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Course Code: EDUC525 Course ID: 2794 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines classroom- management models, including theoretical and empirical approaches to classroom management. The course helps candidates develop appropriate classroom management skills, including decision-making and problem solving; explore the merits and limitations of each classroom-management model; and examine the rationale for when each approach to classroom management would be most appropriately implemented. The course also presents concepts of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation; the concept of self-motivation; assertive, positive, and cooperative discipline methods; and examines the interactions of classroom environment, classroom behavior, and learning. Candidates will focus on implementing practical strategies for both preventing and managing disruptive behaviors. Topics include establishing effective classroom rules and procedures, relationships among students, teachers, families, and administrators, and helping students contribute to a positive and relevant learning environment. A field observation classroom experience where candidates apply what they are learning is a requirement of this course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 11/21/21 Summer 2021 Session K 16 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 02/20/22 Fall 2021 Session K 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Analyze the theory, goals, benefits, limitations, and possible outcomes of at least five different classroom management approaches (e.g. reward/punishment models, efficiency models, analytical models, and self-management models).
    (WVPTS 1A1, 1A2, 1A3, 1B2, 1B3, 1D1, 1D2, 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 2B1, 2B2, 2B3, 2C1, 2C2, 2D1, 2E1, 2E1, 2E2, 2E3, 3A1, 3A2, 3B1, 3D1, 3D3, 3F1, 3F2, 3F3)(ISTE 5C)
    (NCATE 1B, 1C, 1D, 1F, 5B, 5C, 5D)
  2. Evaluate the potential effectiveness of any given management approach in meeting the needs of diverse students.
    (WVPTS 2A3, 2B1, 3F1, 3F2, 5D1, 5F1, 5F2) (ISTE)(NCATE 4A, 4C, 4D)
  3. Analyze the components of routine classroom procedures and events.
    (WVPTS 2D1, 2E1, 2E2, 2F1, 2F2, 3B2)(ISTE) (NCATE 1B)
  4. Analyze the components of disruptive classroom events, including social, curricular, and instructional factors within the classroom, as well as outside cultural, economic, and family influences.
    (WVPTS 1D1, 1D2, 2A1, 2E1, 2E2, 2F1, 2F2, 3B2, 5F1, 5F2)(ISTE)(NCATE 1B, 1C, 1G, 4A)
  5. Examine the impact of adjusting instructional relevancy on student behavior and motivation.
    (WVPTS 1D1, 2A1, 2A3, 3A1, 3D1, 3F1, 3F2)(ISTE 1B, 2B, 3D(NCATE 1A, 1C)
  6. Analyze effective teacher-student-parent/family relationships to support classroom expectations.
    (WVPTS 2B1, 2B2, 5A2, 5B1, 5F1, 5F2, 5I1)(ISTE)(NCATE 3A)
  7. Analyze the roles of teachers and students in classroom management (e.g. guiding appropriate behavior and maintaining academic accountability).
    (WVPTS 1C1, 1C2, 1E1, 2A1, 2A2, 2B1, 2B2,2C1, 2C2, 3B1, 3B2, 3E1, 3E2, 3E3, 3E4, 5F1, 5F2)(ISTE) (NCATE 1C)
Book Title: Working With Students : Discipline Strategies for the Classroom -Text Only
Author: Payne, Ruby K
Publication Info: aha! Process, Inc.
ISBN: 9781929229680
Book Title: Effective Classroom Management: Models & Strategies for Today's Classrooms, 3rd Ed (custom)- (The non-custom ISBN is:9780137055036, please use this one to search for the book from other booksellers.)
Author: Hardin, Carlette J.
Publication Info: Pearson
ISBN: 9781269648905
Book Title: If you prefer the electronic format, your required book(s) may be available for purchase from the APUS Bookstore in a VitalSource e-book format
Publication Info:

Book Title:Working With Students : Discipline Strategies for the Classroom -Text Only
Publication Info:aha! Process, Inc.
Author:Payne, Ruby K
Unit Cost:$17.95
Electronic ISBN:9781934583760
Electronic Unit Cost:$8.99
Book Title:Effective Classroom Management: Models & Strategies for Today's Classrooms, 3rd ed.
Publication Info:Pearson
Author:Hardin, Carlette J.
Unit Cost:$85.32
Electronic ISBN:9781269652001
Electronic Unit Cost:$35.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.