Education Online Courses

Professional Development Courses for Teachers

Online courses in education, designed to help teachers master the challenges of today's classrooms. Topics include: Classroom Management, Special Needs Students, and Violence and Harassment in Schools. 

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Intro Video

Learn more about the professional development online courses for teachers in this brief introductory video.

 

 

About the Online Courses

Earn Undergraduate Credit

SF State's College of Professional & Global Education offers a series of courses designed to help teachers master the challenges of today's classrooms. The topics covered fall into three main categories:

  • Classroom Management
  • Special Needs Students
  • Violence and Harassment in Schools

These interactive online courses provide expert instruction and for your convenience, can be completed at a pace that fits your schedule (but must be completed within the term enrolled). You may take any of the classes. Please Note: Students will only be permitted to enroll in five courses during the spring and fall semesters and eight during the summer term.

The courses are set up much like books with chapters and exams, with an exam after each chapter that will be taken on your computer. All courses are now also tablet compatible.

VESi recommends that you check with your school district and/or state licensing agency to verify these course offerings will meet your district and/or state requirements for salary advancement and/or state certificate re-licensure.

Courses and Cost

Offered during Spring, Summer and Fall Terms Only

 

Classroom Management (12 Units)

  • Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior (3 units - $540)
  • Advanced Classroom Management in Schools: Children as Change Agents (2 units - $365)
  • Understanding Aggression in Schools (3 units - $540)
  • Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers (2 units - $365)
  • Harassment, Bullying and Cyber-Intimidation in Schools (2 units - $365)

 

Special Needs Students (10 Units)

  • Learning Disabilities in Schools (3 units - $540)
  • Autism and Asperger's Disorders in Schools (2 units - $365)
  • Inclusion: Special Needs in General Classrooms (2 units - $365)
  • Understanding Aggression in Schools (3 units - $540)

 

Violence and Harassment in Schools (12 Units)

  • Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention and Intervention (2 units - $365)
  • Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma and Violence on Student Learning (2 units - $365)
  • Child Abuse: Working with Abused and Neglected Children (2 units - $365)
  • Drug and Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use and Abuse (2 units - $365)
  • Teaching Diversity in the Classroom (2 units - $365)
  • Harassment, Bullying and Cyber-Intimidation in Schools (2 units - $365)
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Partnership

SF State's College of Professional & Global Education works in partnership with Virtual Education Software, Inc. (VESi) to offer these online Professional Development Courses for Teachers.

Contact

Program Coordinator
Isabel Seiden
(415) 817-4220
iseiden@sfsu.edu

Program Lead
Janet Alford
(415) 817-4264
jalford@sfsu.edu

These courses do not count toward any credential programs at SF State.

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