Classroom Management Survival Course

(Grades K-8) / Flex Course

PDI Course Number: 66T02 / UCSD Course Number: EDUC41473

Course Description

How many times have you thought that you could accomplish a great deal more in the classroom if only your students would just behave? This online course focuses on helping teachers explore a variety of classroom management strategies. Teachers will learn many useful and practical techniques for working with students. A particular focus is effective strategies for working with special populations such as difficult students, English language learners, and students with learning disabilities. Teachers will also spend time learning about the importance of establishing clear and concise classroom rules and routines. Character education will also be introduced as it relates to classroom management. Teachers will also learn the benefits of cooperative learning in creating a positive classroom environment. Conflict resolution strategies that can be taught to students will also be explored, particularly within the context of bullying situations. Finally, teachers will learn how to properly and effectively create individualized behavior plans. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units (50 hours of training) from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"Content was meaningful and applicable to my situation. It was great to focus on workable behavior strategies that can be applied in the classroom. Very easy format to follow." - Carolyn Leslie

Enrollment Options

Course Only

Only $127 with the discount

Course with Credit from UCSD Extension

Only $323 with the discount

This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units or 5 quarter units of graduate-level credit from UC San Diego.

You have up to one year from the date you are enrolled to complete a flex course.

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Required Resource Book

This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

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UCSD Course Number: EDUC41473
Unit One
  • The Importance of Classroom Management
  • Establishing an Effective Learning Environment
  • Shifting from Reactive to Proactive
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1
Unit Two
  • Getting to Know Your Students
  • The Importance of Observation and Documentation
  • Developing a Discipline Plan
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2
Unit Three
  • The Impact of a Teacher's Actions, Behavior, and Communication
  • Creating Directions for Routines
  • Teaching Management Routines
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3
Unit Four
  • Working with Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Working with Small Groups
  • Working with Difficult Students
  • Test #4
Unit Five
  • How Character Education Impacts Classroom Management
  • Conflict Resolution Strategies
  • Home-School Connection
  • Test #5
Unit Six
  • Working with English Language Learners
  • How to Handle Bullying
  • Individualized Behavior Plans
  • Assignment #4: Develop a behavior plan for two difficult students
  • Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)

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