Summer Session 2018

Start Planning Now for Summer Session 2018 for the Weeks of July 9 and 16.

Please check back often as updates and new courses may be added. Registration opens March 23.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Summer Session- Study in Granada

SJC Granada Program - June 17-25 (8 nights)
Instituto de Filosofia Edith Stein, Granada Spain

SJC is offering three graduate credits for those who participate in the IFES Summer School and Conference in Granada, Spain. Students register:

  1. With Saint Joseph’s College and pay $400 SJC tuition, and
  2. Directly with the IFES for all conference expenses.

Travel is not included. Additionally, students are invited to submit paper proposals for the conference.

TH 527 (graduate only)- Special Topics: IFES Economy of Desire - Dr. Aaron Riches

The late capitalist and secular culture in which we live is based on an intense relationship of economy and desire, as manifested in the “hyper commodity fetishism” that animates a radical (and often virtual) consumerism. This new “hyper commodity fetishism” now dominates our sense of self, society and community. The hope of this International Summer School and Conference is to take this current anthropological crisis as an opportunity to re-examine the question of the deeper theological relation of economy and desire. Our goal is to provoke an overdetermination of the reduced human experience of economy and desire in order to recover their genuinely human and incarnate relation and reality.

For five years the IFES summer school has facilitated a rich and friendly theological, philosophical and cultural dialogue in freedom, in the unique setting of Granada, a breathtakingly beautiful city that lies at the historic crossroads of modernity and the Christian tradition. 


$400 for 3 graduate credits, which does not include fee to attend conference.

Learn more about the Conference

Summer Session- Theology Students Study in Rome

SJC Rome Program - July 8-15 (7 nights)
The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas, Rome, Italy
SJC Theology is returning to Rome! Students register through Saint Joseph’s College.

$2,280, includes course tuition, three meals/day, and entrance fees and transportation to all sites, including a day trip by private coach to the Benedictine Monastery at Subiaco. Price does not include airfare and transportation to and from the Lay Centre.

There is room for a limited number of auditors at $1,980, so feel free to invite a friend. Travel to and from The Lay Centre is not included.

TH 527/TH 309/TH 35 Spiritual Journey through Rome  - Dr. Patricia Ireland with special lecturer, Dr. Donna Orsuto

Explore first hand the spiritual treasure of Rome through the centuries by visiting pivotal sites inside and outside of Rome, holy places that hold special meaning for Catholic pilgrims and scholars. The program will include daily visits to churches and other holy places, lectures, dialogue, theological reflections, and daily Mass. Costs cover all expenses: course tuition, 3 meals/day, and entrance fees and transportation to all sites, including a day trip by private coach to the Benedictine Monastery at Subiaco, a place of monumental significance in the spiritual life of the Church—with spectacular views. Students are responsible for their airfare and transportation to and from the Lay Centre, which is in the heart of Rome across from the Coliseum. The Lay Centre will help coordinate transportation from the airport. A full itinerary will be forthcoming.

6 Week Fully Online Course

HY 421 - Special Topics: 'We Can Do It!'  - Michelle Hinton-Riley
A History of American Women in the Workforce, 1920-Present    .
Start dates on May 1 and July 1. Cost: $345 per credit

Summer Session on Campus

Summer sessions are accelerated courses with 1 week on campus with some online follow-up.

Campus Lake shot in the summer

Maine is breathtaking in the summer! Consider spending a week or two immersed in theological studies and deep conversation, surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation at Sebago Lake. Tuition, plus room and board fees apply. Students can stay on campus, or at the nearby Microtel. Auditors are welcome for a special rate of $150, so consider having a friend or spouse accompany you.


Registration Fee - One credit hour of tuition, per course or payment in full
Summer Administrative Fee 
- $20 per course (must be paid at time of registration; non-refundable)
Continuing Education Students
 (for credit) must also complete an  application

Tuition Rates

Tuition - Undergraduate Programs

Program Per Credit Per 3 Credit Course
Theology $333 $996
Interdisciplinary  Studies $345 $1035

Tuition - Graduate Programs

 Program Per Credit Per 3 Credit Course
Theology $355 $1,065
Business Administration (MBA) $514 $1,542
Education $391 $1,173


On-Campus Courses

TH 35, TH 22, & TH 21 : $150 ( Does not include Room & Board)

Room & Board

One Week 

$600 Double      $660 Single ($60)

One Week with Transportation

$625 Double      $685 Single 

One Week with Guest


One Week with Guest and Transportation 


Both Weeks

$1,250 Double    $1370 Single ($120)

Both Weeks with Transportation

$1,275 Double    $1395 Single

Both Weeks with Guest


Both Weeks with Guest and Transportation 



$325 Double       $355 Single ($30)

MBA with Transportation

$350 Double       $380 Single

MBA with Guest                                 

Guest with transportation                     



Summer Session 1, Sebago Lake Campus - July 9-13

ED 512 Educating the Exceptional Student - Dr. Janice Rey

This course provides contextual knowledge of issues and practices related to teaching exceptional and diverse learners in a variety of settings. Students will examine historical and contemporary legal, procedural, and technical issues of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Students will investigate cognitive, sensory, and physically disabling conditions in school-aged and adult learners. Students will explore the roles of educators – staff developers, general educators, special educators, and other specialists who work as a team to support learners with disabilities in public schools and the workplace. The course will also highlight teaching methods, strategies, modifications, accommodations and appropriate practices and technology for educators and staff developers to meet the needs of all learners will be addressed.

ED 520- Research Design in Education - Dr. Suzan Nelson

Because ED 600 is a 12-week course, ED 520 has been redesigned to give students a jump-start on completing their capstone. While knowledge and skills will be addressed to help students effectively design and conduct their research, the bulk of the course will be to help students identify  and refine their research problem, select an appropriate research design, and guidance in the selection of appropriate literature for their literature review.

ED 516-The Standards Based Classroom - Caley Jones

This course will aid teachers in building a performance-based system where students navigate their own learning, develop and set goals and monitor their academic behaviors and progress. Student engagement is a key component in developing student voice and choice which in turn increases student achievement and passion for learning. Personalized learning is system that requires student engagement as well as an opportunity for students to lead their own learning. This course will show teachers how to develop a system with practices and procedures to aid in the management of the student-centered learning system.

ED 536- Educational Leadership - Dan Joseph

This course discusses different types of leadership including those found to be most effective in the varying circumstances of educational organizations. Particular attention is paid to the attitudes and approaches generally found most suitable for leading professional employees, and for creating and maintaining both an organization’s collective values and its strategic direction. Whether you are a health care educator, a teacher-leader, a school administrator, or military personnel, you will examine various perspectives and apply them to your own situation.

TH 560/TH 309/TH 35 Ministry with the Aging, Sick, and Dying - Dr. Grattan Brown

This course explores the biblical, theological, psychological, and pastoral challenges of ministry with the aging, sick, and dying. It examines the meaning of sickness and death in the Christian tradition. It treats ministry within a Catholic theology of Church and grace in service to the people of God.

TH 580/TH 226/TH 22 Theology of the Sacraments - Dr. Carmina Chapp

This course provides a biblical, historical, and theological treatment of the Catholic sacraments. It discusses Christ as the primordial sacrament, Church as sacrament, and the individual sacraments.

MB 520 Self Leadership- Course Runs June 21-July 24 | On campus July 12-16

Summer Session 2, Sebago Lake Campus - July 16-20

ED 685-Creating Mindfulness: Creating Balance- Suellen Chaplin- Beckett

Learn to be present- in your classroom, work, or home. Treat yourself to the gift of relaxation. Learn to create ‘mini-vacations’ during your busy days to nurture your body, mind, and spirit. This course will explore the art and cutting-edge science of Mindfulness practices for stress reduction for personal or classroom use. Stimulating conversations, informative videos, and fun hands-on activities to activate focused awareness and deepen your relaxation response.

ED 517-Standards Based Curriculum - Caley Jones

This course will aid teachers in building skill in the development of effective curriculum for standards-based educational systems. Students will consider the overall structural design of a standards-based school system and apply the concepts inherent in Understanding by Design in planning for personalized learning. The course will explore the use of unifying ideas in curriculum, the application of a taxonomy, the importance of rigor, and the effectiveness of essential questions in building understanding. The final project will be a student centered unit design and instructional plan that will support learners with transparency and ownership of their learning.

ED 518- Standards Based Assessment & Grading - Dan Joseph

This course is designed for classroom teachers, aspiring teachers, and others who are involved in the profession of teaching, as well as those who are involved in assessing and evaluating the performance of their employees. As a participant in this course, you will focus and reflect on your current measurement and evaluation practices and beliefs, closely examine your assessments in relation to your classroom purposes, and develop formative assessment techniques and plans that involve students or employees in the process of assessment.

Ed 538- Maine Special Ed Law - Dr. Anita Charles

This course will review the statutory and regulatory foundations of U.S. public policies as it pertains to Maine children and youth with disabilities. This course will provide comprehensive overviews of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and other relevant federal and state legislation, regulations, and policies including FERPA, Section 504, ADA, and FAPE.

TH 505/TH 220/TH 21 Catholic Moral Theology- Dr. Mark Koehne

This course examines the basic principles of Catholic moral theology. It focuses on the roles of scripture, tradition, and the magisterium in ethical decision-making and explores the following themes: freedom, conscience, sin and conversion, natural law, virtues, and moral norms as criteria for ethical judgment.

TH 527/TH 309/TH 35 - Dante as Spiritual Guide for the Twenty-First Century - Dr. David Hammond

This course is about the spiritual insights that we might glean from one of the most important poems in history. Dante’s Divine Comedy (originally simply La Commedia) is a poem of intellectual, moral, and religious desire. The fourteenth century poet Dante Alighieri places himself within this poetic journey through hell, purgatory and heaven. As an authentic pilgrim to the sacred mystery, Dante not only constructs an artistic expression of his own experience, but he also invites the reader on one’s own pilgrimage to God. Saint Augustine claimed that the human heart is restless until it rests in God, and Dante illustrates that truth through abundant references to literary, political, and religious history. Our task in the course is to recover the spiritual insights that can be had when we follow Dante from the dark wood of confusion and failure to the rose of Love that moves the sun and other stars. 

Certificate Program

Ostomy Management Specialist Certification: July 16-20

Talk to your advisor today about registering for Summer Session!