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DCE361 DCE361 DCE Practicum

The student seeking certification as a Director of Christian Education is assigned to a Lutheran school in order to teach religion, assist in planning and leading chapels, conduct devotions, and observe the ministry of the Lutheran school and the Lutheran classroom teacher. (Prerequisites: admission to the DCE program, ED336 Educational Psychology)

DCE366 DCE366 Intro to DCE Ministry

Through class discussion, readings, presentations and involvement with field-based directors of Christian education, students grow in understanding the purpose and function of a Director of Christian Education. Emphasis is placed upon Scriptural, historical, social and educational foundations of the Director of Christian Education.

DCE367 DCE367 Pre-Internship

Through class discussion, readings, presentations and retreats the student is prepared to structure and begin a DCE Internship. (Pre-requisite: DCE 366-Introduction to DCE Ministry; Admission to the Professional Program.)

DCE376 DCE376 Intro to DCE Ministry-Colloquy

Through class discussion, readings, presentations and involvement with directors of Christian education, students grow in understanding the purpose and function of a Director of Christian Education. (Prerequisite: Eligibility for acceptance into the DCE Colloquy program)

DCE433 DCE433 Role of the DCE

The role of the Director of Christian Education as an educational minister is explored and considered. Calling and placement procedures, professional ethics and expectation, the constitution and by-laws of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, role of the DCE in Synod and District, and the role of the DCE in team ministry are examined. The professional portfolio is completed and ready for final interview review by faculty and field professionals as part of the certification process.

DCE473 DCE473 Colloquy-Role of the DCE

The role of the Director of Christian Education as an educational minister is explored and considered. Calling and placement procedures, professional ethics and expectation, the constitution and by-laws of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, role of the DCE in Synod and District, and the role of the DCE in team ministry are examined. The professional portfolio is completed and ready for final interview review by faculty and field professionals as part of the certification process.

DCE478 DCE478 Colloquy DCE Internship

The Colloquy DCE Internship provides the colloquy DCE student a full-time supervised experience at the local ministry site. The colloquy student receives assessment of work being done a the ministry site with consultations for self-directed growth and assessment. The number of credits required and the length of the internship will be determined through an assessment process prior to the internship. (Pre-requisites: admission to the DCE Colloquy program. Completion of RLG101, RLG201, RLG230,

DCE497 DCE497 Intn'l Mission DCE Internship

This experience prepares the individual for an internship in the international mission field. The experience includes mission orientation, language acquisition, basic training in English as a Second Language, local enculturation in the host culture. (Prerequisite: Admission to an international internship within the Director of Christian Education Program.)

DCE498 DCE498 DCE Internship I

The internship provides DCE students a full-time supervised involvement in the educational ministries of an approved congregational-based ministry site for a twelve-month period, emphasizing active leadership in a variety of professional tasks. (Prerequisites: Intro. to DCE, Parish Education I, Parish Education II, Teaching the Faith, Group Comm. and Facilitation, Human Diversity and Relations, DCE Practicum, Educational Psychology, Leadership I, Scripture I, Scripture II, Our Living Faith,

DCE499 DCE499 DCE Internship II

The internship provides DCE students a full-time supervised involvement in the educational ministries of an approved congregational-based ministry site for a twelve-month period, emphasizing active leadership in a variety of professional tasks. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of DCE 498 DCE Internship I.)

DCO361 DCO361 Intro to the Role of a DCO

Through class discussion, readings, presentation and involvement with field-based directors of Christian outreach, students will explore and consider the function of an outreach specialist in multiple settings. The program portfolio is developed and made ready for program entrance interviews. Emphasis is placed on the development of a philosophy of ministry, personal mission statement, and professional ethics review.

DCO-497 Intn'l Mission DCO Internship

This experience prepares the individual for an internship in the international mission field. The experience includes mission orientation, language acquisition, and basic training in English as a second language, local enculturation in the host culture.

DCO498 DCO498 DCO Internship I

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DCO-499 DCO Internship II

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DI-509 App of DI in Gifted Education

This course is a study of the improvement of educational practices in relation to differentiated instruction with emphasis on gifted education.

DI-515 Family Systems for Educators

Best practices for building strong family-school relationships; a survey of current developments in the study of the family and an analysis of changes in American society and their influence on family life.

DI-532 Collab in Inclusive Settings

A study of applied best practices for implementing and sustaining collaborative teaching in inclusive settings. Areas of focus include skills for collaboration, co-teaching, inclusive school practices, team building, shared problem solving, interpersonal communication, conflict and controversy, and home-school communication.

DI-534 Tchg Stdts w/Mental Hlth Needs

A study of classroom strategies, state and district initiatives and support resources that help children and youth with mental health needs learn successfully in the inclusive classroom setting.

DI-536 Inclusion: Effective Practices

Exploring and applying the values underlying inclusion, the foundations of successful inclusion, differentiating instruction and classroom management.

DI-538 DI Across Content

This course will focus on methods of instruction for diverse learners. Students will develop knowledge and skills for planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating differentiated teaching and learning environments that challenge and assist diverse learners to achieve at their highest level of ability.

DI-594 Effective Practices in DI

An introduction to the study, exploration and application of effective practices for all classroom learners. Focus is on classroom instruction blending of whole-class, group and individual instruction on the premise that instructional approaches are to be varied and adapted in relation to the diverse student needs in the classroom.

DPT-710 Service Learning I

Importance of life-long civic engagement, patient and/or community advocacy, and social responsibility is explored. Students apply what they learn in the classroom to the community. The goals of the course are to encourage diversity, promote the Physical Therapy profession, and to focus on primary and secondary prevention.

DPT-710 Anatomy

A study of human regional and surface anatomy with full cadaver dissection.

DPT-710 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I

The physiology of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and nervous systems is presented. Fundamentals of pathology for each system are presented from various perspectives: etiology; pathogenesis; signs and symptoms; diagnosis, including laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging; and treatment options, including pharmacological intervention. Emphasis is placed on identifying �red flags� that would indicate to a physical therapist that treatment may be contraindicated or referral to

DPT-710 Applied Neuroscience

A comprehensive overview of the anatomy and physiology of the human central and peripheral nervous systems is presented. Specific topics include the neurophysiological basis of motor control, motor learning, normal and abnormal movement. Sensory, motor and perceptual systems as well as neural plasticity are explored. In addition, clinical aspects of neurological conditions most applicable to the physical therapist are presented. Class activities include lecture, laboratory and problem

DPT-710 Functl. Anatomy/Biomechanics

Regional functional and articular anatomy is explored and applied in a rehabilitation context. Advanced principles of and instrumentation for motion analysis are utilized to develop a thorough understanding of human movement. A final project provides the student experience in analysis and interpretation of functional movement patterns. Class activities include lecture, observation, and laboratory activities.

DPT-710 Pathophys/Pharmacology II

Physiology of the integumentary, endocrine, immune, rheumatic, hematologic, genitourinary, hepatic, pancreatic and biliary and gastrointestinal systems is presented. An overview of infectious diseases and oncology is provided. Fundamentals of pathology for each system are presented from various perspectives: etiology; pathogenesis; signs and symptoms; diagnosis, including laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging; and treatment options, including pharmacological intervention. Emphasis is placed

DPT-710 Medical Screening

Introduction of medical screening of patients for conditions that require examination by a physician or a physician-extender. The lecture and laboratory experiences will enhance professional communication between physical therapists, patients, and physicians facilitating patient referral outside physical therapy.

DPT-711 Clinical Seminar I

The roles of the profession of physical therapy within the healthcare system, the healthcare team, and the Christian tradition are explored. Students begin to develop the professional behaviors and communication skills required to thrive in those roles. Emphasis is on the application of this material to real-world situations through multiple clinic visits that occur throughout the semester. Class activities include lecture, group activities, and clinic visits.

DPT-711 Clinical Seminar II

Issues related to morals and values, cultural and socioeconomic diversity, and psychosocial aspects of disability are explored within the context of multiple clinical visits. Legal and ethical issues in physical therapy practice are introduced. Class activities include lecture, group activities, and clinic visits.

DPT-712 Clinical Skills 1/Foundations

The fundamental processes involved in physical therapy patient/client examination, evaluation, and intervention are introduced. Bed mobility, transfers, and wheelchair/assistive device management are included. A basic examination framework that can be utilized across diagnoses and throughout the lifespan is developed. Students begin to use medical terminology to document findings, using a variety of structured formats. Class activities include lecture, lab, interaction with community

DPT-712 Clinical Skills II/MT & Exerc

Beginning skills in physical therapy interventions for a variety of impairments and functional limitations across diagnoses and the lifespan are developed. Principles of exercise prescription and progression are presented for a variety of impairments and functional limitations. Beginning manual therapy skills are introduced.

DPT-712 Clinical Skills III/Modalities

Physical therapy interventions specific to therapeutic modalities and electrotherapy are developed, with emphasis on integrating these interventions into a comprehensive plan of care for patients across diagnoses and across the lifespan.

DPT-713 Clinical Skills Assessment I

Comprehensive assessment of clinical skills and professional behaviors developed in the first year of the curriculum. This takes place within the context of a clinical environment.

DPT-714 Health Promotion I

Health is broadly defined. The roles of physical therapy in promoting health, reducing health disparities, and improving quality of life across the lifespan are introduced. The influence of lifestyle and behaviors on health and the physical therapist�s ability to screen and intervene with exercise, stress reduction, and nutrition counseling is explored. The basic concepts of learning styles and methods and strategies of providing effective patient education are presented. Class activities

DPT-715 Lifespan I

Theories of motor development across the lifespan are presented within the context of physical therapy practice. Normal age related change across childhood, adolescence, adulthood and aging are explored.

DPT-716 Research Methods/EBP

Introduction to evidence based practice and clinical research. The skills learned will enable students to develop an initial, general research question, locate the evidence, review the scientific literature, and conduct critical appraisals of scientific articles. Course assignments require student application of the information. Class activities include lecture, discussion, and small group activities.

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