K-12 Educators Institute

Course registration begins: Monday, March 19, 2018

Shippensburg University has been dedicated for over 140 years to providing professional development opportunities to educators. Ship's K-12 Educators Institute is a series of short-term graduate workshop courses offered for professionals at all levels of K-12 instruction. Our wide-variety of courses are great for teachers, counselors, principals, homeschoolers and daycare professionals and are designed by Shippensburg University faculty and district/IU experts.

K-12 Educators Institute offers:
  • A variety of subject areas  
  • Courses for graduate credit and/or continuing education units
  • Flexible learning experiences online, on-campus, off-campus site
  • Most courses can be completed in one or two weeks 

Registration 

Current & Past Students

Shippensburg University encourages all students who've taken or are currently taking courses to register for K-12 Educators Institute summer course offerings. To register for summer courses: Log into the MyShip portal using your Ship email address and password. If you took any K-12 Educators Institute courses last summer and do not remember your login information, please email pcde@ship.edu for assistance. 

Non-Degree Students

Ship welcomes individuals who are interested in taking Shippensburg University classes without being a degree-seeking student. You must meet the University’s academic requirements, which can viewed within graduate and undergrad catalogs. Interested non-degree students must complete the following, for successful enrollment into desired class:

  • Must complete the prerequisite coursework for the particular course in which they want to enroll 
  • Enrolling in a class that is open and permits non-degree students  

View complete guide to help you successfully registering for course on our Non-degree Student page

If you do not see a course or subject of interest, please give PCDE a call (717) 477-1502 or email us 

K-12 Summer Course Offerings

Below is a complete list of Summer 2018 courses. Please check back periodically for course information updates.

ART & DESIGN

ART490-71 Selected Topics: Color Theory and Practice - 3 Credits  

CRN - 41921 (Summer A)
June 11 – 15, 2018; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Shippensburg University, 215 & 203 Huber Art Center, Painting Studio
Michael Campbell, MFA, Professor of Art and Design 

This course focuses on Color Theory and Practice. Exercises geared toward understanding subtle nuances of color, intensity, and value will be stressed. The student will identify their own content, media, techniques, and supports for their paintings, drawings or both. The student will have the option of working on other studio skills during the course and producing other types of painting and drawing. An optional day trip to art galleries in New York City or Philadelphia will be scheduled to see contemporary themes expressed through a variety of styles and media (Wednesday, June 13). Huber Art Center 215, and 203.

An optional four-day residency program is available with this course.  This involves a four day intense class schedule with evening class hours: Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and then 6 - 10 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. (optional NYC trip); and Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. with an individual critique with Professor Campbell at 1 p.m.

NOTE:  There is an additional cost for the optional trip.  A suggested materials list is mailed upon enrollment. 

ART491-71 Selected Topics: Drawing through Revision: a History of Mark Making - 3 Credits  

CRN - 41922 (Summer A)
June 18 – 22, 2018; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Shippensburg University, 215 & 203 Huber Art Center, Painting Studio
Michael Campbell, MFA, Professor of Art and Design

This course focuses on additive and subtractive methods of drawing.  The end result of these methods will be a history of mark making, both bold and subtle.  Students will investigate a variety of drawing materials, supports, and processes. The student will identify their own content for their drawings. The student will have the option of working on other studio skills (drawing and or painting) during the course. An optional day trip to art galleries in New York City or Philadelphia will be scheduled to see contemporary themes expressed through a variety of styles and media (Wednesday, June 20). Huber Art Center 215, and 203. 

An optional four-day residency program is available with this course.  This involves a four day intense class schedule with evening class hours: Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and then 6 - 10 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. (optional NYC trip); and Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. with an individual critique with Professor Campbell at 1 p.m.

NOTE:  There is an additional cost for the optional trip.  A suggested materials list is mailed upon enrollment. 

ART492-71 Selected Topics: Experimental Drawing and Painting - 3 Credits  

CRN - 41923 (Summer A)
June 25 – 29, 2018; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Shippensburg University, 215 & 203 Huber Art Center, Painting Studio
Michael Campbell, MFA, Professor of Art and Design 

This course focuses on experimental methods of drawing and painting; transfers, unique tools, and eraser methods. Students will be encourage to step out of their comfort zone to discover new and uninhibited approaches to drawing and painting. The student will identify their own content, media, techniques, and supports for their paintings, drawings or both. The student will have the option of working on other studio skills during the course and producing other types of painting and drawing. An optional day trip to art galleries in New York City or Philadelphia will be scheduled to see contemporary themes expressed through a variety of styles and media (Wednesday, June 27). Huber Art Center 215, and 203. 

An optional four-day residency program is available with this course.  This involves a four day intense class schedule with evening class hours: Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and then 6 - 10 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. (optional NYC trip); and Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. with an individual critique with Professor Campbell at 1 p.m. 

NOTE:  There is an additional cost for the optional trip.  A suggested materials list is mailed upon enrollment. 


COUNSELING & COLLEGE STUDENT PERSONNEL

CNS596-75 Selected Topics: Relapse Prevention & Opiate Treatment Methods - 3 Credits  

CRN - 42732 (Summer B)
June 24 – July 29, 2018; Sundays June 24 & July 29; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Balance of class will be online
Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall
Dr. Ford Brooks, Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel

This course is designed to educate counselors on the process of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and methods in preventing relapse. A developmental perspective is presented along with a variety of support group philosophies and perspectives; from cognitive restructuring to spirituality. This course enables students to understand how treatment is effective and impacts the internal process of clients suffering from addiction.  Clinical interventions and developmental approaches will aid counselors in their work with this most important population. Significant to this course is the presentation of a comprehensive model of relapse prevention. Of specific focus in this course is the treatment of opioid addiction, chemical composition, neurobiological aspects of opiate addiction and medication/counseling approaches. 


 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

ECH520-61 Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood - 3 Credits

CRN - 41698 (Summer A)
May 21 – June 22, 2018: This course is completely online.            

Examines current research and theory about social and emotional development in young children, birth through eight years. Emphasis is on classroom practices, including instruction and discipline, which facilitate healthy social and emotional development in young children. Field experiences are required.

ECH540-65 Families and Early Childhood Education - 3 Credits

CRN - 42589 (Summer B)
July 2 – August 3, 2018: This course is completely online.
Dr. Jennifer Pyles, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department

Examines theory and research from the area of family studies. Emphasis is on characteristics of families with young children and how early childhood practitioners can best apply this information in their work settings. Field assignments are required.

ECH564-61 Business of Child Care - 3 Credits

CRN - 41903 (Summer A)
May 21 – June 29, 2018: This course is completely online.
Dr. Andrea Malmont, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department 

Investigates contemporary curricular issues, model programs, and appropriate forms of assessment of young children. Curriculum, teaching strategies, and program organization and evaluation decisions are analyzed from the viewpoints of current theory and research.


 

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

ELP491-75 Selected Topics: Gender Equity in the Classroom - 3 Credits

CRN - 42733 (Summer B)
July 23 – 27, 2018; Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall 200

Participants will gather, process, and apply information focusing on establishing classrooms that create a class responsive to the gender identity of the students in pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms. This workshop will focus on identifying strategies in the following areas: teaching boys, teaching girls, recognizing gender identity and fluidity, designing and implementing classroom strategies that create compassionate, respectful, affirming classrooms, and gender-responsive atmospheres for all students. Information and interventions presented in the workshop will be based on current educational literature and the delivery of the curriculum be based on the psychology of Alfred Adler focusing on equality, empathy, encouragement and empowerment in a democratic atmosphere.


 

ENGLISH 

ENG590-75 Selected Topics: The Fashion of Fiction: Exploring the Material World of Novels - 3 Credits

CRN - 42731 (Summer B)
July 2 – August 10, 2018; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fashion Archives and Museum at Shippensburg University
Dr. Karin Bohleke, Director of the Fashion Archives and Museum

Costume is one perspective through which to analyze literature as it is one means of developing character and plot, and authors frequently use it to convey another level of interpretive meaning to their texts. Through discussions of classics of Western literature, spanning the eighteenth through twentieth centuries, students will engage with the fashion world of the characters. Lectures on costume history and examination of original garments will enhance the curriculum in order to engage with broader material and social culture, as well as aspects of women’s history, of the different time periods.


 

HISTORY

HIS592-71 Selected Topics: Teaching the History of American Race Relations- 3 Credits

CRN - 41928 (Summer A)
June 18 – June 22, 2018; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Shippensburg University, Shippen Hall 340
Dr. David Godshalk, Professor, History/Philosophy Department

This course is an interactive workshop on exciting new research trends in the historical scholarship on the origins and legacies of twentieth-century civil rights and disability rights activism.  Working together, we will examine the interconnections among a wide range of civil rights advocates—including African American, American Indian, Latino, feminist, disability rights, and LGBTQ activists.  Field trips, research activities, and in-class discussions will allow teachers, public historians, and researchers to uncover the rich resources on these movements that are available on the internet and at local and national historic sites, archives, and museums.  Participants will also gain new insights into drawing upon cutting-edge scholarship to create engaging educational activities for diverse audiences.