Continuing Education Credit Programs
Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy
Select one elective concentration
EDUC 400 - Diversity and Cultural Awareness Practices in K-12 Classroom (3 credits)
Monday–Friday • July 11–15, 2016 • 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
This course is focused on understanding oneself and one’s role as an educator through a social justice lens. Teachers will gain an awareness of the systems of privilege, discrimination, power, and oppression operating in their classrooms so as to incorporate these ideas into the curricula they teach.
EDUC 432 - Children's Literature in Teaching Writing (3 credits)
Monday–Friday • July 18–22, 2016 • 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Participants will learn methods for transferring writing skills and literary devices from literature to student writing in all subject areas.
EDUC 464 - Technology and the Learning Process (3 credits)
Monday–Friday • July 25–29, 2016 • 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
This course examines and evaluates the relationship between technology-based resources for writing and learning theories.
Required core courses
EDUC 452 (Section I) - Teaching Writing to Grades K-2 (3 credits)
Tuesdays • August 16–October 18, 2016 • 4:30–7:30 p.m.
The first course in the series offers techniques for teaching as a writing process, kindergarten through grade 2, including writing in the content areas and incorporating the Common Core State Standards. This course is the prerequisite for EDUC 463, 425, and 477. NOTE: Be sure to select only one section of EDUC 452.
EDUC 452 (Section II) - Teaching Writing to Grades 3-12 (3 credits)
Tuesdays • August 16–October 18, 2016 • 4:30–7:30 p.m.
The first course in the series offers techniques for teaching as a writing process, from third through twelfth grades, including writing in the content areas and incorporating the Pennsylvania Core Standards. This course is the prerequisite for EDUC 463, 425, and 477. NOTE: Be sure to select only one section of EDUC 452.
EDUC 463 - Teaching with Modern Web Technologies (3 credits)
Thursdays 4:30–7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
October 27, 29, November 10, 12, December 1, 3 and 8, 2016
The focus of this course is educational theory and practice applied to the Internet, relating content from writing theory, educational foundations, curriculum, and research. Prerequisite: EDUC 452
Required core courses
EDUC 425 - Literacy Assessment (3 credits)
Thursdays, 4:30–7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
January 5, 7, 19, 21, February 2, 4 and 9, 2017
This course emphasizes alternative literacy measures for assessing writing, specifically focusing on portfolio and performance evaluation for classroom and large scale assessment. Prerequisite: EDUC 452
EDUC 477 - Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers (3 credits)
Tuesdays • February 21–May 2, 2017 (no class 3/7 due to spring break) • 4:30–7:30 p.m
This course offers a comprehensive overview of learning problems and effective strategies for teaching K-12 students who have difficulties reading and writing. Prerequisite: EDUC 452
Our elective courses are designed in response to emerging teacher needs across the Lehigh Valley and are subject to change. For Summer 2017 elective updates, visit the Lehigh Valley Writing Project website.
Continuing Education Non-Credit Programs
Clinical Medical Assistant Program
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 AM - 12:30 PM, classes begin March 28, 2016
Cost: $2,399 (includes all books and supplies)
Dates TBA. Cost: $799, which includes all course materials.
Project Management Certificate Program
Module 1: Introduction to Project Management and Initiating the Project
Course Code: (PJMGT5016) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM September 12–October 10, 2016
Module 2: Project Management: Project Planning
Course Code: (PJMGT5017) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM October 17–November 14, 2016
Module 3: Project Management: Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling the Project
Course Code: (PJMGT5018) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM November 21-December 19, 2016
Module 4: Project Management: Advanced Monitoring and Controlling then Closing the Project and Additional Topics
Course Code: (PJMGT5019) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM January 9-February 6, 2017
Our summer sessions will begin August 1, 2016. Please check back soon for registration details.
SHRM Learning System® for Certification Preparation
Our fall series begins Monday, September 12, 2016.
Cost: $1,219 for early registration ($1,319 after August 31, 2016), which includes all course materials.
Practical Nursing Program
Structure and Function of The Human Body
Course Code: HSSCI6000
Fundamentals of Practical Nursing
Course Code: HSSCI6001L HSSCI6001C
Concepts of Basic Medical and Surgical Nursing
Care Course Code: HSSCI6002L HSSCI6002C
Nursing Care of Adults and Children
Course Code: HSSCI6003L HSSCI6003C
Nursing Care of the Adult
Course Code: HSSCI6004L HSSCI6004C
The Arts Project
Concepts Through Illustration
Date: September 17 - December 10 Time: Th, 3 PM - 5 PM Cost: $350
Ceramics for Beginners
Date: September 17 - December 10 Time: Th, 6 PM - 8 PM Cost: $350
Beginning Jewelry and Metalwork
Date: September 15 - December 8 Time: T, 1 PM - 3 PM Cost: $350
Advanced Jewelry and Metalwork
Date: September 15 - December 8 Time: T, 10 AM - 12 PM Cost: $350
Drawing and Design Fundamentals
Date: September 16 - December 9 Time: W, 10 AM - 12 PM Cost: $350
Date: September 16 - December 9 Time: W, 1 PM - 3 PM Cost: $350
The Art of the Children's Book
Date: September 17 - December 10 Time: Th, 1 PM - 3 PM Cost: $350
Acting for Film
Date: September 15 - December 8 Time: T, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Cost: $350
Conferences, Lecture Series and Institutes
Diverse Literacies Conference
Date: Saturday, September 28 with Pre-Conference workshop on Friday, September 27
Six at Six Lecture Series
"Old King Coal--Then and Now": Anthracite, Mining, Immigrants, Unrest, and Unions
Schedule: Wednesdays, 6 PM, March 18, 25, April 1, 22, 29 and May 6
Cost: $59 per person, $89 for two people of the same household.
"Handprint of the Molly Maguires"
Six @ Six will take a break on April 8 and 15 to provide the opportunity for all to experience an original screenplay created by Katina Bozikis, Penn State Lehigh Valley film instructor. The screenplay will be interpreted by local actors (this is not a full production). "Handprint of the Molly Maquires" is free and open to the public.
Schedule: Wednesdays, 6 PM April 8 and 15
SAGE Lecture Series
Fall 2015 Lecture Series
Friday, September 18 Lehigh Valley Enterprises - Then and Now
Michael Krajsa, Penn State Instructor in Business will cover the evolution (and in some cases extinction) of popular Lehigh Valley products and services and will share his perspective on the future of business and industry in our area, based on current activity in the region.
Friday, October 2 The Evolution of Photography
From the ever popular “selfie” to caves and ancient metallurgy, we will go backward in time, guided by our speaker, Christos Karfakis who is a contemporary photo-historian. This will be an intergenerational lecture, with Penn State Lehigh Valley undergraduate art students in attendance.
Friday, November 6 Enacting Racism: Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Character and the Constitution
Michele Ramsay, PhD, Penn State Professor, will focus on the rhetoric of Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings and how it impacted the rhetoric of Anita Hill, centering on an accusation that he had sexually harassed or engaged in unseemly behavior toward her.
Friday, December 4 The Slinky and Other Human Powered Toys
Join us for some pre-holiday fun as retired math teacher, turned entertainer, Bob Swaim will be on board to share his thoughts on this “fun and wonderful toy” along with some other eco-friendly options for playtime.
Join us at 10:30 for coffee. Lectures begin at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at noon.
Cost of each lecture, including lunch, is $20, or attend all four for $60!
SAGE lectures are held in Room 135 at our Center Valley campus,
2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA
Penn State Lehigh Valley
Continuing Education and
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034-8447
The Penn State Center @ Overlook Park
445 Hanover Avenue
Allentown, PA 18109