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K-12 Professionals

Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $365

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course explores the areas of emotional intelligence as they apply to the classroom. Educators will be able to take the theories of E.I. and put them into practice in the elementary, middle school, and high school environments. Teachers will examine EI instructional strategies in classroom environments and social interactions. Student understanding, counseling and other applications of EI theory are presented.  Assignments include research and writings for teacher applications in school settings. 


1.  Educators will review the emotional brain and what emotions are for in human development and interactions along with the anatomy of emotional connections.

2.   Participants will explore self awareness of knowing thyself and the consequences of excessive passion or emotional hysteria that can be unproductive.

3.  Educators will be presented with general concepts of why and how aptitude, empathy and emotions are interrelated within the human social arts.

4.  Participants are presented with how the mind and medicine are interrelated and how to manage the heart regarding trauma and emotional relearning.

5.  Educators can examine how the lack of emotional literacy can be costly in human relations and how to use emotional intelligence concepts in school environments.


Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ  by Daniel Goleman. 2005. New York: Bantam Dell Books. pages 309


About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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