Course Description

Difficult and challenging behaviors in schools have increased at an alarming rate, and this course gives educators the skills and strategies to create a safe and positive learning environment. Recent shifts in societal and cultural norms have given rise to reactions that can be injurious, uncivil, and discriminatory. Creating and maintaining positive and proactive school discipline plans while preserving societal values and norms is more challenging than ever. Zero tolerance policies provide impetus, but not tools to address problematic behaviors, make real change happen, and accomplish intended goals. Based on data and documented successes, this course offers a step-by-step process that maximizes teaching and learning and prevents problem behavior while establishing and maintaining desirable behaviors to enhance school success. You will learn how to collect data to shape ongoing behavior instruction, develop engaging lessons and activities to promote positive behavior, help children learn self-regulation, work productively and collaboratively with parents, and partner successfully with educators, school counselors, and administrators.


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: A Schoolwide Discipline Plan for Children with Challenging Behavior
Start Now, you have 364 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $375.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan (Colvin, G. & Sugai, G. 2018). Corwin: Thousand Oaks, CA.

How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior, Otten, K.L. & Tuttle, J.L, 2011).   Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.

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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