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Teaching Effective Discipline in the Classroom

Online Course: Teaching Effective Discipline in the Classroom

Course Description

When teaching a course, proper discipline is an integral part of an instructor’s flow. Classroom management can throw off even the most seasoned of educators. But nothing is worse for a positive learning environment than disruptive behavior met with ineffective intervention.

As such, we have designed this course to be easy to follow and call upon. It centers on discipline strategies for teachers that are novel, effective, and simple to employ.

This course offers an effective and positive approach to disciplining students called “Discipline with Dignity.” Through “Discipline with Dignity,” the focus is to teach students responsibility rather than requiring them to be obedient. This allows for a more collaborative and safe classroom environment.

The goal of this approach is to prevent disciplinary issues and offer appropriate interventions when necessary. With a variety of strategies, educators can feel empowered in the classroom. They will discipline their students in ways that result in positive behavior changes. This shift allows the educator to then put the focus back on learning.

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Course Numbers

Our Teaching Effective Discipline in the Classroom course has different course numbers, depending on the institution. The noted universities’ course numbers are as follows:

  • Adams State: ED 589
  • UMass Global: EDCU 9993
  • CSU Pueblo: ED 501


For specific questions about course numbers, we recommend working directly with your institution’s Office of the Registrar.

Course Learning Objectives

This is a course designed for professional educators. It is designed to empower teachers in moments that might otherwise derail the classroom lesson at hand. These discipline strategies in the classroom can be used at any teaching level and throughout the school year.

Through our teaching effective discipline in the classroom coursework, students will be able to:

  • Learn the approach to disciplining their own students called “Discipline with Dignity.”, This approach involves a variety of prevention and intervention strategies.
  • Understand the importance of teaching responsibility to their own students. This greater awareness is used to achieve positive student behavior in the classroom.
  • Apply different strategies of “Discipline with Dignity” to develop student responsibility and to have a positive environment for student learning.
  • Develop skills to reflect on & improve their own teaching practices.


Relevancy to Practice: Discipline strategies for teachers are a critical path to success in the classroom. With proper strategies, educators can pivot from discipline without a loss of focus or respect.

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

  • Utilizing prevention and intervention strategies from the “Discipline with Dignity” approach to prevent disciplinary issues in the classroom.
  • Creating appropriate and effective interventions for disciplinary issues when they arise in and out of the classroom.
  • Teaching students to take responsibility for their behavior rather than demanding obedience to encourage positive behavior in the classroom.
  • Examining the positives, negatives, and examples of rewards, punishments and consequences.
  • Using consequences when necessary to get desired results.
  • Empowering students to make the right choice and take responsibility for their actions.
  • Developing logical consequences and effective consequence implementation.
  • Evaluating your current classroom discipline practices and making changes to match best practices.


At the end of their coursework, educators will feel empowered to create a respectful, positive, and collaborative classroom environment. It will allow both teachers and their students alike to navigate inevitable disciplinary moments in the classroom.

Course Format 

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

Effective Discipline Syllabus

Click here for a preview syllabus for the “graduate level version” of the course. This syllabus applies to students receiving credits from Adams State University or UMass Global or those taking the course for Continuing Education (no credits).

Click here for a preview syllabus for the “Master’s (degree seeking) version” of the course. This syllabus applies to students receiving credits from Colorado State University Pueblo. This version is also graduate level and can be (but does not have to be) used towards an online Master’s degree with CSU Pueblo.

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.