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Social and Emotional Learning: Promoting Positive Mental Health Across the Curriculum

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

With the soaring concerns of mental health issues, students need to be supported more than ever with their social and emotional development. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) involves teaching and modeling five lifelong skills: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. In this course, participants will learn how to weave SEL into the curriculum, which has been shown to increase academic outcomes and promote overall positive mental health among students. Participants will also explore strategies to support and enhance their own mental health and well-being.

Global Goals of the Course

To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

  1. Comprehend the five competencies of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).
  2. Investigate the rationale for SEL and the benefits of SEL.
  3. Design teaching strategies and activities to support the social and emotional learning needs of students.
  4. Implement strategies and activities to promote positive mental health and wellness within schools and communities.
  5. Examine school and community resources available to support the SEL initiative.


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Ongoing Enrollment

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Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

09/21/20 - 10/18/20 Online
Sep 21 - Oct 18, 2020

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10/26/20 - 11/22/20 Online
Oct 26 - Nov 22, 2020

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Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

09/08/20 - 10/04/20
Class moved to Interactive with Zoom due to COVID-19
Online,
Sep 08, 13, 15, 22, 27, Oct 04, 2020
Zoom Meeting Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm; Sundays 8:30am-10:30am