Academics Non-Matriculated Courses

Applied Nutrition


APN 505: Applied Anatomy & Physiology

This course will examine human anatomy and physiology from an integrative and applied perspective. Students will develop an understanding of the functions and structures of the human body, and explore how cells, tissues, and organ systems work together to maintain…

Credits: 3

Applied Nutrition


APN 510: Applied Nutritional Biochemistry

In this biochemistry focused course which uses nutrition as a model, students will explore metabolic pathways to which macro and micronutrients play a significant regulatory role as well as the interaction between nutrients within these pathways. Topics will include energetics…

Credits: 3

Certificate


APN 515: Applied Food Innovation

This course will provide applied foundational knowledge in food science, food safety (HACCP) and management principles as it relates to nutrition. Management and supervision planning, organizing, staffing control, leadership, budgeting, directing, marketing and other tools to aid an effective manager…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $770/credit

Education


EDU 600: Teacher as Leader

This course enhances classroom-based experiences by linking them with professional research skills. Educators in this course will learn to locate and critically review a wide range of professional resources, articulate knowledge from a research-based framework, and collaborate with their peers…

Credits: 3

Certificate


EDU 610: Differentiation Theory and Strategy

This course explores the theories of differentiated instruction. Within the course, educators analyze differentiation theories and incorporate differentiation strategies into the design of units and lessons in their own educational settings. Collegial reflection regarding the use of these differentiation strategies…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $620/credit

Education


EDU 615: Motivational Theory & Class Management

This course examines significant theories of student motivation in the classroom. Educators taking this course will develop a lesson plan, embedding motivational theory to improve student engagement, assess current effectiveness of practices, and complete an in-depth analysis and application of…

Credits: 3

Certificate


EDU 650: Design Thinking for Organizational Innovation

This course will introduce participants to the Design Thinking process as a platform for innovation. Participants will be immersed in a proven, five-step rapid iteration process that will help to quickly develop and test innovative ideas. This course will provide…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $620/credit

Education


EDU 690: Action Research

In this course, educators will explore action research within their own work setting. Educators will formulate a problem statement, conduct a literature review, design a study, identify which data to collect, conduct the study, analyze data, report the results of…

Credits: 3

Education


EDU 695: Portfolio

This course develops reflective practices that assist participants in exploring both professional and personal growth that has occurred throughout the University of New England’s MSEd program. Participants will utilize organizational tools to create a digital portfolio that reflects self-directed learning…

Credits: 3

Certificate


EDU 701: Educational Leadership

This course provides the overarching context for the educational leadership focus area. Educators consider theories and practices relating to effective and ethical leadership in educational settings. Topics include diagnosing the work environment, decision-making, problem-solving, strategic planning, and human resource development.…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $620/credit

Education


EDU 702: School Law

This course provides a foundation of the legal underpinnings of the American education system and explores how legal decisions have had an effect on schools. Specific legal principles relating to church/state issues, tort liability, teacher responsibilities, student rights and administrative…

Credits: 3

Certificate


EDU 703: Educational Change & School Reform

Regardless of how beneficial a desired change may seem, new initiatives are often difficult to implement. Each educational setting has its own culture, and innovations and changes that are incompatible with the prevailing climate may elicit resistance and hostility. The…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $620/credit

Education


EDU 706: School-Community Relations & Communications

An effective educational leader promotes the success of all students by communicating the learning community’s vision, policies, and successes to staff, students, parents, community, decision makers, legislators, and media. This course provides 80 hours of field-based work, in which aspiring…

Credits: 3

Education


EDU 707: Instructional Leadership

School leaders must also be “lead teachers.” Participants will explore current models for curriculum design to ensure that instructional materials meet appropriate mandates for content and learning goals, and which also address students’ diverse needs, abilities, and experiences. Learning theories…

Credits: 3

Education


EDU 709: School Finance

The course traces the historical background and development of school finance acts, and examines the intent, concepts, and relationship inherent in these acts. Processes by which state subsidies are computed, allocated and distributed are considered. Budget and expenditure practices in…

Credits: 3

Education


EDU 715: Organizational Theory & Strategic Planning

This course will include an overview of organizational theories and systems; the inclusion of organizational theory in the educational change process; the functions, objectives, development, and assessment of strategic plans; and the relationship between strategic planning and budget development.

Credits: 3

Education


EDU 720: Special Education Law for the Classroom

Laws, regulations, and judicial decisions relating to the education of students with special needs are discussed. Methods of conflict resolution, mediation, and ethical standards are examined. Students will be required to apply what they learn as they analyze real-life case…

Credits: 3

Certificate


EDU 721: Using Technology within Inclusion Education

This course introduces students to the use of technology in the education of individuals with special needs. Methods and techniques for evaluation and determination of appropriate uses of technology are included. A range of assistive technologies are covered as well…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $620/credit

Education


EDU 722: Special Education Assessment in Inclusion

Assessment approaches for identifying students with disabilities and assessing progress toward learning goals and standards are addressed. Students examine a variety of formal and informal procedures for use in the assessment of the instructional and behavioral needs including curriculum-based assessment,…

Credits: 3

Education


EDU 723: Teaching and Learning in Inclusion Settings

This course focuses on methods and strategies for teaching students with special needs. Current issues of concern, learning standards, promising practices, behavioral strategies, and methods for individualizing, differentiating, creating, and providing universally designed instruction are covered. Participants will be expected…

Credits: 3

Education


EDU 724: Collaboration in Inclusion Settings

Students will complete co-teaching experiences in inclusion settings. Activities are tailored to ensure field application of concepts, models, practices, and skills as students apply effective co-teaching instructional practices, participate in interdisciplinary planning meetings, and collaborate as team members. These co-teaching…

Credits: 3

Certificate


EDU 725: Behavior Considerations in the Inclusive Setting

This course will help participants identify and prioritize essential behavioral skills in their work with students. They will explore how to model, teach, and nurture behavioral skills and analyze differentiation strategies at Tier 1 of a Positive Behavior Intervention and…

Credits: 3
Tuition: $620/credit

Education


EDU 726: Telling Your School's Story Through Data Analysis

This course will focus on the use of data to create inclusive environments for all students. Participants in this course will apply the components of the Continuous School Improvement Framework (Plan-Implement- Evaluate-Improve). Participants will use data readily available in their…

Credits: 3

Education


EDU 727: Understanding the Whole Child in the Inclusive Setting

This course will deepen participants’ understanding of the factors that affect a learner’s ability to access their education. Participants will explore the current research in neuroscience and its connection to social and emotional learning. Participants will review and understand practical…

Credits: 3