Classroom Management and Student Responsibility

Develop effective strategies for handling real day-to-day situations and learn how to resolve and prevent discipline problems in your classroom.

Course Description

Teaching self-control and responsibility begins with the teacher's classroom management plan. Participants in this course will develop effective strategies for handling real day-to-day situations and learn how to resolve and prevent discipline problems. As part of this course, teachers will create an effective classroom management plan based on their own personality, grade level, and teaching style.

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Approximately 45 hours

Up to 3 months to complete coursework

Estimated Tuition


Ways to Learn



3 PDUs

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Earn graduate-level professional development credits for salary advancement

Gain practical teaching strategies to improve student outcomes    |    Create an effective discipline plan for classroom management 

What is an independent study course?

This self-paced, online, project-based course provides educators with a framework for exploring a topic that allows teachers the freedom to choose their own focus and readings.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Encourage teachers to examine their classroom management procedures which underscore the concept that there must be order for learning to take place 
  • Assist participants in developing an effective discipline plan for classroom management issues
  • Analyze the relevant and current research applicable to effective classroom management methods and techniques for today’s educator

Course Topics:

  • Strategies for handling day-to-day situations and discipline problems
  • Theories and practices of effective classroom management and student responsibility
  • Creation of a classroom management plan



Who Should Enroll?

  • PreK-12 teachers
  • Teacher candidates
  • School administrators
  • Para-educators    

Earn your credit in 3 simple steps

Step 1
Register online.

Step 2
Complete the course.

Step 3
Receive credits and obtain an official transcript.


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What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?

Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.

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