Social Emotional Learning Foundations

Learn the basics of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), as you create a path of true success for both yourself and your students. Gain strategies that will help you become more socially and emotionally intelligent, and enable students to live their most resilient, meaningful, and fulfilled lives.

Program Overview

This interactive, experiential curriculum not only provides a foundation in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), but also helps those who are taking the course to reflect and gain greater awareness regarding their own emotions, thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. Upon completion of this course, the learner will have a deeper understanding of the main competencies of SEL, as well as how to apply those competencies to various situations and settings, such as workplace environment, relationships, and educational institutions.



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

  • Discover personal core qualities, values, and beliefs
  • Identify negative self-talk and shift to empowered state of being
  • Create strategies to overcome fears
  • Comprehend love and fear’s effects on the brain and body
  • Build emotional intelligence and empathy to thrive in educational settings and life
  • Develop interpersonal intelligence and healthy communication skills

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to SEL
  • Understanding yourself (self awareness)
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Mindfulness (self-management)
  • SEL and energy levels
  • SEL & the brain
  • Worthiness and vulnerability
  • Meditation (taking a beat)
  • Social awareness
  • Interpersonal intelligence

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 True Connection

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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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