General Studies Courses

General Studies courses may be an option for students interested in taking one or two credit-based courses but who are not currently interested in seeking a credential. Students who successfully complete General Studies courses may be eligible to transfer credit toward a certificate, diploma or degree upon formal admission to a program.

Permission to register in General Studies courses requires approval by the Dean or designate. Supporting documentation and/or prerequisites may be required.

For information about non-credit courses, visit Continuing Studies.

Upcoming Start Dates

EDLM510: Research for School Improvement

 Course Description: Introduces the research concepts and methods that are most relevant to school improvement. Examines different approaches to both quantitative and qualitative research, their theoretical underpinnings and practical applications, as well as intellectual property and copyright issues. Explores the concept of research literacy and the process of translating research results into action-oriented strategies that support school improvement. Prerequisite: LRNTLNK completion is a mandatory requirement (prerequisite) for progression to this course and the remainder of your program. Co-requisites: EDLM 501.  Credits: 3.00

EDLM510: Research for School Improvement

 Course Description: Introduces the research concepts and methods that are most relevant to school improvement. Examines different approaches to both quantitative and qualitative research, their theoretical underpinnings and practical applications, as well as intellectual property and copyright issues. Explores the concept of research literacy and the process of translating research results into action-oriented strategies that support school improvement. Prerequisite: LRNTLNK completion is a mandatory requirement (prerequisite) for progression to this course and the remainder of your program. Co-requisites: EDLM 501.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
August 31, 2020 November 1, 2020 TBD Online
August 30, 2021 October 31, 2021 TBD Online

EDLM540: Building and Managing the School Communities: School Culture and Communication

 Course Description: Examines the interpersonal dynamics of the learning environment with a focus on identifying the shared and disputed norms in the learning community as well as a diversity of needs and interests of students and stakeholders. Applies systems and change theories to managing complexity and resolving conflict as well as working inclusively to promote growth and improvement. Examines issues of governance and the role of law in educational administration.  Credits: 3.00

EDLM540: Building and Managing the School Communities: School Culture and Communication

 Course Description: Examines the interpersonal dynamics of the learning environment with a focus on identifying the shared and disputed norms in the learning community as well as a diversity of needs and interests of students and stakeholders. Applies systems and change theories to managing complexity and resolving conflict as well as working inclusively to promote growth and improvement. Examines issues of governance and the role of law in educational administration.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 25, 2019 February 9, 2020 TBD Online
November 9, 2020 January 17, 2021 TBD Online
November 8, 2021 January 16, 2022 TBD Online

EDLM550: Communication in School Leadership

 Course Description: Examines current practices for communicating information about student learning both within the school community and to the community at large and considers the potential impacts of changing these practices. Develops interpersonal communication strategies to interact effectively with individuals or in group and team settings. Explores the role of communication in building a supportive community including parents, community members and senior administrators.  Credits: 3.00

EDLM550: Communication in School Leadership

 Course Description: Examines current practices for communicating information about student learning both within the school community and to the community at large and considers the potential impacts of changing these practices. Develops interpersonal communication strategies to interact effectively with individuals or in group and team settings. Explores the role of communication in building a supportive community including parents, community members and senior administrators.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
February 17, 2020 April 26, 2020 TBD Online
January 25, 2021 March 28, 2021 TBD Online

EDLM560: Leading Technological Integration in Schools

 Course Description: Introduces the range of student service options required in technology-mediated learning environments and the challenges involved in their provision. Considers the needs of students, and the role of staff and faculty professional development programs in supporting students. Examines the impact of introducing e-learning into a traditional institution as well as the role of electronic learning networks in supporting school improvement.  Credits: 3.00

EDLM560: Leading Technological Integration in Schools

 Course Description: Introduces the range of student service options required in technology-mediated learning environments and the challenges involved in their provision. Considers the needs of students, and the role of staff and faculty professional development programs in supporting students. Examines the impact of introducing e-learning into a traditional institution as well as the role of electronic learning networks in supporting school improvement.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
May 4, 2020 July 12, 2020 TBD Online
April 5, 2021 June 6, 2021 TBD Online

EDLM570: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

 Course Description: Introduces the concept of assessment as, for, and of learning with an emphasis on aligning curriculum with assessment. Distinguishes between large-scale assessment and assessment for learning. Explores the cultural constructs impacting curriculum and assessment. Examines current thinking about authentic assessment and assessment strategies, as well as the challenges inherent in interpreting and communicating evaluation evidence.  Credits: 3.00

EDLM570: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

 Course Description: Introduces the concept of assessment as, for, and of learning with an emphasis on aligning curriculum with assessment. Distinguishes between large-scale assessment and assessment for learning. Explores the cultural constructs impacting curriculum and assessment. Examines current thinking about authentic assessment and assessment strategies, as well as the challenges inherent in interpreting and communicating evaluation evidence.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
July 20, 2020 September 27, 2020 TBD Online
June 14, 2021 August 15, 2021 TBD Online

EDLM580: Supervising, Coaching, and Mentoring for Professional Learning

 Course Description: Addresses the topic of supervision of instructional practices from the perspective of performance-based assessment. Distinguishes between performance-based supervision and evaluation. Considers the impact of supervision on the learning community.  Credits: 3.00

EDLM580: Supervising, Coaching, and Mentoring for Professional Learning

 Course Description: Addresses the topic of supervision of instructional practices from the perspective of performance-based assessment. Distinguishes between performance-based supervision and evaluation. Considers the impact of supervision on the learning community.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
October 5, 2020 December 13, 2020 TBD Online
August 23, 2021 October 24, 2021 TBD Online