Classroom Management and Communication

Course Code: EDG4410

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: 2021-22


Course Description:
This course covers basic skills and knowledge for creating a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction and effective communication among members of the learning community. The course emphasizes ethics, attitudes, language patterns, values and behaviors, and includes methods and strategies for consulting with other school professionals and parents. Additionally, students will be required to arrange visits totaling at least 10 hours to area schools to observe various classroom management strategies in action.

Course Details


Jajuan Clark



Required textbooks/ course materials:

Kagan Cooperative Learning, Kagan, Spencer and Kagan, Miguel. 2015.  ISBN: 9781933445403

I Want To Be A Teacher: Identifying Your Why, Clark, J. 2017.  ISBN: 9781478760856


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

E – 1   Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.

E – 2   Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.

E – 3   Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.

E – 4   Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.

E – 5   Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.

E – 6   Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Describe the legal and ethical issues associated with the teaching profession.

Analyze tips for circumventing potential problems for the beginning of the school year.

Demonstrate enhanced communication skills by working more effectively with members of the school community.

Discuss techniques for beginning each day and week.

Summarize the connection between management and instruction.

Describe techniques to increase parental involvement.

Examine behaviors of students and focus on understanding why these behaviors occur.

Discuss solutions for dealing with severe and chronic misbehavior.

Prepare to manage special needs students.

Describe cultural concerns related to management.

Develop a systematic plan of action for effective, character based classroom management.

Develop a lesson that demonstrate promoting a positive learning environment that promotes high expectations, student engagement, and age-appropriate social and emotional growth.




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Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and on-line materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Seek opportunities to practice teaching skills through tutoring and substituting in K-12.
  • Collaborate with peers and other professionals.


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