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Classroom Management to Promote Student Learning
Graduate Credit: 3 semester hours
Formats: Print & DVD or Online
Level: Grades K–12
Registration Deadline: July 19, 2013
Complete by: October 31, 2013
Course #: EDUC-6930
10 weeks after receipt of coursework
*For Print & DVD format, add $30 fee for Course Study Guide (required)
In today’s diverse classrooms, where students come with a range of learning needs as well as social and emotional needs, there is no single formula or model for effective classroom management. This graduate-level course explores several approaches to creating a supportive and respectful learning environment. Build a repertoire of research-based strategies that work best for you, and reclaim class time once lost to handling classroom disruptions and behavior problems.
Credit is not available for this course if you have taken Managing Behavior in the Diverse Classroom.
- Learn how to design rules and procedures to increase students’ sense of responsibility.
- Learn how to integrate social skills and civic values to foster cooperation.
- Understand and apply basic categories of behavior management models.
- Discover how to use preventive, rather than reactive, management strategies.
- Create a plan for teaching a conflict resolution process.
- Increase parental support of student learning and good behavior.
Download a course fact sheet to share with your supervisor, principal, and other teaching colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Canter graduate courses. The overview includes a description of the course as well as information on:
- Course topics and outcomes
- Course assessment criteria
- System requirements (online format)
- Featured education expert
Carolyn Evertson, Ph.D.
Dr. Evertson chairs the education department of Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She initiated the Classroom Organization and Management Program (COMP), a teacher-training curriculum implemented extensively throughout the United States. She and her colleagues developed the program to help beginning teachers learn effective classroom management. Dr. Evertson has written and edited numerous books and articles. She co-authored Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers; Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers; Student Characteristics and Teaching; and Learning from Teaching.
Marilyn Gootman, Ed.D.
Dr. Gootman is a consultant with Gootman Education Associates. Her book credits include The Caring Teacher’s Guide to Discipline. She has written extensively about the impact of emotional trauma on student behavior and learning. Her articles, presentations, and books have made her a national spokesperson on positive approaches to discipline and mediating teens as they deal with grief and trauma.
David Johnson, Ed.D.
Known as a pioneer in cooperative learning, Dr. Johnson is an expert in several aspects of building a cooperative classroom community. He has earned international acclaim for his research and has published countless articles and books. He has co-authored 10 books, including Teaching Students to Be Peacemakers and Creative Controversy: Intellectual Challenge in the Classroom. Dr. Johnson is a professor of education at the University of Minnesota, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the recipient of numerous awards.
David Johnson has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.
The following course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be delivered directly to you:
- Textbook: The Caring Teacher’s Guide to Discipline: Helping Young Students Learn Self-Control, Responsibility, and Respect, by Marilyn E. Gootman
- DVD: Managing Behavior in the Diverse Classroom
(For online format, the DVD is provided as backup to
streaming video online.)
If you order the print & DVD format, you will also receive
- Study guide: Classroom Management to Promote Student Learning
- Course information packet
*For online format, the study guide and course information packet are provided in your online classroom.
This is a graduate-level course; therefore, you must have a bachelor's degree or above to enroll and receive credit.
Earning Graduate Credit
Total coursework for this course is equivalent to a 45 contact-hour course. Graduate credit will be issued when you successfully complete the following course requirements:
- Collaborate with study partner(s) (Print & DVD format only).
- Collaborate with colleagues through discussion boards (Online format only).
- View video segments.
- Complete required text/journal readings, assignments, and the final paper.
Course Completion Deadline
Print & DVD format: coursework must be submitted via email to WaldenCourseworkSubmission@waldenu.edu on or before October 31, 2013.
Online format: coursework must be submitted online on or before October 31, 2013.
Operating system for PC: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or
Operating system for Mac®: OS X or higher
Processor: 1 GHz, 32/64 bit or higher
Memory: Minimum 512 MB of RAM; 1 GB recommended
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher; Firefox® 3.6 (also for Mac®: Apple® Safari® 4 or higher)
Internet connection: Broadband (DSL, cable modem, or similar) required
Software: Microsoft Word®, Adobe® Flash® Player 7 or higher (free), Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® version 8 or higher (free)
Monitor resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels or higher
Note: If you are using a Macintosh®, please be sure to download Mozilla® Firefox® 3.6. It’s free, and the download should take only a few minutes at http://www.mozilla.org/.
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