K-12 Educators Institute

Course registration begins: Monday, March 15, 2021

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: Painting with Collage

June 14 - 18, 2021, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Course Information:

This course focuses on the painting technique of Collage. Exercises geared towardunderstanding the subtle nuances of Color, Texture, Composition, Transparency, and the layering of imagery is a central focus. Mixed media may be used in this course. The student will identify his/her own content and select materials for their work. The student may also elect to work towards a portfolio containing a variety of studio experiences; new, revisited, or ongoing.

ART 491 Selected Topics: Drawing Transfers

June 21 - 25, 2021, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Course Information:

Identifying content and creating unique narratives will be included this course. 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 opt to investigate other two dimensional directions of interest during the course.

ART 492 Selected Topics: Evolving Ideas and a Series

June 28 - July 2, 2021, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Course Information:

This course focuses on identifying personal and substantive ideas and then pursuing the same through theme and variation. The narrowing a list of ideas will be followed by the production of a focused investigation of personal visions on the student selected direction. Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, and or other media can be used and investigated in this course. The student may also elect to work towards a portfolio containing a variety of studio experiences; new, revisited, or ongoing.


EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

ELP 492 Social Emotional Learning: An Adlerian Approach

July 26, 2021 - July 30, 2021, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Shippensburg University

Course Information:

Students will gather information about five social-emotional competencies and specific strategies for the development of these competencies from preschool to elementary to middle school to secondary schools. The competencies and strategies will be processed in large and small group discussions. From these discussions, specific application for integration into preschool through secondary schools will be developed. Information and strategies 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.