Online SCECH Approved Courses

Courses that are approved by MOECS for SCECH credits

All courses listed are at least 24 SCECH credits and can be completed between 4-6 weeks

 

Middle School

Develop your skills as a middle school teacher. These courses will help you understand the many changes going on in the adolescent stage, how to deal with disciplinary and social issues among students, as well as invaluable teaching strategies for a range of subjects.

 

Bullying in Schools

Our Bullying in Schools course discusses the connections between school shootings, bullying, and gender and social demands placed on children in our schools. We’ll discuss aspects of masculinity, social status, violence against girls, cyber-bullying, gay-bashing, and adult bullying. This course introduces you to the effects bullying has on our communities and techniques for creating a caring learning environment for our children. An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

Content Literacy: Grades 6-12

In order to succeed, students must develop literacy skills in order to access, learn, and comprehend. With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers in all subject areas are finding themselves actively involved in their students' literacy development. In this course, you will discover literacy development strategies that make content come alive for each and every student! An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

Differentiated Assessment Strategies K-12

Differentiated assessment is the key to helping every student succeed. No matter what grade you're teaching, this course will give you the tools you need to gather your assessment data quickly and easily. An online course approved for SCECHs.

$140.00

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

In this teacher professional development course, you will learn the secrets of technology integration in the classroom, gaining the skills educators need to use tools such as wikis, podcasts, and blogs effectively. You will discover simple ways to integrate technology to enhance your subject material and meet your Common Core standards and other course goals. An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

Singapore Math Strategies: Advanced Model Drawing for Grades 6-9

In this course, you'll master model drawing, a revolutionary technique for teaching problem-solving to middle school math students. When you introduce model drawing into your classroom, your students will succeed with word problems, build math skills, and develop self-confidence. They will even look forward to math! An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Why do some teachers enjoy peaceful, orderly classrooms while other teachers face daily discipline battles? The answer is that many teachers have not been taught the secrets to solve discipline problems. This course reveals those secrets and presents a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline. Teachers continually rate this course as one of the most valuable they have ever taken. An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II

In this professional development course, you'll get the teacher training you need in order to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you're teaching make more responsible choices. You'll discover how to use a new research-based six-step approach to solve severe and chronic discipline problems, including bullying, fighting, using abusive language, stealing, and refusing to work. An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

Teaching Math: Grades 4-6

Reinvent math instruction for grades 4-6 by bringing hands-on learning, inexpensive manipulatives, and real-world connections into your classroom. Whether you're a new teacher or a seasoned pro, this course will help you get your students excited about math! You will turn your students into problem-solving detectives and discover lots of fun and practical ways to extend your students' learning into everyday life. An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

Teaching Science: Grades 4-6

Want to increase your effectiveness as a science teacher for the middle grades? Come learn about the nature and history of science as well as how to help students in this age group grasp the scientific method. You'll receive lots of worksheets and specific examples of some great experiments you can use in your own classroom. You will discover the principles of direct instruction and many different learning and organizational tools that will benefit your students. You'll even learn how you can use science class to improve the emotional climate in your classroom! An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

Teaching Writing: Grades 4-6

In this teacher-training course, you will learn from an experienced educator how to motivate and assist developing writers. You will get an overview of the writing basics, focusing on the importance of the task, audience, and purpose. You will also discover how to organize your materials to create an inviting writing environment. An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

Understanding Adolescents

You will learn about the many physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that affect the teens in your life, and you will understand the significance of these changes both for you and the adolescent. You will look into relationships both in and outside of the home and the development of a teen's identity. You will explore personality, moral development and the role of faith. An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

STEM for Teachers in Grades 4 - 8

Are you an educator in grades 4-8 who is struggling with STEM concepts and techniques for incorporating them into your classroom? Or are you new in the STEM field? As an educator, our STEM for Teachers in Grades 4-8 course will help you create, select, and adapt quality STEM lesson plans that will energize and help your students grow academically and as individuals. This course covers how to assess students’ understanding of concepts and procedures, how to utilize project-based learning styles, and how to focus on your students’ creative side so they develop important critical thinking and collaboration skills. An online course approved for SCECHs. 

$140.00

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