Self-Esteem for Educators was the first program ever designed to assist teachers in integrating self-esteem principles and methods into curriculum content areas. The purpose of this course is for teachers to increase content area learning of students by first learning and applying a model for enhancing self-esteem, then integrating that model into the curriculum they are currently teaching. Participants will learn specific techniques and skills for assessing and improving their own self-concepts, then collaboratively develop strategies and lesson plans to incorporate these concepts into their daily activities with students.
Carlow University ED 651 • Madonna University EDU 5830.05 • Notre Dame College ED 572 D • The College of Saint Rose EDU 662
The text for this course is embedded within the course.
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/Module 1: Assessing Personal Styles
Session/Module 2: Identity-Phase I
Session/Module 3: Strengths & Weaknesses Phase II
Session/Module 4: Communication
Session/Module 5: Forgiveness & Anger
Session/Module 6: Feedback
Session/Module 7: Nurturance - Phase III
Session/Module 8: Instruction
Session/Module 9: Content Area
Session/Module 10: Maintenance - Phase IV
Develop an operational definition of self-esteem
Apply Maslow's theory of human need
Compare and contrast Maslow's theory and Branden's definition of self esteem
Compare and contrast intention and self-esteem
Assess individual strengths and weaknesses
Assess the impact of strengths and weaknesses on teaching and learning
Distinguish between cognition and emotion
Create a lesson plan relating to self-esteem
Compare techniques for effective communication
Evaluate the outcomes of practicing effective listening
Evaluate the relationship between negative communication and self-esteem
Practice effective self-disclosure and analyze the results
Use self-disclosure to acknowledge and motivate students
Assess the role of nurturance in the enhancement of self-esteem
Hypothesize key sources of support and nurturance
Evaluate personal relationships
Assess the quality of relationship networks, personally and for students in the classroom
Create specific intentions for improving the quality of networks and relationships
Implement and judge strategies for maintaining self-esteem
Create strategies for maintaining student self-esteem
Design and apply a new model for integrating self-esteem into instruction
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.