Positive Classroom Environment

This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with a foundational knowledge in creating and maintaining a positive classroom climate, resolving conflict, and utilizing behavioral intervention strategies for students with mild/moderate behavioral challenges. The course content will: (a) provide knowledge of behavioral technologies to support classroom teaching with diverse groups of individual students, including those with special needs; (b) detail research-based prevention and intervention strategies, as required by RtI; (c) provide an overview of behavioral assessments; and (d) present strategies that promote attitudes for supporting and fostering the acceptance of all students. Students in this course will complete 10 field experience hours. Prerequisite: 150.