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Classroom Structures

Improving Motivation and Behavior through Classroom Structures

Course Description

This course provides strategies for structuring one’s lessons and classroom in order to increase student motivation and engagement and prevent behavioral issues in the classroom.  With a wide variety of strategies that work for a multitude of teaching styles, educators can feel confident in creating high quality lessons and classroom structures to be used regularly in any lesson.  As a result, students become more motivated and engaged in the classroom and student behavioral problems are reduced.

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Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will learn a wide variety of strategies to develop high quality lessons and classroom structures.
  • Students will be able to create effective, high quality lessons and classroom structures and routines to help improve their own students’ motivation, engagement, and behavior.
  • Students will develop skills to reflect on & improve their own teaching practices.


Relevancy to Practice: This course provides educators with the following relevant information to help improve their practice:

  • Designing effective, motivating, and engaging lessons.
  • Developing and implementing effective classroom structures and routines, in order to improve students’ motivation and behavior in the classroom.
  • Acquiring techniques to actively engage students in their learning.
  • Making homework a manageable routine that is relevant to students.
  • Putting systems in place for student group work in a way that really works for you and your students.
  • Fostering student creativity within your lessons to increase their motivation and improve their behavior.
  • Improving grading and evaluation practices in order to prevent demoralizing students and instead to inspire them to grow and do better.
  • Overcoming obstacles of when trying to motivate students and manage behavior.


Course Assignments

  1. Personal Reflection
  2. Reading Reflection
  3. Final Reflection on Classroom Structures

Course Format 

This is an online course. Please use course materials emailed to you upon your original registration.

No-Risk Guarantee: You can cancel a course registration within 30-days and receive a 100% refund, no questions asked.

Registration Now Open: Register now and receive your course materials within 24 hours.  Course materials are due within 6 months of registering for the course.


Starting at $189.00



Graduate Credits

*Pricing may not include University Fees. Select option to include fees.

University Fee

Course fee may or may not include the university’s registration fee depending on the university partner. University fees are not included in the registration fee for Adam’s State University and University of Massachusetts Global. 

Those additional fees are:
University of Massachusetts Global: $70/credit
Adam’s State University: $55/credit  

Instructions for how to register with your selected University Partner and pay additional fees will be provided after registering with Credits for Teachers.

University fees for Colorado State University Pueblo are included in the course fees. 

Please note that we cannot grant refunds for students who have already turned in work for a course, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Refunds Policy

Students are able to request a full refund of any Credits for Teachers course within 30 days of registration.  In order to do so, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name and the course you registered for and we will complete the refund.

Exchange Policy

Students are able to exchange one course for another within 30 days of registration as long as the course price is the same and the student does not change the university Partner.  In order to exchange a course, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, course you have registered for and the course you would like to switch to.

Please note that we cannot exchange a course once for students who have already submitted their course for grading, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Transfer Policy

Students that would like to transfer their course from one university partner to another may have the opportunity to do so within the first 30 days of registering for a course.  In order to transfer your course to a different University Partner, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, the course you are currently registered for and the new University Partner you’d like to switch to.

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