We are constantly reminded that violence and cruelty take place in schools more often than we can keep track of. School shootings, bullying, violence, and unsafe situations can happen in any school and in any neighborhood. One child in four is bullied at school and one in five admits to bullying someone else. In schools where fear and anxiety are the norm, students cannot learn and achieve, but even more critically, they can be in danger.
The goal of this course is to create a school-wide climate in which all students feel safe. Participants will gain an understanding of important danger-signs, learn valuable conflict resolution strategies and the correct ways to implement these strategies, and will discover the necessary tools for creating a safe learning environment.
Carlow University ED 698 • Notre Dame College ED 628 K • The College of Saint Rose EDT 676
The required text for this course is Can We ensure Safe Schools? A Collaborative Guide on Focused Strategies for School Safety edited by Fern Aefsky.
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.
Module 1: Overview of Violence Prevention and Conflict Resolution
Module 2: Identifying Different Types of Bullying Behavior
Module 3: Victims and the Audience
Module 4: Empowering Children - Strategies for Parents and Teachers
Module 5: Cyberbullying
Module 6: Cyberbullying - Prevention
Module 7: Identifying Gangs in Our Schools
Module 8: Gangs in Our Schools- Intervention and Prevention
Module 9: Conflict Resolution
Module 10: Bringing it all Together
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend 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 page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
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 and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.