Teacher Education: Key Warning Signs of Early On-Set of Mental Illness

This course meets the standards set by the Minnesota Department of Education for teacher re-licensure.

Teachers will learn the scope of mental health disorders in children, the impact such disorders can have on learning, the challenges general education teachers can expect in the classroom, as well as positive behavior reinforcement techniques and accommodations for the classroom setting. You will learn how the normal brain functions in learning and what factors may interfere with the learning process, and major mental health categories seen in school populations and specific characteristics of several key diagnoses. In addition, teachers will become aware of the impact of childhood mental health disorders on students, families, and communities, and be able to effectively advocate for students and families.