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This course focuses on the application of statutes and regulations as required by law. Students discuss legal principles based on constitutional principles, legislation and case law that enable, restrict, or challenge the functioning of camp officials to do their job. Risk assessment to avoid...

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As the culmination to studying Human Rights, MA students will choose to complete a Capstone Project that reflects a particular aspect of Human Rights, or complete a semester Internship with an organization that focuses on issues of Human Rights.
 

Semester: TBD

In this culminating project for the program, students will apply the research skills they have learned throughout the program in conjunction with the leadership and management knowledge they have garnered to complete a research project of their choosing. Students will collect data (quantitative...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Traditional Semester- August 26 to December 15, 2020

This course examines and deepens your understanding of child development. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge through child observations and assignments.Gauging how development occurs, its sequences, what can interfere, and the elements necessary for healthy development are all...

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Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester A- May 6 to June 30, 2020

The notion that children deserve protection and rights is a relatively modern concept, and historically many societies viewed children as little more than property and a source of free labor. The development of child protection and children’s rights will be studied, as well as to what extent...

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All children of Nazi-occupied Europe, from those raised to fulfill the Aryan ideal to those targeted for destruction, were deeply impacted by Nazi ideology, the horrors of war, and genocidal goals. For students seeking to broaden their knowledge of Holocaust history and educators seeking age-...

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This course explores the meaning and extent of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, called the Bill of Rights, which defines the essence of civil rights. These include the freedoms and rights guaranteed in the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition) and the...

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Acknowledging the importance of student engagement, this course focuses on designing activities, discussions and assessments, which are driven by student involvement. It offers strategies for differentiation and techniques for communication that are both supportive and rigorous.

Semester: Online Fall 2020 Semester B- October 28 to December 22, 2020

Students will develop the necessary skills to interact and communicate effectively with board members, staff, media, parents, and campers. The use of email, web pages, mobile technology, and social networking will be addressed. Students will identify their own personality and work style and...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Semester A- August 26 to October 20, 2020

The Polish-Jewish scholar Raphael Lemkin coined the term "genocide" in 1944. This class will explore the meaning of this term and specific instances of genocides throughout history in an effort to understand how and why genocides occur. Our focal point is the Holocaust, the mass murder of...

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This course focuses first on the history, structure, and meaning of the Sabbath liturgy in traditional Judaism, and then looks at the history, structure, and meaning of the Roman Catholic Mass in Christianity. Comparisons and contrasts will be studied between the two liturgies, as well as the...

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This course focuses on some of the major theological beliefs in both ancient Judaism and early Christianity. While the course will be based primarily on the Thirteen Principles of Faith of Maimonides as well as the Nicene Creed and basic dogmatic theology of early Christianity, a variety of...

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The concept paper focuses on formulating the research questions and writing the concept paper. Once the dissertation advisor is satisfied with the results, the concept paper will be sent to the Program Chair for approval. This approval must be obtained before work may be done on the proposal...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Traditional Semester- August 26 to December 15, 2020

Students will focus and clarify their dissertation topics, state their research questions, and discuss methodology, outline their research plans, and develop a comprehensive bibliography of sources. They will then share these with fellow Ph.D. students and faculty for feedback. A preliminary...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Traditional Semester- August 26 to December 15, 2020

Understanding that conflict is often a by-product of professional and personal interaction, this course offers strategies for constructively resolving issues at both the individual and group levels.  Using self-reflection, personality inventories, and the study of temperaments, including the...

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Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester B- July 1 to August 25, 2020

This course provides students with the theories and tools necessary developing a business plan that is both practical and supportive of values and vision. Directors or aspiring directors will be required to examine the visions/mission statements of their schools and determine the necessary...

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This course will provide information about trauma and the attitudes necessary for creating and supporting schools that mitigate the damage of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  Educators, and schools, need to be not only informed about trauma but also trauma ...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Semester B- October 28 to December 22, 2020

This course presents a creative approach to teaching through a wide range of strategies and research-based methods that may be applied to classrooms by teachers. Learner creativity will be examined and the fostering of learner creative strengths by educators will be investigated. Course content...

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In this course, students will learn to use technology to support the 21st-century skills of creativity/innovation, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking/problem-solving known as the 4C's. Students will create an e-Portfolio of lesson plans incorporating new programs and...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Semester A- August 26 to October 20, 2020

This course will focus on the ethical and moral issues facing administrators in educational institutions. Current topics, using recent case studies, will be examined and analyzed from the perspective of educational leadership.

An analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing educational leaders in the diverse cultures of communities as reflected in schools and colleges, with an emphasis on application of theories of leadership in cultural contexts.

Students will explore the leadership skills that educational leaders must exhibit in order to effectively manage an increasingly diverse student population. Sensitivity awareness will be stressed and students will examine current case studies and assess outcomes based on their own experiences....

This course develops understanding of various aspects of cross-cultural contact with traditional and nontraditional families and diverse populations. Course content examines communities, language, culture, and other factors that affect student learning and development. Strategies for maintaining...

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Semester A- August 26 to October 20, 2020

This course explores current issues and obstacles faced by the secondary educator. Through constructive conversation and scholarly review, participants will take a critical look at topics which impact their own personal instruction as well as the overall climate of secondary education within the...

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This course explores the influence of culture and values on learner behavior, actions, and judgment. Course content focuses the critical issues within diverse contemporary classrooms, such as class, language, race, ethnicity, and ability. Topics emphasize understanding the influence of home,...

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This course explores specific challenges that face leaders of Jewish educational institutions and how successful leaders confront them. Examines utilization of technology, creativity, and integrated and differentiated approaches to education as a myriad of tools for exploring this topic.

This course will provide an overview of curriculum and program development and evaluation for camp leaders. The program is the heart of camp and the curriculum design is the key to success. This course will take the future camp leader from the process of program design to program evaluation....

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Semester: Online Fall 2020 Semester B- October 28 to December 22, 2020

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