Course Description

Strengthen Positive Social Skills in Your Students for Success in Class

Studies indicate the development of social and emotional skills can positively affect student achievement and success in school and later in life. Our Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students course examines the research and best practices for instilling positive and sustainable social skills in your students. Participants will develop a toolkit of resources for teaching and promoting the development of students' self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.

This course is also applicable toward the Effective Classroom Management Solutions Certificate course requirements.

Social Skills Covered in this Course

Our Teaching Social Skills in the Classroom course covers a wide variety of social and emotional skills, but our curriculum will prioritize the instruction of the expert-recommended 12 most important social skills. Those skills are:

  1. Sharing

  2. Cooperating

  3. Listening

  4. Following Directions

  5. Personal Space

  6. Eye Contact

  7. Manners

  8. Self-Awareness

  9. Self-Management

  10. Social Awareness

  11. Relationship Skills

  12. Decision-Making

Learner Outcomes

After completing our Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of positive social skills on student success in school and later in life.
  • Identify best practices and instructional strategies for teaching students self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision making
  • Design a toolkit for teaching students positive social skills

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Course Materials: All materials for this course are included in the online course

Technical Requirements


"I learned a lot of valuable information that I will use with my students." -- Melanie Kim Wiess, Educator, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
"I really enjoyed this course, I learned a lot and feel I can apply it to my work." -- Kimber Azevedo, Educator, Janesville Elementary School, Janesville, CA
"This course is great if you are someone who deals with people of all ages. It gives great advice, communication skills, and all the aspects of interacting with others in a positive way. This will definitely help anyone!" -- Jolene Thompson, Waterford Unified School District, Waterford, CA
"This was one of the best courses I have taken so far." -- Saundra Benson, Educator, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
"Great course and the assignments are valuable resources that can be used in the classroom." -- Kineiko Woodson, Educator, Fort Bragg Schools

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Start Now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $489 credit (3 units) $489.00
Available for Extension Credit
3 units
Section Notes

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Required fields are indicated by .