Students who enroll in a class will be expected to submit payment at the time of that registration. Students seeking alternative methods of payment should email the administrator for options.
The course consists of 7 weeks, each containing activities and assignments designed to increase
understanding of a given topic or topics. These activities and assignments should be completed in
sequence, as the course content is progressive.
Each week the student will receive a weekly activity sheet. The sheet will clearly explain the material
for the week and assignments associated.
Each week includes some of all of the following elements:
Each week begins with an Introduction that presents an overview of content to be addressed and
establishes the context for the new knowledge.
The Learning Objectives articulate the knowledge and/or skills you will demonstrate in completing
the weekly assignments. They are related to the conceptual framework, professional standards, and
expected program outcomes.
The Learning Resources present new knowledge and skills on the topic(s) covered each week. The
Learning Resources will inform Application Assignments. Learning Resources include the following:
Required Readings provide support, research, and information related to the topic(s) of the week.
You will be expected to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts and ideas in the Required
Readings in your weekly assignments.
Internet research is paramount in advancing. The ability to distinguish varied materials, choosing
correct paths of information to utilize and base is ultimate consideration.
In addition to the required course material, optional resources may also be suggested.
The Application Assignment is an opportunity for you to transfer new knowledge and skills to an
authentic context relevant to your own teaching situation. Each Application Assignment requires
independent reflection, analysis, synthesis, and personalization of the concepts and strategies
presented during the week.
Suggested assignment lengths are provided for the Application Assignments. Note: These page
lengths do not include (if applicable) the cover page, reference list, and appendices.
Unless otherwise noted, Application Assignments must follow American Psychological Association
(APA) guidelines. Please refer to the Pocket Guide to APA Style.
Evaluation Procedures and Grading Scale
Candidates are expected to complete all assignments according to the due dates and to submit work
that meets defined criteria for graduate-level work. If any assignments are late or missing, the final
course grade may be affected.
The following summative (final) course grades may be achieved:
Quality of Work
98.0% - 100%
Honor Level work 4
Average Passing 3
80% - 90%
Below Average 2
(must repeat )
0% - 80%
The Instructor shall use professional judgment in cases where candidate scores fall between 5 and 4 or 4 and 3. When determining the grade, the Instructor may take into account a candidate’s effort
and improvement, professionalism, willingness to accept and apply constructive criticism, and
evidence of commitment to growth and improvement.
Skipping or waiving assignments in any course is never an option. If candidates neglect to complete
any weekly assignments, the Instructor has the right to lower the final grade.
Assignments are due no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the date specified on the weekly
Writing across the Curriculum
LHU is committed to high academic literacy standards. To develop these skills in
candidates, this course has a strong emphasis on written assignments. All assignments are expected
to meet the following standards:
Clear central idea carefully and coherently developed with intended emphasis correct grammar; no persistent mechanical errors
neat appearance with evidence of having been carefully proofread.
References cited using APA style (except in Discussion postings in online classrooms, or as advised by instructor). You may want to visit the following
website for more information on APA style: http://apastyle.apa.org/
Please note that although academic standards are expected in all submitted assignments and formal
discussions, candidates will not be graded on other written contributions to the course, such as
informal questions, comments, and additional discussions that candidates may choose to begin.
LHU considers academic honesty to be essential for each student’s intellectual development. As an
institution fundamentally concerned with the free exchange of ideas, the university depends on the
academic integrity of each of its members. In the spirit of this free exchange, students and faculty of LHU recognize the necessity and accept the responsibility for academic honesty. A student who
enrolls thereby agrees to respect and acknowledge the research and ideas of others in his or her
work and to abide by those regulations governing work stipulated by the school or academic
program and, in turn, the Instructor.
Plagiarism is defined as use of intellectual material produced by another person without
acknowledging its source. For example:
· Wholesale copying of passages from works of others into an assignment, paper, Discussion
forum posting, or thesis or dissertation without acknowledgment
· Using the views, opinions, or insights of another without acknowledgment
· Paraphrasing another person’s characteristic or original phraseology, metaphor, or other
literary device without acknowledgment
Instructors monitor student work for evidence of plagiarism. In addition, the Office of Academic
Affairs (registrar) conducts periodic reviews of randomly selected samples of current student work
for evidence of plagiarism.
Please note that your Instructor may require you to submit your work through Turnitin.com, which is
a plagiarism prevention tool, prior to submitting assignments. You are strongly encouraged to review
the Turnitin.com tutorial at http://www.turnitin.com/static/support/index.php.
Candidates with Disabilities
Candidates in this course who have a disability that might prevent them from fully demonstrating
their abilities should contact the Instructor as soon as possible to initiate disability verification and
discuss accommodations that may be necessary to ensure full participation in the successful
completion of course requirements.
In accordance with accreditation standards guidance regarding class participation, LHU requires that all students submit their required Week 1 assignments within each course(s) during the
first 7 calendar days of class. The first calendar day of class is the official start date of the course as
posted on the assignment sheet.
Withdrawal must be made in writing.
Candidates who withdraw from the class within the first 2 weeks will receive a full refund, after any ussued text material has been returned. Failure to return the text materiasl will result in the cost of the text being
discounted from the full refund.
Refunds, due to withdrawal will follow the following scale after 2 weeks:
3 weeks – 75%
4 weeks – 50%
5 weeks – 20%
6 weeks – 10%