The purpose of this course is for teachers to enhance student performance by minimizing the negative effects of stress in the classroom. Teachers learn an operational definition of stress, study the major research findings on the nature of stress, learn the major theories explaining its impact upon teaching and learning, and conduct a thorough assessment of stress factors operating in their classrooms. This knowledge is then integrated by applying strategies to identify and address specific sources of stress that undermine effective teaching and learning in the classrooms. In addition, teachers identify specific students experiencing debilitating stress and take actions to address these problems and help the student restore personal equilibrium and enhance their performance.
Carlow University ED 624 • Madonna University EDU 5960.08 • Notre Dame College ED 554 D • The College of Saint Rose EDU 693
The required text for this course is included within the course materials and does not need to be purchased by the student.
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: The Nature Stress
Session/Module 2: Sources of Stress
Session/Module 3: Assessing Stress
Session/Module 4: Stress Reduction Strategies For Students
Session/Module 5: Stress Reduction Strategies For Teachers
Session/Module 6: Stress and Learning
Session/Module 7: Stress and Teaching
Session/Module 8: Effective Dialogue: A Means Of Reducing Student Stress
Session/Module 9: School As A Source Of Stress For Students
Session/Module 10: Synthesis
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.