This course provides busy educators with practical, easy-to-use strategies to help students develop the social and emotional skills that will allow them to engage positively with one another, with their teachers and with their learning. Research shows that SEL not only improves achievement by an average of 11 percentile points, but it also increases prosocial behaviors (such as kindness, sharing, and empathy), improves student attitudes toward school, and reduces depression and stress among students. This course is designed to directly deal with the practical way of including SEL into the curriculum. A student who has excellent academic skills but poor social skills or problem solving skills is at risk of not being successful.
The goal of this course is to give educators the skills to help students develop essential skills for the classroom and beyond. It will include strategies for:
Madonna University EDU 5830.51 • Notre Dame College ED 553E • The College of Saint Rose EDT 657 • Carlow University ED 604
The required text for this course is All Learning Is Social and Emotional by Nancy Frey. ISBN 978-1416627074.
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 One: What is social and emotional learning?
Module Two: Identity and Agency
Module Three: Why SEL belongs in the school curriculum
Module Four: How to regulate emotion
Module Five: How to regulate cognition
Module Six: Social Skills
Module Seven: Building SEL skills in the classroom
Module Eight: Community and Public Spirit
Session Nine: The Benefits of a Successful SEL Program
Session Ten: Community and Public Spirit
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.