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Educational Technology

EDT5007 Google Technologies in Education     3 credits
An in-depth study and application of Google tools available through Google Apps for Education with emphasis on educational application.
Jason Schmidt Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDT8001 Activities in Using the SMART Board     1 credit
A hands-on approach giving students experience using the SMART Board with a variety of subject areas and activities. Participants construct practical materials. Designed for beginning users of the SMART Board and for individuals who want to learn more about SMART Board.
James Grunwald Jun 15 - Jun 18 St Matthew Lutheran School - Winona MN
Philip Dretske Aug 3 - Aug 6 Salem Lutheran School - Owosso MI

EDT8011 Dynamic Classroom Presentations     1 credit
Using PowerPoint and other presentation software in a more sophisticated and dynamic way. Includes how to embed multimedia files and add transitions, images, and animations, all to help the non-designer build beautiful slides using sound design principles. Discusses the most powerful and compelling principles behind communicating with digital media.
Martin Spriggs Jun 15 - Jul 3 Online

EDT8017 Using Google Tools to Communicate, Create, and Collaborate     1 credit
A practical application of tools in Google Apps for Education.
Jason Schmidt Jul 6 - Jul 24 Online

EDT8018 SMART Board for Intermediate Users     1 credit
A hands-on approach giving students additional experience using a SMART Board with a variety of subject areas and activities. Designed for intermediate level SMART Board users.
James Grunwald Jun 15 - Jun 18 St Matthew Lutheran School - Winona MN
Philip Dretske Aug 3 - Aug 6 Salem Lutheran School - Owosso MI

EDT8101 Technologies for Preschool – 2nd Grade     1 credit 
A hands-on experiential class using various websites  and hardware that are  tailored for early childhood and primary grade teachers and learners.
Jason Schmidt Jun 8 - Jun 26 Online

EDT5006/EDT9502 Designing and Constructing Online Courses     3 credits
Prerequisite EDT9501 or EDT5005. (May be taken concurrently with instructor permission.) (EDT9502 and EDT5006 will be taught concurrently. EDT5006 will require additional work. EDT9502 is intended for students who are not currently in and do not in the future plan on entering a graduate degree program. EDT9502 cannot be applied toward a graduate degree.) 
The design and construction of online, web-based components, modules, workshops, and courses. Topics include learning theory and instructional design, web-based design principles, preliminary course planning, creating a course framework, preparing online lessons and content, constructing course materials, and preparing for course delivery.
James Grunwald Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

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Educational Technology Certificate

The Martin Luther College (MLC) Educational Technology Certificate Program (ETC Program) is designed for teachers in schools seeking to develop skills and strategies for integrating technology into a variety of PreK-College curricular settings. The intent of this program is to foster a real connection between technology and learning. Participants that successfully complete the program will demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and computer based technologies to support problem solving, data mining and collection, information sharing, and decision-making. Completion of this program will also introduce participants to educationally pertinent media literacy, ethical standards and legal issues.

Teaching Online Certificate

The Teaching Online Certificate (TOC) program offered through Martin Luther College (MLC) is designed for educators seeking to develop and enhance the skills and strategies needed to become highly effective online teachers. Participants that successfully complete the program will demonstrate proficiency in the design, construction, and teaching of online courses through a Learning Management System (LMS). All courses will be available through online instruction. Participants who complete 9 credits of TOC program coursework will be issued a Teaching Online Certificate through MLC. Depending on course selection, the 9 credits earned in the TOC program can transfer directly into the Masters of Science in Education program offered through MLC.

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Masters Program

EDT5007 Google Technologies in Education     3 credits
An in-depth study and application of Google tools available through Google Apps for Education with emphasis on educational application.
Jason Schmidt Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDT5006/EDT9502 Designing and Constructing Online Courses     3 credits
Prerequisite EDT9501 or EDT5005. 
(May be taken concurrently with instructor permission.) (EDT9502 and EDT5006 will be taught concurrently. EDT5006 will require additional work. EDT9502 is intended for students who are not currently in and do not in the future plan on entering a graduate degree program. EDT9502 cannot be applied toward a graduate degree.) 
The design and construction of online, web-based components, modules, workshops, and courses. Topics include learning theory and instructional design, web-based design principles, preliminary course planning, creating a course framework, preparing online lessons and content, constructing course materials, and preparing for course delivery.
James Grunwald Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5001 Issues in Education     3 credits
An overview of the critical issues affecting public and private education, including American pluralism/multiculturalism and the common school ideal, demographic shifts and their effects on education, outreach and evangelism, marketing the school, choice proposals and vouchers, economic issues, competition for students, high‐stakes testing and assessment, standards‐based education, and others. The focus will be on helping teachers and principals understand the research related to these issues and reflect on their effects on Christian education.
David Wendler Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5002 The School as a Learning Community     3 credits
A study of the relationship of a school’s philosophy to its practice and how it affects curriculum and instruction. Topics include the role of staff development, strategic planning, internal and external relationships, group dynamics, team building, and managing change as these relate to curriculum, instruction, and leadership style in the school.
John Kolander Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5005 Foundations of Educational Research     3 credits
Understanding quantitative and qualitative research and the critical analysis and application of such research to educational issues. Topics include measurement theory, research designs, sampling, appropriate statistical
analyses, developing research problems and hypotheses, and the use of variables in research. 
Prerequisite for EDU5011
Meyer/Tess Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5011 Classroom Research     3 credits
Development of skills for planning and completing a systematic action research inquiry into classroom practice, including analysis of practice, review of relevant literature, plans for change, implementation of the action research, and evaluation. Students will acquire a foundational knowledge for conducting action research.
Carol Angell Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5106 Assessment of Learning and Instruction     3 credits
The design and application of appropriate learning assessment strategies that consider the pedagogical intent; state, federal, and subject standards; and the diversity of the students. Teaching theory and practice will be viewed in the context of student learning assessment.
Carla Melendy Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5302 Supervision of Instruction     3 credits
Examines supervisory theory and provides a framework for matching supervisory approach to teacher need, preference, and career stage. Techniques for effective observation and collection of meaningful data will be presented and practiced. The distinction between formative and summative evaluation and the need for both will be emphasized. Students will be equipped to apply developmental philosophy to supervisory relationships.
Jeffery Wiechman Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5311 The Principalship     3 credits
Reviews the role and responsibilities of the principal as policymaker and facilitator, especially in areas of health and safety, human relations, student and enrollment management, and other duties.  Develops skills of leading meetings, setting agendas, and communication.
Lowell Holtz Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

SPE5201 Educating the Exceptional Learner     3 credits
Study of legislation, current issues, instruction, and resources as they apply to the needs and characteristics of exceptional learners ages birth to 21.
Daryl Hanneman Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

SPE5207 Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities     3 credits
Provides teachers of emotionally/behaviorally disordered students with an understanding of and practice with techniques derived from ecological, behavioral, and educational models for classroom interventions, as these models are interpreted and understood from a scriptural viewpoint.
Dennis Gulczynski Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

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Information about the Masters of Science in Education

Master of Science in Education Degree Information
The Master of Science in Education is an online degree program that has the goal of contributing to the professional growth of teachers and encouraging them to be reflective, competent, and dedicated educators of children. It is designed for persons who have an undergraduate degree in education from an accredited college or university. Upon successful completion of the graduate program, students are awarded the Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree.

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Satellite Courses

EDT8001 Activities in Using the SMART Board     1 credit
A hands-on approach giving students experience using the SMART Board with a variety of subject areas and activities. Participants construct practical materials. Designed for beginning users of the SMART Board and for individuals who want to learn more about SMART Board.
James Grunwald Jun 15 - Jun 18 St Matthew Lutheran School - Winona MN
Philip Dretske Aug 3 - Aug 6 Salem Lutheran School - Owosso MI

EDT8018 SMART Board for Intermediate Users     1 credit
A hands-on approach giving students additional experience using a SMART Board with a variety of subject areas and activities. Designed for intermediate level SMART Board users.
James Grunwald Jun 15 - Jun 18 St Matthew Lutheran School - Winona MN
Philip Dretske Aug 3 - Aug 6 Salem Lutheran School - Owosso MI

EDU3215 Teaching Religion     3 credits
Objectives, curriculum requirements, materials, and methods of conducting classroom devotions and of teaching Bible history, catechism, and hymnology in the Lutheran elementary and middle school classrooms.
Jonathan Roux Jul 6 - Jul 22 St. Marcus Lutheran School - Milwaukee WI

EDU8101 Intellectual, Social, & Emotional Development     1 credit or 12.5 clock hours
The social and emotional development of preprimary children and its impact on cognitive functioning and instructional approaches.
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Julie Sallquist Jun 8 - Jun 9 Claggett Center - Adamstown MD

EDU8105 Encouraging Literacy Development     1 credit
Theoretical and practical approach to promoting children's emergent language development in early childhood setting.
Cheryl Loomis Jun 8 - Jun 11 The Plaza Resort & Spa - Daytona Beach FL
Cheryl Loomis Jul 6 - Jul 7 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI
Cheryl Loomis Jul 24 - Jul 25 Light of Life Preschool - Covington WA

EDU8108 Preprimary Curriculum Essentials I     1 credit or non-credit*
Theory, research evidence, standards, teaching practices, Christian ECE philosophy, an active early learning environment, and a  consistent daily routine that underlie and support a quality ECE curriculum.
Susan Haar Jul 27 - Jul 29 Zion Lutheran School - Hartland WI

EDU8109 Preprimary Curriculum Essentials II     1 credit or non-credit*
Theory, research evidence, standards, and teaching practices that underlie and support the ECE curriculum areas of mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the visual and dramatic arts.
Susan Haar Jul 29 - Jul 31 Zion Lutheran School - Hartland WI

EDU8507 An Alternative Structure for Instruction: Cooperative Learning     1 credit
Competitive, cooperative, and individualistic structuring of lessons, application to all students and grade levels, and appropriateness in the Lutheran school.
Cynthia Whaley Jun 24 - Jun 25 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

EDU8511 Designing Instruction Using Authentic Assessment     1 credit or non-credit*
Explores the key characteristics of authentic assessment and teaching strategies that complement its use. Examines criteria and standards for the development of authentic assessments so that participants can design authentic tasks to use in their teaching. Also addresses scoring student work using rubrics.
Gene Pfeifer Jun 22 - Jun 23 Shoreland Lutheran High School - Somers WI

EDU8513 Reaching and Teaching the Gifted and Talented     credit or non-credit*
Overviews the characteristics of children who are gifted and talented, examines theoretical implications
(including acceleration and enrichment), and provides practical strategies for serving gifted learners.
Rebecca Berger Jun 8 - Jun 11 The Plaza Resort & Spa - Daytona Beach FL

EDU8532 Rethinking Homework     1 credit or non-credit*
A study of the value of homework. Homework policies and practices will be discussed and evaluated.
Carla Melendy Jun 8 - Jun 11 The Plaza Resort & Spa - Daytona Beach FL

EDU8537 Brain-based Learning     1 credit
Applies current brain research to classroom instruction and student learning.
Cynthia Whaley Jun 2 - Jun 3 St. Mark Lutheran School - Eau Claire WI
Cynthia Whaley Jun 18 - Jun 19 Good Shepherd Lutheran School - Burnsville MN
Cynthia Whaley Jun 22 - Jun 23 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

EDU9109 Bible Storytelling in Early Childhood     1 credit or non-credit*
Materials and methods for effective Bible storytelling and for enabling children's retelling.
Cheryl Loomis Jul 30 - Jul 31 Jerusalem Lutheran School - Morton Grove IL

EDU9508 Effective Science Instruction     1 credit or non-credit*
Principles, applications, and assessment of using an inquiry approach for teaching science in elementary and middle school classrooms.
Mark Tacke Jun 11 - Jun 12 Fox Valley Lutheran High School - Appleton WI
Mark Tacke Jun 29 - Jun 30 Evergreen Lutheran High School - Tacoma WA

EDU9540 Principles of Christian Education     3 credits
An overview of Christian education, especially formal Lutheran early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, with the goal of understanding and appreciating Lutheran schools as one of the means by which the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod carries out the Lord’s command to “tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done” (Psalm 78:4).
Robert Klindworth Jul 6 - Jul 17 Divine Savior Academy - Doral FL

MTH8202 Mathematics for Today     1 credit or non-credit*
What are the essential questions for your students to understand? How do you best use the the wealth of curriculum materials at your grade levels to achieve genuine mathematical understanding and application What other resources are easy to integrate? How do you expect your students to show that they truly get it Where do you find the time to improve your mathematics instruction? These questions and others will be answered as you dive into this course.
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James Carlovsky Jun 8 - Jun 9 Claggett Center - Adamstown MD

MUS8101 Music and Worship in ECE     1 credit or non-credit*
Spiritual, musical, psychosocial, and cognitive aspects of music learning in early childhood. Surveys early childhood music learning theories and music teaching methods. Includes the use of the WELS music curriculum, Sing and Make Music.
Susan Haar Jul 8 - Jul 9 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

PED8101 Physical and Motor Development for Preprimary     1 credit or non-credit*
Addresses the physical needs of children from conception through childhood. Participants will plan for a week of physical education classes using a format presented in class.
John Gronholz Jun 8 - Jun 9 Emmanuel Lutheran School - Tempe AZ

SPE8501 Educating the Exceptional Student      1 credit
Study of current issues, instruction, and resources as they apply to the needs and characteristics of learners ages birth to 21.
Alan Spurgin Jun 10 - Jun 11 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

*Courses for credit require additional work and cost $280 for tuition and fees. Courses for non-credit (12.5 clock hours) require attendance at all sessions and cost $145 for tuition and fees. Please also note: Those wanting to apply the course to WELS Early Childhood Synod Certification or the CDA credential must take the course for credit. 

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Special Education

SPE5201 Educating the Exceptional Learner     3 credits
Study of legislation, current issues, instruction, and resources as they apply to the needs and characteristics of exceptional learners ages birth to 21.
Daryl Hanneman Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

SPE5207 Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities     3 credits
Provides teachers of emotionally/behaviorally disordered students with an understanding of and practice with techniques derived from ecological, behavioral, and educational models for classroom interventions, as these models are interpreted and understood from a scriptural viewpoint.
Dennis Gulczynski Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

SPE8501 Educating the Exceptional Student      1 credit
Study of current issues, instruction, and resources as they apply to the needs and characteristics of learners ages birth to 21.
Alan Spurgin Jun 10 - Jun 11 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

Special Education Webinars:

WEB0101 Understanding Learning Differences     4 clock hours
An exposure to various ways in which learners differ and the process of referral, assessment, and educational planning with respect to special education law and private schools.
Carrie Pfeifer Jun 1 - Jun 8 Online

WEB0102 Differentiating Instruction to Benefit All Learners     4 clock hours
An exposure to the theory and practices associated with differentiated instruction.
Carrie Pfeifer Jun 8 - Jun 15 Online
Carrie Pfeifer Aug 3 - Aug 7 Online

WEB0104 Instructional Strategies for Students with Attention Disorders     4 clock hours
A description of neurological factors associated with ADHD and ADD and practical strategies for students with this diagnosis.
Carrie Pfeifer Jun 15 - Jun 22 Online

WEB0105 Instructional Strategies for Students with Literacy Disorders     4 clock hours
A review of the neurological foundations of literacy and developmentally appropriate strategies for students with literacy struggles.
Carrie Pfeifer Jul 6 - Jul 13 Online

WEB0106 Instructional Strategies for Students with High-Functioning Autism     4 clock hours
A discussion of the suspected neural causes and behavioral indicators of autism along with practical ways to enhance learning for students on the autism spectrum.
Carrie Pfeifer Jul 13 - Jul 20 Online

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Masters of Science in Education: Special Education Emphasis

*COMING SOON* Learning Disability Licensure Program

Early Childhood
EDT8101 Technologies for Preschool – 2nd Grade     1 credit
A hands-on experiential class using various websites  and hardware that are  tailored for early childhood and primary grade teachers and learners.
Jason Schmidt Jun 8 - Jun 26 Online

EDU8101 Intellectual, Social, & Emotional Development     1 credit
The social and emotional development of preprimary children and its impact on cognitive functioning and instructional approaches.
Register Here through WLS
Julie Sallquist Jun 8 - Jun 9 Claggett Center - Adamstown MD

EDU8102 Operation & Management of ECE Programs     1 credit or non-credit*
An overview of the operation and management of early childhood education programs.
Rachel Burgess Jun 29 - Jul 31 Online

EDU8105 Encouraging Literacy Development     1 credit or non-credit*
Theoretical and practical approach to promoting children's emergent language development in early childhood setting.
Cheryl Loomis Jun 8 - Jun 11 The Plaza Resort & Spa - Daytona Beach FL
Cheryl Loomis Jul 6 - Jul 7 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI
Cheryl Loomis Jul 24 - Jul 25 Light of Life Preschool - Covington WA

EDU8108 Preprimary Curriculum Essentials I     1 credit or non-credit*
Theory, research evidence, standards, teaching practices, Christian ECE philosophy, an active early learning environment, and a  consistent daily routine that underlie and support a quality ECE curriculum.
Susan Haar Jun 22 - Jun 24 MLC - New Ulm MN WCC 162
Susan Haar Jul 27 - Jul 29 Zion Lutheran School - Hartland WI

EDU8109 Preprimary Curriculum Essentials II     1 credit or non-credit*
Theory, research evidence, standards, and teaching practices that underlie and support the ECE curriculum areas of mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the visual and dramatic arts.
Susan Haar Jun 24 - Jun 26 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 162
Susan Haar Jul 29 - Jul 31 Zion Lutheran School - Hartland WI

EDU8112 Health and Safety in Early Childhood Centers     1 credit
Planning for safety, first aid, health, and nutrition in the early childhood learning environment.
Marjorie Witt Jun 8 - Jun 30 Online

MUS8101 Music and Worship in ECE     1 credit or non-credit*
Spiritual, musical, psychosocial, and cognitive aspects of music learning in early childhood. Surveys early childhood music learning theories and music teaching methods. Includes the use of the WELS music curriculum, Sing and Make Music.
Susan Haar Jul 8 - Jul 9 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

PED8101 Physical and Motor Development for Preprimary     1 credit or non-credit*
Addresses the physical needs of children from conception through childhood. Participants will plan for a week of physical education classes using a format presented in class.
John Gronholz Jun 8 - Jun 9 Emmanuel Lutheran School - Tempe AZ

*Courses for credit require additional work and cost $280 for tuition and fees. Courses for non-credit (12.5 clock hours) require attendance at all sessions and cost $145 for tuition and fees. Please also note: Those wanting to apply the course to WELS Early Childhood Synod Certification or the CDA credential must take the course for credit. 

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Early Childhood Educator Series

These courses can be taken for personal growth or as a program to prepare for the Child Development Assocation (CDA) credential. CDA credential is recognized by all 50 states as qualification for early childhood teaching, though some states may have additional requirements (e.g. Florida). Some states may even provide scholarship money (e.g. Nebraska).

WELS ECE Teaching Certificate

These course options allow early childhood teachers to become certified to teach in WELS early childhood ministry. This program is designed for early childhood teachers rather than directors. For early childhood director certification, see our WELS Teaching Certification webpage.

Early Childhood Ministry Essentials

Lutheran early childhood teachers strive to connect their studies and families to Christ and the local congregation. These courses provide the tools to do just that. 

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Webinars

Successful completion earns four clock hours of instruction.

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WEB0101 Understanding Learning Differences     4 clock hours
An exposure to various ways in which learners differ and the process of referral, assessment, and educational planning with respect to special education law and private schools.
Carrie Pfeifer Jun 1 - Jun 8 Online

WEB0102 Differentiating Instruction to Benefit All Learners     4 clock hours
An exposure to the theory and practices associated with differentiated instruction.
Carrie Pfeifer Jun 8 - Jun 15 Online
Carrie Pfeifer Aug 3 - Aug 7 Online

WEB0103 Blend, Enhance, Flip:  Recipes for Hybrid Learning     4 clock hours
An overview of the principles employed in classroom instruction that utilizes online resources to present course content and allows more student-teacher interaction during the face-to-face lessons.
David Sellnow Jul 13 - Jul 20 Online

WEB0104 Instructional Strategies for Students with Attention Disorders     4 clock hours
A description of neurological factors associated with ADHD and ADD and practical strategies for students with this diagnosis.
Carrie Pfeifer Jun 15 - Jun 22 Online

WEB0105 Instructional Strategies for Students with Literacy Disorders     4 clock hours
A review of the neurological foundations of literacy and developmentally appropriate strategies for students with literacy struggles.
Carrie Pfeifer Jul 6 - Jul 13 Online

WEB0106 Instructional Strategies for Students with High-Functioning Autism     4 clock hours
A discussion of the suspected neural causes and behavioral indicators of autism along with practical ways to enhance learning for students on the autism spectrum.
Carrie Pfeifer Jul 13 - Jul 20 Online

WEB0801 Teaching the Faith: Will We Instruct or Indoctrinate?     4 clock hours
A conceptual analysis of teaching as offered by Syracuse University philosopher of education Thomas F. Green (1927-2006) in The Activities of Teaching (1971), with a focus on the difference between “instructing” and “indoctrinating” and how this applies to the way we teach the Lutheran faith.  The assignment will be in the form of online threaded discussion, where participants will discuss how we teach religion in our schools and in the church in general.
David Sellnow Jul 27 - Aug 3 Online

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Staff Ministry
EDU3215 Teaching Religion     3 credits
Objectives, curriculum requirements, materials, and methods of conducting classroom devotions and of teaching Bible history, catechism, and hymnology in the Lutheran elementary and middle school classrooms. 
Jonathan Roux Jun 8 - Jun 26 MLC - New Ulm MN WCC 287

Jonathan Roux Jul 6 - Jul 22 St. Marcus Lutheran School - Milwaukee WI

THE3140 Organization and Administration in the Parish     3 credits
A presentation of organizational structure, planning, decision making, supervision, leadership, and human relations as tools in the administration of the church.
James Pope Jun 8 - Jun 19 MLC - New Ulm MN  OM 225
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Religion (Synod Certification, Evangelism, and Chaplaincy Certification)

EDU3215 Teaching Religion     3 credits
Objectives, curriculum requirements, materials, and methods of conducting classroom devotions and of teaching Bible history, catechism, and hymnology in the Lutheran elementary and middle school classrooms.
Jonathan Roux Jun 8 - Jun 26 MLC - New Ulm MN WCC 287

Jonathan Roux Jul 6 - Jul 22 St. Marcus Lutheran School - Milwaukee WI

EDU9540 Principles of Christian Education     3 credits
An overview of Christian education, especially formal Lutheran early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, with the goal of understanding and appreciating Lutheran schools as one of the means by which the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod carries out the Lord’s command to “tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done” (Psalm 78:4).
Robert Klindworth Jun 8 - Jun 19 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 178
Robert Klindworth Jul 6 - Jul 17 Divine Savior Academy - Doral FL

EDU9109 Bible Storytelling in Early Childhood     1 credit or non-credit*
Materials and methods for effective Bible storytelling and for enabling children's retelling.
Cheryl Loomis Jul 30 - Jul 31 Jerusalem Lutheran School - Morton Grove IL

THE1001 Biblical History and Literature I     3 credits
The biblical record of God's grace from creation to the destruction of Jerusalem.
Mark Lenz Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE1002 Biblical History and Literature II     3 credits
The biblical record of God's grace from the destruction of Jerusalem through the Intertestamental Period, to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jeffrey Schone Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE2001 Biblical History and Literature III     3 credits
The biblical record of God's grace in the life of the primitive church. A study of selected New Testament epistles and their background in the Acts of the Apostles.
David Sellnow Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE3001 Christian Doctrine I     3 credits
A study of those truths that the Bible, as the divinely inspired source of doctrine, presents concerning the author, the object, and the mediator of salvation.
Lawrence Olson Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE3002 Christian Doctrine II     3 credits
The scriptural truths concerning the blessing the Holy Spirit showers on believers, individually and collectively, in the presentation and appropriation of the gift of salvation. 
Lyle Lange Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE3140 Organization and Administration in the Parish     3 credits
A presentation of organizational structure, planning, decision making, supervision, leadership, and human relations as tools in the administration of the church.
James Pope Jun 8 - Jun 19 MLC - New Ulm MN  OM 225

THE4001 Lutheran Confessional Writings     3 credits
The origin, content, and significance of the confessions of the Lutheran Church as contained in the Book of Concord (1580).
Mark Lenz Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE8113 Connecting Young Adults to the Church     1 credit
A study and discussion of issues regarding young adults' involvement in churches and member ministry. Participants engage in Bible study and discussion of practical issues related to ministry with youth/young adults.
David Sellnow Jul 15 - Jul 26 Online

THE8508 Devotional Writing     1 credit
Examining and practicing the art of writing spiritual devotions. Includes an examination of core principles regarding the presentation of law and gospel and regarding effective, concise communication.
David Sellnow Jun 8 - Jun 26 Online

THE8511 Constructing and Conducting Bible Studies     1 credit
The art and practice of writing and leading Bible studies.
David Sellnow Jun 29 - Jul 17 Online

THE9101 The Mission of the Church     1 credit
Foundational understanding of the church and the local congregation's evangelism missions. Involves both evaluation of and planning for local congregation evangelism.
Donn Dobberstein Jun 15 - Jul 24 Online

WEB0801 Teaching the Faith: Will We Instruct or Indoctrinate?     4 clock hours
A conceptual analysis of teaching as offered by Syracuse University philosopher of education Thomas F. Green (1927-2006) in The Activities of Teaching (1971), with a focus on the difference between “instructing” and “indoctrinating” and how this applies to the way we teach the Lutheran faith.  The assignment will be in the form of online threaded discussion, where participants will discuss how we teach religion in our schools and in the church in general.
David Sellnow Jul 27 - Aug 3 Online
 

Additional Program Links

Information about the WELS Chaplaincy Certification Program

There is a growing need to share the love of Christ with people who are experiencing special life situations, including but not limited to those who are confined to hospitals, correctional facilities, serving in the military, and/or other private and public residences. WELS pastors and lay workers, too, are increasingly drawn to participate in such ministries.

Information about the WELS Staff Ministry Certification Program

Candidates who already hold a bachelor's degree or who are 35 years of age or older may be granted certification for service in the WELS as a staff minister upon completion of the religion and professional components of the program. An internship or series of practica is also required. Options exist for full-time study on campus and for part-time study through Martin Luther College summer sessions, extension courses, distance learning, and independent and directed studies.

Information about the WELS Teacher Certification

Scripture outlines the qualifications of candidates for the public ministry in such passages as I Timothy 3, II Timothy 2:15, and Titus 1. In the interest of maintaining such scriptural principles for the teacher training and staff ministry training programs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), the Conference of Presidents (COP) as the certifying agency for the synod distinguishes between certified teachers and staff ministers and those still having a program of education to complete and has established guidelines for the certification of teachers and staff ministers.

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Summer Session at MLC 
EDU3215 Teaching Religion     3 credits
Objectives, curriculum requirements, materials, and methods of conducting classroom devotions and of teaching Bible history, catechism, and hymnology in the Lutheran elementary and middle school classrooms.
Jonathan Roux Jun 8 - Jun 26 MLC - New Ulm MN WCC 287

EDU8108 Preprimary Curriculum Essentials I     1 credit or non-credit*
Theory, research evidence, standards, teaching practices, Christian ECE philosophy, an active early learning environment, and a  consistent daily routine that underlie and support a quality ECE curriculum.
Susan Haar Jun 22 - Jun 24 MLC - New Ulm MN WCC 162

EDU8109 Preprimary Curriculum Essentials II     1 credit or non-credit*
Theory, research evidence, standards, and teaching practices that underlie and support the ECE curriculum areas of mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the visual and dramatic arts.
Susan Haar Jun 24 - Jun 26 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 162

EDU9540 Principles of Christian Education     3 credits
An overview of Christian education, especially formal Lutheran early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, with the goal of understanding and appreciating Lutheran schools as one of the means by which the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod carries out the Lord’s command to “tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done” (Psalm 78:4).
Robert Klindworth Jun 8 - Jun 19 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 178

HEB9001 Hebrew Institute     1 credit
An upper-level course in biblical Hebrew for parish pastors with a strong interest and ability in Hebrew and for those currently teaching Hebrew in the fellowship of WELS.
Thomas Nass Jun 15 - Jun 19 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 270
Thomas Nass Jul 13 - Jul 17 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 270

HEB9002 Summer Hebrew Grammar Review     1 credit
Review of Hebrew grammar, verb analyzation, and vocabulary. Translation of two to three chapters of historical prose.
Daniel Witte Jun 8 - Jun 12 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 270

MUS4201 Lutheran Worship     2 credits
A study of hymnody and orders of worship in Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal with application to the life and work of those called into gospel ministry. Includes significant developments in the history of Western worship.
Kermit Moldenhauer Jun 15 - Jun 26 MLC - New Ulm MN  MC 217

THE3140 Organization and Administration in the Parish     3 credits
A presentation of organizational structure, planning, decision making, supervision, leadership, and human relations as tools in the administration of the church.
James Pope Jun 8 - Jun 19 MLC - New Ulm MN  OM 225

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EDT5007 Google Technologies in Education     3 credits
An in-depth study and application of Google tools available through Google Apps for Education with emphasis on educational application.
Jason Schmidt Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDT8001 Activities in Using the SMART Board     1 credit
A hands-on approach giving students experience using the SMART Board with a variety of subject areas and activities. Participants construct practical materials. Designed for beginning users of the SMART Board and for individuals who want to learn more about SMART Board.
James Grunwald Jun 15 - Jun 18 St Matthew Lutheran School - Winona MN
Philip Dretske Aug 3 - Aug 6 Salem Lutheran School - Owosso MI

EDT8011 Dynamic Classroom Presentations     1 credit
Using PowerPoint and other presentation software in a more sophisticated and dynamic way. Includes how to embed multimedia files and add transitions, images, and animations, all to help the non-designer build beautiful slides using sound design principles. Discusses the most powerful and compelling principles behind communicating with digital media.
Martin Spriggs Jun 15 - Jul 3 Online

EDT8017 Using Google Tools to Communicate, Create, and Collaborate     1 credit
A practical application of tools in Google Apps for Education.
Jason Schmidt Jul 6 - Jul 24 Online

EDT8018 SMART Board for Intermediate Users     1 credit
A hands-on approach giving students additional experience using a SMART Board with a variety of subject areas and activities. Designed for intermediate level SMART Board users.
James Grunwald Jun 15 - Jun 18 St Matthew Lutheran School - Winona MN
Philip Dretske Aug 3 - Aug 6 Salem Lutheran School - Owosso MI

EDT8101 Technologies for Preschool – 2nd Grade     1 credit
A hands-on experiential class using various websites  and hardware that are  tailored for early childhood and primary grade teachers and learners.
Jason Schmidt Jun 8 - Jun 26 Online

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EDT5006/EDT9502 Designing and Constructing Online Courses     3 credits
Prerequisite EDT9501 or EDT5005. (May be taken concurrently with instructor permission.) (EDT9502 and EDT5006 will be taught concurrently. EDT5006 will require additional work. EDT9502 is intended for students who are not currently in and do not in the future plan on entering a graduate degree program. EDT9502 cannot be applied toward a graduate degree.) 
The design and construction of online, web-based components, modules, workshops, and courses. Topics include learning theory and instructional design, web-based design principles, preliminary course planning, creating a course framework, preparing online lessons and content, constructing course materials, and preparing for course delivery.
James Grunwald Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU3215 Teaching Religion     3 credits
Objectives, curriculum requirements, materials, and methods of conducting classroom devotions and of teaching Bible history, catechism, and hymnology in the Lutheran elementary and middle school classrooms.
Jonathan Roux Jun 8 - Jun 26 MLC - New Ulm MN WCC 287
Jonathan Roux Jul 6 - Jul 22 St. Marcus Lutheran School - Milwaukee WI

EDU5001 Issues in Education     3 credits
An overview of the critical issues affecting public and private education, including American pluralism/multiculturalism and the common school ideal, demographic shifts and their effects on education, outreach and evangelism, marketing the school, choice proposals and vouchers, economic issues, competition for students, high‐stakes testing and assessment, standards‐based education, and others. The focus will be on helping teachers and principals understand the research related to these issues and reflect on their effects on Christian education.
David Wendler Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5002 The School as a Learning Community     3 credits
A study of the relationship of a school’s philosophy to its practice and how it affects curriculum and instruction. Topics include the role of staff development, strategic planning, internal and external relationships, group dynamics, team building, and managing change as these relate to curriculum, instruction, and leadership style in the school.
John Kolander Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5005 Foundations of Educational Research     3 credits
Understanding quantitative and qualitative research and the critical analysis and application of such research to educational issues. Topics include measurement theory, research designs, sampling, appropriate statistical
analyses, developing research problems and hypotheses, and the use of variables in research. 
Prerequisite for EDU5011
Meyer/Tess Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5011 Classroom Research     3 credits
Development of skills for planning and completing a systematic action research inquiry into classroom practice, including analysis of practice, review of relevant literature, plans for change, implementation of the action research, and evaluation. Students will acquire a foundational knowledge for conducting action research.
Carol Angell Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5106 Assessment of Learning and Instruction     3 credits
The design and application of appropriate learning assessment strategies that consider the pedagogical intent; state, federal, and subject standards; and the diversity of the students. Teaching theory and practice will be viewed in the context of student learning assessment.
Carla Melendy Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5302 Supervision of Instruction     3 credits
Examines supervisory theory and provides a framework for matching supervisory approach to teacher need, preference, and career stage. Techniques for effective observation and collection of meaningful data will be presented and practiced. The distinction between formative and summative evaluation and the need for both will be emphasized. Students will be equipped to apply developmental philosophy to supervisory relationships.
Jeffery Wiechman Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

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EDU5311 The Principalship     3 credits
Reviews the role and responsibilities of the principal as policymaker and facilitator, especially in areas of health and safety, human relations, student and enrollment management, and other duties.  Develops skills of leading meetings, setting agendas, and communication.
Lowell Holtz Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU5902 Instructional Mentoring in an Online Environment     2 credits
Prepares instructional mentors and coaches to create and foster online learning communities for beginning teachers through the e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) system. Participants learn to use research-based mentoring language, instructional mentoring protocols, and classroom observations to promote continuous improvement and problem solving in beginning teachers.
John Meyer Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

EDU8101 Intellectual, Social, & Emotional Development     1 credit
The social and emotional development of preprimary children and its impact on cognitive functioning and instructional approaches.
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Julie Sallquist Jun 8 - Jun 9 Claggett Center - Adamstown MD

EDU8102 Operation & Management of ECE Programs     1 credit or non-credit*
An overview of the operation and management of early childhood education programs.
Rachel Burgess Jun 29 - Jul 31 Online

EDU8105 Encouraging Literacy Development     1 credit or non-credit*
Theoretical and practical approach to promoting children's emergent language development in early childhood setting.
Cheryl Loomis Jun 8 - Jun 11 The Plaza Resort & Spa - Daytona Beach FL
Cheryl Loomis Jul 6 - Jul 7 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI
Cheryl Loomis Jul 24 - Jul 25 Light of Life Preschool - Covington WA

EDU8108 Preprimary Curriculum Essentials I     1 credit or non-credit*
Theory, research evidence, standards, teaching practices, Christian ECE philosophy, an active early learning environment, and a  consistent daily routine that underlie and support a quality ECE curriculum.
Susan Haar Jun 22 - Jun 24 MLC - New Ulm MN WCC 162
Susan Haar Jul 27 - Jul 29 Zion Lutheran School - Hartland WI

EDU8109 Preprimary Curriculum Essentials II     1 credit or non-credit*
Theory, research evidence, standards, and teaching practices that underlie and support the ECE curriculum areas of mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the visual and dramatic arts.
Susan Haar Jun 24 - Jun 26 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 162
Susan Haar Jul 29 - Jul 31 Zion Lutheran School - Hartland WI

EDU8112 Health and Safety in Early Childhood Centers     1 credit
Planning for safety, first aid, health, and nutrition in the early childhood learning environment.
Marjorie Witt Jun 8 - Jun 30 Online

EDU8507 An Alternative Structure for Instruction: Cooperative Learning     1 credit
Competitive, cooperative, and individualistic structuring of lessons, application to all students and grade levels, and appropriateness in the Lutheran school.
Cynthia Whaley Jun 24 - Jun 25 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

EDU8511 Designing Instruction Using Authentic Assessment     1 credit or non-credit*
Explores the key characteristics of authentic assessment and teaching strategies that complement its use. Examines criteria and standards for the development of authentic assessments so that participants can design authentic tasks to use in their teaching. Also addresses scoring student work using rubrics.
Gene Pfeifer Jun 22 - Jun 23 Shoreland Lutheran High School - Somers WI

EDU8513 Reaching and Teaching the Gifted and Talented     credit or non-credit*
Overviews the characteristics of children who are gifted and talented, examines theoretical implications
(including acceleration and enrichment), and provides practical strategies for serving gifted learners.
Rebecca Berger Jun 8 - Jun 11 The Plaza Resort & Spa - Daytona Beach FL

EDU8532 Rethinking Homework     1 credit or non-credit*
A study of the value of homework. Homework policies and practices will be discussed and evaluated.
Carla Melendy Jun 8 - Jun 11 The Plaza Resort & Spa - Daytona Beach FL

EDU8537 Brain-based Learning     1 credit
Applies current brain research to classroom instruction and student learning.
Cynthia Whaley Jun 2 - Jun 3 St. Mark Lutheran School - Eau Claire WI
Cynthia Whaley Jun 18 - Jun 19 Good Shepherd Lutheran School - Burnsville MN
Cynthia Whaley Jun 22 - Jun 23 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

EDU9109 Bible Storytelling in Early Childhood     1 credit or non-credit*
Materials and methods for effective Bible storytelling and for enabling children's retelling.
Cheryl Loomis Jul 30 - Jul 31 Jerusalem Lutheran School - Morton Grove IL

EDU9249 Workshop for Supervisors of Student Teachers     1.5 credits
Techniques, strategies, and materials for supervising student teachers.
Ronald Ohm Jun 16 - Jun 18 Fox Valley Lutheran High School - Appleton WI

EDU9508 Effective Science Instruction     1 credit or non-credit*
Principles, applications, and assessment of using an inquiry approach for teaching science in elementary and middle school classrooms.
Mark Tacke Jun 11 - Jun 12 Fox Valley Lutheran High School - Appleton WI
Mark Tacke Jun 29 - Jun 30 Evergreen Lutheran High School - Tacoma WA

EDU9540 Principles of Christian Education     3 credits
An overview of Christian education, especially formal Lutheran early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, with the goal of understanding and appreciating Lutheran schools as one of the means by which the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod carries out the Lord’s command to “tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done” (Psalm 78:4).
Robert Klindworth Jun 8 - Jun 19 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 178
Robert Klindworth Jul 6 - Jul 17 Divine Savior Academy - Doral FL

ENG3010 American Minority Writers     3 credits
An analysis of selected works of contemporary American minority writers, including Asian-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans.
Lawrence Czer Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

GER1003 Elementary German III     3 credits
An online accelerated course in German language and culture that includes listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Requires prior German instruction and prepares students for on-campus enrollment in GER2001 Intermediate German.
James Danell Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

HEB9001 Hebrew Institute     1 credit
An upper-level course in biblical Hebrew for parish pastors with a strong interest and ability in Hebrew and for those currently teaching Hebrew in the fellowship of WELS.
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Thomas Nass Jun 15 - Jun 19 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 270
Thomas Nass Jul 13 - Jul 17 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 270

HEB9002 Summer Hebrew Grammar Review     1 credit
Review of Hebrew grammar, verb analyzation, and vocabulary. Translation of two to three chapters of historical prose.
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Daniel Witte Jun 8 - Jun 12 MLC - New Ulm MN  WCC 270

HIS9003 Big Ideas in Intellectual History: The Enlightenment     1 credit
Exploration of the philosophical trends and emphases of the 18th-century movement known as the Enlightenment. Special attention will be given to writings of Voltaire and Rousseau.
David Sellnow Jul 20 - Jul 31 Online

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MTH8202 Mathematics for Today     1 credit or non-credit*
What are the essential questions for your students to understand? How do you best use the the wealth of curriculum materials at your grade levels to achieve genuine mathematical understanding and application? What other resources are easy to integrate? How do you expect your students to show that they truly get it? Where do you find the time to improve your mathematics instruction? These questions and others will be answered as you dive into this course.
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James Carlovsky Jun 8 - Jun 9 Claggett Center - Adamstown MD

MUS4201 Lutheran Worship     2 credits
A study of hymnody and orders of worship in Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal with application to the life and work of those called into gospel ministry. Includes significant developments in the history of Western worship.
Kermit Moldenhauer Jun 15 - Jun 26 MLC - New Ulm MN  MC 217

MUS8101 Music and Worship in ECE     1 credit or non-credit*
Spiritual, musical, psychosocial, and cognitive aspects of music learning in early childhood. Surveys early childhood music learning theories and music teaching methods. Includes the use of the WELS music curriculum, Sing and Make Music.
Susan Haar Jul 8 - Jul 9 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

PED8101 Physical and Motor Development for Preprimary     1 credit or non-credit*
Addresses the physical needs of children from conception through childhood. Participants will plan for a week of physical education classes using a format presented in class.
John Gronholz Jun 8 - Jun 9 Emmanuel Lutheran School - Tempe AZ

SPE5201 Educating the Exceptional Learner     3 credits
Study of legislation, current issues, instruction, and resources as they apply to the needs and characteristics of exceptional learners ages birth to 21.
Daryl Hanneman Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

SPE5207 Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities     3 credits
Provides teachers of emotionally/behaviorally disordered students with an understanding of and practice with techniques derived from ecological, behavioral, and educational models for classroom interventions, as these models are interpreted and understood from a scriptural viewpoint.
Dennis Gulczynski Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

SPE8501 Educating the Exceptional Student      1 credit
Study of current issues, instruction, and resources as they apply to the needs and characteristics of learners ages birth to 21.
Alan Spurgin Jun 10 - Jun 11 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

SPE8501 Educating the Exceptional Student      1 credit
Study of current issues, instruction, and resources as they apply to the needs and characteristics of learners ages birth to 21.
Alan Spurgin  Jun 10 - Jun 11 Trinity/St. Luke Lutheran School - Watertown WI

SSC3210 World Regional Geography     3 credits
An overview of the world's major realms from a spatial perspective. Explores the physiographic and cultural landscapes of regions using systematic geographic concepts.
Earl Heidtke Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE1001 Biblical History and Literature I     3 credits
The biblical record of God's grace from creation to the destruction of Jerusalem.
Mark Lenz Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE1002 Biblical History and Literature II     3 credits
The biblical record of God's grace from the destruction of Jerusalem through the Intertestamental Period, to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jeffrey Schone Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE2001 Biblical History and Literature III     3 credits
The biblical record of God's grace in the life of the primitive church. A study of selected New Testament epistles and their background in the Acts of the Apostles.
David Sellnow Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE3001 Christian Doctrine I     3 credits
A study of those truths that the Bible, as the divinely inspired source of doctrine, presents concerning the author, the object, and the mediator of salvation.
Lawrence Olson Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE3002 Christian Doctrine II     3 credits
The scriptural truths concerning the blessing the Holy Spirit showers on believers, individually and collectively, in the presentation and appropriation of the gift of salvation. 
Lyle Lange Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE3012 Selections from John's Gospel     2 credits
An introduction to New Testament exegesis using selected chapters from the Greek text of John's gospel. For Seminary Certification students.
John Schmidt TBD MLC - New Ulm MN  LIB 4011

THE3140 Organization and Administration in the Parish     3 credits
A presentation of organizational structure, planning, decision making, supervision, leadership, and human relations as tools in the administration of the church.
James Pope Jun 8 - Jun 19 MLC - New Ulm MN  OM 225

THE4001 Lutheran Confessional Writings     3 credits
The origin, content, and significance of the confessions of the Lutheran Church as contained in the Book of Concord (1580).
Mark Lenz Jun 8 - Jul 31 Online

THE8113 Connecting Young Adults to the Church     1 credit
A study and discussion of issues regarding young adults' involvement in churches and member ministry. Participants engage in Bible study and discussion of practical issues related to ministry with youth/young adults.
David Sellnow Jul 15 - Jul 26 Online

THE8508 Devotional Writing     1 credit
Examining and practicing the art of writing spiritual devotions. Includes an examination of core principles regarding the presentation of law and gospel and regarding effective, concise communication.
David Sellnow Jun 8 - Jun 26 Online

THE8511 Constructing and Conducting Bible Studies     1 credit
The art and practice of writing and leading Bible studies.
David Sellnow Jun 29 - Jul 17 Online

THE9101 The Mission of the Church     1 credit
Foundational understanding of the church and the local congregation's evangelism missions. Involves both evaluation of and planning for local congregation evangelism.
Donn Dobberstein Jun 15 - Jul 24 Online

WEB0101 Understanding Learning Differences     4 clock hours
An exposure to various ways in which learners differ and the process of referral, assessment, and educational planning with respect to special education law and private schools.
Carrie Pfeifer Jun 1 - Jun 8 Online

WEB0102 Differentiating Instruction to Benefit All Learners     4 clock hours
An exposure to the theory and practices associated with differentiated instruction.
Carrie Pfeifer Jun 8 - Jun 15 Online
Carrie Pfeifer Aug 3 - Aug 7 Online

WEB0103 Blend, Enhance, Flip:  Recipes for Hybrid Learning     4 clock hours
An overview of the principles employed in classroom instruction that utilizes online resources to present course content and allows more student-teacher interaction during the face-to-face lessons.
David Sellnow Jul 13 - Jul 20 Online

WEB0104 Instructional Strategies for Students with Attention Disorders     4 clock hours
A description of neurological factors associated with ADHD and ADD and practical strategies for students with this diagnosis.
Carrie Pfeifer Jun 15 - Jun 22 Online

WEB0105 Instructional Strategies for Students with Literacy Disorders     4 clock hours
A review of the neurological foundations of literacy and developmentally appropriate strategies for students with literacy struggles.
Carrie Pfeifer Jul 6 - Jul 13 Online

WEB0106 Instructional Strategies for Students with High-Functioning Autism     4 clock hours
A discussion of the suspected neural causes and behavioral indicators of autism along with practical ways to enhance learning for students on the autism spectrum.
Carrie Pfeifer Jul 13 - Jul 20 Online

WEB0801 Teaching the Faith: Will We Instruct or Indoctrinate?     4 clock hours
A conceptual analysis of teaching as offered by Syracuse University philosopher of education Thomas F. Green (1927-2006) in The Activities of Teaching (1971), with a focus on the difference between “instructing” and “indoctrinating” and how this applies to the way we teach the Lutheran faith.  The assignment will be in the form of online threaded discussion, where participants will discuss how we teach religion in our schools and in the church in general.
David Sellnow Jul 27 - Aug 3 Online

*Courses for credit require additional work and cost $280 for tuition and fees. Courses for non-credit (12.5 clock hours) require attendance at all sessions and cost $145 for tuition and fees. Please also note: Those wanting to apply the course to WELS Early Childhood Synod Certification or the CDA credential must take the course for credit. 

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