Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is the foundation for resilience and persistence. Learn how to create a lesson plan that teaches the concepts and strategies for developing a growth mindset.

Course Description

A Growth Mindset is the foundation for resilience and persistence. This course will describe what a Growth Mindset is (as compared to a Fixed Mindset), the correlation and effects a Growth Mindset has on the brain, the power of grit, and strategies for developing a Growth Mindset classroom.

Furthermore, this course will prepare you to create a lesson plan to teach your students about a Growth Mindset, how to embrace a Growth Mindset through questioning and awareness, and to implement strategies to develop this mindset themselves.

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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 Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Dedicated mentor    |    Interactive assignments

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

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

  • Explain what a growth mindset is and why it is important to have
  • Contrast the differences between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset
  • Analyze your own mindset
  • Explore various strategies to develop growth mindset including the
    Power of Yet, grit, and embracing mistakes

Course Topics:

  • What is a Growth Mindset?
  • The Power of Yet
  • Grit 
  • Embracing Mistakes
  • Creating a Growth Mindset Lesson
  • Growth Mindset Applied

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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