To better serve Chicago’s diverse student population, Roosevelt University is partnering with Mindful Practices, a research-based professional development organization, to provide licensed teachers with a 1 credit hour online course focused on classroom-proven strategies to promote calm and purposeful classroom environments.

Enrolled teachers 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 breathing exercises, cooperative games, self-care and self-reflection, teachers will gain experience with applying trauma-informed, culturally responsive techniques appropriate for any age or school setting.

Spring 2018 | March 12 – May 4 | EDUC 452 (online)

  • The instructor for the online course is Peggy Collings. An SEL specialist, Peggy joined the Mindful Practices team in 2015 after teaching in high-poverty schools for twelve years. 
  • The tuition cost for the 1 credit hour course is $360.
  • Graduate credits earned for the course can be applied toward lane credit and Roosevelt MA degrees in Reading or Teaching and Learning.

To enroll in the course as a non-degree student, submit the online application.

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

For more information about Mindful Practices, visit their website at