Social and Emotional Learning for Students with Special Needs


Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a process through which children develop their ability to integrate thinking, feeling, and behaving to succeed at important developmental tasks. Building supportive relationships, increasing self-efficacy, and helping students learn how to manage their emotions are pillars of SEL.  Although all students benefit from SEL, building social and emotional competence is especially important for students with special needs.  The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) identifies Five Competencies for Success.  In this course, these Five Competencies will be identified and discussed.  The framework of an SEL program will be outlined with consideration of students’ developmental abilities.  At the conclusion of this course, participants will have an understanding of SEL and strategies for implementation with students of varying skill abilities within their classrooms.

This course is applicable to all  educators, guidance counselors/social workers/psychologists, administrators, and any related service providers of all subjects, grades K-12.

45 hours / 3 credits in-service and graduate credits.


Please note: If taking this course for MNU graduate credit, there is a TWO step registration process.

Step 1) Register with OSA by purchasing your Graduate Credit course below.

Step 2)Register with MNU:

OSA will email you a registration link within 3 days. Click the link and complete your MNU registration. The separate fee to MNU will be $270.

$240 (OSA) + $270 (MNU)= $510 per graduate course with MNU.


Alessandra Barragato


(3 Credits / 45 hours) In-service Credits or Grad Credits


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