54-331 Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies for All Learners

This course provides an overview of classroom and behavior management theories and strategies. The course emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed to create effective behavior management and intervention projects for students, especially those with behavior problems. Emphasis will be on use of positive behavior support systems. Candidates will examine behavioral principles, procedures and assessment methods necessary for effective programming and are expected to apply skills developed in the course by developing both a classroom management and behavior intervention project to avoid or overcome communication roadblocks and improve a student's problem behavior. Through case analysis, role-playing, cooperative learning, use of technology and field experience, candidates will learn how to apply principles of classroom management to actual teaching situations.