Course Description

Educators are teaching in a very different environment compared to twenty years ago, with students presenting at-risk social and emotional behaviors in general education classrooms, leaving educators feeling ill-equipped to effectively deal with their issues. This course provides the skills-based interventions educators need to address the most common problem behaviors in the classroom. It uses problem-specific best practices combined with an attachment-based foundation of sound pedagogical principles and strategies for reaching and teaching disruptive, difficult, and emotionally challenged students. The course also empowers educators to act wisely when problem behaviors occur, improve relationships with students, and teach with greater success and confidence.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Difficult Students and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom: Teacher Responses that Work
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Difficult Students and Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom: Teacher Responses That Work by Vance Austin and Daniel Sciarra, W.W. Norton, ISBN: 978-0393707540

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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