The goal of this course is to create a classroom climate in which all students feel safe. One child in four is bullied at school. One in five admit bullying. Recently, a government report on school shootings showed that the only common trait among student shooters was that they all have a long history of being bullied. In schools where fear and anxiety are the norm, students can't learn and achieve.
In this course, teachers review the research on the causes and effects of bullying, as well as study best practices. In addition, they learn strategies for meeting the underlying needs of bullies.
Graduate Participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional Development participants receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes, and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session 1: Dubunking The Myths
Objective: To be aware of common misconceptions regarding bullies.
Session 2: Identifying Different Types of Bullying Behavior
Objective:Recognize and identify incidences of bullying and identify its various types, styles and forms.
Session 3: The Consequences of Bullying
Objective: Become aware of both the short and long-term consequences of ignoring bullying.
Session 4: Characteristics of Bullies and Victims
Objective: Identify the characteristics of bullies and their victims.
Session 5: Classroom Surveys
Objective: Review bullying behaviors in the classroom.
Session 6: The Role of Collusion
Objective: Identify collusion and its role in the bullying cycle.
Session 7: Creating a Safe Classroom Environment
Objective: Learn strategies for creating a classroom environment where everyone feels safe, accepted and contributing members of the classroom.
Session 8: Creating a Safe Classroom Environment
Objective: Learn the core elements of a comprehensive school-wide approach to bullying.
Session 9: Strategies for Parents of Bullies and Victims
Objective: Identify approaches for parents who are dealing with a child who is being bullied or who is a bully.
Session 10: Project Presentations and Final Exams
Objective: Present projects on research and application of best practices.
Online Courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-Face Course courses are held Friday evening from 6pm-9pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8am-6pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:30am- 5:30pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district or school to ensure that all requirements are being met.
Check the Partner University area of our website for specific course tuition.
Students are to purchase their own textbook. Click “Textbook List” for information.
Professional Development participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes.