This online education specialization is ideal for K-12 teachers and educators looking to facilitate students' social and emotional learning. While most social and emotional learning courses focus on individual student competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making, this specialization goes one step further by helping teachers explore their own emotional well-being. To facilitate a student’s social and emotional learning, a teacher must know the student as a person. This means that teachers must strive to know themselves as well; to help students achieve a degree of well-being, teachers need to be aware of their own well-being.
Learners who complete this specialization are eligible to receive 3 graduate credits from the University of Colorado Boulder.