Reducing Student, Classroom & School Disruption: Prevention & Intervention

How can a teacher address diverse behaviors in the classroom?

In today’s classrooms, teachers must effectively educate a wide variety of diverse learners, including students with vastly different behavioral challenges.  A focus of this program will be understanding the impact of positive relationships with students and how those relationships impact behavior. Participants will explore the causes of student behaviors and develop prevention and intervention strategies to meet student needs.

Program Options Available for:

  • Master of Education degree (36 credits)
  • Professional Development Certificate (21 credits)

Area of Specialization Courses:

  • ED 607 (3 credits) - Prevention Strategies, Classroom Management
  • ED 661 (2 credits) - Intervention Strategies I, Conflict Resolution Strategies
  • ED 662 (3 credits) - Intervention Strategies II, Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors
  • ED 654 (1 credit) - Internship (special project and portfolio)

Specialization Standards

Candidates will:

  1. Apply knowledge of student basic needs, developmental stages, interests, learning preferences, and unique characteristics to create a safe and productive classroom environment.
  2. Establish rules, routines, and procedures that prepare students to make positive choices and contributions to the learning environment.
  3. Apply concepts of profitable communication to encourage student cooperation and self-discipline
  4. Analyze students’ unique needs and their impact on their behavior, behavior of others and the classroom community as a whole
  5. Understand the positive impact of developing relationships with students and their parents  
  6. Understand the relationship between instruction, engagement and student behavior
  7. Determine when to implement whole class/school, group, or individual management/shaping strategies
  8. Determine the function of student behavior before attempting to change it