Social and Emotional Learning: Promoting Positive Mental Health Across the Curriculum | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Social and Emotional Learning: Promoting Positive Mental Health Across the Curriculum - #SPC19158

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

With the soaring concerns of mental health issues, students need to be supported more than ever with their social and emotional development. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) involves teaching and modeling five lifelong skills: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. In this course, participants will learn how to weave SEL into the curriculum, which has been shown to increase academic outcomes and promote overall positive mental health among students. Participants will also explore strategies to support and enhance their own mental health and well-being.

Global Goals of the Course

To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following 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. Design teaching strategies and activities to support the social and emotional learning needs of students.
  4. Implement strategies and activities to promote positive mental health and wellness within schools and communities.
  5. Examine school and community resources available to support the SEL initiative.


By Laura Drzonek
Reviewed 1 year ago
I thought the SEL course was excellent. The instructor was quick with feedback and additional resources. I truly enjoyed the course.

By Erica Burkhart
Reviewed 1 year ago
I love these classes. The support from the instructors, the capability to go at my own pace.

By Kimberly Wilson
Reviewed 1 year ago
She was wonderful and very responsive. I appreciated her feedback and quick grading.

By Stephanie Timm
Reviewed 11 months ago
This was a great first class after having a few years "off" from taking classes.

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