Course Description

A fascinating, accessible course that dispels the common myth of the "natural-born teacher" and provides the science behind the art. Great teaching is not magic but a skill that can be taught. This course is based on highly acclaimed research, and learning to teach involves more than knowledge about what is involved in teaching. If you want to enhance your teaching skills using cutting-edge information, this course is for you.


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: Building a Better Teacher
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $250.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (And How To Teach It To Everyone) by Elizabeth Green, W.W. Norton, ISBN: 978-0393351088

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: Withdrawal requests 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 at: https://ce.spu.edu under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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