Beth Alsen, Ed.D.

Full Time Faculty - Education

Education Studies

Office: SC 14 - Room: 67

480-461-7506

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Online

 

Online

  

For appointments, message by Canvas Inbox with at least 48 hours notice. 

Classes Taught

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

Class Started

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

Class 36298 Early College Academy

36297
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 10/14/2022

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.

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

Fall 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
38196
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

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).

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

Class Started

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

Class Started

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

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).

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

Spring 2023

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
33150
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
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).

Class 33150 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
33174
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
8:20 AM - 9:25 AM

Open

6 of 22
Seats Available

Notes: Early College Academy cohort

Class 33174 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

34484
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
8:20 AM - 9:25 AM

Open

10 of 22
Seats Available

Notes: Early College Academy cohort

Spring Flex Start 2023

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
33014
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/31/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

15 of 24
Seats Available

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

Class 33014 Students may contact instructor at beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

31019
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

3 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.

Class 31019 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
28579
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

5 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.

Class 28579 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
28576
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

7 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.

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).

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