NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Educational Psychology

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sandra Stadheim

Grading: Letter

Monday, June 08, 2015 - Monday, July 06, 2015

Meet June 8 - 12 {8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.} with course completion July 6, 2015

Location: Rugby Library, Rugby, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $375

Course Description:

This course will provide instructors with the information needed to focus on the core principles of learning, use these principles to understand the learning and behavior of students, and consistently apply these principles to classroom practice, it explains cognitive and linguistic development; personal, social, and moral development; individual and group differences; behaviorist views of learning; social cognitive views of learning; motivation; instructional strategies; classroom management; and assessment.


• Describe the key principles and theories that guide teachers in their efforts to adapt instruction to students’ cognitive abilities and promote their further cognitive development.

• Explain how students differ from one another in their cognitive and linguistic development, and how teachers can accommodate such differences.

• Explain how self-concept and self-esteem affect the classroom performance of students

• Identify the strategies most likely to promote good relationships among diverse students

• Explain how students’ moral reasoning and behavior change over time, and what teachers can do to promote moral and prosocial development

• Investigate how to incorporate Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences into your teaching

• Compare and contrast the ways in which students from various cultural and ethnic groups are apt to be alike and different from one another, and identify the implications of these differences for classroom practice.

• Compare and contrast the ways in which males and females are alike and different, and identify what can be done to provide equitable educational opportunities for both genders.

• Define learning, self-efficacy, self-regulation and metacognition and identify the general theoretical perspectives that can be used to describe and explain it.

About The Instructor

Sandy Stadheim
Sandra Stadheim

Sandra Stadheim received her M.S. in Classroom Management from Northern State University. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from University of Mary. Sandra has 35+ years teaching experience.

**Registration Instructions:

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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