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Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) - #SPC18315

Non-Credit Course
15 Clock Hours

Course Description

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has been recognized as a critical factor in students' success in school and beyond. SEL involves five essential components including: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. Through readings, videos, personal reflection, and online forum questions, participants will explore each of these components and learn how SEL and academics go hand-in-hand. Participants will leave the course with resources and strategies designed to support the social and emotional learning needs of students.

Global Goals of the Course

  1. Comprehend the five competencies of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).
  2. Investigate the rationale for SEL and the benefits of SEL.
  3. Explore teaching strategies and activities to support the social and emotional learning needs of students.
  4. Examine family and community resources available to support the SEL initiative.


By Angela Hernandez
Reviewed 7 months ago
I would have prefered that the instructors contact information was available on the syllabus, but overall the course was informative and gives you man strategies that you can implement in the classroom.

By Lindsay Ondrak
Reviewed 7 months ago
Jill Rockwell was responsive and engaged. I appreciated her feedback on individual posts throughout the course.

By Kelley Archer
Reviewed 6 months ago
She gave thoughtful feedback. I thought I already knew a lot about this topic, but I learned so much more.

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