Beth Alsen, Ed.D.

Full Time Faculty - Education

Education Studies

Office: SC 14 - Room: 59

480-461-7506

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Red Mountain Office Hours: Wed. 7p-8:00p

Classes Taught

Spring 2022

EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3 Credits
Overview of the exceptional learner with emphasis on factors relating to current practices, identification, characteristics, and educational adaptations. Issues related to mild disabilities, severe disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, and students who are gifted. Prerequisites: None.
During this course students will conduct a minimum of 15 hours of field experience in a P-12 classroom environment, often requiring an IVP fingerprint clearance card. To begin the IVP card process, go to www.azdps.gov/services/fingerprint/#1 and click on Apply for a Card.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27963
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 27963 requires school-based field experience.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

EDU292 The Art of Storytelling 3 Credits
Explore the art and origin of storytelling. Provide a variety of storytelling techniques, styles and exercises to enhance the delivery of telling stories. Assist in the integration and application of storytelling to the learning environment in the classroom. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27969
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
Tu
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 27969 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

29978
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
We
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29978 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

29302
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Honors Program Only

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Spring Flex Start 2022

EDU115 Digital Literacy for Teaching and Learning in Education 3 Credits
Overview of digital literacy for identifying the skills needed to become informed users of technology to communicate, instruct, create and think critically with digital tools. Explores how emerging technologies are used to teach and learn across varied educational environments (face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc). Includes skills focused on basic computer operations, productivity software, digital citizenship, instructional practices, information literacy and family and professional partnerships. Discusses current trends and related issues about the use of technology and its impacts in P20 education. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35602
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/21/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 35602 Students may contact instructor at beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3 Credits
Historical overview of current educational and legal issues for serving English Learners (EL). Comparison and evaluation of various types of language educational models including Structured English Immersion (SEI), Sheltered English Instruction, and bilingual/Dual Language Immersion (DLI). Includes SEI, Sheltered English Instruction, and bilingual/DLI strategies. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27974
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 27974 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

EDU292 The Art of Storytelling 3 Credits
Explore the art and origin of storytelling. Provide a variety of storytelling techniques, styles and exercises to enhance the delivery of telling stories. Assist in the integration and application of storytelling to the learning environment in the classroom. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27971
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Summer 2022

EDU115 Digital Literacy for Teaching and Learning in Education 3 Credits
Overview of digital literacy for identifying the skills needed to become informed users of technology to communicate, instruct, create and think critically with digital tools. Explores how emerging technologies are used to teach and learn across varied educational environments (face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc). Includes skills focused on basic computer operations, productivity software, digital citizenship, instructional practices, information literacy and family and professional partnerships. Discusses current trends and related issues about the use of technology and its impacts in P20 education. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17414
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/31/2022 - 07/21/2022

Open

11 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 17414 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

EDU292 The Art of Storytelling 3 Credits
Explore the art and origin of storytelling. Provide a variety of storytelling techniques, styles and exercises to enhance the delivery of telling stories. Assist in the integration and application of storytelling to the learning environment in the classroom. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15979
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/31/2022 - 07/21/2022

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

Fall 2022

EDU115 Digital Literacy for Teaching and Learning in Education 3 Credits
Overview of digital literacy for identifying the skills needed to become informed users of technology to communicate, instruct, create and think critically with digital tools. Explores how emerging technologies are used to teach and learn across varied educational environments (face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc). Includes skills focused on basic computer operations, productivity software, digital citizenship, instructional practices, information literacy and family and professional partnerships. Discusses current trends and related issues about the use of technology and its impacts in P20 education. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36297
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 10/14/2022

Open

17 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Honors Program Only

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 36297 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

36298
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
8:20 AM - 9:25 AM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3 Credits
Historical overview of current educational and legal issues for serving English Learners (EL). Comparison and evaluation of various types of language educational models including Structured English Immersion (SEI), Sheltered English Instruction, and bilingual/Dual Language Immersion (DLI). Includes SEI, Sheltered English Instruction, and bilingual/DLI strategies. Prerequisites: None.
Approved school-based practicum is required. An Identity Verified Prints (IVP) fingerprint clearance card may be required. To begin the IVP card process, go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/az/index.htm Before filling out the fingerprint card application, be sure to check the locations list to verify locations and hours of operation. EDU220 incorporates the 45-clock hour curricular framework for provisional SEI endorsement through the Arizona Department of Education.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30978
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

23 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30978 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

EDU292 The Art of Storytelling 3 Credits
Explore the art and origin of storytelling. Provide a variety of storytelling techniques, styles and exercises to enhance the delivery of telling stories. Assist in the integration and application of storytelling to the learning environment in the classroom. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30678
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
Mo
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

20 of 22
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 30678 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2022

EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3 Credits
Historical overview of current educational and legal issues for serving English Learners (EL). Comparison and evaluation of various types of language educational models including Structured English Immersion (SEI), Sheltered English Instruction, and bilingual/Dual Language Immersion (DLI). Includes SEI, Sheltered English Instruction, and bilingual/DLI strategies. Prerequisites: None.
Approved school-based practicum is required. An Identity Verified Prints (IVP) fingerprint clearance card may be required. To begin the IVP card process, go to https://www.aps.gemalto.com/az/index.htm Before filling out the fingerprint card application, be sure to check the locations list to verify locations and hours of operation. EDU220 incorporates the 45-clock hour curricular framework for provisional SEI endorsement through the Arizona Department of Education.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36299
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

18 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

28586
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

11 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 28586 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

EDU292 The Art of Storytelling 3 Credits
Explore the art and origin of storytelling. Provide a variety of storytelling techniques, styles and exercises to enhance the delivery of telling stories. Assist in the integration and application of storytelling to the learning environment in the classroom. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28584
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022
Tu
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

15 of 22
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 28584 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

28596
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

11 of 22
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 28596 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

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