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Summer 2014 Programs and Courses

How to Apply as a Non-Degree Seeking Grad Student at Purdue


Registration in the courses below require admission to Purdue University. If you are not currently a Purdue student, application as a non-degree seeking, graduate student is required and must be submitted to the Graduate School no later than the first day of class.

Please take a moment to review some basic information about the application process. Specific instructions will be provided to you during the registration request process.


Purdue Extended Campus in partnership with Academic Departments offers an array of non-traditional and online professional programs. Staff Fee Remission Information

Summer 2014

  • ECON  51900       Teaching Economics Using Literature, Drama, & Art - 3 Credits

    3 Credits

    Fees: $50.00 (In-State), $2844.90 (Out-of-State)
    Course Dates: June 10-20, 2014 (40 Student Limit)
    Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: May 28, 2014
    Deadline to Register:
    June 1, 2014

    Course focuses on using literature, drama, children's literature, and art to teach economics in all subjects in grades K-12. The course will be developed with simulations, reader's theater, role play, improvisations, and art. A curriculum unit is required, focusing on how participants plan to teach economics using resources presented or approved in the class. A small group project will be completed during the course.

    Registration Instructions

    $50.00 workshop fee required prior to registration.

    Textbook Information: Materials are furnished.

  • EDCI  54400       Career and Technical Education for Special Needs Learners - 3 Credits

    3 Credits

    Fees: $ 1043.55 (In-State), $2844.90 (Out-of-State)
    Course Dates: June 2-6, 2014
    Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: May 20, 2014 
    Deadline to Register:
    May 30, 2014

    An overview of contemporary legislation, issues, and trends: special populations; assessment resources; technology preparation (Tech Prep); school to career transition; learner evaluation; school, interagency cooperation, collaboration, and agreements; and research pertaining to  special needs learners in career and technical education.

    Registration Instructions

    Course fees must be paid in full prior to registration

    Textbook Information: Sarkees-Wircenski, Michelle; & Scott, J. L. (2003). Special Populations in Career and Technical Education. Alsip, IL: American Technical Publishers, Inc. (ISBN-10: 0826940072)

  • EDCI  55000       Career Education - 3 Credits

    3 Credits

    Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $2844.90 (Out-of-State)
    Course Dates: June 9-13, 2014
    Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: May 23, 2014
    Deadline to Register:
    June 6, 2012

    An overview of contemporary legislation, educational reform, trends, and issues; career education program models; vocational and technical education, technology prep, and school-to-career systems; partnerships; foundations of career education; career development; curriculum; career guidance and counseling; career assessment; career planning practices; learning styles and instructional strategies; career information sources and resources; career clusters; career majors; and career academies; exemplary programs; and special needs populations and practices.

    Registration Instructions

    Course fees must be paid in full prior to registration

    Textbook Information: Brown, D. (2011). Career Information, Career Counseling, and Career Development (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. (ISBN-10: 0205498418)

  • EDCI  55200       Generalizable Skills Instruction in Career and Technical Education - 3 Credits

    3 Credits

    Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $2844.90 (Out-of-State)
    Course Dates: June 16-20, 2014
    Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: June 2, 2014
    Deadline to Register:
    June 13, 2014

    Curriculum, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation relating to generalizable skills (also known as generic, transferable, or workplace skills) in career and technical education, other content areas, and special education programs; philosophical, historical, social, economic, political, and educational influencing factors; analysis and synthesis of current research and conceptual models; practical applications for programs; instructional strategies; resources and support services, interdisciplinary collaboration approaches; applications for special needs learners; learning styles and characteristics.

    Registration Instructions

    Course fees must be paid in full prior to registration

    Textbook Information: No textbook required

  • EDCI  55300       Leadership Development in Career and Technical Education - 3 Credits

    3 Credits

    Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $2844.90 (Out-of-State)
    Course Dates: July 14-18, 2014
    Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: June 27, 2014
    Deadline to Register:
    July 11, 2014

    Design, development, implementation, and evaluation of systems and strategies for enhancing the skills and knowledge of personnel seeking to become leaders in the field of Career and Technical Education (CTE); research related to critical and emerging leadership issues, strategies, policies, and resources are examined and applied to program improvement initiatives in schools, the workplace, agencies, and other organizations that serve a wide variety of youth, adolescents, young adults, and adults.

    Registration Instructions

    Course fees must be paid in full prior to registration

    Textbook Information: No textbook required

  • EDCI  65300       Seminar in Career and Technical Education- Planning Marketing, Implementing, and Evaluating Advanced Manufacturing Education Programs - 3 Credits

    3 Credits

    Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $2844.90 (Out-of-State)
    Course Dates: June 2-6, 2014
    Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: May 20, 2014
    Deadline to Register:
    May 30, 2014

    Review of Manufacturing labor market needs and trends; available career pathways, curriculum, certifications, and marketing strategies; knowledge and skills to plan, implement, link and evaluate regional and local advanced manufacturing education programs relative to existing and projected needs; development of plans for the improvement of advanced manufacturing instruction and support services for youth and young adults; development of awareness and marketing strategies required to create and promote advanced manufacturing education programs.

    Registration Instructions

    Course fees must be paid in full prior to registration

    Textbook Information: No Textbook Required

  • EDPS  54000       Gifted, Creative, Talented Children

    3 Credits

    Students interested in applying this course toward Indiana High-Ability Licensure or a Graduate Certificate of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies must submit an application for admission to the program. Students previously admitted to the licensure program who have not taken a course in three semesters will need to re-apply. Visit the GERI website for more information about applying to one of these programs.

    Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $1537.14 (Out-of-State/Distance)
    Course Dates: June 16, 2014 to August 8, 2014
    Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: June 2, 2014
    Deadline to Register:
    June 16, 2014
    Course Delivery Method: Online

    This course is an introduction to the intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of gifted youth. The philosophy of gifted education as well as the history and theories of giftedness will be explored. The framework encompasses a multi-talent concept of giftedness: intellectual, academic, creative, artistic, and leadership. Criteria for selecting instructional materials and methods. Designing learning experiences for the gifted. First course required for the High-Ability License or Certificate of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies.

    Registration Instructions

    Textbook Information:
    Davis, G.A., Rimm, S.B., & Siegle, D. (2011). Education of the gifted and talented (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. ISBN-13: 9780135056073
    Weber, C.L., Boswell, C., & Beherens, W.A. (2014). Exploring critical issues in gifted education: A case studies approach. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press. ISBN-13: 9781618210975

  • EDPS  54500       Social and Affective Development of Gifted Students (Summer 2014)

    3 Credits

    Students interested in applying this course toward Indiana High-Ability Licensure or a Graduate Certificate of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies must submit an application for admission to the program. Students previously admitted to the licensure program who have not taken a course in three semesters will need to re-apply. Visit the GERI website for more information about applying to one of these programs.

    Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $1537.14 (Out-of-State/Distance)
    Course Dates: June 16, 2014 to August 8, 2014
    Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: June 2, 2014
    Deadline to Register:
    June 16, 2014
    Course Delivery Method: Online
    Prerequisites: EDPS 54000

    This course focuses on the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students. An overview of the characteristics and needs of gifted subpopulations, diversity issues, and family/parenting concerns are provided. Current educational approaches for these issues and counseling interventions will be discussed.

    Registration Instructions

    Textbook Information:
    1. Hébert, T. P. (2011). Understanding the social and emotional lives of gifted students. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
    2. Davis, G. A., Rimm, S. B., & Siegle, D. (2011). Education of the gifted and talented (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

  • Introduction to Food Science  (Summer 2014)      

    Non-Credit Certificate Course Credits

    Fees: $750.00 (Early-Bird, prior to April 30th), $850.00 (After April 30th)
    Course Dates: May 19th, through June 13, 2014 (online materials only available during this time)
    Deadline to Register: May 16, 2014
    Class size limited to the first 20 registrants

    This online course will prepare you to instruct an introductory-level Food Science Course.  The course content will include important concepts/theories taught in a college level food science course.  Focusing on the Basic Principles that include: Food Chemistry (Colloidal dispersions, macro-, micro-food constituents), food microbiology and food safety, and food processing/preservation

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    Click here to register

    Recommended (not required) Textbook Information: Ward, J. D. 2013. Principles of Food Science.  Goodheart-Wilcox. ISBN: 978-1-60525-609-02 (Available for purchase on Amazon.com)

  • Contact information

    Melody Carducci, Program Coordinator
    mmcbrite@purdue.edu
    765-496-3338 Phone
    765-496-1424 Fax