Credit Classes

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Prepare to enter graduate programs with prerequisite classes or build your skills and enhance your career. Our credit-bearing traditional higher education courses will help you attain your goals.

We offer courses for:

  • PK-12 teachers for recertification and professional development
  • Educator who hold a master’s degree and would like to add the Educational Leadership Endorsement
  • Individuals who need prerequisite coursework to enter communication science and disorders graduate program
  • Business professionals who’d like to enhance their knowledge base or those who need prerequisite coursework to enter a graduate program in business

If you later seek admission to a degree program here or at another university, courses with non-degree (continuing education) status could possibly be evaluated to determine applicability to the degree you seek.

How do I enroll in a class?

If you are a non-degree student and would like to take one or more Continuing Education courses at Longwood follow the instructions below to enroll in the course(s):

  1. Complete the Professional Studies Course Enrollment Form and the Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates. Non-degree students need to complete the application for in-state tuition form on a yearly basis to be considered for in-state rates.
  2. Submit your completed forms one of the following ways:
  • Mail to the Registrar’s Office at Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909
  • Fax to the Registrar’s Office at (434) 395-2252.
  • Scan and email signed/completed forms as attachments to registrar@longwood.edu.
  • Deliver them in person to the Registrar’s Office, Barlow Hall.

Note:  It is your responsibility to confirm receipt of all mailed, faxed and/or e-mailed items by calling (434) 395-2580.

For answers to questions about completing this process, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (434) 395-2580 or registrar@longwood.edu. You can also email professionalstudies@longwood.edu for assistance.

What happens next?

The registrar’s office will review and process your course enrollment request. A confirmation of registration will be sent to the email you provide on your course enrollment form.

User Support Services will follow up by sending your LancerNet ID and password to your personal email. You must use this ID and password to access your myLongwood website where all academic and billing information can be found. Any assistance with your myLongwood access can be provided by User Support Services.

Tuition is due in full prior to the start of the course. Please direct all billing questions to the Student Accounts Office. Once you have been enrolled in the course(s) watch your Longwood email for messages from your instructor.

Available For-Credit Classes

Provisional Licensure Classes

These are graduate courses which will be offered 100% online, with a cost at our affordable rate of $275.00/per credit hour (in-state rate). It will allow individuals to move from provisional licensure to full licensure status.

The four licensure classes we offer are:

  • PEDU 506 Cont. Soc. Issues (formerly titled Foundations of Education)
  • PEDU 521 Human Growth & Development
  • PEDU 530 Teaching reading in the Content Area
  • PEDU 550 Classroom & Behavior Management
Cont. Soc. Issues

This course provides foundation to the scope and nature of education in American society as reflected in the historical, philosophical, and sociological forces affecting the development and organization of schooling. Emphasis is given to contemporary cultural issues impacting teaching and learning in a diverse society. 3 graduate credits.

Course Information:  Cont. Soc. Issues; (PEDU 506 – P03) CRN 5124; 3 Credits

Instructor: D. Carrington, PEDU 506

Sample Syllabus

 

Human Growth Development

 

The principles and processes of human development covering the entire lifespan. Major aspects of development (social, physical, mental, emotional, etc.) are traced through the various stages of development and their interaction in organized behavior is examined.

Course Information:  (PEDU 521 – P03) CRN 6183; 3 Credits

Instructor: H. Frazier

Sample Syllabus

Teaching Reading in the Content Area

This course provides the graduate student with an analysis of skills and strategies for facilitating content area reading and writing in intermediate grades, middle school, high school and with developmental college students.

Course Information:  (PEDU 530 – P03) CRN 6185, 3 Credits

Instructor: J. Perry,

Sample Syllabus

Classroom and Behavior Management

Examination of classroom and behavior management techniques and the development of skills necessary to foster a supportive classroom learning environment congruent with norms and rules. Includes an examination of system problems and solutions within traditional and alternative education settings. Includes a variety of behavioral, cognitive and theoretical approaches that are developmentally appropriate. Designed for practicing regular education teachers or for licensure in PreK-12 classrooms.

Course Information:  (PEDU 550 – P03) CRN 5123, 3 Credits

Instructor: J. Mersiowsky

Sample Syllabus

Foundations of Traffic Safety

Class begins Wednesday, July 5 and ends Tuesday, July 18

Course Information:  Health 301; 3 credits

Instructor: V. Colvin, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Principles and Methodologies of Classroom and In-Car Instruction

Class begins Tuesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. -5 p.m

Wednesday, July 19 – Wednesday, July 26 (last day) 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Vonnie Colvin (434) 223-7734 or (434) 395-2533

Course Information:  Health 302; 3 credits

Instructor: V. Colvin, Monday -Friday

Educational Leadership Endorsement Program

Designed for teachers in preparation for administrative and/or supervisory roles in public and private schools. This is a 21-Credit Educational Leadership Endorsement that blends face to face and online instruction. Successful completion of the courses meets eligibility requirements for an endorsement in Administration and Supervision, PreK-12.

You’ll prepare for these five main administrative/supervisory functions:

  • Participate in establishing goals and policies.
  • Direct the development of programs designed to achieve goals and purposes.
  • Coordinate program planning/implementation.
  • Manage resources effectively.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of educational functions.

Courses

Course Sequence-21 Credits

Fall
  • Educational Leadership EDUC 504 (3)
  • School Law EDUC 620 (3)
  • Internship in Educational Leadership EDUC 690 (1)
Spring
  • School Leadership in the Management and Integration of School Programs and Resources EDUC 509 (3)
  • Public School Finance EDUC 625 (3)
  • Internship in Educational Leadership EDUC 690 (1)
Summer
  • School Personnel Administration EDUC 628 (3)
  • Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction and Instructional Programs EDUC 671 (3)
  • Internship in Educational Leadership EDUC 690 (1)

To learn more about this program, please check Longwood’s Educational Leadership Endorsement site.

Contact

Dr. Danny Grounard
Program Coordinator
Hull 111
(434) 395-2693
grounarddj@longwood.edu

MBA Foundation Courses

These foundation courses are required for students entering into the MBA program who have not completed principles-level courses in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing or statistics. Completion ensures that all students come into the MBA program with the same foundation needed to start the MBA courses.

These prerequisite courses are delivered completely online during the summers. Each course is 2 weeks and carries 1 credit. MBA Foundation courses are graded pass/not pass and they do not count toward the credit hours needed for the MBA degree or a student’s MBA GPA.

These courses are also open to individuals who are interested in continuing their education with introductory coursework on these topics, even if they do not plan on going into the MBA program.

MBA Foundation Courses – Summer 2017

MBA Foundation: Management

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of management. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP).

Course Information:  PMAN 500 P01, CRN 5101 (1 credit)

Instructor: Dr. Jim Haug, May 15 – 26, 2017

MBA Foundation: Statistics

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of statistics. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP).

Course Information:  PMAN 501 P01, CRN 5098; 1 credit

Instructor: Dr. Bennie Waller, May 15 – 26, 2017

MBA Foundation: Accounting

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of accounting. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP).

Course Information:  PACC 500 P01, CRN 5103; 1 credit

Instructor: Dr. Ling Yang, May 29 – June 9, 2017

MBA Foundation: Finance

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of finance. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP).

Course Information:  PFIN 500 P01, CRN 5099; 1 credit

Instructor: Dr. Xun Bian, May 29 – June 9, 2017

MBA Foundation: Economics

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of economics. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP).

Course Information:  PECO 500 P01, CRN 5100; 1 credit

Instructor: Dr. Justin Contat, June 12 – 23, 2017

MBA Foundation: Marketing

This is an introductory business course for students who have not enrolled in any formal business curricula. In this course, students learn the basic principles, theory foundations, term definitions, and important fundamental concepts of marketing. Grading is Pass (P)/Not Pass (NP). CRN 5102

Course Information:  PMAR 500 P01, CRN 5102; 1 credit

Instructor: Dr. Meg Meng, June 12 – 23, 2017

Contact

Abigail H. O’Connor
MBA Program Director
201 High Street Farmville, VA 23909
(434) 395-2043
oconnorah@longwood.edu

Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate

In response to the growing concern about services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) we designed and implemented a program to deepen the expertise in the field of ASD. Get the specialized skills you’ll need to work as an instructor for this diverse population. Learn about theory, a variety of evidence-based intervention methods and working with families.

Eligibility:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA

Open to all with a degree in:

  • Special Education
  • Speech/language pathology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Social work

Apply for admission no later than mid-semester of your second course within the certificate program.

To find out more, please go to Longwood’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate site.

Speech-Language Pathology Online

These online courses are the prerequisites you’ll likely need to apply to a graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. We offer each of the nine available prerequisites during the fall, spring and summer semesters, plus a tenth course (Introduction to Clinical Practice) which is offered during the summer only.

Longwood University’s bachelor’s and master’s programs (offered on-campus) are accredited by ASHA, and these courses fall under that accreditation.

Prerequisites

If you plan to take one of the following courses offered as part of the SLPOnline coursework, you must have completed the required prerequisites listed below.

  • PCSD 313 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism) – Prerequisite BIOL 101 or equivalent
  • PCSD 314 (Phonology and Language Disorders) – Prerequisites PCSD 285 and 307
  • PCSD 361 (Audiology) – Prerequisite PCSD 313
  • PCSD 450 (Speech Science) – Prerequisites PCSD 307, 313 and 361
  • PCSD 455 (Neurology for Human Communication) – Prerequisite PCSD 313

If the prerequisites were taken at Longwood, you will not need to submit proof of having the prerequisite.

If the prerequisites were NOT taken at Longwood, you will need to submit a transcript (unofficial or official) from the college where you took the prerequisite course for evaluation.

Please contact Dr. Shannon Salley, Coordinator of SLP Online, for the following:

  • Evaluate transcripts and prerequisite completion
  • Questions related to any course or its content
  • Coursework advising

Note:  Coursework advising is done via email since these courses are online.

Email inquiries to slponline@longwood.edu and salleysw@longwood.edu will result in the fastest response to your questions.

Contact

Dr. Shannon Salley
Coordinator SLP Online
Assistant Professor
salleysw@longwood.edu