Course Description

Strengthen Positive Social Skills in Your Students for Success in Class

Studies indicate the development of social and emotional skills can positively affect student achievement and success in school and later in life.  This course examines the research and best practices for teaching students positive social skills.  Participants will develop a toolkit of resources for teaching and promoting the development of students' self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.

This course is also applicable toward the Effective Classroom Management Solutions Certificate and the Character Education Development Certificate course requirements.

Learner Outcomes

  • Explain the impact of positive social skills on student success in school and later in life
  • Identify best practices and instructional strategies for teaching students self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision making
  • Design a toolkit for teaching students positive social skills

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades K-12) 

Course Materials: All materials for this course are included in the online course

Technical Requirements




"I learned a lot of valuable information that I will use with my students." -- Melanie Kim Wiess, Educator, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
"I really enjoyed this course, I learned a lot and feel I can apply it to my work." -- Kimber Azevedo, Educator, Janesville Elementary School, Janesville, CA
"This course is great if you are someone who deals with people of all ages. It gives great advice, communication skills, and all the aspects of interacting with others in a positive way. This will definitely help anyone!" -- Jolene Thompson, Waterford Unified School District, Waterford, CA

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series


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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $489 credit (3 units) $489.00
Available for Extension Credit
3 units
Section Notes

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