Course Description

When schools fail to address the problems of struggling students, the consequences can be dire: course failures, absenteeism, suspensions or expulsions, dropouts. Those effects continue to ripple with lower rates of college attendance and graduation, underemployment and lower wages, and even incarceration. This course will help teachers recognize the most common barriers to learning and apply solutions that will work in their classrooms with compassion and acceptance, and creativity.


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: Teaching Vulnerable Learners
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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:

  • Rollins, S. P. (2020). Teaching vulnerable learners: Strategies for students who are bored, distracted, discouraged, or Llkely to drop out. W.W. Norton & Company.
  • Causton, J., & MacLeod, K. (2020). From behaving to belonging: The inclusive art of supporting students who challenge Us. ASCD.
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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