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Social Emotional Variations in Adolescence: Creating Supportive Classroom Environments

This course focuses on understanding, teaching ,and meeting the needs of adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges in a variety of public, charter and private school settings. There is an emphasis on understanding of the impact of the teacher's identity, perspective and experience as well as the role teaher presence plays in supporting students' socio-emotional growth in the context of the school community and family. Participants consider the implicatons of the impact of current and historical societal forces that affect the lives of adolescents identified as having emotional and behavioral disabilities including racism for student and teacher advocacy. Prerequisites: EDUC 502 and EDUC 543. (Pending approval of the Curriculum Committee.)