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Safe Learning Environment

Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Course Description

This course offers strategies on how to create a safe learning environment in the classroom.  Conversely, this course also states what to avoid by showing ways in which a feeling of safety can be ruined.  Based on the principle that students cannot learn if they do not feel safe, this course provides educators with a variety of methods for designing an environment that promotes positivity, safety, and comfort so student learning is more likely to take place.

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Course Numbers

  • Adams State: ED 589
  • UMass Global: EDCU 9996


Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will be able to reflect on their own practices of creating safe learning environments.
  • Students will learn strategies to create a safe learning environment as well as what to avoid.
  • Students will be able to apply new strategies to create a safe learning environment to help their own students improve learning and achievement.
  • 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:

  • Analyzing effective and ineffective ways for students to feel safe in the classroom.
  • Understanding and overcoming obstacles associated with creating a safe learning environment for all learners.
  • Strategies to create a sense of comfort, positivity, safety and trust in the classroom environment to improve student learning and academic achievement.
  • Evaluating your classroom space and current practices used to create a safe learning environment and reflecting on any changes that need to be made.
  • Learning ways to support and challenge students intellectually and emotionally while still creating a community of trust and acceptance.
  • Becoming aware of students’ fears to counteract them in the classroom and increase the feeling of safety.


Course Assignments

  1. Current Practices Reflection
  2. Reflection on Classroom Fears
  3. Final Reflection on Safe Environment

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.