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Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention & Intervention Strategies

EDUC 600




Instructor: Dr. Michael Sedler

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $235

Class Offered Through Virtual Education Software, inc.

Course Description:

This course is designed to give you a better understanding of school violence and increase your interventions strategies.  Violence in Schools provides a foundational understanding of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression.  The correlation with and impact of the media, community and family upon violence will be investigated.  The course teaches identification and intervention approaches for working with out-of-control behaviors.  In addition, each student will receive information on available national resources for both parents and teachers.  This course will help each person to increase his or her understanding of violence, the motivations behind the use of violence and specific strategies to minimize the occurrence of violence in a school and community. 

This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or school computer.  Technical support information can be found, in the Help section of your course.


1.  To identify factors contributing to violent behaviors.

2.  To develop strategies to address school/community violence.

3.  To effectively intervene, provide safety and minimize violent actions.

4.  To develop a “school violence” assessment with specific intervention strategies.

5.  To assess the climate of the classroom and school, making the necessary adjustments to increase safety.

6.  To address preventative methods within the school system for students.

7.  To write out an action plan for school safety.

8.  To complete a formal written evaluation of the school’s violence plan after implementation.


Title: Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention & Intervention Strategies

Author: Dr. Michael Sedler

About The Instructor

Dr. Michael Sedler
Dr. Michael Sedler has presented seminars and classes throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Dr. Sedler has worked as an administrator, behavior specialist, teacher and social worker within the public school setting. Dr. Sedler is an adjunct professor for two universities in the state of Washington and has been a professor for a college in Georgia. He has been a consultant for governmental agencies and worked for a state correctional facility for juveniles and for a community mental health agency. His 15 years of public education experience combined with business experience increases his knowledge base for course delivery. He has presented in schools, hospitals, residential settings and for businesses in the public and private sectors.

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