National University




SPD614 Classroom and Behavior Mgmt

Lead Faculty: Dr. Joy Kutaka-Kennedy

Course Description

This course is designed to assist candidates in developing a practical working knowledge of the basic principles of classroom and behavior management. Candidates will examine the impact of classroom rules, consequences, procedures, physical layout, instructional pacing, diversity, and other topics. Candidates will analyze antecedents to behavior, remediation strategies for misbehavior, and promotion of positive behavior. Best practices for classroom management and positive behavior support will be reviewed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify classroom management skills that lead to best practices professionally, legally and ethically.
  • Describe strategies to promote a sense of belonging and acceptance of diversity among students.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to implement systems that assess, plan, and provide academic and social skill instruction to support positive behavior in all students including students with social-communication, behavioral, and environmental needs.
  • Describe healthy learning environments, and how the effects of all outside entities relate to students' academic, physical, emotional and social well-being, and learning.
  • Identify laws and regulations pertaining to the promoting of positive behavior and self-regulation as well as to promoting safe schools.