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Self-Care: Healthy Strategies for Sustaining Excellence

Self-Care: Healthy Strategies for Sustaining Excellence

Course Description

This course provides educators with strategies on how to take care of oneself to be their best selves for their students. These self care strategies for teachers are also designed to help avoid teacher burnout.

Course-designed strategies help educators take care of themselves in multiple aspects of their lives. Aspects include healthier habits for bringing work home, relationship maintenance, and more. The goal of this coursework is to equip educators with the means to identify and prioritize self care.

By forcing teachers to make time for themselves, educators become better equipped to serve their classrooms. With small changes to self care practices, everyone succeeds. Students get the support they need. And teachers can feel good about themselves and their profession while finding comfort inside and outside of the school day.

This course helps teachers stay invigorated about teaching. It also helps them continue to deepen their love for teaching through myriad benefits. This includes positive connections, better work-life balance, and more.

Practicing self care is important. When teachers engage in a healthy relationship with their profession, students can thrive. This course is designed as an active guide. With it, teachers can prioritize their mental and physical health inside and outside the classroom.

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Course Numbers

  • Adams State: ED 589
  • UMass Global: EDCU 9892


Course Learning Objectives

This educator-centric course covers the importance of self care for teachers as it relates to mental health. By following coursework practicums, students will be able to:

  • Learn self care strategies for teachers. These strategies will focus on how to take better care of themselves. This includes how to more efficiently work from home to stay energized and excited about teaching.
  • Take better care of themselves in multiple aspects of their lives. This includes health, love, competence, gratitude and taking work home. These self care guidelines can help prevent burnout. They will also enable better student outcomes.
  • Complete the “Self-Care Challenge” to enforce allocating time for themselves and their overall well-being.
  • Develop skills to reflect on & improve their own teaching practices.

Relevancy to Practice: This course provides self care strategies for teachers. It equips educators with the following relevant information to help improve their practice:

  • Strategies for improving your self-care in and out of the classroom.
  • Making self-care a habit to improve your well-being, avoid teacher burnout, and be your best self for your students. This includes setting aside specific time for mindfulness and self care for educators.
  • Understanding the importance of self-care for teachers in your daily life inside and outside the classroom for you and your students. The goal of this practice is prioritizing long-term self-care habits over quick fixes.
  • Focusing on self-care routines to reignite a love of teaching and positively impact students in the classroom.
  • Applying different areas of self-care tips into your daily life in and out of the classroom.
  • Devising healthier habits when bringing home work.
  • Actively and mindfully avoiding teacher burnout.
  • Analyzing and reflecting on the “Self-Care Challenge.” Doing so allows for the appropriate life changes, establishing healthy habits and improving happiness.
  • Implementing various care activities daily. This includes aspects of health, love, competence and gratitude within your daily life to improve your overall well-being.

By helping teachers better understand the importance of making time for themselves, burnout can be avoided. Creating this space can reduce stress levels and remind teachers why they started this career path in the first place. This course is specifically designed to help teachers stay invigorated and continue their love of teaching.

Course Format 

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

Self-Care Syllabus

Click below for a preview syllabus for this self care for educators course. This self care online course syllabus applies to students receiving credits from Adams State University or UMass Global. It also applies for those taking the course for Continuing Education (no credits).

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.