Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 are no longer supported. Please use a newer browser.
Concourse works best with JavaScript enabled.
Liberty University logo

Online · School of Education · Teacher Education

Classroom Management for Teachers
EDUC-304

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 02/11/2020

Contact Information

See detailed faculty information in Blackboard.

Course Description

This course will survey instructional approaches, materials, and methods for classroom management. Emphasis will be placed on management styles and the various methods associated with those styles.

Requisites

Prerequisites

(EDUC 205 or EDUC 220) and Background Check Receipt with a score of 5

Rationale

The process of classroom management requires the application of a cadre of integrated skills that necessarily flow into all areas of the curriculum and presentation of that curriculum. Good classroom management establishes the groundwork and foundation for academic achievement; therefore, instruction in this area must be as effective and efficient as possible.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Apply strategic concepts of classroom management skills.
    2. Assess the role of a Christian educator in impacting students based on the Great Commission in Matthew Chapter 28.
    3. Design a classroom arrangement for providing a supportive environment.
    4. Examine effective means of communication among teachers, administrators, and families.
    5. Identify instructional skills and teaching methods necessary for classroom success.
    6. Analyze various styles of learning for encouraging on-task behavior.
    7. Demonstrate how to prevent bullying in the classroom.
    8. Create a management plan for the diverse needs of today’s K–12 students.

Course Resources

Required Resource

The resource below is provided in the course at no cost to the student.

Burden, P. (2017). Classroom management: Creating a successful k-12 learning community (6th ed.). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Recommended Resource

Ackerman, B. (2007). Praise: Effectively guiding student behavior. Colorado Springs, CO: Association of Christian Schools International. ISBN: 9781583310892.

Additional Materials for Learning 

  1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
  2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
  3. Blackboard recommended browsers
  4. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.
  5. APA Style Central: http://ezproxy.liberty.edu/login?url=http://APAStyleCENTRAL.apa.org

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (6)

There are 6 Discussion Board Forums throughout the course. The purpose of Discussion Board Forums is to generate interaction among candidates regarding relevant, current course topics. Discussion Boards are collaborative learning experiences; therefore, the candidate is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 1 other classmate’s threads. Each reply must be 150 words. For each thread and reply, the candidate must support his/her assertions with at least 1 citation in current APA format. (MLO: A, B, D, E, F)

Modality Inventory and Quiz

The candidate will complete a modality inventory in Module 1 and attach it to the specified assignment portal. In a separate assignment portal the candidate will answer questions about the results of the inventory. Parkers’ Modality Test is a self-calculating, computerized learning styles profile and study skills inventory. Together these tools describe learning preferences according to the individual student. (MLO: D, E, F)

Classroom Challenges (2)

The candidate must complete 2 classroom challenges - one on effective room arrangement and another on bullying in the classroom. Each paper must be at least 1,200 words and include 4 sources, 1 of which is the Bible and 1 of which is the textbook. Each paper must include at least 5 citations from the 4 sources. (MLO: A, C, F, G)

Final Project

The candidate must complete a classroom management plan consisting of 12 sections that coincide with the 12 components in the grading rubric. This plan must be at least 1500 words and include 4 sources, 1 of which is the Bible and 1 of which is the textbook. This plan must include at least 6 citations from the 4 sources. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, H)

Quizzes (8)

The candidate will complete the textbook readings for each module/week and then take the textbook assignment quizzes that are designed to evaluate comprehension of the textbook. All quizzes are open-book/open-notes and contain 16 multiple-choice and true/false questions, with the last quiz containing 14 multiple choice questions and 1 essay. All quizzes have a 30-minute time limit except for the last quiz which has a 1-hour time limit. (MLO: D, E, F)

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist

10

Modality Inventory and Quiz

30

Discussion Board Forums (6 at 40 pts ea)

240

Classroom Challenges (100 pts and 125 pts)

225

Final Project

175

Quizzes (7 at 40 pts ea and 1 at 50 pts)

330

Total

1010

Policies

Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/. Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A B C D F
900-1010 800-899 700-799 600-699 0-599

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.

Schedule

EDUC 304

Textbook: Burden, Classroom Management: Creating a Successful K-12 Learning Community (2017).

Module/Week

Reading & Study

Assignments

Points

1

Burden: chs. 1 & 2

2 presentations

1 document

1 website

Course Requirements Checklist

Advising Guide Acknowledgement

Introduction/Welcome DB

Modality Inventory and Quiz

Quiz 1

10

0

0

30

40

2

Burden: ch. 3

1 presentation

1 scenario

DB Forum 1

Classroom Challenge 1 Room Arrangement

Quiz 2

40

 

100

40

3

Burden: chs. 6 & 11

1 presentation

DB Forum 2

Quiz 3

40

40

4

Burden: ch. 8

2 presentations

DB Forum 3

Quiz 4

40

40

5

Burden: ch. 9

1 presentation

1 scenario

DB Forum 4

Classroom Challenge 2 Classroom Bullying

Quiz 5

40

 

125

40

6

Burden: chs. 4 & 5

1 presentation

DB Forum 5

Quiz 6

40

40

7

Burden: ch. 7

2 presentations

DB Forum 6

Final Project: Classroom Management Plan

Quiz 7

40

 

175

40

8

Burden: ch. 10

1 presentation

Quiz 8

50

Total

1010

DB = Discussion Board

 

NOTE: Each course module/week (except Module/Week 1) begins on Tuesday morning at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and ends on Monday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The final module/week ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.