To better serve today’s busy and frequently stressed teachers and student population, Roosevelt University is partnering with Mindful Practices, a research-based professional development organization, to provide licensed teachers with classroom-proven strategies to promote calm and purposeful classroom environments.

Roosevelt is now accepting applications for enrollment in Spring 2019 in two new graduate courses that it has designed in collaboration with Mindful Practices.  These two new courses are each 3 credit hours and focus on socio-emotional learning and trauma informed practices in education. The two courses will be delivered online, sequentially, over a sixteen-week time period extending from January 22 to May 13, 2019. Teachers can enroll in one or two courses; see additional details below.

Roosevelt will provide private and public school teachers with a special, non-degree tuition rate of $378 per credit hour on these innovative courses. Click here to view the non-degree tuition rate for graduate students in the College of Education.

To apply for admission,  please complete our students-at-large application form for graduate students.

For more information, please contact Ms. Laura Lag, Assistant Dean for Graduate Admission, at 312-853-4753 or

Spring 2019 | January 22 – March 18 | EDUC 452-98 Social-Emotional Learning: A Focus on the Self

  • 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. 
  • This course teaches techniques to develop mind-body connection for yourself and for your current and future students with the goal of a calm environment for all.
  • Graduate credits earned for the course can be applied toward a Roosevelt MA degree in  Teaching and Learning.

Spring 2019 | March 19– May 13 | EDUC 452-98B Trauma Informed Practice in Education: Developing a framework for trauma informed practice in school communities.

  • The instructor for the online course is Kristina Peterson. An associate professor of counseling and human services, Dr. Peterson has led individual and group counseling for at-risk youth and provides frequent in-services in schools on the subjects of trauma and conflict resolution.
  • This course offers an introduction to trauma and trauma informed practices and will give students a framework from which to develop trauma informed classrooms and schools.
  • Graduate credits earned for the course can be applied toward a Roosevelt MA degree in  Teaching and Learning.