit harmful effects in addition to other such skills necessary for successful life management.


ESC213 (CRN42600) - Organization and Administration for Fitness and Sport Facilities

June 27 - July 29

Explores organization and administrative procedures for health, fitness and sport settings. May include health and safety concerns, fitness facility maintenance and planning, fitness facility design and evaluation, financial management, legal liability issues, organizational design, security, and facility and event assessment.


HCS381 (CRN42598) - Professional Communication and Multi-media Presentation

June 27 – July 29

A performance based course designed to improve and enhance skills in speaking, writing, and utilizing multi-media channels for effective communication in modern professional settings. The core speaking component emphasizes structure, audience adaptation, style of presentation, and the integrated use of contemporary presentational techniques. Successful completion indicates students have demonstrated high levels of skill and a strong theoretical understanding of effective performance of public oral communication in the workplace.


PSY265 (CRN41644) - Childhood and Adolescence

May 16 - June 17

Provides understanding and appreciation of the interrelated growth processes of child development. Includes physical, interpersonal, social, peer, self-developmental, emotional, and cognitive processes.


PSY397 (CRN41641) - Human Cognitive Development

May 16 - June 17

Presents a life span approach to study of human development with an emphasis on cognitive processes in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Purpose is to familiarize the student with basic concepts, models, theories and research in the field of cognitive development. Models of gene-environment interaction, Piagetian, Neo-Piagetian, Information-Processing approaches and Post-formal approaches discussed, as well as their application to perception, memory, language, intelligence and wisdom development. Introduces practical applications of current theories of cognitive human development. Recommended to have prior courses in Developmental Psychology and/or Cognition.


SWK262 (CRN41669) - Introduction to Child Welfare

May 15 – June 24

This course has a mandatory face-to-face orientation on Wednesday, May 18 from 1 - 4 p.m. in Shippen Hall 370.

Provides knowledge and understanding of some of the primary problems in the field of child welfare. Improves students' ability to identify and assess various types of child maltreatment and neglect. Family relationships, social, cultural, legal, and other environmental influences are included in the assessment. Introduces the child welfare system and current best practices in child welfare treatment and intervention through interactive and experiential course work. Requires observation in a child-welfare related organization.