No prior experience required.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Students will utilize course knowledge and skills to create either a ‘Teacher Implementation Plan’ focused on developing student or teacher SELprograms, or a cinema project examining student & teacher SEL implications in educationally oriented films.
No prior experience required.
University of Colorado Boulder
CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.
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Is financial aid available?
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Can I take the course for free?
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Yes, you can earn 3 university credits from the University of Colorado-Boulder for this specialization. Check out "How you can earn 3 university credits from the University of Colorado-Boulder for this specialization" reading in the first week for additional information.
Earning Graduate Credit - Continuing Education
We are offering this Coursera Specialization for graduate credit (3 credits). If you enroll and successfully complete the 5 courses, you will be eligible to receive 3 credit hours, via Continuing Education at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The cost for this Specialization: $49 (per month) paid to Coursera for the Specialization and $240 paid as a one time fee to Continuing Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. Registration for the University of Colorado component must be accomplished after successfully completing all five courses of the Specialization. For additional registration information see in Course 1 — "Reading: How you can earn 3 university credits from the University of Colorado-Boulder for this specialization”.
Why less video and more readings than in a typical Coursera course?
We want to note that the courses in this Specialization were designed with a three-credit university course load in mind. As a participant you may notice a bit more reading content and a little less video/lecture content. Completing and passing the SEL Specialization allows the participant to apply for 3 graduate credits toward teacher re-certification and professional enhancement. We want to ensure the quality and high standards of a University of Colorado learning experience.
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