Drake Online and Continuing Education

Building Strong Student Relationships Online EDMA 282 SP'23

Online Course Opening Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022


*With this unique self-paced course and it's rolling enrollment dates, you may register for the Spring semester any time between 12/17/2022 and 5/29/2023 10:59 PM. You are encouraged to complete the course within eight weeks of your registration date.

Graduate Cost:  $210.00
Iowa License Renewal Cost:  $100.00
Audit: $35


Credit: 1 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit or
Credit: 1 Iowa License Renewal Credits

Please Note: You are unable to change credit types once the course starts.


You may register for the Spring semester any time between 12/17/2022 and 5/29/2023 10:59 PM. You are encouraged to complete the course within eight weeks of your registration date.

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Course Description

Many times classroom climate development and relationship-building are folded into preservice teacher program courses focused on classroom management. The course title, classroom management, sends the message that power is important and children need to be managed. This course will challenge participants to reconceptualize how education views the relationship between students and staff as well as provide a framework for building relationships with students. Participants will have opportunity to workshop on their existing relationship systems as well as provided with resources to develop new strategies and approaches.
Course participants will be asked to critically reflect and adapt their pedagogies as they learn, reflect and process new information through readings, activities, and discussions. This highly engaging class is designed to offer participants important information and requires meaningful application to their professional lives.

This course is presented in a modified, self-paced format. Participants are expected to access the course and post regularly (at least once a week) and make reasonable progress, but there are no due dates attached to individual assignments to provide flexibility and to better accommodate participants' busy schedules.

Cancellation Policy

*No refunds will be given after the start date.

Drake University

Continuing Education
Professional Development

2702 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311


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