Learn Real Social Emotional Tools and Techniques for the Classroom

Social Emotional Learning

Earn graduate-level credit. Gain confidence in the classroom today. Use your new skills tomorrow.

Fresno Pacific University offers professional development courses that teach real tools and techniques you can use immediately in your classroom. FPU continuing education classes help you meet rigorous curriculum requirements and state certification standards while you earn graduate level credit in a convenient online format.

Social emotional learning courses help you learn new tools for educating the whole child, a child who is prepared and available to learn through a healthy social emotional environment. SEL course instructors offer you exciting, new, practical strategies because they understand the classroom environment and the importance of completing PD courses with real, fresh teaching and learning strategies.

The importance of social emotional learning is understood through the lens of whole child education – understanding the positive social emotional development of the young learner and practical tools that can meet the needs of individual students.

Social emotional learning includes important concepts like trauma informed teaching, the importance of cooperative play, a positive sense of self and relationships with others, positive social skills, active, healthy lifestyle, the growth mindset and more.

The FPU instructors incorporate videos, readings, discussions and/or projects into their courses, offering thought-provoking instruction that goes beyond what you are used to from a typical continuing education course.

At Fresno Pacific we are a group of instructional experts who learn from one another.  FPU students rely on our expertise and our level of support via tools in the online classroom, emails and even phone calls.  Many find our online courses more valuable and interactive than face-to-face PD courses they attended.

Social Emotional Learning Professional Development Courses

Choose your social emotional learning continuing education course. Enroll any time and complete coursework within the year.



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    Online convenience makes it easy to complete your credits and learn at your convenience. Increase your skills while still working a full-time job.
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    Enroll in courses 24/7/365 and take up to an entire year to complete the course without any need to visit the Fresno Pacific University campus.
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    Experience FPU’s supportive online environment. Instructors are available to answer questions, give feedback on implemented ideas and provide general guidance.
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    Unlike single-day or weekend workshops, FPU’s courses dive deeper into specific topics and give time for teacher practice, engagement and reflection.
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    Course instructors at FPU are veteran teachers with classroom experience and advanced degrees who are instrumental in the development of engaging courses.
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    Professional development courses help you earn certifications and salary increases. Some districts offer thousands of dollars per year for taking courses.

Learn SEL teaching STRATEGIES that will help you in the classroom today!

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"I learned a lot from this class! I strongly believe that this coursework has reminded me about some of the trauma that my students may be experiencing at home and how much they need to feel like they belong at school."

"This course is a must for anyone who teaches students experiencing the effects of living in poverty. I am starting my new year with behavior management strategies that are designed to help establish a safe classroom climate."

"I truly learned from this outstanding course. I found the assignments reasonable and applicable to real life. Each assignment was VERY useful to help process new information. There are many gold nuggets of information in this course that I can't wait to apply in my classroom. Thank you for this great class!!"

Fresno Pacific University is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUD). Courses are approved by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).