Fundamentals of Classroom Management

Focusing on the components of self-control and teaching to classroom expectations. This course uses the evidence-based Time to Teach classroom management model. This model is research-based, practical, proven, and are ready to use in the classroom. 

Program Overview

Perhaps one of the most unchallenged assumptions in school settings today are that students are arriving open to learning and willing to behave. This course focuses on developing classroom management strategies to nurture effective classroom norms, sustain high levels of engagement, and to maintain self-control and take deliberate action when presented with difficult classroom situations. Learn powerful self-control strategies to remain calm and react optimally when challenged. Acquire tools to effectively monitor and respond to the classroom climate to maximize instructional time.

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Approximately 30 hours

Up to 6 months to complete coursework

Estimated Tuition


Ways to Learn



2 PDUs

Graduate Level Professional Development Credit

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Dedicated mentor    |    Interactive assignments

Real-world case studies   |   Earn graduate level professional development credits

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the foundational theories and practices of Time To Teach classroom management
  • Design individual and specific lesson plans for teaching to classroom expectations 
  • Integrate new strategies into their daily practice to maximize teaching time and limit discipline disruptions 

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to Classroom
  • Time to Teach Beliefs
  • Current Classroom Analysis
    Rationale for Teach To’s 
  • Analyzing The Teach to Process 
  • Implementing a Teach To Lesson Plan 
  • Teach To In Action
  • Sustained Successes

This course is part of the 3-course Classroom Management program. Taking courses in this recommended order will help you build a strong foundation and progress through the program with success.

1. Fundamentals of Classroom Management
2. Classroom Management: Relationships and Ecology
3. Classroom Management: Accurate and Timely consequences

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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This course is offered through University of Massachusetts Global’s School of Extended Education in partnership with Center for Teacher Effectiveness and Time To Teach 

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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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