This course presents proven and innovative methods to gain and keep parent support, a critical element of a student's education. The model discussed in this course emphasizes interventions through a cooperative team approach between teachers and parents. Based on research endorsed by the National PTA, the skills and procedures taught in this course will enable educators to maintain supportive involvement from parents in even the most challenging cases.
Carlow University ED 621 • Madonna University EDU 5960.04 • Notre Dame College ED 552 D • The College of Saint Rose EDC 661
The required text for this course is Parents on Your Side: A Teachers Guide to Creating Positive Relationships with Parents, 2nd Edition by Lee Canter. 978-1-934009-76-5
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/Module 1: Overview Of Parent-Teacher Cooperation Issues
Session/Module 2: Current Stressors Affecting Families And Schools
Session/Module 3: Making the Most of Early Parent Contacts
Session/Module 4: Importance Of Parental Involvement
Session/Module 5: Methods for Involving Parents
Session/Module 6: Parent Conference Issues and Approaches
Session/Module 7: De-Escalating Conflict During Conferences
Session/Module 8: Strategies for Reaching Consensus
Session/Module 9: Methods and Use of Documentation
Session/Module 10: A Parent-Teacher Friendly Referral Process
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.