North Central College - Naperville, IL

2014 Graduate Course Summer Schedule

Please note: Graduate courses meeting only once a week have a first assignment  that must be completed before the first class meeting. First Assignments are posted to the website approximately one month before the start of the term.

Contact the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education Admission
30 N Brainard Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630.637.5840
email: ace@noctrl.edu

ACC 501 1, Financial Accounting
Monday, 6:00PM 10:30PM
Measurement and reporting of financial information, including revenue recognition, inventory valuation, depreciation theory, liability recognition, and corporate equity measurement.

CSC 501-1,  Foundational Concepts of Computer Science I
Monday/Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
An introduction to the foundational concepts of computer science for students
with little or no programming background. Topics include programming in the
Java language, working with input, output, and assignment, as well as control
mechanisms for selection and iteration. In addition, functions/methods, classes
and objects, searching and sorting, arrays, and an introduction to graphical user
interfaces are covered. Extensive programming is required.

EDN 501-71 Assessment Strategies for the Classroom
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30-11:50 p.m.
This course is designed to foster the essential link between learning and assessment.  Emerging theory on performance-based assessment, brain research, and curriculum-aligned assessment will be explored to better understand the fundamental nature of assessment.  Students will be engaged in a systematic study of  different methods of performance-based assessment.  Teachers as leaders will examine ways to implement effective assessment practices throughout the school community.  This is a required course in the C&I Program.

EDN 534-1  Leadership for Supervision & Instruction
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30-11:50 a.m.
This course is designed to examine the educational leader’s role as a facilitator
of learning. The primary objective of the course is to explore the broad area of
school reform through the lenses of supervision, pedagogy, assessment, standards,
and dilemmas that reform in these areas can create. There will be an
emphasis on the concepts and skills of leadership that are required to enhance
and extend student learning, including instructional supervision. The state
requirements in teacher and principal supervision will be addressed in this
course. Candidates will be required to participate in training by certified staff
in accordance with the provisions of Section 24 A-3 of the School Code (105
ILCS 5/24A-3) EDN 534 is a required course in the Leadership and
Administration program and an elective in the Teacher as Leader in Curriculum
and Instruction program.

 

EDN 600-71  Teaching Diverse Students
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

EDN 511-1    Problem Based Learning
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and  Friday,  8:00AM-4:00PM   Week 6.
An introduction to problem based learning as a method in designing curricular and institutional activities. 

EDN 534-1  Leadership for Supervision and Instruction
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12:30-4:00 p.m.
This course is designed to examine the educational leader’s role as a facilitator of learning. The primary objective of the course is to explore the broad area of school reform through the lenses of supervision, pedagogy, assessment, standards, and dilemmas that reform in these areas can create.  There will be an emphasis on the concepts and skills of leadership that are required to enhance and extend student learning, including instructional supervision.  The state requirements in teacher and principal supervision will be addressed in this course.  Candidates will be required to participate in training by certified staff in accordance with the provisions of Section 24 A-3 of the School Code (105 ILCS 5/24A-3) EDN 534 is a required course in the Leadership and Administration program and an elective in the Teacher as Leader in Curriculum and Instruction program.

 

EDN 620-1   Program Assessment
Monday/Wednesday, 4:00-8:00 p.m.  
This graduate  course is designed to increase the students' understanding of program assessment and the use of technology as a tool in pursuit of data driven decision-making.  The course iwill focus on how to conduct program assessment.  Students will gain an understanding of data collection and analysis and how to use that information in the decision-making process.  Using data collected through program assessment, students will learn how to use data to formulate a school improvement plan for the improvement of instruction and learning.  Students will also learn how technology can be used to support the management function of the principal.  Prerequisite:  EDN 500

EDN 652-71 Child/Adolescent Literature Instruction K-12
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30-11:50
This course provides advanced studies in the major genres of literature to serve
the reading needs of students from preschool through high school. The course
is designed to provide teaching professionals the pedagogy, critical analysis,
selection criteria, and uses of multicultural literature. Participants will be able
to concentrate on grade-appropriate literature for their particular interest/assignments
in the field for partial requirements in this course.

FIN 550-1   Financial Management 
Wednesday, 6:00PM 10:30 p.m.
Prereqs: ACC 501 or ACC 502; ECN 500; BUS 541 recommended.
A survey of the tools, concepts, and models used in financial analysis. Specific topics include discounted cash flow analysis, capital budgeting, risk and return, valuation models, financial markets, statement analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and multinational finance. 

FIN 610-1 Personal Financial Planning
Tuesday, 6:00PM 10:30PM Prereq: FIN 550.
A broad-based course covering topics in personal financial planning and personal finance. Topics include the financial planning process, creating and evaluating personal financial statements, tax planning, insurance planning, investment planning, evaluation of credit sources and financial services, retirement planning, estate planning, and investment advising. The course is intended for a wide audience including students interested in taking a first step toward careers in personal financial consulting, advising, and financial services (financial planning, investment advising, personal banking), who already work in financial services fields and seek a greater understanding of personal financial topics to better serve clients, or who seek to better manage their own financial affairs.

 
MGT 621-1  Organizational Behavior
Wednesday, 6:00-10:30 p.m.
An examination of the development of organizational theory, as well as individual and group motivation and behavioral factors within organizations.  Topics include organizational change, conflict, structure, development, communication, decision making, and leadership.

MGT 623 1 Human Resource Management
Monday, 6:00-10:30 p.m.
Examines factors, both inside and outside the organization, which influence the personnel planning function. Topics include employee selection, development, motivation, evaluation and remuneration, and labor relations. Instructional methods include the case approach, laboratory exercises, and small group decisions.

MGT 645 1 Organizational Leadership & Group Performance
Monday, 6:00-10:30 p.m.
An analysis of organizational leadership and the practice of leading and managing corporations and small businesses and not-for-profit associations or governmental agencies. The intellectual, psychological, political, and social sources of leadership are studied for their theoretical foundation and practical application. The concepts of transformational and transactional leadership are continually examined and students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills through case analysis, role development, and research projects.

MKT 570 1 Marketing Management
Tuesday, 6:00 -10:30 p.m.
The analysis, planning, implementation, and coordination of marketing activities for the purpose of achieving organizational objectives. Topics include determination of target market segments, needs and opportunities, developing marketing strategies, and manipulation of elements in the marketing mix. Staff.

MLD 692-1 Special Topics in Leadership
Wednesday, 6:00-10:30 p.m.
A topical course offering a study of the leadership skills and strategies necessary for success in a wide variety of contexts including business, higher education, athletics and social entrepreneurship.  Repeatable once, if on a different topic.

MLS 506-1 Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Management
Wednesday, 6:00PM 10:30 p.m.
A critical examination of social and ethical issues and problems facing business and managers. Students are asked to assess the extent and relative influence of government, competitors, labor unions, consumers, society's expectations, and the personal values of managers as factors in business decisions. Staff.

MLS 632-1 Race/Ethnicity and the American Experience
Tuesday, 6:00PM 10:30PM
An analysis of how race, ethnicity, and concepts about these have shaped the American experience.  Focusing on selected groups from both minority populations and the "white" majority population, students will study how these groups have sought to define themselves against the larter backdrop of American culture and society.  Social historical, and economic perspectives will be considered and supplemented by literature and analytical methods drawn from contemporary critical theory.