Effective Classroom Management Solutions Certificate

4 Courses
Online Self-Paced
23 Weeks

Build a Positive Environment in the Classroom – A Fully Online Program

Take an individual course or work toward earning a certificate with multiple courses!

The Effective Classroom Management Solutions Certificate helps new teachers develop a classroom management approach and offers experienced teachers the opportunity to improve their existing practices. Good classroom management is necessary to create an effective learning environment for ALL students. Our classroom management certificate was designed to help teachers learn how to make the classroom a place where both you and your students can focus on educational goals and be successful. Using specialized tools and strategies, you will learn how to help students become more engaged through intrinsic motivation and encourage positive intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships at school, home, and within the community.


Certificate Requirements

Complete three required courses and choose one elective course for a total of 11 units to earn a professional certificate in Effective Classroom Management Solutions. The certificate can be completed in as few as two semesters.

Required Courses

Elective Course (Choose One)

Learn more about the University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education Certificate Benefits and Policies.

Schedule & Fees

Core Courses – Complete these 3 required courses and then choose one elective:

All courses from this stream are required for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
Classroom Management (prev #: EDU-508ZB) [EDU-X776] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Mishelle Scragg

Classroom Management course helps teachers create a student friendly learning environment with clear expectations, stimulating and accessible materials, and appropriate teaching methods

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students (prev #: EDU-506YG) [EDU-X702A] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$489
Online Self-Paced
Jerry Goldberg

Learn how to instill positive emotional and social skills in your students in our fully online social skills instruction course

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Teaching Methods for Diverse Learners (prev #: EDU-506YE) [EDU-X700A] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$489
Online Self-Paced
Jerry Goldberg

This is a three-unit online course for educators in the Professional Teachers Program series

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Elective Courses – Complete 1 of the following 3 courses:

Complete 1 of the following 3 courses for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
Maximizing Student Achievement through Classroom Management (Elem) (prev #: EDU-506YA) [EDU-X796] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$489
Online Self-Paced
Mishelle Scragg

This is a three-unit online course for educators in the Professional Teachers Program series

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Maximizing Student Achievement through Classroom Management (Sec) (prev #: EDU-506YB) [EDU-X797] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$489
Online Self-Paced
Jerry Goldberg

This is a three-unit online course for educators in the Professional Teachers Program series

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Introduction to Restorative Practices [EDU-X735R] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$489
Online Self-Paced
Shannon Perez

This is an online 3-unit course for educators that focuses on restorative practices, an alternative to traditional discipline and classroom management to cultivate a better classroom management, create positive peer mediation practices and to build community.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

$45
$1,819

Learning Method Information

Online Self-Paced

Online Self-Paced: Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into three or seven learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

Classroom Management Certificate Program Curriculum

Enroll in courses individually or opt to pursue the certificate by taking all required courses, while earning graduate-level extension credits.

You can expect the following from online self-paced courses:

What You Will Learn

You can expect the following from our online classroom management courses:

  1. Evaluate strategies for promoting good social skills

Who Should Attend

K-12 teachers interested in learning how to improve their current classroom management plan and implement positive change to promote student learning.

Benefits of USD’s Effective Classroom Management Solutions Certificate

Here are some of the primary benefits of completing the USD Effective Classroom Management Solutions Certificate program:

Experienced Faculty Instructors

Our instructors, most of whom hold advanced degrees, are experienced practitioners and subject matter experts who engage each student in a stimulating and participative learning environment. Their years of classroom experience allow them to share their specialized knowledge to participants on how to engage different learning styles and foster an inclusive and positive learning environment for everyone.

Careers Outlook

Employment opportunities in the education field are expected to grow by almost 1 million new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, schools are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented educators.

This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.

Industry Insights

10 %

Job growth

$57,220

Median salary


Career Opportunities

High School Teachers
Middle School Teachers
Elementary School Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for completing a certificate program?

Requirements for completing a certificate can be found on the certificate page.

Are the continuing education courses transferable to a master degree program?

Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
individual academic institution decides whether or not to accept USD Professional and Continuing Education credit.

How long do I have to complete the Certificate?

You have five years to complete the certificate.

What are your registration/drop/refund policies?

Click here for complete details regarding our refund, drop and transfer policies

What if I can’t get into a course because it is full?

Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.

Why USD?

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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TEMPLATE [FREE TEACHING TOOL] 

Use our handy 3-page Classroom Management Template to create a plan for everything that goes into successfully operating a classroom.