The goal of this course is to create a classroom climate in which all students feel safe. In American schools today, one child in four is bullied and one in five admit to bullying others. If fear and anxiety are the norm, students can't achieve their goals nor reach their potential. In this course, participants will review the research on the causes and effects of bullying as well as study best practices relating to controlling bullying in the classroom. In addition, they learn strategies for meeting the underlying needs of bullies to hopefully prevent bullying in many cases.
Available for graduate credit through Carlow University, Madonna University, and Notre Dame College.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will 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 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified.
Professional development (PD) 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. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.