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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

Social and Emotional Learning PDE Endorsement


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This endorsement focuses on the theories and practices for District wide, School Wide, Classroom and community engagement in the whole child, through social and emotional learning standards.

As the world continues to change and become more complex, experts believe that students need to receive explicit instruction and application of skills in the 5 core concepts: Self Awareness, Self- Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making.  Decades of research has demonstrated that Social and Emotional Learning leads to improvement in students’ social and emotional skills, attitudes, relationships, academic performance, and perceptions of the classroom and school culture.

Field experience is incorporated into each course. All courses will be taught 100% online. Courses will incorporate synchronous learning opportunities for all learners. Once completed, the endorsement can be added to an existing PA Instructional Level 1 or 2 teaching certificate.

Educators seeking a Delaware Valley University/PDE social and emotional learning endorsement are required to complete four courses (12 credits) that focus on the development and application of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions applicable to both elementary and secondary education.

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