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Special Course on Socio-Emotional Learning Begins March 12, 2018

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The College of Education is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Mindful Practices, a research-based professional development organization, to provide licensed teachers with a 1 credit hour online graduate course focused on classroom-proven strategies to promote calm and purposeful classroom environments.

Students who enroll in the course will learn how to use Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness to create classroom cultures that are calm, cool, ready-to-learn, and respectful of all stakeholders. Through readings and demonstrations, as well as cooperative games and self-reflection, students will gain experience with applying trauma-informed, culturally responsive techniques appropriate for any age or school setting. The course is especially recommended for teachers working in schools where learners experience high levels of stress and socio-emotional challenges.

This special online graduate course will begin on March 12, 2018 and will extend for eight weeks, ending on May 4.  The title of the course is EDUC 452, Topical Workshop: Socio-Emotional Learning Tools. The course is open to practicing teachers and current Roosevelt students.

Peggy Collings, an SEL specialist, will teach the course. Peggy joined the Mindful Practices team in 2015 after teaching in high-poverty schools for twelve years. 

The tuition cost for licensed teachers is $360. The graduate credit earned for the course can be applied toward CPS lane credit and Roosevelt MA degrees in Reading or Teaching and Learning.

To enroll, practicing teachers first need to submit the online application for admission to Roosevelt University as a non-degree student. To ensure timely registration, the application should be submitted by March 5, 2018.

Current Roosevelt students should consult with their academic advisor about the costs and process for enrolling in the course.

For assistance with admission and registration, please contact Laura Lag, assistant dean of Student Services, at or (312) 853-4753.

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