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Take a Graduate Course - Online!

Want to try a graduate course? Expand your knowledge? Explore degree options? Gain professional development?

Take a master's level online course without officially enrolling in the program. The cost per credit is $685 for all courses.  There is no application process, all you have to do is save this form on your desktop, complete it, and submit it to, with subject line, "Non-Matriculated Enrollment Form."

Curriculum & Schedules

Code Course Name Credit Hours
ACC660 Advanced Cost Accounting (Runs: 7/20-9/5) 3

This course involves the in-depth study of the principles and objectives of the techniques and theories used in managerial accounting. Topics such as capital budgeting, manufacturing accounting, management control systems, performance measurement, and quantitative techniques for planning and control will be discussed. The strategic and behavioral implications and impacts of planning and control will form the context for study.

ACC665 IT for Accountants (Runs: 7/20-9/5) 3

This course involves understanding organization needs assessment, systems design and other elements, information technology security, internet implications for business, types of information systems and technology risks, disaster recovery and business continuity.

EDU506 Learning Theory and Designing Instruction for the Inclusive Classroom (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

The design of curriculum and instruction for diverse learners in inclusive classrooms is the focus of this course. Course participants investigate universally designed approaches that draw on learning theories, differentiated instruction, multiple intelligence approaches, and new technologies to respond to the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities and students who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse. Course participants will be introduced to Response to Intervention as well as to evidence‐based practices that provide access to the curriculum for all learners.

RDG532 Informational and Narrative Text for Children and Adolescence (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course introduces the reading comprehension strand of the Project Read Program combined with exposure to the Madeline Hunter lesson plan guide and instruction techniques. Participants will become familiar with the Project Read Comprehension curriculums in order to successfully teach the concepts and skills required for student to become successful readers and become fluent in planning lessons using Hunter’s elements of effective instruction that elicit active participation, time on task, and learning and retention.

SPE510 Managing Challenging Behaviors (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

Students will apply a process of case study analysis to situations involving students with behavioral challenges in PreK through 12 settings, with a focus preparing teachers to work effectively in inclusionary education and understanding both the federal and state laws in special education. Basic principles and approaches for the effective management of behavior, as well as addressing the social and emotional needs for learners with special needs in multicultural settings will be discussed. Topics include: educational terminology; preventive discipline in classroom environments; preparing, implementing, and evaluating IEPs; design or modification of curriculum and materials; ways to prepare and maintain students in general education; social emotional learning and support; and knowledge of services provided by outside agencies.

SPE520 Learners with Special Needs (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course provides an overview of types of disabilities in learners’ preschool through secondary according to federal and state laws in special education. Emphasis is on identification of disabling conditions and techniques used to promote successful inclusion of learners with and without special needs in educational settings. Topics covered include the teaching of Math; the teaching of English language arts; preparing, implementing, and evaluating IEP’s; equipment adaptions, theories of language development; design or modification of curriculum intervention and instructional strategies for diverse learners using the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks; theories of child development, social and emotional development, instruction on the appropriate use of augmentative and alternative communication and other assistive technologies; ways to prepare and maintain students in general education; educational terminology utilized with students with special needs; source and operation of orthotic devices, medical technologies and prosthetic devices; understanding collaborative partnerships with families; and working with community and outside agency resources. At least 10 hours of instruction covering the teaching of mathematics and at least 10 hours of instruction covering the teaching of English Language Arts are delivered in this course.

SPE525 Multisensory Language and Literacy Strategies (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

Students explore content and teaching strategies used to develop competent readers and writers, based upon guidelines in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and techniques for developing skills to facilitate placement in the least restrictive environment. Topics include the teaching of reading; expanding literacy across the content areas, language arts instruction, diagnosis and assessment of reading skills using a variety of assessment techniques, educational terminology; theories of language development; design and modification of curriculum and intervention programs for success in reading for all levels, and concepts of digital literacy are introduced.  Focus on identifying and developing appropriate multisensory structured language strategies including knowledge of theories, programs and practices, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary development, use of formal and informal assessments; and ways to prepare and maintain students in general education.  At least 10 hours of instruction covering the teaching of reading are delivered in this course.

SPE542 Educational Technologies (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course provides an overview of the various technologies used in today’s classrooms. This course educates students on the effective and appropriate use of technology to support teaching and learning through the principles of Universal Design for Learning, the spectrum of assistive technologies, and other current options including accessibility tools, Google Classroom, using mobile devises, flipped learning strategies, appropriate use of social media, and various other learning tools.

SPE543 Teaching of Writing (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

Designed to provide educators with the information necessary to teach all students, this course focuses on the current research on evidence-based writing strategies and programs. Participants will identify and engage in instructional methods for supporting struggling writers. Exposure to assistive technology, assessment, and the arts will be explored as ways to increase and support writing outcomes for all students.

SPE546 Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course focuses on students with autism and examines the variety of exceptionalities and special needs of these children. Each criteria listed in the DSM-V will be examined in addition to neurobiological, psychological, educational, social, and emotional factors. Students will be exposed to a range of specialized and individualized instructional strategies and supports for students with Autism, including development of social and emotional skills and strategies for successful inclusion.

SPE547 Structure of Language Part I: Phonology, Orthography, Morphology (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course is designed to give participants a working knowledge of phonetics, phonology, orthography, and morphology - the building blocks for effective teaching of word recognition, vocabulary, and spelling - and insight into the difficulties of children with decoding and encoding problems.

SPE552 Collaboration and Problem Solving for Students with Autism (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course will explore the importance of communication and collaborative practices between all members of the education team as a means of problem-solving and advocating for students with Autism. Students will be exposed to research-based teaching practices, programming, social emotional development and supports, and cooperative practices in order to promote success for the student with Autism. Students will acquire tools to participate effectively in cross-disciplinary teams and to collaborate with families of students with autism and have the opportunity to reflect about collaborating with families when developing and implementing educational programs.

SPE556 Supporting Communication and Social Development for Students with Autism (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course will explore various research-based strategies for developing and increasing communicative outputs and socialization for students with Autism. Students will become familiar with the theoretical foundations of socialization and communication. Students will engage in techniques for developing social communication for students with Autism, including the use of augmentative communication, as well as assistive technology options, and social skills curriculums.