NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Strategies for Emotional Disabilities

EDUC 600




Instructor: Mike Demario

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $370

Class Offered Through NaMaYaPD

Course Description:

Students with emotional disabilities are being educated in the mainstream setting at an increasing  rate. This course will provide strategies and techniques for meeting the needs of the emotionally  disabled student in the mainstream classroom. Participants will research, analyze and develop  strategies on building positive personal relationships with students and behavior modification. This course will offer recent research on behavior modification programs and their implementation in the classroom. Through internet articles, websites and case studies, participants will focus on how to provide the essential structure that students with E.D. require, even during “unstructured” activities and transitions. This course is beneficial for both regular and special education teachers.

Course Objectives:

Teachers enrolled in this course will…

  1. Identify triggers that prompt inappropriate behaviors.
  2. Understand the importance of structure and clear expectations for students with E.D.
  3. Explain why the E.D. student responds and behaves the way they do.
  4. Create clear and precise behavior modifications and positive reinforcement systems.
  5. Create positive relations with students that will allow them to be successful in the mainstream classroom.
  6. Indentify the individualized needs of the student.

Required Readings:

A list of online readings will be provided upon course enrollment.

About The Instructor

Mike DeMario
Mike Demario

Michael DeMario received his M.A. E.D. in Teaching & Instruction from Trident University in California. He also earned a M.A. in Liberal Arts & Sociology from Stony Brook University in New York. Mike earned his B.A. in Social Studies from St. Joseph's College in New York. Michael has 9+ years teaching experience.


**Registration Instructions:

NOTE: Upon registration, you have 4 months for course completion.

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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