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Courses for Educators

Keene State College, part of Keene since 1909, offers high-caliber state and nationally accredited professional educator development programs at preservice and in-service levels.

Tuition Information

Educator Professional Development Workshops

Distance Learning Graduate Classes

Our graduate level, credit-based distance learning courses give you the opportunity to advance in your career while setting your own schedule. For a complete list, visit http://www.virtualeduc.com/ksc/

Online Courses

Convenient, affordable, and effective, Keene State’s instructor-facilitated noncredit online courses are highly interactive. With more than 360 ed2go courses in 29 different areas of study, you have hundreds of engaging online courses from which to choose. Hallmarks are patient, caring instructors; lively discussions with fellow students; and practical information you can put to immediate use. Most courses are $99 each. For details on these and all other courses, check www.ed2go.com/keene.

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Chemical Dependency

Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors

The analysis of drug use, abuse, dependence, and other compulsive behaviors through theoretical perspectives and models, including the Public Health model, family systems, and sociocultural and psychological perspectives. Drug research and evidence-based practices are examined. Prerequisites: Health Science majors or Substance Abuse/Addictions minors only, junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • HLSC-380-01C MTWRFS, 9:00AM‑5:30PM. JOSL303. Instructor: Margaret A Smith (Summer 2014)

Alcohol and Other Drugs: The Fundamentals

An introduction to alcohol and other drugs and their biophysical effects across the lifespan. Topics include the history and classification of drugs; the physical, cognitive, emotional, and societal impact of psychoactive substances; levels of use; poly substance abuse; and addiction liability. Prerequisites: Health Science majors, Substance Abuse/Addictions minors, or Criminal Justice minors, or by permission only. Fall, Spring.

  • HLSC-200-01C MW, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. JOSL105. Instructor: John P Finneran (Fall 2014)
  • HLSC-200-02C MW, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. RHODN213. Instructor: John P Finneran (Fall 2014)
  • HLSC-200-01C MTWRFS, 9:00AM‑5:30PM. JOSL105. Instructor: Margaret A Smith (Summer 2014)
  • HLSC-200-01C MW, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. RHODN120. Instructor: John P Finneran (Spring 2014)
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Classroom Enrichment

Issues in Education

Contemporary and historical analysis of public education. Orientation to the teaching profession as a career choice through personal reflection, professional readings, and field experience. Introduction to professional standards through electronic portfolio development. Fall, Spring, Summer.
  • EDUC-100-01C M, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. SCIC275. Instructor: Leonard E Fleischer (Spring 2014)
  • EDUC-100-02C W, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. JOSL103. Instructor: Leonard E Fleischer (Spring 2014)
  • EDUC-100-03C M, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. BLAK101. Instructor: John R Couture (Spring 2014)
  • EDUC-100-06C M, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. SCIC302. Instructor: Cynthia L Chase (Spring 2014)
  • EDUC-100-09C W, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. MORR204. Instructor: Shirley J McLoughlin (Spring 2014)

ADHD For Educators

This course presents current theory and research about Attention & Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for the education professional. & Teachers and counselors will gain knowledge of the & neurobiological nature of the disorder in order to provide & support and intervention for students. The second day of the & course focuses on the application of the neurobiology and & executive function for the accommodation and coaching. This & course presents the theories and research of Russell Barkley and & the executive function materials developed by Peg Dawson and & Richard Guare. & & Meets 3/28 & 3/29
  • EDUC-595-W1C FS, 5:00PM‑9:30PM (F), 8:30AM‑6:00PM (S). RHODN120. Instructor: Celia M Slason (Spring 2014)
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Coaching

Introduction to Coaching

Course is designed as an introduction to coaching. Topics covered include developing a personal coaching philosophy, planning for coaching, conditioning for sport participation, effective teaching of sport skills, sport psychology, legal responsibilities, and nutrition for competition. Spring.
  • PE-210-01C W, 4:00PM‑6:45PM. SGYM132. Instructor: Donna M Smyth (Spring 2014)
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Communication

Public Speaking

Through experience in a variety of speaking situations, students gain self-confidence in the organization of thought and self-expression. Fall, Spring.
  • IHCOMM-171-01C MTWR, 10:00AM‑11:55AM. MEDI158. Instructor: Michael McCarthy (Summer 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-02C MW, 6:00PM‑10:00PM. SCIC102. Instructor: Holly R Falzo (Summer 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-03C MTWR, 9:30AM‑11:30AM. MEDI158. Instructor: Holly R Falzo (Summer 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-01C MW, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. HUNR005. Instructor: Michael McCarthy (Spring 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-03C TR, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. HUNR004. Instructor: Michael McCarthy (Spring 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-04C MW, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. MEDI158. Instructor: Deborah I Doubleday (Spring 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-08C TR, 8:00AM‑9:45AM. HUNR004. Instructor: Peggie A Partello (Spring 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-09C TR, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. HUNR004. Instructor: Peggie A Partello (Spring 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-12C MW, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MEDI158. Instructor: Deborah I Doubleday (Spring 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-03C MW, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MEDI158. Instructor: Deborah I Doubleday (Fall 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-07C TR, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. HUNR004. Instructor: Michael McCarthy (Fall 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-11C TR, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. HUNR005. Instructor: Robert C Schaumann (Fall 2014)
  • IHCOMM-171-CL3C MTWR, 9:30AM‑11:30AM. MEDI158. Instructor: Holly R Falzo (Summer 2014)
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Financial Planning

Financial Management

Obligatory meeting with Professor Brown before course begins. & Summer office hours TBD.
  • MGT-319-01C , . . Instructor: Elizabeth Hawes Brown (Summer 2014)
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Geography

Geospatial Technology for K-12

Exploration of geospatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Remote Sensing and their applications in the K-12 classroom. Emphasis is on geospatial technology skills and its associated K-12 pedagogy. This course is only recommended as one of the required skills courses for teacher certification candidates. Prerequisite: One course in Geography. Spring.
  • GEOG-321-01C MW, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. SCIC264. Instructor: Lara MP. Bryant (Spring 2014)
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Language and Culture

Elementary French I

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring the contemporary French-speaking world. For students with little or no prior knowledge of French.
  • IHFR-101-01C MW, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. MORR105. Instructor: Brian J Donovan (Fall 2014)
  • IHFR-101-02C MW, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: Brian J Donovan (Fall 2014)
  • IHFR-101-03C MW, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. MORR208. Instructor: (Fall 2014)
  • IHFR-101-04C TR, 6:00PM‑7:45PM. MORR202. Instructor: Thomas J Durnford (Fall 2014)
  • IHFR-101-02C MW, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MORR202. Instructor: Brian J Donovan (Spring 2014)
  • IHFR-101-03C TR, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. MORR109. Instructor: Peter J Graboski (Spring 2014)
  • IHFR-101-04C TR, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MORR109. Instructor: Julia M Dutton (Spring 2014)
  • IHFR-101-05C MW, 6:00PM‑7:45PM. MORR202. Instructor: Daniel J Huntley (Spring 2014)
  • IHFR-101-01C MTWR, 10:00AM‑11:55AM. MORR105. Instructor: Brian J Donovan (Summer 2014)
  • IHFR-101-01C MW, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: Brian J Donovan (Spring 2014)

Elementary French II

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in the French-speaking world. Students should have prior knowledge of basic French.
  • IHFR-102-01C TR, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: Peter J Graboski (Fall 2014)
  • IHFR-102-02C TR, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. HUNR013. Instructor: Peter J Graboski (Spring 2014)
  • IHFR-102-01C MTWR, 12:00PM‑1:55PM. MORR105. Instructor: Brian J Donovan (Summer 2014)

Elementary German I

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary German-speaking Europe. For students with no prior knowledge of German.
  • IHGER-101-01C MW, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MORR206. Instructor: Alison M Pantesco (Spring 2014)
  • IHGER-101-01C TR, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. MORR203. Instructor: Alison M Pantesco (Fall 2014)
  • IHGER-101-02C MW, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MORR202. Instructor: Alison M Pantesco (Fall 2014)

Elementary German II

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in German-speaking Europe. Students should have prior knowledge of basic German.
  • IHGER-102-01C MW, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. MORR202. Instructor: Alison M Pantesco (Spring 2014)
  • IHGER-102-01C MW, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. MORR202. Instructor: Alison M Pantesco (Fall 2014)
  • IHGER-102-01C , . . Instructor: Alison M Pantesco (Summer 2014)

Elementary Spanish I

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and Internet sites, and exploring the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. For students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. Fall, Spring.

  • IHSP-101-02C MW, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: Marilyn G McMaster (Fall 2014)
  • IHSP-101-03C MW, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: Griselda Witkowski (Fall 2014)
  • IHSP-101-04C MW, 6:00PM‑7:45PM. MORR204. Instructor: Emily E Bennett (Fall 2014)
  • IHSP-101-01C TR, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MORR208. Instructor: (Spring 2014)
  • IHSP-101-02C TR, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: (Spring 2014)
  • IHSP-101-03C MW, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. MORR202. Instructor: Marilyn G McMaster (Spring 2014)
  • IHSP-101-04C MW, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. MORR207. Instructor: Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Spring 2014)
  • IHSP-101-05C TR, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. MORR202. Instructor: Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Spring 2014)
  • IHSP-101-01C MTWR, 10:00AM‑11:55AM. MORR107. Instructor: Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Summer 2014)
  • IHSP-101-01C TR, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Fall 2014)

Elementary Spanish II

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world. Students should have prior knowledge of basic Spanish.

  • IHSP-102-01C TR, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: Lisa R Digiovanni (Fall 2014)
  • IHSP-102-02C MW, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. MORR105. Instructor: Lisa R Digiovanni (Fall 2014)
  • IHSP-102-03C MW, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: Griselda Witkowski (Fall 2014)
  • IHSP-102-04C MW, 6:00PM‑7:45PM. MORR204. Instructor: Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Fall 2014)
  • IHSP-102-02C TR, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. MORR105. Instructor: Rafael E Ponce-Cordero (Spring 2014)
  • IHSP-102-03C MW, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: Griselda Witkowski (Spring 2014)
  • IHSP-102-04C MW, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. MORR105. Instructor: Griselda Witkowski (Spring 2014)
  • IHSP-102-05C MW, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. MORR105. Instructor: Rafael E Ponce-Cordero (Spring 2014)
  • IHSP-102-01C MTWR, 12:00PM‑1:55PM. MORR107. Instructor: Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Summer 2014)

Intermediate German II

Advanced development of writing and speaking skills to discuss contemporary issues in German-speaking Europe; read newspapers, websites, and short fiction; and understand German films. Students should have intermediate-level knowledge of German. Spring only.
  • IHGER-202-01C TR, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. MORR101. Instructor: Alison M Pantesco (Spring 2014)
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Mathematics

Algebraic Concepts for K-8 Teachers

The focus is on building algebraic thinking with an emphasis on modeling real-world phenomena and the meanings represented by algebraic expressions. Topics include linear relationships; slope; linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. Connections will be drawn between algebra and geometry through patterns and other areas of overlap. Prerequisite: MATH 275. Spring.

  • MATH-375-01C MW, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. WN88201. Instructor: Shawn Broderick (Spring 2014)

Technology for Teachers

Students will examine and interpret the effective and appropriate use of instructional technologies available to K-12 mathematics teachers and learn to apply such technologies in conjunction with existing school mathematics curricula. Prerequisite: Either MATH 275 or MATH 320. Spring.

  • MATH-378-01C TR, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. SCIC102. Instructor: Karen B Stanish (Spring 2014)
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Music

Teaching Music to Children

This course will address the influence of music on children from a variety of perspectives in both music and education. Students will develop skills in singing, listening, creating, playing classroom instruments, and leading music activities. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Fall, Spring.

  • IAMU-407-01C MWF, 8:00AM‑1:00PM. TBA. Instructor: Erin J Zaffini (Summer 2014)
  • IAMU-407-01C T, 4:00PM‑7:30PM. ARTS120. Instructor: Donna Lee Dearth (Fall 2014)
  • IAMU-407-02C W, 6:00PM‑9:30PM. ARTS120. Instructor: Deborah Lee Rainey (Fall 2014)
  • IAMU-407-01C T, 4:00PM‑7:30PM. ARTS120. Instructor: Donna Lee Dearth (Spring 2014)
  • IAMU-407-02C W, 4:00PM‑7:30PM. ARTS120. Instructor: Erin J Zaffini (Spring 2014)
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Psychology

Child and Adolescent Psychology

The study of child and adolescent psychology focusing on current research in cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Fall, Spring.
  • PSYC-311-01C MW, 8:00AM‑9:45AM. RHODS203. Instructor: Jane F Brown (Spring 2014)
  • PSYC-311-02C MW, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. MORR206. Instructor: Jane F Brown (Spring 2014)
  • PSYC-311-01C MWF, 8:00AM‑9:10AM. MORR107. Instructor: Gary J Bonitatibus (Fall 2014)
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Wellness

Health and Wellness

An overview using a balanced, integrated, holistic model of health and an exploration of the dimensions of wellness. Focus on self-assessment, development of critical thinking, and behavior change skills to facilitate personal awareness and well-being. Fall, Spring.

  • HLSC-101-01C MW, 8:00AM‑9:45AM. JOSL303. Instructor: Amanda Lynn Bernius (Fall 2014)
  • HLSC-101-04C MW, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. JOSL108. Instructor: Lori L Labrie (Fall 2014)
  • HLSC-101-05C TR, 8:00AM‑9:45AM. JOSL303. Instructor: Stephanie L Bernius Kimber (Fall 2014)
  • HLSC-101-06C TR, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. JOSL303. Instructor: Stephanie L Bernius Kimber (Fall 2014)
  • HLSC-101-07C TR, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. JOSL306. Instructor: Kristen A Reilly (Fall 2014)
  • HLSC-101-08C TR, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. JOSL306. Instructor: Kristen A Reilly (Fall 2014)
  • HLSC-101-01C MTWRFS, 9:00AM‑5:30PM. JOSL105. Instructor: Karrie A Kalich (Summer 2014)
  • HLSC-101-01C MW, 4:00PM‑5:45PM. JOSL108. Instructor: Lori L Labrie (Spring 2014)
  • HLSC-101-02C MW, 12:00PM‑1:45PM. JOSL303. Instructor: Katherine M McLaughlin (Spring 2014)
  • HLSC-101-03C TR, 2:00PM‑3:45PM. JOSL306. Instructor: Amanda Lynn Bernius (Spring 2014)
  • HLSC-101-04C TR, 8:00AM‑9:45AM. JOSL108. Instructor: Stephanie L Bernius Kimber (Spring 2014)
  • HLSC-101-05C TR, 10:00AM‑11:45AM. JOSL108. Instructor: Stephanie L Bernius Kimber (Spring 2014)
  • HLSC-101-06C M, 2:00PM‑5:30PM. JOSL103. Instructor: Kristen A Reilly (Spring 2014)