K-12 Educators Institute

Course registration begins: Monday, March 21, 2022

K-12 Institute Summer 2022 Flyer

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 be 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 the 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 2021 courses. Please check back periodically for course information updates.

ART & DESIGN

ART 490 Selected Topics: Direct Painting

June 13 - 17, 2022, Monday - Friday from 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Zoom meeting/critique of completed work and work in progress Remainder of the day is working in the studio location Documentation of work completed for the day submitted to D2L by 11:59 p.m. via photographs

Course Information:

This course focuses on the painting technique of Direct Painting. Exercises geared toward understanding the subtle nuances of color mixing, texture, both actual and implied, and developing unique compositions through revisions on the support, will form the foundation of this course. Each painting will have an expressionistic surface as a result of thoughtful color mixing and spontaneous outcomes. The student will identify the content and select the paint medium. The student may also elect to work towards a portfolio containing a variety of studio experiences; new, revisited, or ongoing.

ART 491 Selected Topics: Intuitive Drawing

June 21 - 24, 2022, Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Zoom meeting/critique of completed work and work in progress Remainder of the day is working in the studio location Documentation of work completed for the day submitted to D2L by 11:59 p.m. via photographs. 

Course Information:

Exposes the student to the creative practices of drawing intuitively. Whether drawing from life or imagination the course will identify methods for creating images seeking to explore content of personal interest. The student will have an opportunity to work with a variety of materials, and explore unique tools and techniques related to specific media of their choosing. The student may also elect to work towards a portfolio containing a variety of studio experiences; new, revisited, or ongoing.

 

ART 492 Selected Topics: Shapes, Forms, and Composition

June 27 - July 1, 2022, Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Zoom meeting/critique of completed work and work in progress Remainder of the day is working in the studio location Documentation of work completed for the day submitted to D2L by 11:59 p.m. via photographs. 

Course Information:

Focuses on creating a 3D image with content and style selected by the student. 


EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

ELP 492 Selected Topics: Mental Health in Schools: An Adlerian Approach

July 25 - 29, 2022, Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at Shippensburg University

Course Information:

Participants will gather, process, and apply information focusing on mental health in schools. Specific emphasis will be on prevention, identification, intervention, and referral strategies and treatment alternatives germane to the mental needs of students and faculty and staff in pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school settings. Materials presented in the workshop will be based on current educational and mental health literature and the delivery of the curriculum will be based on the psychology of Alfred Adler focusing on equality, empathy, encouragement and empowerment in a democratic atmosphere.