Course Description

Prerequisite: EDSE 5022. Introduces the social-cognitive approach to behavior management in the school as well as motivation and self-management. Covers cognitive-behavior modification (CBM) and cognitive restructuring, a CBM strategy used to help students challenge their own irrational thinking that contributes to their behavior problems. Also examines the CBM strategies of self-instructional training, verbal mediation, and problem solving. Discusses teaching students how to manage stress (in the form of anxiety, depression, anger) that also contributes to their behavior problems. Also covers the diagnosis of behavior problems using a social-cognitive approach, facilitating student use of self-management and CBM strategies, and measuring student progress.


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Section Title
Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Virtual Education Software Inc.

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

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 3 days of enrollment will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawal requests submitted within 21 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. No refunds will be given after 21 days, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course. Please return all course materials you have received. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

It is strongly recommended that you take EDSE 5022 to learn the basic terms and concepts of behavior management prior to taking this advanced course.

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