Course Description

Aimed at regular and special education classroom teachers, this course provides the latest in research and practice from the field of positive behavior interventions and support, with foundational principles and practices from applied behavior analysis. It combines with strategies to help students who are struggling academically, are overlooked, underserved, or frustrated. The course melds a multi-tiered system of support for developing positive behaviors in children and youth, with elements from the SIOP Model and the FIT Teaching approach. Learn to set high expectation, use assessment to inform instruction, and change problem behaviors.


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: Positive Behavioral Supports for the Hard to Teach
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $350.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Positive Behavioral Supports for the Classroom by Brenda Scheuermann and Judy Hall, 3rd Edition, Pearson, ISBN: 978-0133803259

How to Reach the Hard to Teach: Excellent Instruction for Those Who Need It Most, Ana Echevarria, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fishercan, ASCD, ISBN:  978-1416622383

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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