Social-Emotional Learning for Educators Level 1: Intrapersonal Awareness

2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Mindful Leaders Participants Only

Apply neuroscience and mind-body practices to support educator well-being and student success.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for educators via district contract.

Course Materials: Text, Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta L. Hammond available at or your local bookstore.

Text, Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom (The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education) by Patricia A. Jennings available at or your local bookstore.

Text, Polyvagal Safety: Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation (IPNB) by Stephen W. Porges available at or your local bookstore.

Text, Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from Neuroscience and the Classroom by Judy and Malana Willis available at or your local bookstore.

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What You Will Learn

  • Growth as an education professional
  • Serve as a peer coach for their district colleagues
  • Discover foundations of educational neurobiology, trauma-informed education, and secular mindfulness practices that support both educator and student well-being in the classroom
  • Understand how the nervous system responds to stress or triggers in the classroom, along with strategies to promote enhanced regulation and connection with students


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.