Beth Alsen, Ed.D.

Residential Faculty - Education

Education Studies

Office: SC 14 - Room: 67

480-461-7506

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM10:30 AM - 11:30 AM1:00 PM - 2:00 PM10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

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Classes Taught

Spring Flex Start 2024

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
29038

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 29038 for Honors Program Students

Class 29038 Students may contact instructor at beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

29206

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 29206 Students may contact instructor at beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

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
26815
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/30/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 26815 Flexible attendance options are available for this course, please contact the course instructor for more information at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

29207

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 29207 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
26810
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/30/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

29210
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoTuTh
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 29210 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

Class 29210 Early College Academy.

26812

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 26812 Students may contact instructor at beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

31460

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 31460 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

Summer 2024

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
15166

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

Open

1 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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 15166 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
14941

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

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

Fall 2024

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
15670
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

11 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 15670 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

15669

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 10/11/2024

Open

17 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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 15669 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

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
15936
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

11 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 15936 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2024

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
15846

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

9 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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 15846 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

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
13493

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

4 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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 13493 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
13491

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

18 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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 13491 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

13500

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

13 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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 13500 Students may contact instructor at: beth.alsen@mesacc.edu

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