2021-2022 Catalog Updates

EDU 318 Content: Classroom Culture and Environment

This course examines theories and practice of classroom management. Emphasis is placed on candidate development of skills and strategies necessary to establish and maintain safe and supportive classroom communities that will positively engage students in learning.  The core of classroom management is found in building authentic relationships with students and their families.  This course will explore relationship-building and social emotional learning as a critical component of an effective learning community.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Understand the core concepts of social emotional learning.
  3. Identify, develop, and analyze rules, routines, and procedures within the classroom for cultural responsiveness.
  4. Connect classroom management practices and strategies with theoretical frameworks.
  5. Evaluate strategies for creating a safe and affirming classroom culture for diverse learners.
  6. Analyze student engagement strategies that positive learning environment.
  7. Apply practical classroom management strategies to real-life classroom situations.