Summer Study for Educators

Graduate Level Online Courses for Summer 2020

Career-enhancing options for educators are among the graduate courses offered at FDU this summer.

Begin Certificate or Degree Studies • Enhance Your Credentials

Are you interested in earning a master’s degree, endorsements, or hours toward recertification and salary credit? FDU’s School of Education offers convenient online summer courses to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. 

You can realize significant cost savings through our special tuition pricing, too. Graduate summer credits cost only 50% of published credit hour rates after registering for the first three credits at the regular rate.  

Are you considering a transition to a college or university environment? FDU’s new all-online EdD in Higher Education is accepting applications for Fall 2020.

Whether you’re an educator needing professional development courses, a teacher pursuing special certification, or a current FDU graduate education student, you’ll find a variety of learning options this summer at FDU!

To Enroll in Summer Classes

Current FDU students can log into WebAdvisor to locate summer courses in their major. New and visiting FDU graduate students should follow the instructions below on how to register.

Current FDU Graduate Students

Newly Admitted Graduate Students 

Email the Office of Graduate Admissions for help in registering for summer classes, or call 201-692-2554 (Metropolitan Campus) or 973-443-8905 (Florham Campus).

International Students

Currently enrolled FDU international students should email the Office of International Student Services for assistance in planning and registering for summer classes, or call 201-692-2743 (Metropolitan Campus) or 973-443-8672 (Florham Campus).

Prospective FDU international students should contact the Office of International Student Admissions for assistance, or call 201-692-2743 (Metropolitan Campus) or 973-443-8672 (Florham Campus).


English as a Second Language 

Teaching English to speakers of other languages requires highly specialized training. Designed for New Jersey certified teachers, FDU’s ESL program focuses on the language and culture of the United States and effective second language methodology.

Course Descriptions

The following courses meet 6 of FDU’s 15-credit course requirements to become certified in New Jersey as a Teacher of English as a Second Language.

These credits also can be applied toward an NJDOE 12-credit bilingual/bicultural endorsement and toward FDU’s 36-credit MA in Education for Certified Teachers.

EDUC6631 81D Assessment in the Second Language Classroom (3 credits)  

This course provides the theoretical as well as the practical bases for the study, analysis, and creation of appropriate strategies to evaluate language acquisition. Practical procedures and theoretical issues relevant to the measurement and evaluation of language proficiency will allow teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and World Languages to understand and apply the techniques required for the assessment of language learning in the classroom. June 8 to July 18

EDUC6654 81D Literacy Development for Second Language Learners (3 credits)

Explores the process of acquiring literacy skills as part of the process of second language acquisition. A review of reading theories and second language acquisition theories and transferability of literacy skills from L1 to L2 will be reviewed. The impact of these theories on instructional practices will be emphasized. May 18 to June 27


Reading Specialist 

Designed to develop teachers as leaders in the field of literacy and reading.

 Course Descriptions

The following courses meet 6 of FDU’s 36-credit course requirements to earn Reading Specialist Endorsement/Certification from the New Jersey Department of Education. 

These courses also can be applied to an alternative 18-credit FDU Certificate for teachers who do not need state endorsement but want to learn more about current literacy research, balanced reading approaches, and reading strategies.

 EDUC6673 Integrating Literacy & Technology Across the Curriculum (3 credits)

This course will examine various techniques that promote literacy and technology across the curriculum. The definition of literacy will be explored based upon the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS). Emphasis will be on how technology can be integrated into a literacy program. Teachers will use the Internet to explore and share ideas on how literacy can be promoted in the classroom. Specific instructional strategies will be examined, and examples of effective technology integration into literacy lessons will be presented and discussed. May 18 to June 27

EDUC6582 Distance Learning & Children’s Literature (3 credits) 

This on-line course emphasizes how to use children’s literature in the classroom. Teachers learn how to integrate children’s literature into the curriculum of all subjects and across all grade levels. Students learn how to use technology to enrich the study of children’s literature. May 18 to June 27


Instructional Technology   

With the expanding use of various technologies in the schools — and for remote learning — instructional technology specialists are playing an increasingly valuable role in reshaping the learning process.

Course Descriptions

The following courses meet 6 of FDU’s 18-credit course requirements* leading to an Instructional Technology Certificate.

EDUC6673 Integrating Literacy & Technology Across the Curriculum (3 credits)

This course examines various techniques that promote literacy and technology across the curriculum. The definition of literacy will be explored based upon the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS). Emphasis will be on how technology can be integrated into a literacy program. Teachers will use the Internet to explore and share ideas on how literacy can be promoted in the classroom. Specific instructional strategies will be examined, and examples of effective technology integration into literacy lessons will be presented and discussed. May 18 to June 27

EDUC7796 Projects Based on the Web (3 credits) 

This course is designed to help ensure teachers are able to take full advantage of the Internet in and out of a classroom. The course centers on a project theme that builds gradually as the student learns more about the multidirectional possibilities of the web (and its flexible timeframe). Course participants will develop a complete classroom-ready project based on the web. June 8 to July 18

Note: Credits also can be applied to FDU’s 36-credit Master of Arts in Education degree for Certified Teachers (MACT), which includes 12 credits leading to the New Jersey Supervisor License.


MA in Educational Leadership

 FDU’s Educational Leadership program is designed to prepare educators to be exceptional school leaders. Graduates of the 36-credit MA in Educational Leadership program develop administrative strategies and skills needed to engage and lead a community of learners. The following summer courses meet 6 of FDU’s 36-credit course requirements* leading to a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.

Course Descriptions

EDUC6701 Leadership in Learning Community & School (3 credits)

Students will study the theoretical and conceptual basis of organizational leadership, with emphasis placed on contemporary theories and applications for successful leaders. Students will examine the roles of school leaders and what they must think about and be able to do to be effective under conditions of change. Emphasis will be placed on self-reflection and analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses as a future school leader. July 7 to July 17

EDUC6716 School Finance, Facilities and Scheduling (3 credits) 

This course will focus on the principal as an instructional leader and manager of the educational enterprise. The course curriculum is structured to assist future school leaders in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to help ensure that the management of the school educational program, facility, and its resources produce a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment for the success of all students. This course includes the important areas of school finance, the organization of the school day, and school plant management. The concepts learned during this course will be applied during the concurrent full-year field-based internship. July 7 to July 17


MA in Mathematical Foundations

 FDU’s M.A. in Mathematical Foundations is designed for elementary, middle school, and special education teachers who wish to teach math at the upper primary and middle school levels, but have limited or no background in math. The coursework is aligned with the New Jersey’s Common Core State Standards in K-8 Mathematics. If you’re a recent college graduate, these courses can enhance your marketability as you begin your education career.

Through these courses, you will learn research-based best practices in effective instruction to increase mathematics achievement of all students and how to address the diverse needs of your classroom, including ESL students and students with disabilities.

Students completing the full 12-credits will realize significant savings through the special summer tuition pricing. All four courses may be applied toward the 33-credit M.A. in Mathematical Foundations, which is offered both online and on campus.

And by pursuing an additional 5 credits of online or on-campus graduate study in mathematical foundations at FDU, you also can earn an NJ Department of Education endorsement to be a certified middle school mathematics teacher. (FDU’s onsite certification officer can assist you in applying for the Mathematics Grades 5-8 endorsement from the New Jersey Department of Education.)

Dates: All 3-credit courses run May 18 to Aug. 8; the 1-credit course will be held July 14 to July 28.

Course Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in education

Tuition: Graduate summer credits cost only 50% of published credit hour rates after registering for the first three credits at the regular rate.  

 MATH6509 World of Mathematics: Geometry (3 credits)

An investigation of the world through geometry and its application via a hands-on, process-oriented, problem-solving approach. May 18 to Aug. 8

 MATH6512 World of Mathematics: Seminar (3 credits)

An in-depth look into the practice of mathematics and an analysis of its impact on the world in its use and understanding. Numeracy, with its many facets, will draw students to aspects of how mathematics is understood.  May 18 to Aug. 8

MATH6516 World of Mathematics: Data Analysis & Probability (3 credits)

This course explores probability and statistics and tools used in the problem-solving process. Investigations will center on these topics: the basics of collection, summarization and interpretation of data and the fundamental ideas of probability.  May 18 to Aug. 8

 MATH6614 Multisensory Mathematics Skills  (1 credit)

Presents multisensory techniques for teaching basic mathematics concepts and computation to students with learning disabilities/dyscalculia. Topics include the acquisition of basic math facts, word problems, fractions, decimals and percentages.  July 14 to July 28

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions Office

grad@fdu.edu
(201) 692-2554